In the words of UFC's Bruce Buffer....IIIIIITTTT'S TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMME!
Here's the official ballot for the 9th Annual FitGems Awards! Like we've done every year for the past nine years, we give you, the fans and athletes, the power to vote on who YOU feel was the best of 2017. A few people have wondered why we don't select a small group of people to do the voting on this considering the size of the awards. Simple answer: We trust you all. You follow these athletes on a daily basis. Many who vote DO represent the industry whether as a competitor, coach, personal trainer, spectator, or other. We don't vote or have any say in the matter of who wins. We just make the ballot and leave it to you all to decide who was the best of the past year, and I think these awards have done a good job of that. We wouldn't be doing this if it wasn't for your support, and we can't thank you enough for that.
You can vote once per day on all the categories. You don't have to vote for them all, but it would be cool if you voted for as many as possible. Voting will go on until January 15th at Midnight Eastern Time. At that time, polls will be closed and winners will be announced beginning January 17th and ending on January 19th, with our announcements taking place on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/fitgemsnation). Here's how the announcements will break down this time around:
January 17th: Misc. Awards
January 18th: Amateur Awards
January 19th: Pro Awards, as well as the annoucement of the 2017 FitGems Nation Woman of the Year
Best of luck to everyone!
The big one...who gets our highest honor of 2017?!