Print this page


“Fit For Life with Chelle” set to tackle type 2 diabetes locally

Fit For Life with Chelle are taking part in the Federal Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative by providing the Lift for Life® program to their communities, with the aim of tackling chronic disease especially type 2 diabetes.

According to the Australian Diabetes Council, in Australia, one person is diagnosed with diabetes every seven minutes. 

“With the incidence of type 2 diabetes on the increase at such a rapid rate, we want to offer a program to our community that would help prevent, manage or even reverse this condition and some other chronic diseases,” says Eichelle Carey of “Fit For Life with Chelle”  

“Being part of this initiative allows us to offer the program at a very low cost, which makes it very affordable and accessible to a much broader range of the community.” 

“We are really excited to be introducing this new program to our community next month. It’s a great starting point for so many people.”

Fitness Australia has been funded by the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative to deliver Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute’s Lift for Life® program through local fitness businesses such as “Fit For Life with Chelle”. 

“Fit For Life with Chelle” Bannockburn is playing a vital role in improving the health of their community by offering this evidence based strength training program,” said Lauretta Stace, Chief Executive Officer of Fitness Australia.

“This Government funded initiative allows fitness businesses to make exercise more accessible to the wider community, including those experiencing disadvantage, helping to improve quality-of-life.” 

The benefits of strength training can be enjoyed by everybody regardless of their fitness level, body type and age. 

Lift for Life® sessions at “Fit For Life with Chelle” will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 10.30am

To get involved call Chelle on 0415 472 281 or visit To find out more go to

About Lift for Life®

•  Lift for Life® is a strength training program designed specifically for people with, or at risk of  type 2 diabetes or a range of chronic conditions such as heart disease and osteoporosis. 

•  The aim of the program is to make exercise easy and enjoyable for participants while they work toward their health and fitness goals. 

•  The Lift for Life® program, which is based on medical research, was developed by researchers at Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in response to the rising rates of chronic disease. 

•  The Lift for Life® program was based on research that showed that reduced HbA1c levels by 0.8 percentage points, which may substantially reduce the risk of diabetes complications if maintained in the long-term. 

•  The program is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels including those that haven’t exercised in a while, and even those who may never have exercised before. 

•  For more about the Lift for Life® program go to

•  For more about Fitness Australia’s role in the Australian Government’s Healthy Communities Initiative go to