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Fitness Australia announces first round of Grant recipients

Fitness Australia announces first round of Grant recipients
January 9, 2012

12 fitness providers have been successful in receiving a $5,000 Start-up Grant to deliver Lift for Life®, a progressive resistance strength training program designed to assist with the self-management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

The Fitness Australia Grants are part of the Australian Government's Healthy Communities Initiative that aims to deliver effective community-based physical activity and healthy eating programs into disadvantaged Local Government Areas, as well as developing a range of local policies that support healthy lifestyle behaviours.

Fitness Australia Chief Executive Lauretta Stace explains "the Grant recipients will play a vital role in improving the health of their communities. They demonstrate significant community links and are committed to working with the target groups including people with disabilities, mental health issues, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, homeless, unemployed and refugees."

The first round Grant recipients are:

Port Pirie Regional Health Service, South Australia
EFM Health Club Mawson Lakes, South Australia
EFM Health Club Bedford Park, South Australia
You Can Fitness, Victoria
EFM Health Club Dandenong, Victoria
Logan PCYC, Queensland
Fit4Lyf, Queensland
Physfitt Ipswich, Queensland
Lifestyle & Fitness, Queensland
Combined Elements Personal Training, NSW
Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, NSW
Movement Medicine, NSW

Applications for the second and final round of Start-up Grants will open on 18th January 2012.

For more information or to check Grant eligibility call the Lift for Life team at Fitness Australian on 1300 211 311, www.liftforlife.com.au/startupgrant

19th October 2011 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES LIFT FOR LIFE START-UP GRANTS

12th October 2011 - MINISTER TO PRESENT AUSTRALIAN HEALTH & FITNESS AWARDS 

7th June 2011 - APRA AND FITNESS AUSTRALIA REACH AGREEMENT ON LICENCE SCHEME FOR FITNESS CLASSES

13th May 2011 - HIGH COURT DISMISSES PPCA APPEAL ON MUSIC IN FITNESS

1st November 2010 - GO HEALTH IMPROVES MEMBER EXPERIENCE WITH DIGITAL SIGNATURE CAPTURE 


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