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Fitness Australia opens nominations for 2020 industry awards

Fitness Australia opens nominations for 2020 industry awards
October 2, 2019

Looking to celebrate the positive impact of having more people, more active, more often, Fitness Australia has today advised that the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards are now open for nominations.

Advising that the awards aim to recognise the contributors to better health and wellbeing across Australian communities, Fitness Australia Chief Executive, Barrie Elvish advised “we know it can take blood, sweat and tears to make positive changes to people’s lives, so I’d encourage these inspirational stories to be shared through the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards program - have your clients share their fitness story and nominate you, your business or your program, for the opportunity to gain national recognition.”

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

Explaining this expansion, Elvish added “with our focus on community engagement, we look forward to receiving nominations that demonstrate the innovative ways that providers are engaging with their communities to get them moving - it could be charity event collaborations, local fun runs or offering services to specific community groups to make fitness more accessible and inclusive.”

For those working to motivate and support people to live an active life with best-practice and quality services, Fitness Australian encourages industry stakeholders to find the Award category that demonstrate outstanding work.

Individual Awards include:

• Group Exercise Instructor of the Year, powered by Les Mills Asia Pacific
• Personal Trainer of the Year, powered by Lorna Jane 
• Fitness Student of the Year, powered by Guild Super
• Fitness Educator of the Year

Business Awards include:

• Boutique Fitness Business of the Year, powered by Guild Insurance
• Not-for-Profit Fitness Business of the Year
• Fitness Business of the Year
• Quality Accredited Fitness Business of the Year
• Club Manager of the Year

Community Awards include:

• Community Exercise Program or Event Award
• Community Activation Award
• Community Volunteer Award

Awards of Honour:

• Fitness Industry Roll of Honour
• Chairperson’s Award

National winners will be announced at the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards Gala Dinner in Sydney on Friday 1st May 2020.

2020 Australian Fitness Awards partners include Lorna Jane, Guild Insurance, Les Mills Asia Pacific and Guild Super.

To nominate or to find out more go to awards.fitness.org.au

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