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    Small businesses inspiring Australians to keep active through Live Better at Home

    Hip Hop Yoga Brunswick

    Medibank is throwing its support behind small businesses in the health and wellbeing space with its Live Better at Home Champions program.

    Chief Customer Officer David Koczkar said small businesses are the cornerstone of our local communities and Medibank wants to do its part to help them thrive.

    “We’re proud to be able to support small businesses across the country by not only sharing their content to our 3.7 million customers but also by showcasing them on our online health hub.”

    “The Live Better at Home program was created to provide Australians with free workouts, healthy eating tips and mindfulness which they can do in the comfort of their own home. The video content has had more than 170,000 views in 10 weeks,” Mr Koczkar said.

    Medibank’s first Live Better at Home champion is Melbourne-based small business Hip Hop Yoga Brunswick.

    Owner Victoria Alessi moved her classes online in response to COVID-19 restrictions and said Live Better at Home has helped to widen her reach, with more than 5,600 views of her content across Medibank’s social channels in the first two weeks.

    “I’ve received so many messages of support from my local community who are seeing the business shared across Medibank’s channels. We’re excited to be sharing our business with a new audience and welcoming new clients to the program,” Ms Alessi said.

    Byron Bay based Move & Make is Medibank’s second Live Better at Home champion, the business combines yoga with arts and craft for kids.

    Owner Sarah Blangiardo said her program has continued online and has helped some children with anxiety they’ve felt from COVID-19.

    “Kids consume everything around them and with the stress of home schooling and being away from friends, it was great to be able to continue delivering my program. Moving online also meant I was able to reach more people across the country and help kids learn these mindful practices,” said Ms Blangiardo.

    For the latest Live Better at Home activities, follow Medibank on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube or head to www.medibank.com.au/livebetterathome/. You can also join us at 8.30am every weekday until June 26 for a guided live meditation.

    About Live Better For tips and tools to help you eat, move and feel better, Medibank has created Live Better to support the health and wellbeing of all Australians. Live Better includes an online health hub, Medibank supported free, active and social activities and the new Live Better rewards app. With Live Better rewards, eligible Medibank customers with hospital or extras cover can track their Live Better at Home actions and earn rewards for looking after their health. Find out more at www.medibank.com.au/livebetter/rewards.

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