2022 Instructor of the Year

Nominations are now closed

SilverSneakers® and SilverSneakers FLEX® Community Fitness instructors are dedicated to helping you stay physically active, socially connected and virtually engaged. We want to honor the instructors who most challenge and motivate you.

Who inspires you most? Which instructors consistently go the extra mile to encourage you to be your best self? Nominate your favorite instructor for the 2022 Instructor of the Year Awards by April 1.

The winner will be featured in our 30th anniversary celebration.


Nominations are open through April 1

A SilverSneakers committee will review story submissions and select the winner and finalists based on who supports and encourages members the most, who receives the most nominations and who is up to date with certifications and credentials.

The SilverSneakers committee will select 10 finalists by April 25 and request a video detailing how those instructors inspire their members every day. The winner and top four finalists will then be announced May 23.

Celebratory events are planned for May 23 – June 17. Stay tuned for more information.

2021 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year: Anthony Rodriguez

The 2021 Instructor of the Year national award winner, Anthony Rodriguez, is just as inspired by his members as they are by him. He makes exercise fun, encourages social interaction and always keep participants’ physical well-being in mind. Even through the setbacks with COVID, he is still bringing people together, encouraging them and making them feel as if they can do anything if they try.

Instructor of the Year