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Health and wellbeing of FIFO workers not overlooked during Men’s Health Week

Health and wellbeing of FIFO workers not overlooked during Men’s Health Week
June 12, 2018

Men living in remote Western Australian mining communities are being encouraged to put their own health and wellbeing at the forefront and take precautions to improve their overall mental health and wellbeing, this Men's Health Week.

In the past week, two sites in the Pilbara region of Western Australia have launched Les Mills Virtual group fitness classes, an initiative that aims to provide residents with flexible, convenient and accessible workouts at any time of the day.

Men's Health Week highlights the importance of talking about men's health. Research shows that right from the start, boys suffer more illness, more accidents and die earlier than their female counterparts. Men's Health Week directly focuses on improving the environments for boys and men in Australia, which is why an initiative such as virtual group fitness studios in remote mining communities is so innovative.

Les Mills Asia Pacific Australia General Manager Andrew Taylor says the initiative has so far been a success in these villages, and he is glad to be able to provide a flexible service to help people improve and maintain fitness goals and enhance living environments for males in these remote communities.

Taylor explains "virtual group fitness is a great supplement to live classes, especially for those people like FIFO and shift workers, who can’t necessarily get to a scheduled live class due to their roster.

"It's great to be able to do our part to contribute to enhancing environments for all Australians. Exercise is such an important part of our overall health and wellbeing; it really does impact on our mental wellbeing.”

Hamish Johnston, Les Mills’ National Manager – Health & Recreation Services, says the virtual group fitness initiative is just one way they hope to improve village life and overall health and wellbeing for FIFO workers, particularly males.

He adds "it's very important for us to be able to provide options and outlets for men to talk and do something about their health and wellbeing. Virtual fitness studios provide an additional stress outlet and we're really hoping it will enhance the environment of these communities."

Click here to contact Les Mills Asia Pacific via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image: Les Mills Virtual group fitness studios.

11th June 2018 - VIRTUAL GROUP FITNESS STUDIOS GET OFFICIAL LAUNCH IN REMOTE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MINING VILLAGES

7th June 2018 - LES MILLS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH STAGES INDOOR CYCLING

24th May 2018 - LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC AND COMPASS GROUP PARTNER TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF FIFO WORKERS

11th March 2018 - REEBOK LES MILLS TO LAUNCH AT SINGAPORE’S ACTIFIT ASIA 

8th March 2018 - LES MILLS ANNOUNCES GLOBAL LAUNCH OF ENHANCED SMARTBAR 

22nd November 2017 - RESEARCH SHOWS AEROBIC EXERCISE HELPS MAINTAIN BRAIN HEALTH 

20th September 2017 - GOLDFIELDS OASIS’ EXERCISE PROGRAM FOR KALGOORLIE MINERS WINS FITNESS AUSTRALIA AWARD

1st July 2017 - LES MILLS-BACKED RESEARCHER HIGHLIGHTS BENEFITS OF HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING 

6th October 2016 - LES MILLS REVEALS ‘VIRTUAL’ AS THEIR FASTEST GROWING FITNESS SOLUTION 

13th June 2014 - COMPASS GROUP RECOGNISED FOR SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS SUPPLIERS 

12th June 2012 - MEN’S HEALTH WEEK AIMS TO STOP CONTINUED EARLY DEATHS


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