Reebok Wants Fitness Trainers To Have A Category At The Oscars
Reebok sent a letter to the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences asking him to consider adding a Fitness Trainer award category
Reebok President Matt O’Toole reached out to the newly appointed president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, John Bailey, to request that the Academy Awards recognize the fitness trainers who work in Hollywood to assist actors in preparing for roles.
O’Toole believes these fitness trainers have gone unnoticed and should have their hard work recognized. O’Toole did not discredit the difficult work that makeup artists or costume designers perform on set, but cited these as examples of why a physical coordinator category deserves to have a place in the Oscars.
Reebok tweeted the letter they sent to Bailey on August 9 and posted it on their website.