Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

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


Asking a small favour

We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe. 

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

 

TRISLEYS HYDRAULIC SERVICES

Trisley's Hydraulic Services P/L (THS) are a specialised pool company dealing with all aspects of the commercial swimming pool industry, including the installation and servicing from the smallest…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

MYRTHA POOLS

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness

 
 

Clubware

Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

Altitude Training Systems

Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology

 
 

FitPod (iQniter)

FitPod is the distributor of iQniter Cardio Training – Powered by Suunto. Started in July 2013, FitPod has establish itself as a premium, service orientated business with a passion for…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business