Chronic disease in Australia is on the rise with approximately 80% of adult Australians expected to be obese by 2025, a rise in Type 2 diabetes to over 2.5 million in the next 10 years as well huge increases in associated illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, arthritis and musculoskeletal issues.


In addition, statistics show that workplace stress costs the Australian economy $14.81 billion a year and stress related absenteeism costs the employers $10.11billion annually.


Investments in prevention, health risk reduction and disease management programs have demonstrated returns on investment; and are a viable way for businesses to address the health of their employees and their bottom lines

Improving Employee Health Improves Your Bottom-Line!
The Benefits To Your Business

Research has shown that a successful health and wellbeing program delivers:


  • Increased employee health & engagement

  • Decreased sick leave & absenteeism

  • Decrease in worker’s compensation

  • A saving of $5.81 for every $1 invested

  • Improved safety outcomes


At CVGA, we put the HEALTH back into Workplace Health and Safety – too often the importance of health is overlooked, whereas the two components are intricately connected and co-dependant to each other.


A healthier workforce will lead to a safer workplace, and a more engaged and productive workforce.


Are You Ready To Shine as a Pioneering, Innovative, Indispensible Leader who has enviable productivity & loyalty from company employees & an ever-expanding bottom line?

Our team offers experience from many different modalities including: -


  • Nutrition

  • Health Coaching

  • Exercise science

  • Athletic performance

  • Yoga

  • Motivational speaking

  • Wellness assessment

  • Functional movement

  • Injury prevention

  • Pain management


Our team has extensive experience in wellness, corporate management & the manufacturing sector.  Members of our team have run successful health and wellbeing programs at Cricket Australia, strength and conditioning training for the Melbourne Storm and the highly successful, integrated health and wellbeing program for Fairfax Printers - which won an award at the National Safety Awards 2014 for Best Health and Wellbeing Program.

CVGA Team Of Experts
Program Options
Tailored Programs

We believe in a personal touch; taking time to get to know the participants so as to encourage and motivate more effectively.


Our workshops and learning programs are designed to be interactive and fun, to create a safe and engaging learning environment.


Our programs are tailored specifically to meet your needs and budget. We take the time to get to know your business to create a unique program for you.

  • Comprehensive Wellness Assessments

  • 1 hour small group workshops

  • Large group presentations

  • Functional Movement Workshops

  • Individual Nutrition Consultations

  • Lunch and Learn Workshops

  • Practical hands-on demonstrations

  • Challenge Programs

  • Yoga

  • Massage

  • Health Coaching

  • Ergonomic Assessments

  • Exercise programs

  • Weight Loss Programs

  • Executive Programs

Government Report 2015

An Australian Government report into the business benefits of investing in worker health and wellbeing finds compelling evidence of real health-related benefits. Some of the positive changes cited include:-

  • Interventions utilising a systems or comprehensive approach are effective in preventing and controlling job stress at an organisational level.

  • Interventions targeting physical activity are effective in preventing musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back pain.

  • Strong evidence that smoking cessation interventions directed towards individual smokers increase the likelihood smokers will quit.

  • Measures addressing organisational culture are effective in improving musculoskeletal health.


The report also found evidence that unhealthy workers are less productive at work, with the healthiest workers being up to 3 times as productive as their unhealthier colleagues.

CVGA is passionate about changing the health, wellbeing and productivity of Australian workforces and businesses.


Industry experts Karena Tonkin and Alison Wright lead our highly skilled team experienced in delivering key nutritional, lifestyle and fitness messages to a wide variety of audiences. We also provide content focusing on functional movement, pain management and body-brain integration.


Our people are responsible for developing and delivering an award-winning program for Fairfax Printers – Melbourne.


CVGA offers an active, fully integrated wellness program designed to engage your employees on their personal pathway to better health; thus promoting fully-engaged effective contributors to your business.

“Choose the level you want to play at!”


Highly successful companies need superior productivity from their employees!


“Be a leader in your field and optimise your team, business and bottom line today!”



Merge Health  

A: 199 Elgar Road, Surrey Hills 3127

P: 03 9889 8008
Tuesday 2.00pm - 7.00pm,  Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Vida Lifestyles

A: 22s Abbott Street, Sandringham 3191

P: 03 9598 7811

Mon 3-7pm, Wed 8-11am, Sat 8-12pm


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