Dwight D. Eisenhower Fitness Award

Medallion Awards

CRITERIA: The Dwight David Eisenhower Fitness Award is presented to a person who has shown outstanding individual or cumulative achievement in fitness and has contributed to the growth and development of sport fitness through outstanding leadership activity.

Dwight David Eisenhower founded the President’s Youth Council on Sport and Fitness. This national committee served as the catalyst to the nation's fitness movement. His work is evidenced today by the number of "physical fitness tests" being administered to the American youth.

Previous Recipients

2014
Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey - President and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
2013
Greg Glassman, Founder of CrossFit, Inc., an International Fitness Training Program
2012
Dr. Robert Goldman, Anti-Aging and Sports Medicine Pioneer
2011
President George W. Bush - 43rd President of the United States
2010
Susan Dell - Co-Founder, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
2009
Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels - Co-hosts of NBC Show "The Biggest Loser"
2008
Dr. Shang-Hi Rhee - President, Trim and Fitness International Sport for All
2007
David Murdock - Owner Dole Food Co., Cal Wellbeing Institute
2006
President Bill Clinton - Former U.S. President, William J. Clinton Foundation
2005
Vice Admiral Richard H. Carmona - U.S. Surgeon General Commander, Health and Human Services
2004
Dr. Jurgen A. Palm - Pres., Trim & Fitness International Sport for All Associations
2003
Lynn Swann - Chairman, President's Council on Physical Fitness, NFL Hall of Famer
2002
Mackey Shilstone - Center for Performance Enhancement and Lifestyle Management
2001
Admiral Raymond Smith - Founder of Navy SEALS fitness program and Navy’s Run, Jump and Throw
2000
Gary E. Johnson - New Mexico Governor
1999
Edward A. Burke - U.S. Olympic Committee, Track and Field
1998
Payton Jordan - Track and field coach emeritus, Stanford University
1997
Kiana Tom - TV fitness host/producer
1996
Dr. Donna Shalala - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services
1995
Jack LaLanne - Health club and fitness pioneer
1994
Jane Fonda - Writer/performer and exercise/fitness specialist
1993
Cory Everson - Six-time Ms. Olympian, ESPN Body Shaping host
1992
Tom McMillan and Florence Griffith-Joyner - Co-chairmen, President’s Council on physical fitness
1991
Joe Weider - President, Weidner, Inc., Woodland Hills, Calif.
1990
Dr. Kenneth Cooper - Fitness industry leader
1989
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Chairman, President's Council on Physical Fitness
1988
Sylvester Stallone - Oscar winning writer/actor/director
1987
President George Bush - Committed to growth of physical fitness in America

Founded in 1984, the American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) is dedicated to the preservation of sports art, history and literature. The ASAMA collection is composed of more than 1,500 pieces across all media, including paintings, sculptures, assemblages, prints, posters and photography.

The museum is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location Map

Google Map Location
ASAMA – American Sport Art Museum & Archives
One Academy Drive
Daphne, Alabama 36526