Suncoast Fitness Health Club is an important member of the Sunshine Coast business, sporting and health communities and is committed to helping the Sunshine Coast local community.Fiji Project
||Suncoast Fitness owner, Mark Stitt, is a well-known identity on the Sunshine Coast.
Mark has been involved in local sports through the Surf and Rugby Clubs on the Coast for most of his life.
No newcomer to the needs of good health and fitness, it was no surprise when Mark opened the highly successful Suncoast Fitness Centre over 15 years ago in Maroochydore. Since its inception Suncoast Fitness has become the region's best known health club and the new premises on Wises Road makes Suncoast Fitness the most prestigious health club on the Sunshine Coast.
Suncoast Fitness continually supports a range of local projects. Please see our list of current projects below.
If you have not yet visited our new centre, Mark extends a personal invitation for you to look around our Suncoast Fitness centre.
Mark holidays regularly with his family in Fiji and became
concerned that, over 2010 and 2011, the water infrastructure for many of
Fiji's villages was damaged or destroyed because the islands suffered
from catastrophic flooding. While holiday makers recline in luxury
resorts in comfort, few would realise that the average Fijian accesses
their drinking water from bores or from rivers and creeks.
Mark had a vision that even he and his family could assist in the
global clean drinking water crisis, so he organised a fundraiser and
through LifeStraw Australia and LifeStraws and LifeStraw Family units were
sent to Fiji for delivery. lifeStraws can be seen on the Suncoast fitness front counter. Visit LifeStraw Australia Here
All it takes is one person to have a vision, and lives can be saved, even on a family holiday. To be a part of this and other humanitarian projects with the Suncoast Fitness team, please chat with Mark. More efforts will be made in 2013.
Please note the fabulous results in his report and slideshow below
Read Mark's Report
Just got back from an amazing day with the Nadi Rotary
representatives. We visited 2 schools and 1 village, the village was very large
and comprised of over 100 families and where spread out over a sparse area.
The Village "Mulo Mulo” has only
bore water and water
from rivers and creeks, they store there water in tanks and have to boil
the water before using it to drink. This is a process that takes up much
They were truly amazed with the Lifestraw product and we distributed 20
to the most needy. The local Mulo Mulo primary school was amazing and
has their drinking water delivered by truck every 2 to 3 weeks, problem
trucks are often late and they often have to send all the students home
have no water for them to drink. When we arrived today they were
closing the school for the day and as the fresh water supply for the
critical. We issued LifeStraws to every classroom and the children will
the clean drinking water from the devices every day.
The Nawaka Primary School we visited has running clean town
water, but this school is in the most prone-flood affected area in Fiji and due
to having a second story, they are the emergency location for all families and
villages in the area when, not if, flood arrives again. Last flood they had no
clean water for 3 weeks. The emergency services representative for the area met
us here and took delivery of LifeStraws and LifeStraw Families to have for the next emergency.
All of these schools and villages will be e-mailing updates on
the use of the devices and their benefit. I really feel something special was
We will be going out again this weekend to more remote areas
I have met a movie producer here at the resort who has done
many documentaries, he and his family attended today and he filmed a lot of the
day, he is making us a short doco of this project he is so impressed with what we are doing.
Special thanks to Krupesh Patel President of the Rotary Club of Nadi, and
Sanjet Patel and Kevi Reddy for their assistance today.