Nominations are now closed.
Please continue to check back for the announcement of the winner and top four finalist chosen by a SilverSneakers committee.
The finalists will be chosen based on who inspires their members to live their best lives through a story submission, who receives the most nominations and who is up to date with certifications and credentials.
A SilverSneakers Committee will select 10 finalists by March 30 and request a video detailing how instructors inspire their members every day. The winner and top four finalists will then be announced in May.
SilverSneakers will honor the winner and top four finalists. In addition, the winner and top four finalists may have the opportunity to be involved with SilverSneakers events throughout the year.
2019 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year: Coach Barrett Murphy
The 2019 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year was Coach Barrett Murphy. Coach Murphy worked in high school athletics for many years, and upon retiring became a SilverSneakers instructor. He transferred his fitness knowledge from teenagers to seniors and has helped countless SilverSneakers members, as he teaches 10 classes a week. He “exemplifies an attitude of support and an atmosphere that encourages all the class participants to do their best.”