National Fitness Hall of Fame Museum & Institute

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Nancy Claussen

2009 NFHOF Inductee

“Healthy American Fitness Leader”


Hometown: Oakbrook, Illinois


Nancy has been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years, both as a champion competitor in various sports, fitness and figure competitions and as an award winning instructor.  Nancy created the extremely popular aqua-program, Swimnastics in the 80s and today it is taught all around the Chicago-area.

For a time, Nancy was known as "Hydro" in the Midwest production of the original American Gladiators television show.  Nancy's philosophy is to empower one with healthy lifestyles skills and then, she believes, fitness can be a fun part of one's life.  She teaches this philosophy during her unique spa retreats, that she conducts at the Atlantic Resort in the Bahamas.  She and her husband, Phil, are consultants to the Bahamas Olympic Team.

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