2020 Instructor of the Year

SilverSneakers and FLEX instructors put so much love and effort into making their classes an unforgettable experience, encouraging members to live with vitality and purpose. SilverSneakers wants to honor the most inspirational instructors who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of their members.

Do you have an instructor who creates a welcoming environment and always goes the extra mile to motivate and
challenge you to do your best? You can nominate your favorite instructor for the 2020 SilverSneakers Instructor of
the Year Awards.

Do You Have an Instructor Who Inspires You To Live Your Best Life?

Nominations are open through March 13.


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 mid-April.


SilverSneakers will host individual local events to 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.”