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The association for Australia’s exercise and active health professionals.

AUSactive is Australia’s peak body for the exercise and active health sector, and our goal is to activate Australians to move more. We do this through providing services, education and advocacy for exercise professionals, businesses and students. Our programs are designed to grow skills, businesses, and careers. We work with all stakeholders across the sector, driving the development of best practice, industry standards and continuing education to support our members so they are ready for emerging opportunities and rewarding careers.

AUSactive's Federal Budget Submission

AUSactive has put forward a budget submission proposal to the Federal Government that will not only help with the cost of living for many Australians but also get more people active by allowing fringe benefit tax (FBT) exemptions for fitness, for gym memberships to be tax deductible and to start a national public health campaign to increase physical activity.

In submitting the proposal to the Treasury, AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said the focus was on pushing changes to the FBT limitations and tax deductibility on gym memberships to all Australians.

With the Federal Budget approaching, AUSactive is asking the government to:

  1. Grant employees an exemption under the fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) legislation to enable them to provide their staff with gym memberships without penalty
  2. Allow Australians to claim an income tax deduction for bona fide active health participation and gym memberships; and
  3. Partner with us and grassroots organisations to develop and implement a national public health campaign to educate Australians about the vital role of physical activity in enhancing their physical and mental well-being.

You will see that we have had significant media attention about asking the government to make gym memberships tax deductible, and we want to keep the momentum going! We urge you to join our advocacy campaign by signing this pledge, which is a petition to urge the government to implement this change. Your support will show that you believe in making physical activity more accessible and promoting healthier lives for everyone. Together, we can make our nation healthier and more active.

Sunshine Coast Million Moves Challenge

AUSactive's Million Moves initiative aims to boost physical activity in Australians, starting with the Sunshine Coast, by collectively achieving 1 million moves per electorate.

For 21 days starting on 1st of May we are challenging the Sunshine Coast community to complete 75 moves a day for 21 days and this will be driven through community engagement and support from local businesses, MPs, and AUSactive businesses and exercise professionals.


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AAYT Merges with AUSactive

AUSactive is pleased to welcome members of the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT) to our association, following the merger of AAYT with AUSactive.

As our core focus is achieving stronger recognition of the key contribution made by exercise and active health modalities to the community, and to Australia, we look forward to working with yoga therapy practitioners to achieve wider recognition of the value of yoga therapy in improving preventative health.

Health and fitness organisations focused on prioritising their members and staff have been recognised in the annual 10 THOUSAND FEET Awards at the AUSactive National Awards Gala last week with winners crowned across Member Love and Employer of Choice categories.

10 THOUSAND FEET Founder and Head of Intelligence Ian Krawitz said the two categories were about recognising outstanding fitness brand and organisations that go above and beyond for their members and staff.

“We are thrilled to announce the 2023 10 THOUSAND FEET award winners across two categories – Member Love Award and Employer of Choice Award. In each category there were three subcategories based on the type and size of the business,” Mr Krawitz said.

“Congratulations to all the winners! The high standards set by this year’s finalists and winners was impressive. It shows businesses as well as business leaders and management understand the importance of engaging with their members and their staff as they strive for success.”

✨10 THOUSAND FEET Member Love Award
The 10 THOUSAND FEET Member Love Award automatically aggregates 75,000 Google reviews for fitness brands with 10+ locations. 10 THOUSAND FEET crowned a winner based on member engagement from brands that are entered by AUSactive in one of three categories: Personal/Group Training, Small Footprint – Low Staff 24/7 and Big Box Gym.
🏆 2023 Award Winners: 
- PT/Group Training National Winner- XTEND Australia
- Small Footprint – Low Staff 24/7 National Winner- Jetts
- Big Box Gym National Winner- World Gym Australia

✨10 THOUSAND FEET Employer of Choice Award
The 10 THOUSAND FEET Employer of Choice Award is based on employee engagement surveys. Three awards include multi-location brands and individual clubs as well as a Council Facility or Leisure Centre.
🏆 2023 Award Winners: 
- Multi Location National Winner – Strong Pilates
- Individual Club Part of a Multi-Location Brand National Winner – KX Pilates Edmondson Park
- Council Facility or Leisure Centre National Winner- Kwinana Recquatic

To continue reading, please click here: https://ausactive.org.au/news/10-thousand-feet-national-winners/
📣 Attention AUSactive Pilates Method Teachers! 

The international recognition of AUSactive’s Pilates education standards continues to evolve. REPs India have mapped to AUSactives Pilates Method Teacher (PMT) registration requirements, enabling PMTs to join REPs India and practice in India.
AUSactives alliance with ICREPs will further enhance our members' capacity to hold greater global recognition of their registration in the months ahead, stay tuned.

#AUSactive #PilatesMethodTeachers #Pilates #ExerciseIndustry #Education #PMTs #REPs #ICREPs #
Celebrating our South Australian and Northern Territory State Winners 🎉

South Australia and Northern Territory winners in this year’s AUSactive National Awards were honoured at a spectacular sold-out Gala Event at Federation Square in Melbourne last night, with four individuals and businesses from across the state and territory crowned.

Showcasing shinning talent from right across Australia, the AUSactive Awards celebrate professionals, business owners and industry experts who demonstrate passion, care and dedication day-in, day-out helping others to be more physically active.

