09 May Fitness and wellbeing business of the year
Melbourne-based health tech recognised as Australia’s top fitness and wellbeing organisation
SiSU Wellness, established by leading sports physiologist Dr Noel Duncan, has been awarded Fitness & Wellbeing Business of the Year at the industry-leading Optus My Business Awards, cementing the company’s reputation as one of Australia’s top health tech organisations.
SiSU Wellness was presented the accolade at the Optus My Business Awards ceremony in Sydney on Friday (9th), fighting off strong competition. It follows a hugely successful year which saw the company experience rapid growth, with its flagship product, the SiSU Health Station, now available across 370 sites in Australia and the UK.
Dr Noel Duncan, former Head of Fitness & Nutrition for Collingwood and Richmond Football Clubs and the founder of SiSU Wellness, cites the company’s success as a result of driving retail and corporate partnerships which allow the final product to be user-centric: “We understood very early on that accessibility is a huge driver in user engagement, and that providing the SiSU Health Stations free of charge would help us reach the greatest audience possible. This hypothesis has rung true. When we submitted our initial response to the Optus My Business Awards in August, we had conducted 1.9m Health Checks. By the end of the year, it will have surpassed 2.5m.”
“The reason why we have been able to successfully reach so many Australians is our unique business model which centres on close partnerships with retailer, corporates and not-for-profits joined by the common goal of improving the health of Australia. Together, we have been able to deliver something extraordinary.”
Since it was founded in 2013, SiSU Wellness has played an instrumental role in supporting Australians to transform their health and fitness through its expansive partnership with Priceline. Their SiSU Health Stations are available in 230 Priceline Pharmacies across Australia. SiSU Health Station champion, Catherine, attributes her impressive 21kg weight loss to the SiSU Health Station located in her local Priceline in Sydney.
“I started my SiSU journey last February. I’ve had lots of ups and downs, I come into Priceline almost every week to weigh myself and make sure I’m on track, I have lost a total of 21kgs and still going,” said Catherine.
The benefits realised by SiSU Wellness products are not limited to individuals. Major organisations across Australia have observed huge health and commercial benefits from installing SiSU Health Stations in the workplace, including energy operator Jemena. Jemena recorded an 11% reduced health risk-per-person after just six months, equating to a saving $490 per person in lost productivity.
“Having spent much of my career dedicated to monitoring the health of Australia’s top athletes, I wanted to find a way to take the principles of using data to manage health and wellbeing out to Australia at large. I am thrilled that SiSU Wellness has been recognised for its efforts and we are excited for what the future holds. Our ambition is to have a SiSU Health Station within 5km of everyone in Australia, so no matter who you are, you can check in on your stats quickly and easily.”
In addition, SiSU Wellness was also recognised as a finalist for Sustainability Program of the Year, a rare double finalist nomination for the organisation.
Located in pharmacies, hospitals, supermarkets and workplaces in Australia and the UK, SiSU Health Stations enable users to quickly and accurately check their body weight, heart age, BMI, blood pressure and other biometric measurements – at no cost.
“Our SiSU Health Stations enable users to get an accurate perception of their biometric measurements, free from embarrassment and without the temptation to rose-tint their statistics through self-reported data, which other machines and online platforms in this field often promote.
“SiSU Wellness is working to support Australians to measure, track and improve their health through collecting accurate, trackable data and applying clinically approved strategies to address any health risks. Our business intelligence has delivered actionable insights from robust machine-generated data globally. This, in turn, will help to reduce the significant burden that chronic lifestyle diseases have upon on our health system.”
Published 12 November 2018.