Mel B and Fitness First Encouraging Australians to Get Moving During International Fitness Week

Mel B and Fitness First Encouraging Australians to Get Moving During International Fitness Week

Australians are being encouraged to get moving, get fit and get healthy during International Fitness Week 19- 25 March, 2012.

International TV personality and singer, Mel B is the ambassador for International Fitness Week and is encouraging Australians to get active.

"Being fit has always been a big part of my life and now after my third child I am working hard to get fit again," said Mel.

'International Fitness Week is fantastic because you can try out loads of different ways to get fit.

'I love working out with my friends - what better way to spend an hour than gossiping and working up a sweat."

To help motivate people during International Fitness Week, all 95 Fitness First club in Australia are open for free to everyone all week, providing expert advice, fitness assessments, exercise tips and information.

Each day of the week Fitness First clubs will host different themed activities - start the week on Monday with Assessment Day when you can have your BioAge, BMI or flexibility tested. Each following day has themes such as Strength on Tuesday, Flexibility on Thursday and Core on Friday, for full details go to

Fitness Australia's CEO Lauretta Stace says International Fitness Week is an important addition to everyone's yearly calendar.

"Fitness Australia is thrilled that International Fitness Week is back for a second year," said Ms Stace.

'International Fitness Week provides a great opportunity for more Australians to get active and experience the benefits of exercise, whilst having fun, setting some goals and learning more about their health, fitness and wellbeing."

If you can't get into a Fitness First club then you can get involved in the classes and displays taking place in central locations in capital cities around Australia.

To download a free 7-Day gym pass, find out what activities are happening near you or be inspired by great expert advice, tips and information go to or