2021 Fitness Australia Awards finalist announced.

Fitness Australia, the peak association for the for the Australian fitness industry, has revealed the finalists in the 2021 Australian Fitness Awards that recognise and celebrate individuals, businesses and community groups dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of all Australian communities.

This year’s award winners will be announced from 2.30pm on Friday 15th October as part of the Filex Virtual Series 2021, which will include an opening keynote address from Dylan Alcott OAM, who is a Paralympic Gold Medallist, World Champion, Wimbledon and grand slam winner and inspirational speaker.

Fitness Australia CEO, Barrie Elvish, said the outstanding work of the 2021 Australian Fitness Awards finalists showcased the professionalism and endurance and toughness of the nation’s fitness industry despite pandemic challenges over the past 18 months.

Elvish said:

“Every finalist has shown incredible commitment to their profession and their community over the past 18 months. Whether it is through professional development to ensure they are providing clients with safe and quality services or creating community programs which break down barriers to participation and encourage involvement across a diverse range of different groups.”

“The grit and determination of our industry during this time has been overwhelming. I’m immensely proud of every single Fitness Australia member and these awards are a fantastic was to celebrate our achievements and congratulate our finalists and category winners who will be announced in a few weeks.”

More than 1,000 nominations were received across the 12 individual, business and community categories and this year’s finalists include a mix of rural, regional and metro professionals and businesses.

This year’s judging panel included:

Amanda Bracks

Studio Owner 

Soulful Fitness 

Cheye Hill

Manager Leisure Facilities 

Port Hedland Leisure Centre 

Dan Jolley

Coordinator, Fitness & Sport 

South Metropolitan TAFE 

Betul Sekendiz

Program Manager 

International Sport College Australia 

John Holsinger

Director APAC 

IHRSA (International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association) 

Justin Tamsett

Director APAC 

Active Management 

Kristen Green

General Manager 

Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing 

Mish Wright

Director APAC 

Mish Fit 

To register for the free virtual awards event on Friday 15th October go to: https://hopin.com/events/filex-virtual-series-2021