AUSactive Awards 2023 – Western Australian Finalists Announced

The Western Australian Finalists in this year’s AUSactive National Awards 2023 have been named, showcasing the best fitness professionals, business owners and industry experts from right across the state. 

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 Western Australian Finalists, announced at a networking event in Perth last night are:

  • Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year
    • Jo-Anne Starkie
    • Renee Wharton
  • Aqua Professional of the Year
    • Ksenia Connolly
    • Lynette McGowan
    • Sam Heffernan
    • Shelley Hall
  • Exercise instructor of the Year
    • Sherree Morgan
  • Group Exercise Leader of the Year
    • Kristy Linden
  • Personal Trainer of the Year
    • Dimitri Kogan
    • James Grant
  • Student of the Year
    • Matthew Kelly
  • Healthy Council Award
    • Active Armadale
    • City of Kwinana – Healthy Lifestyles in Kwinana Project
    • Fitness For All – Port Hedland Leisure
    • Goldfields Oasis
  • Industry Innovation Award
    • Tastelife Online
  • Leisure Centre of the Year
    • Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre
    • Goldfields Oasis
    • Kwinana Recquatic
    • LeisureFit Recreation Centres
  • Mental Health Awareness Award
    • Got your back mental health program
  • Most Inclusive/Diverse Program
    • All Abilities – Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre
    • Senior Adults Living Triumphently 
  • Multiservice Business of the Year
    • City of Melville LeisureFit
    • Goldfields Oasis
    • Tastelife Team
  • Social Value & Community Impact Award
    • Healthy Melville Active in the Park
    • Port Hedland Leisure “Fitness for All” Community Initiatives
  • People’s Choice – Registered Professional 2023
    • Dorothy Gaunt
    • Sarah Ford
  • People’s Choice Large Business 2023
    • Armadale Fitness and Aquatic Centre
    • City of Melville LeisureFit
    • Kwinana Recquatic
  • People’s Choice Medium Sized Business 2023
    • City of Kwinana
  • People’s Choice Small Business 2023
    • Club Fiesta

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 Western Australian 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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