Governor's Fitness Awards

Celebrate Michigan's leaders in health and wellness during the Governor's Fitness Awards banquet.  We will honor individuals and organizations for their commitment to healthy lifestyles through stirring stories that will inspire you to discover what you're made of. Commit to attend this gala event you won't want to miss.  

Be There.  Be Inspired.

Tickets for the 2017 Governor's Fitness Awards are now available here.

To view last year's award winners, click here.

View the 2017 Governor's Fitness Award Finalists:


We received over 100 nominations for the 2017 Governors Fitness Awards. Thank you to all who nominated individuals and organizations. We would like to recognize the nominees and thank them for their inspiration and motivation. With such inspiring individuals and organizations, we will build a healthier Michigan.

Barry Dykstra from Grandville · Ryan Taylor from Ann Arbor · Paul Nagel from East Lansing · Brandi McBride from Grand Rapids · Christopher Hervey from New Baltimore · Rob Atteberry from Clarkston · Fabiola Garnett from Ypsilanti · Jim Gavin from Farmington Hills · Mackenzie Toman from Davison · Cindy Erickson from Lansing · Dawson Ansley from Napoleon · Marjorie Cantwell from Allegan · Clifford Kopp from Grand Rapids · Johnny and Jeff Agar from Grand Rapids · Ted Droski from Grand Rapids · Michael Hammond from Potterville · McKayla Hanson from Redford · Melinda Waffle from Tekonsha · Robert Hughes from Grand Rapids · Jill Marlan from Lansing · Michelle DeArment from Berkley · Betty Priskorn from Dearborn · LaVaughn Palma-Davis from Ann Arbor · Kim Eagle from Ann Arbor · Ziad Dally from Warren · Ann Vidro from Grand Rapids · Ed Kozloff from Huntingon Woods · Ann Vidro from Grand Rapids · Edward Dean from Detroit · Robin Nwanko from Detroit · Brooke Hempton from Redford · Karen Price from Rochester Hills · Angela Amerson from Grand Rapids · Holly Dickinson from Lansing · Nicole Racine from Grand Ledge · Christine Holman from Cedar Springs · Ashley Cloutier of Taylor · Lane Heximer of Howell · Phil Van Noord of Middleville · Abdul El-Sayed of Detroit · City of Clawson · mParks · Chass 5K Run/Walk in Detroit · Livonia parkrun · Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon · Detroit Goddess Half Marathon · Dance Mobility in Bloomfield Hills · Gus Macker in Midland · Childrenz Challenge in Brooklyn · Veterans Golden Age Games in Detroit · Exercise is Medicine on Campus in Allendale · Avengers Youth in Detroit · Kent City Ridge Run · Michigan Wheelchair and Adaptive Tennis in Ann Arbor · Chelsea Heart and Sole Race · Shoreline West Bicycle Tour · Special Olympics Michigan:  Fall Games · Sturgis Fire Department · Advantage Benefits Group · Universal Forest Products in Grand Rapids · Albion College · ELGA Credit Union in Burton · Lakeland Health in St. Joseph · Oakland County · Molina Healthcare in Troy · Farmers Insurance in Kent · Oakland University · Amway Corporation in Grand Rapids · Lacks Enterprises in Kentwood