Impressive work with war veterans is rewarded, with #ActiveStudents Award.

Photo above: Winner, Kellie Handford, with her clients at BodyWorx based in Casino, Northern NSW.

Kellie Handford, a returning fitness student, has won our 2017 National #ActiveStudents Award for being a stand-out student whose work with War Veterans is making her community stronger.

Bill Moore, CEO of Fitness Australia, the peak industry association, said:

“Kellie has shown her commitment to her profession by returning to upgrade her qualifications. Her dedication to her group of War Veterans and their wives, in particular shows us that she cares about her community, and wants to build the health of her clients as well as their social interaction for better health.”

Kellie Handford of BodyWorx Fitness says:

“I love that my Veterans feel valued and part of the community. To be able to then send them off and see them socialise together, which they otherwise wouldn’t have done, makes me extremely happy. It builds strength in our community. By the end of the day when they are on a high, they are able to communicate alot better,  and it doesn’t just apply to the men, I have ex-Defence force wives here as well.”

With over 100 nominations in Fitness Australia’s #ActiveStudents Award category, this Award aims to recognise students who have demonstrated outstanding effort, commitment, and academic achievement while undertaking their fitness qualification.

“As the peak industry association we exist to empower our industry professionals to engage more people in exercise – this is a perfect example of that – which makes us extremely proud of the life-changing work being done all over the country each day,” says Moore.

Delinah Rahmate Fit Dimensions Education explains why she was happy for her student Kellie to be nominated.

“Kellie came to us to upgrade her Certificate III in Fitness to the latest fitness training package and to undertake her Certificate IV in Personal Training. She’s just a stand-out student and a stand-out person, with a really big heart,” adds Rahmate.

Click here to read stories from other #ActiveStudents Award finalists. 

The 2017 Fitness Australia #ActiveStudents Award is proudly sponsored by Net Profit Explosion, a leading fitness business coaching company for business.