AUSactive has today launched a new era of awards for Australia’s health and exercise industry, with the National Awards Program 2022 now expanded to 28 individual, business and community awards honouring the growing sector.

From today, AUSactive members, as well as wider community groups, can enter the National Awards Program, that has been significantly revamped following the AUSactive new brand rollout late last year.

AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said the evolution of the annual awards program was an important reflection of the increasing scope of AUSactive that now included Pilates, Yoga and Aqua professionals and businesses, as well as recognising the work community groups do to help people get active.

Mr Elvish said:

“Today’s launch of our AUSactive’s National Awards Program 2022 is an important step forward as we continue to expand the modalities within our network.”

“Our recent membership extensions and dedicated categories for Aqua, Pilates and Yoga have been well received by both our existing members and new members. This inclusiveness has seen us overhaul many aspects of our association, what we offer our members and how to we continue to remain nimble and relevant to the changing needs of the Australian health and exercise industry.

“In 2021, our National Awards Program included 13 national categories and we received more than 1,000 award entries. This year, with our expanded program of 28 categories we are expecting a significant increase in entrants – particularly for the new categories we’ve introduced.”

From today, the national nomination period will run for eight weeks, which will be followed by judging ahead of state finalist and winner events. The culmination of the National Awards Program will be a gala event in Sydney on 21 October 2022 where the national winners will be presented their awards.

Mr Elvish said:

“We are urging all our individual and business members including students to review the eligibility for this year’s award and enter and spread the word among friends and colleagues in the industry. We are also putting the callout to community groups for the four dedicated categories – these groups do not need to be AUSactive members.”

“In addition to the expanded categories, we have also streamlined the entry process, refined the judging and introduced state finalists and winners. This is a fantastic opportunity to receive industry recognition for the passion and dedication you display in your work in getting more people active for their health and wellbeing.”

The AUSactive National Awards Program 2022, which is made possible by our Sponsors including ActiveXchange, Technogym, Lifeline, Myzone, HESTA, Les Mills and Iron Edge, includes the following categories:


  • Chairs Award
  • Roll of Honour
  • 10THOUSANDFEET Member Love Award
  • 10THOUSANDFEET Employer of Choice Award


  • Mental Health Awareness Award
  • Most Inclusive and or Diverse Program
  • Sustainability Award
  • Industry Innovation Award
  • Social Value & Community Impact Award


  • Educator of the Year
  • Rising Star Exercise Instructor of the Year
  • Exercise Instructor of the Year
  • Rising Star Personal Trainer of the Year
  • Personal Trainer of the Year
  • Group Exercise Leader of the Year
  • Pilates Professional of the Year
  • Yoga Professional of the Year
  • Aqua Professional of the Year
  • Student of the Year
  • Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year


  • Multiservice Business of the Year
  • Independent Business of the Year
  • Pilates Business of the Year
  • Yoga Business of the Year
  • Certified Business of the Year
  • Quality Accredited Business of the Year
  • Franchise Group of the Year
  • CEC provider of the Year


  • People’s choice business of the year
  • People’s choice exercise professional of the year

For more information on AUSactive’s National Awards Program 2022, eligibility and to enter visit