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Canadian Fitness Expert Maureen Hagan Receives International Award from IHRSA

Source: GoodLife Fitness

The VP of Fitness Program Innovation with GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro was named the 2016 Women Leader Award

[London, ON]— Maureen (Mo) Hagan has received the 2016 Woman Leader Award in honour of Julie Main, from The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). Hagan, who has worked in the fitness industry for more than 30 years, is currently the Vice President of Program Innovation for GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro. 

“I am incredibly humbled and honoured to win this award,” said Hagan. “I got into the fitness industry because I wanted to help people be the best version of themselves. While there is still plenty of work to be done, I am thankful that I get to play a continued role in helping fitness consumers and my fellow colleagues reach their full potential.”

Mo began her career as a clinic-based physiotherapist (BSc PT) and maintains her license which brings a high degree of professionalism and a unique perspective to her role in the fitness industry. She is a multi-certified fitness professional through Les Mills International,canfitpro, and the American Council on Exercise, and has received numerous industry awards, including CAAWS Top 20 Most Influential Women in Sport & Fitness (2014), IDEA International Fitness Instructor of the Year (2006), IDEA International Program Director of the Year (1998), and Europe’s BodyLife Educator of the Year (1996).

“Mo is so deserving of this incredible award,” said David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans. “When Mo joined GoodLife in the 1980’s I could immediately see her passion for helping our members and her fellow associates. The work she has done in creating a world-leading group fitness portfolio for GoodLife and in helping canfitpro become one of the largest fitness education companies in the world has been remarkable and very inspiring.”

“IHRSA celebrates the legacy of Julie Main by presenting the Woman Leader Scholarship Award to a woman who exemplifies what Julie stood for: courage, perseverance, excellence, and professionalism,” said Joe More, IHRSA President and CEO. 

The Woman Leader award is given in Honour of Julie Main, the late co-owner and President of the West Coast Athletic Clubs in California and former Board Member and past president of IHRSA. The award was created when Main passed away after her long and courageous battle with breast cancer, in 2009.

Hagan will officially receive the award IHRSA 2016, March 21-24 in Orlando, FL.

This is the third international award won by GoodLife in the last four months –Patch was recently recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as one of Canada’s Most Admired CEOs and GoodLife Fitness was also listed as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures.  This is first time a CEO and their company won both awards in the same year. 

About GoodLife Fitness

Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness club chain in Canada and the fourth largest overall in the world. With over 350 clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Énergie Cardio, Fit4Less by GoodLife and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 14,400 employees and more than 1.2 million Members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 30 Canadians every day.


The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association is the fitness industry's only global trade association representing over 10,000 for profit health and fitness facilities and over 600 supplier companies in 75 countries.

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