Our Vision and Mission
Mums Exercise Group Australia is a social enterprise empowering mothers and helping them to improve their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
As mothers we often feel we need to prioritise everything else before our own health, finding little time to invest back in ourselves. In addition, many women navigate motherhood in isolation, having little family or community support.
MEGA aims to ensure that no mother is isolated from the community and that every woman is empowered to look after their health and wellbeing. Through very low-cost fitness and wellbeing training options, and sponsored memberships for women facing hardship, MEGA aims to give every mother in Australia access to fitness and wellbeing classes that will improve their health and provide the resilience and support they need to thrive in life.
MEGA is a community free from judgement or negativity; we believe a supportive community can help every woman feel good about themselves.
In 2016, MEGA helped 15,000 mothers get active and be part of a community. We hosted over 2000 events across Australia and we aim to triple this number of events by 2020, to reach and empower over 100,000 women.
MEGA is committed to reducing the isolation experienced by mothers across Australia and holds a particular interest in supporting mothers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and mothers who are experiencing domestic violence. Our mission is to reach out to all mothers and help connect them to our supportive and empowering community, MEGA is more than just a mother’s exercise group, we believe in the importance of emotional well being and have invested in delivering events focussed on mental health and mindfulness.
MEGA believes in not only supporting mothers across Australia but in building up the incredible volunteers who give so much of themselves everyday to help MEGA run. In 2016- 2017 MEGA supported 116 of its volunteers to undertake training and qualifications in First Aid, fitness (including yoga and pilates) meditation and mindfulness. We aim to provide more qualifications to our dedicated volunteers in 2018 and beyond.
We are stronger together, and together we can improve the lives of the mothers of Australia through inclusion, health and wellbeing.
FUN – FITNESS – FRIENDSHIP
The MEGA Director team is:
Founder and Director – Jennelle McAppion – 0401 963 989
Director – Becky Cormack- 0410 248 370