Fitness Consulting Group was recognized for its contributions to restoring the economy and dedication to America’s free enterprise system.
Elizabethtown, KY (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
Fitness Consulting Group, parent company of FitBusinessInsider.com, has been named a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The fitness business consulting firm was recognized for its contributions to restoring the economy and dedication to America’s free enterprise system.
FCG shared this honor with seventy-five companies across the country. “Fitness Consulting Group has strived to uphold the values of American business,” said Co-Owner Pat Rigsby. “This award helps validate our commitment to offering the best personal trainer marketing.”
The awards program, which is sponsored by Sam’s Club®, honors companies that, like Fitness Consulting Group, show business excellence across a number of areas, such as employee development, strategy, customer service, and community engagement.
“The recipients of this year’s Blue Ribbon Award excelled in business amid great uncertainty and thrived despite difficult economic times,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO.
“More important than profits, their successes have provided much-needed jobs and hope to the people in their communities,” he continued. “These award winners embody the spirit of American free enterprise.”
Founded in 2005 by Rigsby and Berry, FCG started with an internet marketing model offering fitness business products and coaching services to fitness entrepreneurs. In the years since, they have put on numerous live events, in addition to giving fitness marketing tips through FitBusinessInsider.com.
“I think it was such a great year for us because we continue to keep our focus on our customers,” Rigsby explained. “We make sure to offer our clients live events, over a dozen weekend coaching camps, and business marketing information products.”
In addition to the services they offer clients, FCG provides blog posts to fitness professionals everywhere through FitBusinessInsider.com. Such posts include advice on subjects such as personal training sales and how to start a fitness business.
This year’s 75 Blue Ribbon winners were selected from a record number of nationwide applicants and will be honored at America’s Small Business Summit 2012, which will be held from May 21–23 in Washington, D.C.
On March 15, seven of the Blue Ribbon recipients will be announced as award finalists, and one will be named the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year during the summit. The winner will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize courtesy of the U.S. Chamber.
Blue Ribbon businesses are also eligible for the Community Excellence Award, which will be decided in March through online public voting. In addition, 25 Free Enterprise Honorees were commended for their strong business practices and contributions to the economy.
About Pat Rigsby and Nick Berry
Pat Rigsby and Nick Berry are the co-owners of Fitness Consulting Group, a leading business development consulting firm within the fitness industry.
Fit Business Insider is part of the Fitness Consulting Group family of companies. It provides personal trainers, coaches, and fitness business owners around the world with business building programs, coaching, consulting, and resources.
To learn more about growing your fitness business, visit http://FitBusinessInsider.com.