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Australian Fitness Network's Awards Eligibility Criteria

Nominations for the 2016 Inspiration and Lifetime Achievement Awards are now open!
As a proud supporter of Fitness Australia’s 2016 #ActiveAchievers award, Network’s Personal Trainer of the Year and Group Exercise Instructor of the Year awards have been put on hold for 2016 and will be revisited in 2017.

  • Self-nominations are permitted.
  • All candidates will be assessed on their merits against the eligibility criteria.
  • Winners will be announced at the opening ceremony of FILEX 2016 in Melbourne


The 2016 Inspiration Award seeks to recognise an individual, team or organisation in the fitness industry that has overcome extraordinary odds in the face of adversity or given selflessly to significantly impact the lives of others. This recipient serves as an inspiration to all FILEX delegates and the broader fitness community.


  • A minimum of 3 years of involvement in the fitness industry
  • A proven track record of defying odds, overcoming adversity or supporting a disadvantaged community.


  • You are a practicing fitness professional or organisation
  • You have actively participated in grassroots fitness industry activities, charity or giving back to the community.


Australian Fitness Network’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement award recognises individuals who have worked throughout their careers to deliver great benefits to the wider fitness community, and to advance the standing of our industry.


  • A minimum of 20 years outstanding contribution and leadership within the fitness industry
  • Demonstrated contribution including any combination of, but not limited to, industry achievement, leadership and mentoring, education and research, advocacy and profile elevation
  • High level of respect amongst industry peers and generally recognised for  contribution beyond the realms of own business practices.


  • You have made a proven positive impact on the fitness industry
  • General industry acknowledgement as having reached a pinnacle of the industry

Nominations is now closed.