Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Plus Fitness franchisees raise $70,000 for Beyond Blue

Plus Fitness franchisees raise $70,000 for Beyond Blue
September 16, 2019

Continuing their relationship as a partner of Beyond Blue, 24/7 gym chain Plus Fitness has raised $70,000 for the mental health charity during its National ‘Lift Yourself Up’ campaign which it ran across Australia and New Zealand during August.

Their national initiative saw over 150 of Plus Fitness' Australian-based franchisees join together to run a campaign that highlighted the benefits of exercise in addressing mental health issues.

Each participating franchisee donated $10 for each new member who joined their gyms in August with the funds raised going to Beyond Blue to support their work in improving the lives of those affected by anxiety, depression and suicide in Australia.

In addition to this, the Sydney-based gym chain ran a similar campaign with their Christchurch based New Zealand franchisees where a $1,500 was raised for The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Plus Fitness Franchisor Nigel Miller commended all of the Plus Fitness franchisees and their staff that were involved in this fundraising initiative, commenting "last year’s efforts to raise fund for these two very important charities really was a fantastic effort, to then see our Franchisees repeat this again this year and with such passion makes us incredibly proud and humbled by what we can achieve as a franchise network.

“The Plus Fitness family has always been able to rally behind a good cause and the generosity and community support we constantly see at a local level from our Franchisees and their staff means that what they have achieved here comes as no surprise with ‘community’ always having been a key element of our brand ethos.

“Regular exercise is of great benefit to those who experience anxiety and depression and there is a strong synergy with the services we provide and the good work that the teams at both Beyond Blue and The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand do on a daily basis.

“What our franchisees have once again achieved this August will continue to make a big difference in the lives of many people as these two amazing organisations continue to work hard to create awareness of the ever increasing importance of supporting those around us that suffer the effects of anxiety, depression or suicide.”

Advising that the charity is grateful for the lengths Plus Fitness have gone in its support of people with depression and anxiety, Beyond Blue Chief Executive Georgie Harman added "at Beyond Blue, we constantly hear from people who tell us how exercise helps them keep their mental health on track.

“So it is encouraging to see Plus Fitness promote the mental health benefits of exercise and make a real difference in the lives of its members and the wider community.

“The generous $70,500 donation will go directly to the Beyond Blue Support Service, which last year provided free and immediate counselling, advice and referrals via phone, online chat and email to 192,895 people.

"The Support Service is completely funded by donations and for many people, is their first step towards recovery.

“On behalf of Beyond Blue, I thank Plus Fitness and its members. Your generosity will change lives for the better."

Beyond Blue also recently announced Australian owned Plus Fitness as an Official Corporate Partner alongside a number of other major Australian brands such as Qantas, Medibank and Steel Blue.

Mental health professionals are available at the Beyond Blue Support Service via phone 24/7 in Australia on 1300 22 4636 or via www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support

Those in New Zealand who need support should call 1737.

Image shows Plus Fitness Franchisors Nigel Miller and John Fuller with their Beyond Blue donation.

Related Articles

9th September 2019 - Plus Fitness growth continues with Australian and international openings

9th June 2019 - 85% of fitness club members feel ‘healthier’ for having a gym membership

8th April 2019 - Anytime Fitness partners with R U OK? suicide prevention charity

4th October 2018 - Plus Fitness raises over $140,000 for Beyond Blue

3rd July 2018 - Plus Fitness General Manager reaches 10 year management milestone

24th February 2018 - Research suggests bouldering can help combat mental health issues

28th January 2018 - AIS creates new team to focus on mental health in sport

11th December 2017 - Plus Fitness joins forces with Allied Fitness Australia

16th November 2017 - Plus Fitness opens 30th club in Western Australia

30th October 2017 - Plus Fitness launches Netpulse mobile App

24th August 2017 - Rocket Agency’s Plus Fitness project wins Google Premier Partner Display Innovation Award

9th March 2017 - Plus Fitness opens 150th club

9th April 2015 - Playing sport benefits the mental health of Australians

17th October 2013 - Plus Fitness opens three clubs in two states in one day


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

THE FITNESS GENERATION

The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

WATERPLAY Solutions Corp

Whether your goal is increasing your centre's revenues or creating an engaging environment, why not add play to your project? If you're looking for stylish aquatic play features, kid-tested…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Waterparks

 
 

GOPLAY COMMERCIAL PLAYGROUNDS

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

LES MILLS ASIA PACIFIC

Les Mills Asia Pacific Les Mills Asia Pacific (LMAP) have been setting the benchmark for providing professional fitness solutions across Australia and South East Asia since 1996. Our world renowned…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

AUSTRALIAN WATERSLIDES AND LEISURE

A leading designer and manufacturer of innovative waterslides and attractions, Australian Waterslides and Leisure (AWL) is also able to advise clients in the areas of concept and design, feasibility…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Ecoline

Ecoline is a highly experienced and skilled company that offers world-first technology in safety, protects the environment and provides a unique and challenging custom-made adventure and educational…

read more

Attractions / Environment / Safety / Tourism

 
 

AIS Water

AIS Water, the trading name of Australian Innovative Systems, is a multi-award winning, Australian owned leader in the design, production and supply of commercial and residential chlorine generators…

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Technology

 
 

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

 
 
 
 

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