Vocational Student of the Year

Sponsored by McArthur River Mine.

Winner: Carolyn Maxsted - Certificate IV in Fitness

Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

As a business owner, Carolyn Maxsted decided to complete her Certificate IV in Fitness to assist her own staff in improving their personal health and wellbeing; as many lead sedentary work and personal lives.

Carolyn believes that health and fitness is often not valued highly in busy workplaces, yet the consequences are that staff find work responsibilities harder when they are less healthy and they are sick more often which can slow down the overall productivity of the workplace. Carolyn needed to be in peak form herself to manage a recycling business which she runs with her partner, as well as continue to service her own Group Fitness clients, spend time with her three children and focus on her studies; which she successfully completed in November last year.

Having lost a sister to cancer, Carolyn is an active member of the NT Cancer Council and through her participation did all she could to promote and raise funds for the cause when competing in a World Natural Body Building competition.

She also ran fitness classes for students at Malak Primary School where her daughters attend school. Her passion and commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone she comes into contact with and her selfless desire to freely pass on her knowledge and experience is testament to Carolyn’s vocational goal towards a fitter, more active lifestyle for all.

Runner up: Sarah Douglas - Certificate III in Fitness

Employer: Life Be In It NT
Registered training provider: Charles Darwin University

Last updated: 24 June 2019

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