2014 Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge

In 2014, B.FIRM has joined forces with The Heart Foundation ACT and a group of high profile Canberra politicians, successful business owners and active networkers who took up the challenge to reduce their risk of heart disease.

The Canberra Celebrity Heart Challenge ran for 12-weeks from September until December and raised more than $53,000 for the life-saving work of Heart Foundation ACT, with Melissa Gelonese being crowned Canberra’s Biggest Heart by raising more than $9000 on her own!

The Challengers were able to access nutritional planning, to help maintain a healthy balanced diet, and training with Lee, to increase their physical activity. Challengers who took up the option of training with Lee joined in our Boot Camp sessions and many also worked one-on-one with Lee in Personal Training sessions during the challenge and have become regular clients of B.FIRM.

Here’s some of what they got up to!

2014 Canberra Celebrity Heart Challengers:

Maria E
Maria Efkarpidis
Rock Development Group
Melissa G
Melissa Gelonese
Entourage Productions
 Tim B
Tim Benson
B2B & Capital Magazine
 Andrew B
Andrew Barr MLA
Deputy Chief Minister
Amanda W
Amanda Whitley
Kevin P
Kevin Phelan
The Good Guys
 David P
David Pembroke
Content Group
 Dan S
Dan Stewart
Land Development
NIck K
Prof. Nicholas Klomp
University of Canberra
Theo D
Theo Dimarhos
Savills Australia
Eoghan O
Eoghan O’Byrne
Canberra FM

About heart disease:

  • Heart disease accounts for four deaths a week in the ACT.
  • More than one in three people in the ACT are overweight.
  • Close to a quarter of the ACT population aged 15 and over do very little or no exercise at all. This is well below the national average of 36%.