Inspirational Wellness Award
The "Trina Bauer Inspirational Wellness Award" is an annual award honoring a local individual for making a positive lifestyle change while inspiring others along their journey. Named after Trina Bauer's retirement in Fall 2018, the Inspirational Wellness Award will be a community wide award.
2022 Award Winner - Cindy Chase
The 2022 Trina Bauer Inspirational Wellness Award was given to Cindy Chase. Cindy has never considered her position at the DRC to be just a job; it has always been about the individuals that come to the classes and helping them achieve their fitness goals. “I don’t consider it just a fitness class because you have people that are waking up to come to the class regularly and they get to depend on it and know that it is good for their health, and I take it pretty seriously.” Cindy has worn many hats over the years including land and water fitness instructor, personal trainer and her most recent role of Health Coach. Cindy is an extraordinary woman who leads by example, lives on purpose and inspires others to do more than they think they can. She has a passion for fitness and helping others and she is an amazing co-worker and friend to all those she meets. Cindy interacts with each of her class participants and clients and gets to know them. She has quite a following for her classes as once people get to know Cindy and her teaching styles they keep coming back. She inspires them to push themselves to new levels. Her long time personal training clients say the same thing. Cindy is leading the charge to inspire people to make healthy choices, to make some lifestyle changes and work to become the better and healthier person that she knows they can be. According to Cindy, she felt like she needed to share the award with everyone because there are many other quality instructors at the DRC. In addition, she is passionate about her job and enjoys working at the DRC. “I’ve felt really honored to work at the DRC,” Cindy said. “It is like when you wake up in the morning and are happy to go to work every day. It is a good place, and I love the people there.”
Starting the fall of 2022, the community may nominate an individual that they find to be inspiring in their wellness journey by application. Applications will be taken in November and then will go through a review process with Bauer and DRC committee staff. The winner will be chosen and announced each January. Each winner will have their name placed on a glass plaque that is displayed in the DRC fitness center and have the opportunity to be involved in the DRC and Derby Health Collaborative initiatives throughout the year.