The National Fitness Hall of Fame Induction of Dr. Patricia Bragg, ND, PhD
March 14, 2020
Wow, what a day! What an historic day in beautiful Goleta, California as a rare rain gave rise to an explosion of floral colors on a very special Spring day. Family and friends gathered to together to celebrate with Patricia Bragg as she was honored with the health and fitness industry’s top recognition, induction into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame’s Founder, John Figarelli opened the ceremony as both he and Lesley Tippett (Bragg Foundation Director) gave inspiring introductions.
They were followed by Goleta's Mayor Pro Tempore, Kyle Richards as he stepped up to the podium and read an eloquently composed proclamation by Mayor Paula Perotte and presented it to Patricia.
The microphone was then handed over to the 94 year old “sparkplug,” Elaine LaLanne. The 2017 NFHOF Inductee entertained the crowd with stories fun and frolic of their family’s experiences together that began over 70 years ago. The love and appreciation was palpable throughout the room. Patricia, the “ageless” 90 year old, then gave a rousing acceptance speech that had the crowd cheering and wanting more!
Afterwards everyone in attendance had the opportunity to have their picture taken with both Patricia and Elaine. A special moment for all.
Much thanks to Lesley, Jen Bolton, Sean McCue, Don Figarelli and many others for their assistance in making the event a total success.