Fitness Austraila announces first round of Start-up Grant recipients


Twelve (12) fitness providers have been successful in receiving a $5,000 Start-up Grant to deliver Lift for Life, a progressive resistance strength training program designed to assist with the self-management of type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

These Fitness Australia Grants are part of the Australian Government's Healthy Communities Initiative that's delivering effective community-based physical activity and healthy eating programs into disadvantaged Local Government Areas, as well as developing a range of local policies that support healthy lifestyle behaviours.

"The Grant recipients will play a vital role in improving the health of their communities,"says Lauretta Stace, chief executive officer of Fitness Australia. 

"They demonstrate significant community links and are committed to working with the target groups including people with disabilities, mental health issues, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, homeless, unemployed and refugees."  

Applications for the second and final round of Start-up Grants will open on 18th January 2012.
Congratulations to first round of Grant recipients;  

 Port Pirie Regional Health Service, SA
 EFM Health Club Mawson Lakes, SA
 EFM Health Club Bedford Park, SA
 You Can Fitness, VIC
 EFM Health Club Dandenong, VIC
 Logan PCYC, QLD
 Fit4Lyf, QLD
 Physfitt Ipswich, QLD
 Lifestyle & Fitness, QLD
 Combined Elements Personal Training, NSW
 Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, NSW
 Movement Medicine, NSW

For more information or to check if you're eligible to apply for a Grant visit or call the Lift for Life team at Fitness Australian on 1300 211 311.