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Finalists announced for 2020 Australian Fitness Awards

Finalists announced for 2020 Australian Fitness Awards
February 24, 2020

Fitness Australia has today revealed the finalists in the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards - recognising and celebrating individuals, businesses and community groups dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all Australian communities.

Advising that the outstanding work of the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards finalists offers a glimpse into the professionalism and innovation of the nation’s fitness industry, Fitness Australia Chief Executive, Barrie Elvish stated “every finalist has shown incredible commitment to supporting those in their communities to live an active lifestyle whether it is through professional development to ensure they are providing clients with safe and quality services, or creating community programs which break down barriers to participation and encourage involvement across a diverse range of different groups.”

With a record 2,000 nominations across nine categories, the Australian Fitness Awards national winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Sydney, where Awards of Honour recipients will be joined by the 2020 Quality Accredited Fitness Business of the Year.

New Awards in the 2020 program recognise club managers, fitness educators, community activation initiatives and community exercise programs.

Elvish added “with our focus on community engagement, we look forward to sharing more about the individuals, businesses and community groups that have demonstrated innovative ways in engaging with their communities to get them moving more.”

Finalists are:

Personal Trainer of the Year - Sponsored by Lorna Jane
• Daniel Munro
• David Hoffman
• Halina Williams

Community Activation Award - Sponsored by GuildSuper
• Get Moving, Older Fitter Better
• Time Our Tai Chi
• Walk to School 

Fitness Business of the Year - Sponsored by Guild Insurance 
• Anytime Fitness Grafton
• Body Fit Training Kent Town
• Health Mates Fitness Centre

Club Manager of the Year - Sponsored by Australasian Leisure Management
• Amber Latta, Anytime Fitness Belrose
• Katrina Broady, Snap Fitness Waverley Gardens
• Kristen Green, Aquafit

Fitness Educator of the Year
• Gavin Aquilina
• Jono Petrohilos
• Rob Burr

Group Exercise Instructor of the Year - Sponsored by Les Mills
• James Clarke
• Jill Healy-Quintard
• Samantha Williams

Community Exercise Program Award - Sponsored by OneMusic
• Love to Live program
• Men’s Shed Fitness & Flexibility program Akoonah Park
• YMCA Uplift program, YMCA NSW

Boutique Fitness Business of the Year - Sponsored by NPE
• HIIT Factory Bairnsdale
• Inner-Athlete
• Strong Healthy Women

Not-for-Profit Fitness Business of the Year
• Aquafit 
• Brunswick Baths
• Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre 

Quality Accredited Fitness Business of the Year
• Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
• Boroondara Sports Complex
• Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre
• Collingwood Leisure Centre
• Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre
• Fitzroy Swimming Pool
• Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
• Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre
• John McVeity Centre
• Kew Recreation Centre
• Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre
• Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre
• Monash Sport Fitness Centre Caulfield
• Monash Sport Fitness Centre Peninsula
• Port Lincoln Leisure Centre
• Richmond Recreation Centre
• Somerset Health and Fitness
• St Clair Recreation Centre
• The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre
• The Valleys Lifestyle Centre
• Whyalla Health & Leisure Centre
• YMCA Casey Race

2020 Australian Fitness Awards partners include Lorna Jane, Guild Insurance, Les Mills Asia Pacific, Guild Super, OneMusic, NPE and Fitness Show B2B.
All of the national award winners, Chairperson’s Award recipient and Roll of Honour inductees will be announced at an event in Sydney on Friday 1st May 2020. 

To learn more about the 2020 finliasts visit

Article amended 27th February 2019 to include Australasian Leisure Management's sponsorship of the Club Manager of the Year Award.

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