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.
2023 Award Winner - Madi Jenkins
Madi was named the 2023 Inspirational Wellness Award winner in January 2023. Madi is the current Derby North Middle School PE teacher and coach of the Derby Powerlifting Club.
After an ACL tear during a national cheerleading competition, Madi found the love of powerlifting.
"My athletes are the reason that I am the coach I am today,” Jenkins said. "My mindset is the way it is because of them, and they had to pick me up. That is hard for coaches to admit sometimes, but I couldn’t have done it without them."
Starting the fall of 2023, 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. 2023 Inspirational Wellness Nomination Form.