Fitness Australia today announced the launch of the Australian Fitness Awards 2019. The newly formed Awards are open to everyone in the industry and seek to recognise and celebrate outstanding businesses and professionals.

The 2019 Australian Fitness Awards include seven business categories, three categories for individuals and one community award. Notably, the business awards have been redesigned to include new entrants such as Boutique Business of the Year and 24/7 Fitness Business of the Year.

The Australian Fitness Awards 2019 Award categories:


  • Group Exercise Instructor of the Year
  • Personal Trainer of the Year
  • Fitness Student of the Year


  • PT Business of the Year
  • Boutique Business of the Year
  • 24 / 7 Fitness Business of the Year
  • Council / Licensed Fitness Business of the Year
  • Independent Fitness Club of the Year
  • Fitness Club of the Year
  • Quality Accredited Business of Year


  • Community Excellence Award

The following two categories are selected by the Awards Committee and are not open for nomination.


The Awards of Honour provide recognition of the important contributions of industry leaders and champions.


The Chairman’s Award recognises members of Fitness Australia’s Board, Councils, Committees or Taskforce who made a significant contribution to the work of that group and to Fitness Australia.

Interim CEO of Fitness Australia, Greg Harris said:

“The Australian Fitness Awards provide a tremendous opportunity for businesses and professionals to be acknowledged for the contribution they make to the industry and the impact they have in their community. With a range of new categories, and the ability for individuals and businesses to nominate themselves, as well as clients and customers being able to nominate them, the stage is set to find some truly remarkable stories.”

Award nominations open August 16 2018 and close by midnight on October 17 2018.

Once the nomination period closes, finalists will be chosen by an independent panel of judges. All finalists will be notified by email with details of the next steps. The selection panel will then name the national award recipients in each of the 11 award categories.

The national winners of the Australian Fitness Awards will be announced in Sydney April 2019.

The Australian Fitness Awards 2019 are proudly sponsored by Les Mills, Ezidebit, Guild Insurance and Guild Super.

To find out more about Australian Fitness Awards go to or call 1300 211 311.