South Australian IMP graduate, Luke McKenzie (pictured on the far left with 2013 team mate, Jack Wilson), has been awarded an exclusive scholarship to complete one of the most sought after qualifications in the fitness industry.
The personal training scholarship, awarded to only two applicants each year, is a partnership between the Aboriginal Fitness Professionals (AFP) and the Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) in Adelaide and will qualify Luke as a Master Trainer through the completion of a Certificate III and IV in Fitness.
Luke was part of the 2013 squad and currently works as a Tobacco Action Worker in the Tackling Smoking & Healthy Lifestyle team at Murray Mallee Community Health Service and said the scholarship was an extension of his IMP commitment to becoming a role model in his community.
“I’m very grateful and excited for the chance to be awarded a scholarship and become qualified as a Master Trainer.
“It will allow me to continue to progress with my fitness journey and add on to everything I have learnt from being involved with the IMP. It will open up many more opportunities to work with others to improve their health and the Aboriginal Fitness Professionals network.”
The AFP network was established by Aboriginal woman, Sarah Agius, who became qualified as a Master Trainer through AIF and went on to create a partnership with the fitness industry organisation.
Luke’s course will run between September 2014 and January 2015. He will study part-time two nights per week and one day each weekend.
Luke pictured with Aboriginal woman, Sarah Agius, who became a Master Trainer through the Australian Institute of Fitness in Adelaide and established Aboriginal Fitness Professionals and a partnership with the Australian Institute of Fitness.