Messe Frankfurt India hosted the third edition of the Fitness Excellence Awards (FEA) 2019 at the Taj Palace. The fitness industry in India is dispersed but progressing in every segment individually.
FEA 2019 was a befitting platform that brought together the country’s biggest fitness personalities covering segments like health and fitness professionals, athletes and sport enthusiasts, fitness influencers, and businesses to network with each other and their clientele.
FEA 2019 also saw some outstanding contributors in the industry being felicitated for their work and innovations in the sector. The event also saw the launch of the world’s first non-alcoholic Protein Beer by German brand – JoyBräu and a book-launch by Rajat Behl.
Mr Michael Dehn, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd shared his excitement about FEA 2019 and said, “The awards ceremony will serve as an excellent opportunity to network and fortify business with existing and new clients alike. Along with the entertainment, I am assertive that FEA 2019 will open gates to many business prospects for everyone in attendance.”
The FEA 2019 inauguration was a grand affair due to the presence of international award-winning sportsman, Limca book record holder, physician, former Special Forces officer of the Indian Army and Founder of Soldierathon marathon Major Dr. Surendra Poonia. He said, “Fitness is the sign of perseverance, discipline, hard work and progress. Fit citizens are biggest symbol and assets for growth & attitude of any nation and it is great to be here as part of FEA honouring the stalwarts from this industry.”
One of the esteemed jury panel members Mr. Rajiv Makhni was also present on the occasion and said, “The FEA Awards are a great platform and an excellent recognition of the best of the best in an industry that is not just necessary but critical. Health and Fitness are vital and FEA shines a light on those organisations and individuals that are taking it to the next level.”
A special and reputed industry jury together with the official tabulators from Ernst & Young honoured the stars of the night. Among these were Mr. Amar Chauhan and Ms. Deepa Malik, who were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award to have set exemplary work for generations to come. Mr. Gaurav Taneja and Ms. Deepika Chowdhury bagged the Fitness Influencer Award.
Other winners who received the FEA trophy were Mr. Vinay Sangwan, Dr. Anmol Jogani and Smita Dave Nagannawar as Iconic Personal Trainers, Ms. Avni Kaul for dietician category and Nutan Khimasiya for the nutritionist category. Within the fitness innovation categories, Instafitness obtained the award for Online Training App, Angel Wellness for Health & Fitness Program and Nitrro for a special jury award as Gym Chain of the Year.
Apart from the long list of felicitations, FEA 2019 recognised special members from the industry for their extensive contribution. Among these were specially-abled coach working for physical rehabilitation and counselling of the physically-disabled Mr. Manoj Dawar and amputee champion para cyclist Mr. Himanshu Kumar.
Another special highlight of the night was the performance by the Yoga Artists Group, Asia’s first-ever team of visually impaired students who performed yoga acrobatics and stole the show with their incredible and meticulous act.
With a list of highlights and captivating performances entertaining attendees throughout the night, Fitness Excellence Awards 2019 turned out to be one of the most glittering galas for the fitness industry.