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All classes for 2024 have commenced.

Prime Movers do not break for school holidays during the year.


Annual membership fee $20.00

Class fee $5.00 

Visitors $6.00

Pre Paid Voucher of 11 classes for $50.00

Please wear comfortable clothing and lace up sport shoes and bring a bottle of water.

For information on locations of classes in your area please go to the Tab - TIMETABLES.



Happy New Year to you all.  Welcome to another year of exercise and friendship. We hope you have all had a safe and relaxing break and are ready to make 2024 the best it can be. Let’s resolve to stay healthy, appreciate family, cherish old friends and make lots of new ones!

Covid continues to be a reality for the community and we must all learn to live with it. Please remember to take sensible precautions to protect yourself and others. Use the hand sanitizer that is provided by the instructors and stay away from classes if unwell.

We welcomed two new instructors in 2023 – Fiona Hurstwaite and Zenda Johnson. Fiona and Zenda are running very successful classes at Mundaring and Mosman Park respectively. It’s great to have them on board.

It was with great sadness that we marked the passing of Prim Calver at the end of 2023. Prim was a much–loved instructor for over 30 years and had planned to retire at the end of the year. Sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

Unfortunately, Margaret Harper had a very nasty fall at the end of 2023, and, though she is making progress, it is not yet clear when she will be well enough to return to classes. In order to allow Margaret plenty of time to make a full recovery, the committee has made the difficult decision to temporarily cancel Margaret’s classes – Mirrabooka on Mondays, and Craigie on Wednesdays. These classes will not reopen on January 29th and 31st but will reopen as soon as Margaret is fully fit. There are other classes at each of these venues, as well as in nearby suburbs, so we hope that members will continue to enjoy Prime Movers in Margaret’s absence. We will let everyone know when Margaret’s classes are starting via the website and word of mouth.

Our instructors always go above and beyond what we should expect from them to try to keep classes running smoothly, but there is a limit to what they can do. Members all know how they feel if they participate in more than one class a week – imagine how draining it must be, instructing 3 or even 4 classes a week! We are extremely grateful to our instructors for their commitment, but it is not sustainable in the longer term. Consequently, there is a distinct possibility that we may need to close classes, either temporarily or permanently, during 2024. We regret having to do this, but it may become necessary this year when instructors take well-deserved holidays or get sick. We desperately need more instructors to avoid this situation. PLEASE speak to your instructor and give some thought to undertaking the training. You will be welcomed with open arms by the committee and class members throughout the metropolitan region!

We will always try to give as much notice as possible if a class is cancelled, but occasionally, if an instructor is sick and no relief is available, it may be cancelled at the last minute. Hopefully you will understand that if this happens, it was unavoidable.

Please continue to check the Prime Movers web page where notices will be posted about class changes when possible –

Don’t forget the pre-paid class vouchers. It costs $50 for 10 classes and your eleventh class is free! It can be used at any Prime Movers class, but remember – it will not be replaced if you lose it, so treat it like cash! As well as saving money, it’s a great help to you as you don’t have to remember / find cash for each class and it’s a great help to the hostesses and instructors. You may not be aware, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to deposit cash these days, so the less we have to do it, the easier life is. (I know – banks have one job! But apparently collecting cash is no longer part of that!)

Our AGM will be held on April 13th, so please make a note on your calendar so that you can be there to have input into the running of Prime Movers. Our current Secretary, Dianne Smith will not be re-nominating for the position at the AGM so if you have the skills required, here is your chance to put them to good use. Several positions on the general committee will also end their 2 year term, so please give some consideration to nominating to join the committee. Nominations for all positions must be received by the Secretary by Thursday, March 28th 2024.

The safety of our members remains very important to the Committee. In 2023 we ran First Aid Refresher sessions for instructors and hostesses to ensure that they can confidently handle incidents that might occur during classes. This is particularly important at venues that do not have on-site staff.

Please have your emergency contact details on the back of your name badge and your membership card just in case!! 

Remember to wear sneakers or trainers to class. Wearing lace-ups ensures that your feet stay firmly in your shoes, even if someone accidently steps on the back of your shoe and the soles will minimise the risk of slipping at most of our venues.

Have water with you so that you can stay hydrated, especially in the warmer months.

Always just do what you can during classes. It’s good to push yourself a little but listen to your body and take a break if necessary. Just keep moving and laughing – you’ll feel the benefit.

Prime Movers shirts are available from instructors. They cost $25 and instructors carry a limited supply but can easily order more.

When Annie Budarick and the Morley classes put out a call for donations to help abused and homeless women and children in our community, they had no idea what the response by our members would be. It’s fair to say that it was beyond all expectations. Thank you to everyone who made a donation. Cash of over $1100, and donated goods in over 1000 shopping bags, more than 150 handbags and tote bags, and more than 50 children’s activity bags were delivered to seven grateful charities on your behalf. Your generosity made a real difference for women and children who are struggling at the moment. Thanks to member Tricia Haase who had the idea and Annie for making it happen (and Annie’s husband for allowing his home to become a warehouse for several weeks!)

Prime Movers also made donations to the Lord Mayor’s Appeal ($1000) in January for flood relief and the Harry Perkins Research Institute ($2000) in October in support of Nina Morawski’s MACA Charity Bike Ride.

It’s gratifying to know that the members of Prime Movers are able to contribute so positively to the community we live in.

All being well, classes will run throughout 2024, except on Public Holidays. Our last class for the year is on December 6th 2024. It’ll be here before we know it!

Have a wonderful year everyone.

Thank you for your continued loyal support.

Look after yourselves and each other and stay safe.