Nation's Top Personal Trainers Competing for Unique Honor From Greatmats

Miss America's leads field in final days of social media vote to determine finalists for National Personal Trainer of the Year

Greatmats Personal Trainer of the Year Nominees

A high profile field of personal trainers have found themselves in a new position as they are the ones getting cheered on by their adoring fans. This group of trainers, which include TV personalities, social media influencers, beauty pageant trainers, and even senior citizen motivators have been nominated by their peers, fans and community members for the 2017 National Personal Trainer of the Year Award in honor of them making a positive impact in their respective communities. The award, presented by Greatmats is part of Greatmats' 3rd Annual National Award Series — designed to recognize trainers and instructors who best represent the virtues of Service, Integrity and Quality.

Supporters of these seven personal trainers and their efforts are taking part in a social media vote on Greatmats' Facebook page which runs from Nov. 16-30 to determine the two finalists for the award. Greatmats will choose the finalist that it feels best represents those three qualities to be named National Personal Trainer of the Year. The winner will receive his/her choice of gym flooring or a cash option, courtesy of Greatmats.

This year's nominees represent five states. The nominees are:


Cassey Ho of Pop Pilates and Blogilates fame, and Jen Widerstrom — best known for her work on the hit reality show The Biggest Loser


Shannon Olberding of Corkeldings Fitness in Atkinson

New York

Steve Tanen of Transformation Fitness Studio in Staten Island

North Dakota

April Lund of Gold's Gym, and Miss America trainer Thea Jorgensen, both working out Bismark


Senior citizen trainer Ted Hart of Frisco Lakes in Frisco

Learn more about the 2017 National Personal Trainer of the Year Award and how to vote for your favorite trainer at

As part of the National Award Series, Greatmats is also presenting awards to Martial Arts Instructors, Cheerleading Coaches, Dog Trainers, Horse Trainers and Dance Instructors. Learn more about the National Award Series at

Source: Greatmats

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