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David Allan, Ken Baldwin, Amanda Bracks and Leon McNeice inducted into Fitness Australia Roll of Honour

David Allan, Ken Baldwin, Amanda Bracks and Leon McNeice inducted into Fitness Australia Roll of Honour
April 12, 2019

Respected and longstanding industry achievers David Allan, Ken Baldwin, Amanda Bracks and Leon McNeice have been inducted into the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour, presented at a Fitness Australia gala event in Sydney last night.

The Roll of Honour gives national recognition to people who are described as 'game-changers' - those who have made an enduring contribution to make the fitness industry - and each of the recipients’ career history reflects that.

A former Chairman of Fitness Australia’s Board of Directors in November last year, Allan was  a senior executive at Fitness First Australia from 2000 to 2012 before founding group training studio 38X Fitness in 2013.

Baldwin is a functional ageing specialist, movement and wellness educator at Wellness 4 Health and the former managing owner of QPEC.

Bracks is an expert in client acquisition and customer retention and has been a mentor to thousands of sales people, customer service representatives and businesses owners. She founded Soulful Fitness in 2015.

The evening also saw Bracks’ Soulful Fitness brand named Boutique Fitness Business of the Year.

Leon McNeice was the co-founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, and has since developed fitness concepts including Total Fusion and MyFirstGym.

The evening also saw Bracks’ Soulful Fitness brand named Boutique Fitness Business of the Year.

The 2019 Australian Fitness Awards winners are:

Personal Trainer of the Year - Melani De Sousa
Group Exercise Instructor of the Year - Angela Saville
Fitness Student of the Year - Yolandie Weir
Community Excellence Award - Active Farmers
Personal Training Business of the Year - Sculpture Personal Training
Independent Fitness Business of the Year - 5th Element Wellness
24/7 Fitness Business of the Year - Fitness First Wynnum
Boutique Fitness Business of the Year - Soulful Fitness
Council/Licensed Fitness Centre of the Year - Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre, managed by Belgravia Leisure
Quality Accredited Fitness Business of the Year - Glen Eira Sports and Aquatic Centre

Awards of Honour Recipients:

Professor Kevin Norton - Chairperson's Award recipient
Amanda Bracks - Roll of Honour Inductee 
David Allan - Roll of Honour Inductee
Ken Baldwin - Roll of Honour Inductee
Leon McNeice - Roll of Honour Inductee

The Australian Fitness Awards, powered by Fitness Australia, are designed to recognise the remarkable contribution of fitness industry professionals and businesses, and the impact they have in their communities.

Fitness Australia is the national peak industry association here to help make Australia a more physically active nation, through a professional workforce and facilitating access to high quality programs and services.

It includes 20,000 AusREPs, 3,500 fitness business members, 200 CEC providers and 12 newly Quality Accredited businesses who are leading the way and an industry with almost three million consumers.

Images: Amanda Bracks [left] celebrates her Roll of Honour induction and Soulful Fitness' award with Studio Manager Emma Rose Percy (top), Ken Baldwin receives his Roll of Honour induction from Fitness Australia Chair Jayne Blake (middle) and the Belgravia Leisure team from the Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre celebrate their receipt of the Council/Licensed Fitness Centre of the Year award.

Article amended with new images 8pm, 15th April 2019.

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