Nominations are now closed.

Please check back in late April for the announcement of the winner and top four finalists chosen by a SilverSneakers committee. Additionally, SilverSneakers will host celebratory events for each winner and top four finalist, to take place at their location in May.

SilverSneakers and FLEX instructors put so much love and effort into making their classes a great experience, encouraging members that your best years are now. SilverSneakers will honor the most inspirational instructors who demonstrate what loving life more means.


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 late April.


SilverSneakers will host individual events to honor the winner and top four finalists at their location. In addition, the winner and top four finalists may have the opportunity to be involved with SilverSneakers events throughout the year.

2018 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year: Margaret Agnew

With more than 34 years of experience as an instructor, Margaret teaches nine different SilverSneakers classes at Apex Community Recreation Center. As a SilverSneakers member herself, Margaret uniquely understands the needs and motivations of her class members, inspiring them to live their best life. Margaret is a firm believer that knowledge is power, and knows that exercise is the one thing members can do to stay physically and mentally strong.