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Fitness First encourages Australians to move to improve their mood

Fitness First encourages Australians to move to improve their mood
October 11, 2016

With nearly three million Australians experiencing depression and/or anxiety in any one year,  Fitness First has decided to open its doors to help create a fit and healthy community and encourage more people on their journey - not just towards physical fitness, but to mental wellbeing.

All 64 Fitness First clubs across Australia are this week opening their doors to the public during Mental Health Week to promote mental health, support the beyondblue charity and encourage people to get moving.

With nearly half of Australia’s population likely to experience mental health issues in their lifetime,

Mental Health Week (which is running from 10th to 16th October), is encouraging movement as a proven way of improving mental health.

Fitness First’s involvement, coined, ‘Moodment Week’ is inviting the community to take part in fun-filled fitness activities, for just a $5 donation to help raise funds for beyondblue, and encourage people to move to improve their mood.

Fitness First National Fitness Manager, Michael Cunico, believes that re-evaluating the role fitness can play in someone’s life is essential to helping more people navigate a path forward to better overall mental health and wellbeing.

Cunico explains “at Fitness First, we want to encourage more Australians to embrace fitness and its holistic benefits, not just to be physically fit, but also to feel mentally strong, and act as another resource for people dealing with mental health issues.”

For many Fitness First employees, raising awareness about the benefits of mental strength and supporting those suffering from mental health is a cause they feel very passionate about.

Cunico adds “40% of the 2,700-strong team at Fitness First chose beyondblue as the charity they would most like to support.

“By supporting a cause and organisation we are so passionate about, we hope that through raising funds for beyondblue, we can engage and encourage Australians to embrace fitness and educate others in their community about the mental benefits of fitness.”

Anyone interested in participating in Moodment Week can visit their local Fitness First, or go to www.fitnessfirst.com.au to download their seven day Moodment Week guest pass. 

Images show participants in Fitness First’s ‘Moodment Week’.

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