The IDEA Jack LaLanne Award was created in 2011 and was awarded posthumously to Jack LaLanne in its inaugural year. Previous recipients include actress Jane Fonda; Tony Horton, creator of P90X®; Alberto “Beto” Perez, the creator of Zumba®; long-distance swimming champion Diana Nyad; longtime broadcast journalist and personal trainer Jenna Wolfe; and Todd Durkin, elite trainer to NFL MVPs.
“To describe Chris and Heidi Powell of ABC’s hit show, Extreme Weight Loss, [you just need] two words: “Dynamic Duo,” says Elaine LaLanne, Jack’s wife and president and chief executive officer of BeFit Enterprises and jacklalanne.com. “They are carrying on with the same desire as my husband Jack by inspiring people to transform their lives to be physically and mentally healthy. They remind me of how Jack and I worked together as a team for over 50 years.”
About IDEA Health & Fitness Association
IDEA Health & Fitness Association is the world's leading organization of fitness and wellness professionals for more than 35 years. We deliver world-class content and continuing education to fitness professionals, business owners and allied health professionals via our seven publications, including the award-winning IDEA Fitness Journal; our fitness, business and nutrition conferences; and hundreds of streaming videos and DVD courses available on our website www.ideafit.com. Additionally, with IDEA FitnessConnect, we have created the largest national industry-wide directory linking over 250,000 fitness professionals to more than 16 million consumers. Through IDEA professionals in over 80 countries, we Inspire the World to Fitness®.