Two cheers for the Victorian Government

AUSactive applauds the Victorian Government for removing the requirement for mask wearing in gyms from midnight this Friday; obstacles preventing Victorians from being able to return to gyms has been problematic for both gym goers and gym managers. Recent research by Deakin University commissioned by AUSactive identified prior to COVID-19 lockdowns, 51% of exercise-based energy…hello

ISEAL Fitness Industry Research

AUSactive formerly Fitness Australia and the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University have established a collaborative and innovative project that will provide evidence and promote best practice for the Health and Fitness Industry in Australia. This work will build upon research initiatives being conducted in the United Kingdom, delivering regular…hello


The ExerciseSafe initiative supports AUSactive’s commitment for the fitness industry to deliver high quality, safe and effective services to the public. As part of this commitment, AUSactive formerly Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, together with the Australian Research Council, have supported the Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management (AFIRM) Project. The AFIRM Project has brought…hello

Raising the bar for Personal Training health benefits

AUSactive personal trainers now recognised by Medibank In an exciting New Year announcement, AUSactive personal trainers are now recognised by Medibank to provide personal training sessions to Medibank members on selected extras covers to manage existing health conditions identified by a health practitioner. AUSactive CEO Barrie Elvish said the announcement was an important step forward…hello

Literature Review of the Effects of Exercise on Mental Illness

Exercise can be a cost-effective and accessible way to improve the mental health of healthy individuals and also those with mental health conditions. Working together with AUSactive, we were interested in understanding how exercise affects mental health by looking at the findings of existing high-quality research. View Summary View Full Report…hello


We are thrilled to launch the inaugural edition of AUSactive’s new REACTIVATED Magazine – a dedicated regular e-magazine that keeps you informed. This first edition is packed full of content, including the story behind the new brand identity, a first-look at key industry insights and research and a feature on the 2021 Fitness Award winners….hello

AUSactive is Listening Webinar

The purpose of this session is for Jen & Chantal & Eddy, the board members that were elected by YOU, to bring you together and listen to what you want and need. Join Jen, Chantal and Eddy this Wednesday at 1pm (AEDT) to share your thoughts, experiences, frustrations and desires. Because when we are working…hello

2021 Roll of Honour inductees announced

The 2021 Australian Fitness Awards Roll of Honour inductees were announced yesterday at AUSactive’s (formerly Fitness Australia) Annual General Meeting in Sydney. The Roll of Honour recognise individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the fitness industry in Australia. Congratulations to Elizabeth Wilson-Evered from Victoria University and Kristen Green from AQUAFIT Health Fitness  & Wellbeing who…hello

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