The Australian Fitness Awards national winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Sydney.
Fitness Australia, the national peak industry body, today reveals the finalists in the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards that recognise and celebrate individuals, businesses and community groups dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Australian communities.
Fitness Australia CEO, Barrie Elvish, said the outstanding work of the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards finalists offers a glimpse into the professionalism and innovation of the nation’s fitness industry.
“Every finalist has shown incredible commitment to supporting those in their communities to live an active lifestyle 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,” said Elvish.
With a record 2,000 nominations across nine categories, the Australian Fitness Awards national winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in Sydney, where Awards of Honour recipients will be joined by the 2020 Quality Accredited Fitness Business of the Year.
New Awards in the 2020 program recognise club managers, fitness educators, community activation initiatives and community exercise programs.
“With our focus on community engagement, we look forward to sharing more about the individuals, businesses and community groups that have demonstrated innovative ways in engaging with their communities to get them moving more,” adds Elvish.
The 2020 Australian Fitness Awards finalists are:
PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Lorna Jane
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Les Mills
COMMUNITY ACTIVATION AWARD
Sponsored by GuildSuper
Get Moving, Older Fitter Better
Time Our Tai Chi
Walk to School
COMMUNITY EXERCISE PROGRAM AWARD
Sponsored by OneMusic
Love to Live program
Men’s Shed Fitness & Flexibility program Akoonah Park
YMCA Uplift program, YMCA NSW
FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Guild Insurance
Anytime Fitness Grafton
Body Fit Training Kent Town
Health Mates Fitness Centre
BOUTIQUE FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by NPE
HIIT Factory Bairnsdale
Strong Healthy Women
CLUB MANAGER OF THE YEAR
Amber Latta, Anytime Fitness Belrose
Katrina Broady, Snap Fitness Waverley Gardens
Kristen Green, Aquafit
NOT FOR PROFIT FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre
FITNESS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
QUALITY ACCREDITED FITNESS BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
Ashburton Pool and Recreation Centre
Boroondara Sports Complex
Casey Aquatic & Recreation Centre
Collingwood Leisure Centre
Endeavour Hills Leisure Centre
Fitzroy Swimming Pool
Fleurieu Aquatic Centre
Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre
John McVeity Centre
Kew Recreation Centre
Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre
Marion Leisure and Fitness Centre
Monash Sport Fitness Centre Caulfield
Monash Sport Fitness Centre Peninsula
Port Lincoln Leisure Centre
Richmond Recreation Centre
Somerset Health and Fitness
St Clair Recreation Centre
The Parks Recreation and Sports Centre
The Valleys Lifestyle Centre
Whyalla Health & Leisure Centre
YMCA Casey Race
2020 Australian Fitness Awards partners who are strong industry advocates include Lorna Jane, Guild Insurance, Les Mills Asia Pacific, Guild Super, OneMusic, NPE and Fitness Show B2B.
All of the national award winners, Chairperson’s Award recipient and Roll of Honour inductees will be announced at an event in Sydney on Friday 1st May 2020. Get tickets now