The Shorty Awards Expand the #SocialFitness Movement by Launching Jury on the Real-Time Academy of Short Form Arts & Sciences

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New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2012

The Shorty Awards are thrilled to announce the expansion of the Real-Time Academy with the launch of a #SocialFitness Jury (http://rtacademy.org/social_fitness) that will grow awareness to those making healthy choices in their lives through their influence on social media.

Why the #SocialFitness Movement matters: Since the @ShortyAwards launched the #SocialFitness Category (http://shortyawards.com/category/socialfitness) last year as an official part of the Shorty Awards, tens of thousands of influencers have started using the hashtag to bring awareness to individuals using Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and the social web to share milestones, healthful recipes, safe weight-loss strategies, exercise tips while gaining support from friends and followers.

Five exceptional and influential individuals have been chosen to select the winner of the #SocialFitness category and leverage their own followings to show that even when trying to live a healthier life, the little things matter.

Who are the jury members? (in alphabetical order):

Nick Cannon (@NickCannon), Americas Got Talent – Canon currently stars as the host of Americas Got Talent, is a recurring character on Up All Night, cameoed on an episode of 30 Rock, and is hosting this year’s New York City Kidney Walk. If you follow Nick on Twitter, youll notice he not only uses social media, but embraces by talking to fans and giving them an inside look at his life. With three million-plus followers, Nick Cannon is a celebrity that does social media right.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (@SanjayGuptaCNN), CNN – Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy

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