Regional Rising Star Award

Award Categories are Front-Line Staff – including, but not limited to, Fitness Staff, Group Exercise, Personal Trainers, Exercise Physiologist, etc. and Supervisor, Manager or Coordinator.

What does it take to be a star?

The Rising Star Award program recognizes outstanding individual achievement and significant leadership within the medical fitness community.

Criteria for Rising Star Award

The nominee should:

  • Continually exceed performance expectations.
  • Make and implement procedural and budgetary recommendations and participate in the planning and delivery process.
  • Actively pursue personal, professional, intellectual and continuing education growth opportunities.
  • Demonstrate exemplary interest in medical fitness clients and profession, and strive for promotion to the next level of responsibility within his/her organization/field.


  • Medical Fitness Professional Staff must have been in their current position for six months prior to nomination.
  • Manager/Coordinator must have been in their current position for twelve months prior to nominations.
  • Nominees must be a member of the Medical Fitness Association.
  • Previous award winners are not eligible within the same award category.

Nomination Process

  • The online application must be completed.
  • The application must include a brief letter of recommendation from a supervisor with specific examples of how the nominee has gone above and beyond in their position.
  • The Annual Conference Committee will select award winners.

Award Winners Receive

  • Complimentary registration to the MFA Annual Conference
  • Recognition at the Annual Conference Awards Reception
  • Mention(s) within all Medical Fitness Association media platforms
  • Award Plaque for display