Physical Activity Australia has been supporting, advising and guiding fitness professionals since 1982.
Previously known as VicFit, then Kinect Australia, we were the first fitness registration body in Australia. Our origins lie in promoting the importance of physical activity, active living and the reduction of sedentary lifestyles. We have communicated this by engaging with the fitness industry and establishing best practice instructor standards and program accreditation.
We continue to develop and adapt to the changing priorities and needs of the fitness industry. In 2014, Physical Activity Australia became a division of the Bluearth Foundation; a national health promotion charity on a mission to improve the health of all Australians and address the burden of disease associated with our increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
Physical Activity Australia and the Bluearth Foundation are working together to:
- Advocate for recognition of physical activity as an essential part of every Australian’s daily life
- Establish quality standards and guidelines for the delivery of skilled, professional fitness services and business practices
- Develop programs that enhance the reputation of fitness professionals and raise awareness of the health benefits they can provide to individuals and communities.
- Support further development of fitness professionals’ expertise and qualifications are recognised in the health sector so they can contribute to the prevention of obesity and chronic disease