Staff at the top of the industry 

Posted on 24 Jun 2016

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It was published in June 2016, so the information may be out-of-date.

Aquamoves Elite Group Fitness Instructor Bec Parris has taken out the Group Exercise Instructor Award at the Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) Industry Awards, held at the Peninsula Docklands on Friday 17 June.

ARV, which is the peak body for the aquatic and recreation industry in Victoria, host the awards annually to recognise and reward outstanding achievement and commitment by employees.

 Bec was up against some tough competition, with 11 other fitness instructors from across the state also nominated.

 Bec says it's a privilege sharing her enjoyment of group fitness with her participants.

 "I love seeing the satisfaction on their faces when they nail a combo, or at the end of a class when sweat is pouring, but they had so much fun."

 "Having the ability to change a participant’s mood in an hour or 45 minute class is incredible."

 A selection of Aquamoves employees have also been acknowledged for outstanding performance after receiving nominations in a range of categories;

  •  Debbie Stanton (Lifeguard of the Year Award)
  • Maureen Harmen (Swim Teacher Award - Infants, Toddlers and Preschool)
  • Tess Whelan (Duty Manager Award)

Aquamoves Centre Manager Marcus Cook says the ARV Industry Awards also provide an opportunity for Aquamoves to showcase its depth of talent.

 “We are very fortunate to have highly performing and hardworking staff providing a broad range of valuable facilities and services for the local community.”

 “It is fantastic to see the nominees’ talent and dedication celebrated and acknowledged by their peers, as well as recognised by the industry body at event like the ARV Awards.”