After a mentally draining and lengthy year and a half living with COVID-19, more people are jumping on the health and fitness train. This week’s roundup focuses on fitness resorts receiving a spike in reservations, and one U.S. Governor highlights and awards the critical work of a local gym owner. Plus, we include a much-deserved feature piece on Hmong American Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee.
First, how many people in the health and fitness industry could you name off the top of your head that made a difference in the industry while persevering through the pandemic? Now is your chance to acknowledge their dedication to keeping people healthy and growing the industry.
Nominate a Fitness Industry “Person of the Year”
New this year, John Mickelson’s Soapbox, an online blog featuring fitness industry leaders, encourages readers to nominate industry professionals for its “Soapbox Person of the Year Award.” Mickelson, brand manager for PETRA-1 and an IHRSA member, is looking for leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry. Specifically, “to highlight the person whom our Soapbox readers think has had the most positive effect/impact on the activities that happened in the years 2020-2021.” Considering COVID’s significant impact on the health and fitness industry, this award aims to acknowledge those who have contributed to saving the industry and assisting with the return to normal. For nominations, please email a brief summary, their contact information, and why they should be considered for the award to John Mickelson at Ambassador@PetrA-1.com.