Magazine Names SparkGuy a 'Champion of Health and Fitness'

By , SparkPeople Blogger
We here at SparkPeople started this day out with one giant "WooHoo!"

Why? Our own Chris "SparkGuy" Downie has been honored by Fitness Magazine as one of 10 Champions of Health and Fitness in 2010. Chris is in great company: Jessica Biel and Jamie Oliver, who are doing their parts to make this world a healthier one, are among the other honorees.

We're stoked that a major magazine honored Chris--and SparkPeople--this way.

You'll have to click here (or buy a copy of the magazine and turn to page 100) for all the details, but we love this quote from our inspirational leader: “Helping someone else be successful helps you stick to your own goals. It truly changes your life.”

Can I get another WooHoo?!

Whom would you nominate as a "Champion of Health and Fitness"?

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Awesome and well-deserved for sure! Thank you, SPARKGUY for all that you do for us! Report
Woo Hoo!! He gets my vote too!! If anyone wants some great deals on exercise equipment and some great tips on staying in shape what ever your in to check out this site Report
Whom would you nominate as a "Champion of Health and Fitness"?

I don't know if this guy can apply to this title, but I have always admired Mr. Jack LaLanne ever since I was a little girl. Report
Congratulations. You certainly have my WooHoo! Report
Congratulations to Chris and the crew at SP. You have certainly earned this recognition!!! Report
Fantastic! I think Chris should get the Pulizer prize, too! He's uniting the world by getting people to help support others trying to reach the same goal. Seems a lot better than the alternatives! Report
WooHoo' Thank You for what I have accomplished.
Chris gets my Vote Pat in Maine. Report
What issue is that???? LOVE to see more about Sparks founder and Spark people success stories! Report
WooHoo! Congrats! Report
Adding my WooHoo ! Definitely well deserved recognition.
WooHoo!!!!! Congrats Chris! Report
Woo hoo! Thanks for making the spark that we are all trying to share every day! Report
Woo Hoo! Chris, you've certainly made a difference in my life. Thank you! Report
Thank you SparkGuy! You're changing lives--what a blessing! Report
WooHoo~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~!~! Way to go Chris.. You are awesome and I thank this site each day for being here. Donna Report
We already knew Chris was a champion! Nice to see that he's getting the accolades he deserves. Kudos to Chris and all the staff!! Report
WOOO HOOO!!! Report
Great Job. Congratulation, Chris, you are truly an inspiration. Thank you for giving us the will to exceed and conquer! Report
Thank you so much for being you and having the inspiration and "go"get" attitude to create SparkPeople. Without you and your inspiration and what you have created, I would still be a lump of unhealthy fat - a depressed, sad, old lady. Thank you sooo very much. Now I wonder how you store all those "thank yous"? :)) I bet you couldn't count how many people you have inspired or helped to better themselves - too many. But you deserve every single one. Report
Whoohoo-he deserves it! Congrats! So happy to have found SP-it has changed my life for the better!! Report
Chris, way to go! What an awesome feat! Report
Congratulation, Chris, you are truly an inspiration. Thank you for SparkPeople and how you have impacted my life. Report
I am happy for Chris. It's so totally deserved. I am thankful to him for the journey he had me embarked on with SparkPeople.
Congratulations Chris! Report
WHOO-HOO!!!! Report
this is MAJOR Woo Hoo material for Chris! After all, I never even heard of a Woo Hoo until I joined SP. lol.

Many big congrats to Chris for all of his hard work. dude, you made this what it is! Report
Congratulations Chris, a reward truly deserved. Report
WooHoo! Yay for Chris! You Rock!! Congratulations!!! My other vote would go out to Gilad of BODIES IN MOTION/TBS out of Hawaii!!! Report
Jocelyn Report

Thank you Chris, and EVERYONE here at Spark People! This place is truly the best!

Peace, Love & Happiness to you all,

Denise Report
The biggest WOOHOO of all is that countless numbers of people are now living healthier and fitter lives because of Chris and SparkPeople. I'm one of them and I'll be forever grateful! Report
For Me it is almost 50 pounds and still working at the healthy lifestyle....Spark People keeps me focused. Chris deserves some recognition from outside of this SP community. We here at Spark People have appreciated Chris for a while.....nice that someone else can see all he has done. Thanks Chris and Merry Christmas. Report
Woo hoo! to everyone at SparkPeople. Report
Congrats to you, you deserve this for all you do. Report
WooHoo! Report
.Congratulations Chris!!! Well deserved, Keep up the great work for all of us. Report
A big WOO HOO!! CONGRATS!!!! Report
You certainly can - Woohoo for you, Chris.

Sunny332 Report
Well Deserved!!!! Report
Well deserved recognition! Thanks for all you and your staff do for us. Merry Christmas ! Report
Congratulations!! Chris, you and the rest of your SparkPeople team deserve this honor! Report
Great job!

(my other fitness nominee - Coach Nancy!) Report
Congratulations Chris !! Report
WOOHOO!!! Thanks for all!! Report
woohoo!!!! congrtas.....thankyou to you and your wonderful staff,,,love SP... Report
Great choice! Congrats! Report
Congrats! Whoo! Hoo! Great things come to those who give without thought of their on personal gain! Thank You & also to all the Team behind you Report
Congratulations, Chris!!! He's an ideal choice for this honor.

If I'd been asked, I'd have chosen him instantly, too. He's a natural! Report
GREAT BIG WOO HOO!!!!!! Report
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