SOURCE: Life Fitness

Life Fitness

June 17, 2015 06:55 ET

Barcelona Club to Host Global Final for Life Fitness Personal Trainers to Watch Competition

Top 10 Finalists Will Compete for Global Title at David Lloyd Leisure's Club Turo Barcelona

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2015) - Life Fitness, a global leader in fitness equipment manufacturing, has announced that David Lloyd Club Turó Barcelona in Spain will serve as the global stage for the 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch live competition. On Friday, Oct. 30, the competition's top 10 international finalists will come together for a live judging event to determine the top personal trainer in the world.

Global Competition Winner to Be Named in Barcelona, Spain
Europe's leading health, sports and leisure group David Lloyd Leisure focuses on providing members with an unrivalled health and fitness experience. Its Club Turó Barcelona combines the latest in health club experiences and equipment with an impressive history. Founded in 1905, the club was inaugurated by King Alfonso XIII and formally designated a 'royal' club in 1911. Today, Club Turó features an array of best-in-class equipment, including the Life Fitness FlexStrider, PowerMill and SYNRGY360™ training system. As part of the Personal Trainers to Watch competition, finalists will be judged on their training techniques using Life Fitness equipment.

"Club Turó is proud to serve as host for the fifth annual Personal Trainers to Watch final event," said Michelle Dand, Group Health & Fitness Manager at David Lloyd Leisure. "Personal trainers play a key role in making exercise an enjoyable, motivating and inspirational experience for our members. As a facility, we celebrate all the valuable trainers in the industry and look forward to welcoming the elite top 10 finalists to Barcelona to test their skills in our state-of-the-art space." 

Call for Nominations
The Personal Trainers to Watch program recognizes and rewards trainers around the world that embody the same passion and commitment to healthy lifestyles on which Life Fitness prides itself. Nominees are judged on dedication to enhancing client experiences and pursuing continuing education for mastery of the profession, as well as leadership, client motivation and inspiration.

"Since opening nominations for the competition in June, we've received hundreds of nominations spanning the globe," said Chris Clawson, Life Fitness president. "We look forward to rewarding the world's top trainers with a trip to Barcelona to take part in the ultimate personal trainer competition."

All top 10 finalists will receive an expense-paid trip to Barcelona for the final judging event, a continuing education course credit from Life Fitness Academy, international recognition and a personalized award plaque. The grand prize winner also will receive $5,000 USD toward his or her personal training business.

Nominations will be accepted until July 15, 2015. To nominate a personal trainer who supports a powerful vision and exemplary commitment to the field, exercisers, personal trainers and gym owners alike can visit

The Personal Trainers to Watch program is held in partnership with the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), EuropeActive, Life Fitness Academy and the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®). 

About Life Fitness
Life Fitness is the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, as well as game tables and furnishings. The company manufactures and sells its well-known strength and cardiovascular equipment under its Life Fitness and Hammer Strength brands. It also offers billiards tables, accessories and game room furniture under the iconic Brunswick Billiards brand. Life Fitness, Hammer Strength and Brunswick Billiards equipment is distributed to more than 120 countries. Headquartered outside Chicago, in Rosemont, Ill., the company is a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC). For more information, visit and

About David Lloyd Leisure
The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 81 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe, comprising David Lloyd Clubs, Harbour Clubs and Next Generation, plus the new high street concept, David Lloyd Studio. It has approximately 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals. Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoors) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 12,500 learn to play tennis. Its racquet facilities are unparalleled with 800 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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