Women Who Influence

"Sharon Mann Inspiration” Award

canfitpro celebrates the legacy of the late Sharon Mann by offering the Women Who Influence “Sharon Mann Inspiration Award and Scholarship.” This award recognizes a woman within the fitness industry who exemplifies what Sharon Mann stood for – personal courage, growth mindset, influence, inspiration, and community impact.

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The Award Package

Recipient will receive a beautiful crystal award, award certificate and a canfitpro scholarship valued at ($1500) which includes:

  • One-year canfitpro membership/membership renewal
  • Registration to the 8th Annual Women Who Influence event (August 2022)
  • Registration to the canfitpro conference (August 2022)
  • A ticket to the canfitpro VIP party (August 2022)
  • canfitpro press release
  • Feature on the Women Who Influence webpage
  • 2 hours of executive coaching with canfitpro’s COO Maureen “Mo” Hagan
  • A feature in the January/February issue of canfitpro’s magazine as part of the Women Who Influence article

Applications are now closed

The Process


Nominate a fitness professional (or yourself) whom you feel fits the eligibility requirements by completing the application form


  • If you nominated a Fitness Professional, your application must be submitted by: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • If you submit an application for yourself, your application must be submitted by: Saturday, April 30, 2022


Register for the 8th Annual Women Who Influence event, August 2022 to celebrate the award winner

How to Complete Your Application


Complete a short essay – providing a brief story on your contributions, based on the nominee requirements. Your essay must be 500 words max. Please include how you demonstrate inspiration in the following areas:

  • Personal Courage: self-development, trust in yourself/abilities/talents and strengths, being integral with your words and actions, bravery to see things through, and cultivating self-awareness
  • Mindset: critical thinker, how you provide new ways to be innovative in this new world
  • Influence and Inspiration: how you transform goals into actions, out of the box thinking, your passion to fuel and your drive for results
  • Community Impact: enthusiasm for building communities, influence and encourage diversity and inclusivity, empowering change through innovative leadership


Provide a 1-3 min video about why and how you embody the essence of this award.
(Photos can be in embedded into your video clips, but you must appear on camera for a minimum of 50% of the time)


Provide two photos: one headshot and one photo portraying you ‘in action’


Provide a short bio, 50 words or less about yourself (include, social media handles, website link, only if applicable)

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To qualify your application for judging you must provide all items requested in the application process. Any application with missing items will be disqualified. Open or print this checklist to help guide you.