Burnalong is today announcing the launch of the annual voter-driven initiative entitled “America’s Favorite Trainer” to honor wellness providers for the impact you have made in the lives of colleagues, neighbors, family, and friends.

Prior to 2020, Cardlytics published data that showed home-based on-demand workouts growing 160% in two-years. However, the pandemic escalated that growth while forcing us all to change overnight. The initial impact was devastating. With restrictions, lay-offs, and heaps of uncertainty, trainers have had to be flexible, innovative, and determined. Everyone had to pivot to digital-only offerings quickly; thankfully, trainers and instructors rose to the occasion to meet the demand.

The coming months will reveal a “new normal” for all of us. With continued shifts in where people are working from, commutes–and the habits tied to those commutes–will continue to evolve. Bloomberg reported that 75% of surveyed consumers plan to maintain virtual elements even while they ease back into pre-pandemic routines. It is clear that the journey isn’t over but we are encouraged by the resilience within the wellness industry to meet the hybrid demands of class participants.

This brings us back to you, the dedicated and resourceful wellness provider, who has been rising to meet the challenges of 2020, and beyond. As we look at the upcoming months, we want to focus on the many positive outcomes from this past year. We want to honor wellness providers who have made a difference in our lives by providing us both strength and respite.

Burnalong Wants to Celebrate You

We would like to celebrate your exemplary efforts, whether you are currently a Burnalong trainer or not. To do this, we are kicking off our third iteration of America’s Favorite Trainer, originally started in 2017, to elevate the profiles of America’s wellness providers and celebrate your work.


Winners will be chosen for ten unique categories, plus a grand prize winner with the most votes will be celebrated with additional promotional opportunities, the coveted title of “America’s Favorite Trainer”, and an impressive trophy to remind you of your impact.

Here’s how it will work:

  • Trainers are nominated (by themselves or a client)
  • Nominees will receive a marketing kit, social media and email templates to generate votes for themselves
  • Votes can be submitted on Burnalong’s site from June 1-July 15
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, July 16th on the Burnalong website.

Please note, trainers must be nominated in order to receive votes thus we strongly recommend all trainers complete the nomination form today. Voting begins on June 1, 2021 but nominations are now open through July 15. You can be nominated and voted for at any time during the contest but we encourage you to get nominated as early as possible to give your followers more time to vote for you.

10 Categories for America’s Favorite Trainer

America’s Favorite Trainer has ten categories; a winner will be selected for each category plus an overall grand prize winner with the most votes. The categories are as follows:

  • Adaptive Fitness
  • Cycle
  • Dance Cardio
  • Financial Wellness
  • Fitness
  • Medical Wellness
  • Mental Health
  • Multilingual
  • Nutrition
  • Yoga

At Burnalong, we recognize that wellness needs to be holistic to be effective. That’s why we chose categories that cover a diverse range of offerings and specialties. While this isn’t comprehensive, these categories stand out as popular programs that are making an impact with our users, particularly during the pandemic months.

Promotional Prizes for Winners

In addition to bragging rights and an impressive trophy, the ten category winners will receive highly visible promotion to corporate clients and to our entire platform of Burnalong users. The single grand prize winner will also receive $1,000 donated to their charity of choice to amplify your efforts of investing in your community and pay-it-forward.

If you need additional motivation to nominate yourself, or a colleague, check out our grand prize winner from the inaugural year of the program (2017), Monte Sanders from MBS Fitness Lab in Maryland.

Ready to Get Started?

You can nominate yourself, or others, starting right now. It will only take a moment but it could be the start of an exciting journey.