AUSactive National Awards 2023 South Australian and Northern Territory Winners
✨ Exercise Instructor of the Year- Louise Donna (NT)
✨ Exercise Instructor of the Year- Kay MacKenzie (SA)
✨ Independent Business of the Year- Get Physical Fitness Centre (NT)
✨ People's Choice Registered Professional- Anna Liptak (SA)
✨ Group Exercise Leader of the Year- Angelina Stock (SA)

To continue reading this article, click here: https://bit.ly/48mjFBG

#AUSactive #2023AUSactiveNationalAwardsGala #CelebratingExcellence
Celebrating our Tasmanian State Winners 🎉 

Tasmanian winners in this year’s AUSactive National Awards were honoured at a spectacular sold-out Gala Event at Federation Square in Melbourne, with five individuals and businesses from across the state crowned.

Showcasing shinning talent from right across Australia, the AUSactive Awards celebrate professionals, business owners and industry experts who demonstrate passion, care and dedication day-in, day-out helping others to be more physically active.

AUSactive National Awards 2023 Tasmania Winners:

Exercise Instructor of the Year - Vicki Allan
Independent Business of the Year - DoDay
Personal Trainer of the Year - Jo Cordell-Cooper
Social Value & Community Impact Award - Smoother Movers Strength Training Program
People’s Choice Small Business - Optimal Health

To read the full release, please click here: https://bit.ly/3ZoKZev
AUSactive Awards 2023 Winners Announced! 🏆 🌟

At a spectacular sold-out Gala Event at Federation Square in Melbourne last night, the AUSactive National Awards 2023 winners were crowned across 31 individual, business and community categories marking the biggest and most successful annual awards program for the Australian health and wellbeing industry in recent years.

Showcasing shinning talent from right across Australia, the AUSactive Awards celebrate professionals, business owners and industry experts who demonstrate passion, care and dedication day-in, day-out helping others to be more physically active.

AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said this year’s Awards Program celebrated the increased scope of the Australian health, fitness and wellbeing industry.

“Congratulations to our national and state winners! Last night was all about you and I’m immensely proud of your achievements. This year we had more entries from the increasing number of modalities AUSactive supports than ever before and I can only see this continuing to grow in years to come,” Mr Elvish said.

To continue reading about the AUSactive National Awards 2023 National Winners, click here 👉 https://ausactive.org.au/news/ausactive-awards-2023-winners-announced/ or via the link in our Bio!

State winners soon to come!
📣 Today is the day! Our highly-anticipated 2023 AUSactive National Awards Program is set to kick off tonight at 7 PM! We cannot wait to celebrate excellence with everyone and recognize those in our industry ✨

Prior to the Gala, we have our Senior Management Summit for Exercise, Yoga, and Pilates – designed for senior managers and aspiring leaders in the active health and fitness industry. This Mini MBA In a Day themed event will cover topics including AI & Technology, People and Culture, Digital Transformation, and more!

For those who missed the opportunity to secure a spot, we regret to inform you that we won't be able to accommodate any more ticket requests. However, you can purchase a virtual ticket for $45 and be a part of the experience from anywhere.

Purchase your virtual ticket here 👉 https://ausactive.org.au/NationalGala2023 

It's time to celebrate excellence and be a part of history 🌟

#AUSactive #2023NationalAwardsGala #AUSactiveSeniorManagementSummit #CelebrateExcellence #Yoga #Pilates #ExerciseProfessionals #SeniorLeaders #FitnessIndustry
The clock is ticking! Less then 24 hours until the highly-anticipated 2023 AUSactive Senior Management Summit kicks off. Have you secured your ticket yet? 🎫 🌟

MBA Topics Covered include:
✔️ Strategy: Discover innovative approaches to business planning and gain insights into formulating effective strategies to navigate a rapidly evolving market
✔️ Innovation: Learn about fostering a culture of innovation within your organisation and leveraging disruptive technologies to stay ahead of the competition
✔️ AI & Technology: Discover game-changing innovations and their impact on the Active Health & Exercise Industry
✔️ Data Security: Explore the power of big data analytics in driving informed decisions and understand best practices in securing sensitive information
✔️ Consumer Insights: Delve into understanding consumer behaviour and preferences to develop targeted marketing strategies that resonate with your target audience
✔️ People and Culture: Recognise the importance of nurturing a positive workplace culture and building strong teams to
foster employee satisfaction and productivity
✔️ Digital Transformation: Discover how integrating cutting-edge technologies can optimise operations, enhance customer experiences, and drive unparalleled growth

Secure your spot now 👉 https://bit.ly/3Kjx6YO or via the link in our Instagram bio!

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Get ready to groove with our amazing party band this Friday night! 🌟🎉

The dance floor will be electric, so bring your best moves! 🔥 We can't wait to see you at the AUSactive National Awards Gala this Friday night. It's going to be an unforgettable evening!

Thank you to our entertainment partner, @onemusicau 

#AUSactive #OneMusic #AUSactiveNationalAwardsGala #Celebrate Excellence
Exciting News: Unlock 2 Free CECs with AUSactive's New iLearn Course on "Understanding Mental Health for AUSactive Professionals"! 🧠📚

The prevalence of mental health conditions continues to rise with around 1 in 5 Australians experiencing mental illness in any given year (AIHW). 

Physical activity plays a crucial role in the prevention and improvement of mental health conditions. As exercise and active health professionals, you too can play an important role in improving Australia’s mental health outcomes.

That is why AUSactive has launched its new iLearn program, ‘Understanding Mental Health for AUSactive Professionals’, to assist you when you might experience some challenges in your professional practice. 

✅ This course for free
✅  Upon completion you’ll receive 2 CECs

Access the course here 👉 https://ilearn.fitness.org.au/ or via the link in our Instagram Bio!
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