Longtime fitness expert, broadcast journalist, sportscaster and NBC’s TODAY show correspondent, Jenna Wolfe, is set to receive the distinguished IDEA Jack LaLanne Award during the Opening Ceremonies at the upcoming IDEA World Fitness Convention, the largest global fitness event in the world, scheduled for July 15-19, 2015 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The IDEA Jack LaLanne Award is given to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution in the areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness by promoting the benefits of exercise and healthy eating, and in doing so has inspired the world to engage in fitness through his/her work in the media or public eye.
Jenna served as a sportscaster for 12 years before joining the TODAY show in 2007 as the show’s lifestyle and fitness correspondent as well as NBC News as a national correspondent. She has a spirited personality and incredible passion for health and fitness. Jenna even finds the time and energy to continue to train clients in the gym in between motivating people on the world’s stage with her media reports on nutrition, exercise and wellness.
“How incredibly rewarding to be recognized for doing what you absolutely love to do,” said Wolfe. “Health and fitness is woven into my soul, so to be thanked for my work by a group as pioneering in this field as the IDEA Health & Fitness Association with an award named for the godfather of fitness, Jack LaLanne, is an absolute honor.”
Kathie Davis, executive director of IDEA Health & Fitness Association and a longtime admirer of Wolfe, thinks she exemplifies the spirit behind the IDEA LaLanne Award.
“Jenna is an inspiration on so many levels,” said Davis. “She has turned her passion for health and fitness into a successful career in broadcast journalism that inspires others to take action in their lives to be healthy.”
The IDEA Jack LaLanne Award was created in 2011 and was given posthumously to Jack LaLanne in its inaugural year. Previous recipients include actress Jane Fonda; Alberto “Beto” Perez, the creator of Zumba®; and long-distance swimming champion, Diana Nyad.
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