Moira Axtens is well known for her formidable physical fitness and prowess. In 2006, she won a gold medal at the World Masters Games in Melbourne in the 50+ women’s tennis doubles – when she and her partner were over 60.
But it’s Moira’s volunteer work to improve the health and fitness of older people in her community that really sets her apart and makes a positive difference to the lives of others.
Originally from Scotland, Moira trained as a physical education teacher, and later migrated to Australia to take up a lecturing position at Victoria College, Burwood. For many years, she has put her skills to good use taking exercise classes and training fitness class leaders through the Manningham U3A (University of the Third Age).
Moira also volunteers at Epworth Hospital and is an active member of Probus where she has run a weekly exercise class for 23 years. Her energy and passion have ensured that exercise and resistance training programs are now helping older people in her community to maintain healthy bodies and minds, and live active lives.
Moira Axtens is an inspirational role model, and an excellent ambassador for the benefits of fitness and strength training for older people.