Press release

Bergisch Gladbach, 10. August 2015

New jury members appointed for the NEOS AWARD 2017

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Bergisch Gladbach – shortly after presentation of the NEOS AWARD 2015, the organisers announce the names of the new jury members for 2017.

On 10. August 2015, NEOS AWARD initiator Eginhard Kieß announced that two new jury members had been appointed to the panel of experts for the NEOS AWARD 2017. The two new jurors, Eri Trostl and Felix Klemme, were both winners of the NEOS AWARD in 2015, receiving the most prestigious award for personal trainers in recognition of their exceptional achievements. These health experts now have the opportunity to explore new methods and levels of application for their knowledge, experience and enthusiasm.

Speaking about her new role on the jury, Eri Trostl said: “As a new member of the jury, I’m very proud that I will be able to help select the next winners of the NEOS AWARD 2017. I’m looking forward very much to giving the jury the benefit of the knowledge and experience I’ve gained during the years that I’ve been a personal trainer and instructor. One of my strengths as a mental coach is my ability to recognise what is behind people’s personality and behaviour. I’m quite sure that this knowledge and ability will be a useful contribution to the work of the jury, in addition to my technical know-how as a trainer. It’s a task I’m really looking forward to!”

Felix Klemme is also looking forward to the new task ahead. In his statement to the jury, he said: „After winning the Personal Trainer of the Year NEOS AWARD in 2015, my appointment to the jury is an additional accolade that I’m very proud to receive. I see it as a renewed vote of confidence in my experience, empathic qualities and my personality in general, and I’m glad to accept the responsibility that the assessment of the new nominees and voting for the most deserving candidate entails. Serving on the jury demands a strong sense of responsibility, because the winners of the Personal Trainer award hold the most prestigious and significant award in our field for two years. During this time, they are very much in the public eye as leading examples for all our trainer colleagues and as representatives of the most valuable and individual preventive service in the healthcare field. I’m looking forward to performing this fascinating task and encountering exciting trainer personalities!”

The complete expert jury for the 2017 NEOS AWARD
An independent jury selects the nominees from the applications received and decides who will be honoured with an Award. The jury members for 2017 are as follows: Andrea Burke née Henkel (Olympic gold medallist, biathlon World Champion and personal trainer), Kirsten Dehmer (Managing Director of fitforfacts GmbH), Britta Poetzsch (Global Creative Director Ogilvy Düsseldorf), Eri Trostl (NEOS AWARD winner 2015 and PREMIUM PERSONAL TRAINER), Edgar Itt (Speaker and medallist at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul), Cyrus A. Rahman (founder of and personal trainer), Markus Stenglein (editor-in-chief at Men’s Health, Germany’s largest fitness and lifestyle magazine), Felix Klemme (NEOS AWARD winner 2015, personal trainer and life coach) and Eginhard Kieß (Managing Director PREMIUM PERSONAL TRAINER CLUB and initiator of the NEOS AWARD). Journalist and sports presenter Katrin Müller-Hohenstein from the German TV channel ZDF has been an honorary member of the jury since 2013.

Eginhard Kiess
Auf dem Kamm 18
51427 Bergisch Gladbach / Refrath
Tel: +49 (0) 2204 20 67 35
Fax: +49 (0) 2204 20 67 40

The PREMIUM PERSONAL TRAINER CLUB was founded in 1999 with the aim of establishing a quality standard that would distinguish professional personal trainers. The organization brings together leading health experts from Germany, Luxembourg, Austria and Switzerland. They commit themselves to upholding the stipulated quality guidelines and have to pass a test in order to join the network. This is necessary as there are no standardized professional qualifications for personal trainers. All personal trainers who fulfil these top quality criteria can be found listed at www.premium-personal-