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Fitness Australia announces finalists in 2019 Australian Fitness Awards

Fitness Australia announces finalists in 2019 Australian Fitness Awards
February 5, 2019

Fitness Australia has announced the finalists in its 2019 Australian Fitness Awards across 10 categories, covering emerging exercise professionals, individuals delivering exercise, businesses providing fitness services and community exercise programs.

Fitness Australia Chief Executive, Barrie Elvish, explains that the Awrds provide a fantastic opportunity for businesses and individuals to be acknowledged for their contribution to the industry and the impact they have in their communities.

Elvish advised “the achievements of our 2019 finalists demonstrate their commitment and pride in supporting their clients to lead an active and healthy lifestyle for better health.

“We’re proud to be part of an industry with such wide-ranging business models because it simply means that we can reach such a diverse range of Australian communities, and support their physical activity needs.

“Similarly, the depth of current and emerging Personal Trainers and Instructors, who are this year’s finalists, is a testament to the work that is being done and can be done to improve peoples’ lives everyday.”

The 2019 Australian Fitness Awards finalists are:

PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR
• Anthony Bloomfield – NSW 
• Brad Cunningham - Victoria 
• Melani De Sousa – Victoria
• Stacey Flynn – Western Australia
• Suanne Lowery – Queensland 

GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
• Karen Daly – NSW
• Jill Healy-Quintard – NSW
• Jessica Lea – Victoria
• Angela Saville – NSW
• Veronica Sutherland – NSW

FITNESS STUDENT OF THE YEAR
• Margaret Hadfield – Queensland 
• Michelle Swenson - Queensland
• Yolandie Weir – Queensland

COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARD
• Active Farmers – NSW 
• Manward – Queensland
• Parkinson’s Connect BoxFit Crew – Queensland
• The LIFE Program – Western Australia
• YMCA PrYme Movers – NSW

PERSONAL TRAINING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• Bfirm Personal Training – Victoria
• Enterprise Fitness – Victoria
• Fitness Enhancement Personal Training – Queensland
• Sculpture Personal Training – Western Australia 
• Savvy Fitness – NSW

BOUTIQUE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• Soulful Fitness – NSW
• LaFIT Studio – Western Australia 
• Kangatraining Australia – Victoria 
• Do You Even Bootcamp!? – Western Australia
• Strong Healthy Women – Queensland 

COUNCIL/LICENSED FITNESS CENTRE OF THE YEAR
• Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre – Western Australia 
• Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre – NSW
• Knox Leisureworks – Victoria 
• The Parks Recreation & Sports Centre – South Australia
• The Valleys Lifestyle Centre- YMCA South Australia  

INDEPENDENT FITNESS CENTRE OF THE YEAR
• 5th Element Wellness – Victoria
• AIS Fitness Centre – ACT
• DOOLEYS Health + Fitness – NSW
• Health Mates Fitness Centre – NSW
• The Urban Fitness Club - Victoria

FITNESS CENTRE OF THE YEAR
• Fitness First Wynnum – Queensland
• Snap Fitness Helensvale – Queensland
• Snap Fitness Bendigo – Victoria 

QUALITY ACCREDITED FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
• Aquahub – Victoria
• Aquanation – Victoria
• Elizabeth Aquadome – South Australia
• Enterprise Fitness – Victoria
• Glen Aira Sports & Aquatic Centre – Victoria
• Goldfield Oasis – Western Australia 
• Monash Sports – Victoria
• Morley Sport & Recreation Centre – Western Australia
• Personal Best Fitness – Tasmania

With over 1,500 nominations across 10 award categories, the Australian Fitness Awards program brings the Australian fitness industry together each year to recognise and celebrate the work of businesses and professionals, in and around the fitness industry.

All of the national award winners, Chairperson’s Award recipient and Roll of Honour inductees will be announced at an event in Sydney on Thursday 11th April 2019.

To learn more visit awards.fitness.org.au

Image courtesy  of KettleWorx.

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