8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

Archived from the 6th Annual Shorty Awards Social Fitness

The #SocialFitness Shorty Award, honors an individual who helps others make healthy choices in their lives through their influence on social media. The ideal #SocialFitness award nominee uses Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, or the social web to motivate others to champion health by taking actions like sharing milestones, healthful recipes, safe weight-loss strategies, exercise tips and motivational support from friends and followers.

The #SocialFitness Shorty Award winner will be selected by the  #SocialFitness Jury on the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences, which include the following health icons: Nick Cannon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Michele Promaulayko and Bill Phillips. The winner will be based on the total number of nominations received, the impact and creativity of the nominee's tweets, and innovation in the use of social media. Eligibility is limited to individuals who have started leading more healthful lives and sharing their strategies prior to the award announcement.

Finalists

Gretchen Reynolds Gretchen Reynolds has been writing about health and fitness for more than a decade, beginning with a stint as a health and fitness reporter for Runner’s World and Bicycling magazines. After several years covering politics and crime for Chicago magazine, she began editing and writing about adventure, eco-politics and fitness for Outside magazine....
Leslie Barker Garcia As the self-appointed resident fitness nag of The Dallas Morning News, Leslie Barker feels lucky to be able to combine two of her passions: working out and writing. She covers health and fitness, which helps fulfill her mission of encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle (with a few not-always-healthy sidetracks, of course). She marvels at...
Eva Andressa Eva is a fitness model that works only in this industry. She trained and supported fitness for about 11 years, and she's really proud of being one of the voices of Brazil teaching and motivating people around this subject. Today, Eva has the biggest fitness fan page in the world, with more than 3,5 million likes. For this, she was the only perso...
The Mighty Jerd Jeff "The Mighty Jerd" Mueller represents a new breed of geek, one just as comfortable playing video games or reading comic books as he is in the gym or participating in athletics. A life long martial artist and self-described nerd, the Jerd (that's Jock+Nerd) has spent the last two years trying to help bring fitness and healthy lifestyles to th...
Leonardo Schulz Leonardo Schulz Cardoso, also known as Léo Stronda, is a singer-songwriter, bodybuilder and a model. He is the vocalist and one of the founder of the hip-hop band Bonde da Stronda. He is also known for his clothing line, XXT Corporation. Léo is also a bodybuilder athlete, known for his strong body also has several works of sexy trials and serves...
DDPYOGA.com Superstar wrestler turned fitness expert Diamond Dallas Page has always done things his own way, never taking “No" for an answer. Born into a broken home in Point Pleasant New Jersey in 1956, Dallas personified drive, dedication and determination at a young age. Those qualities propelled him throughout his life and helped him become a Profession...

8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 8th Annual Shorty Awards ceremony will be held April 2016 in NYC and will be live streamed internationally.