AUSactive Awards 2023 – New South Wales Finalists Announced

This year, the State and National Winners across all categories will be announced at a Gala Event to be held on 15 September 2023.

The NSW Finalists, announced at a networking event in Brisbane last night are:

Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year

  • Effie Saisanas
  • Ingrid van Baren-Davey
  • Korin Koutsomihalis
  • Kristy De Lore
  • Timo Topp

Aqua Professional of the Year

  • Dominic Gili
  • Jenny Brown
  • Marlee King
  • Rhiannon Czajkowski

CEC provider of the Year

  • Polestar Pilates Australia
  • Technogym Australia

Educator of the Year

  • Glenn Phipps
  • Jono Petrohilos
  • Justin Tamsett
  • Kimberley Garlick
  • Travis Mattern

Exercise Instructor of the Year

  • Charell Berg
  • Corinne Blight
  • Joel Costello
  • Simon Ngo
  • Group Exercise Leader of the Year
  • Adam (Ahmed) Jenzarli
  • Charell Berg
  • Denise Spanswick
  • Margie Brown

Industry Innovation Award

  • Keepme.ai
  • Manisha Fitness Postpartum Project
  • Transform 180 Fitness Centre 24/7 Gym & Hoops Facility

Franchise Group of the Year

  • Anytime Fitness Australia
  • Stepz Fitness
  • Vision Personal Training
  • Bikini Bods

Franchisee of the Year

  • Kim Rimmer – Fernwood Woonona
  • World Gym Chullora

Independent Business of the Year

  • Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing
  • Body and Balance Fitness and Wellness
  • Maryanne Perkins – Gunnedah Health & Fitness Co (GHFC)

Leisure Centre of The Year

  • Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Award

  • Anytime Fitness – Tread as One
  • Good Energy Run Club

Most Inclusive and/or Diverse Program

  • Confit Pathways
  • Soul Fit Co

Multiservice Business of the Year

  • Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing
  • Blacktown Key Venues

Personal Trainer of the Year

  • Katherine Rothwell
  • Korin Koutsomihalis
  • Shanaye Kuntze
  • Timo Topp

Pilates Professional of the Year

  • · Catherine Giannitto
  • · Lisa Kaye
  • · Simon Ngo

Pilates Business of the Year

  • Polestar Pilates Studio

Yoga Professional of the Year

  • Ellen Nash

Yoga Business of the Year

  • One Big Heart
  • Jill Healy-Quintard
  • Simon Ngo

Functional Fitness Trainer of the Year

  • Ferri Malik

Functional Fitness Business of the Year

  • CLife Health Club
  • Gunnedah Health & Fitness Co (GHFC)

Student of the Year

  • Patrick Mitchell
  • Paige Pollard

Social Value & Community Impact Award

  • 24 Hour Treadmill Challenge
  • Active Stronger Better
  • Good Energy Run Club

People’s Choice – Registered Professional

  • Pocket Coach Lisa Wang
  • Ferri Malik

People’s Choice Large Sized Business

  • Aquafit Health Fitness Wellbeing

People’s Choice Small Business

  • Jetts Nowra
  • Mindset First Fitness


AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said this year’s judges were impressed by the passion and dedication of this year’s award entries, including a number of first timers to the Awards Program.

“Congratulations to the New South Wales Finalists! Recognising the shining individuals and businesses in our growing industry is one of the most important roles AUSactive does as the industry’s leading membership association,” Mr Elvish said.

“The range of categories we now have on offer means there is greater scope for rewarding and celebrating the passion and commitment put into the role of fitness professional, business owner or community leader.”

For more information on this year’s Award Finalists and the National Gala Event on 15 September go to https://awards.ausactive.org.au/

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