Movement With a Purpose (MWAP):
CFIH’s new supportive and safe exercise hub

What is Movement With a Purpose (MWAP)?

MWAP is the new overarching banner of a variety of classes, courses and individual movement sessions by CFIH.
MWAP is designed to help create and maintain a healthy relationship with exercise which supports, and not damages, well-being.

MWAP courses, classes and individual sessions adopt a part-therapeutic- and part movement-based approach toward exercise, aimed at helping participants identify, challenge and alter their unique beliefs and behaviours around exercise.

A key component of MWAP is to foster a safe, fun and accepting movement community, inspired by one of CFIH’s core values: “We are all in this together”.

CFIH’s Accredited Exercise Physiologist and MWAP facilitator, Alanah Dobinson, believes, “Every body is different and has the ability to flourish. Too often, our minds and bodies are in battle in this area, and neither end up winning - it doesn’t have to be this way.”

Types of courses, classes and consults offered

Getting Started
A popular adjunct to the 10-week course, these regular weekday afternoon classes provide a low-intensity, fun and supportive space to exercise for participants who have an avoidant and negative relationship with movement. These classes help remind participants who may feel alone in their negative exercise thoughts and behaviours that they are not alone; they are supported and valued.

More info / Book your place here

10-Week Movement Support Course
This course adopts a part-therapeutic- and part-low intensity movement-based approach toward exercise, aimed at helping participants with avoidance toward movement identify, challenge and alter their unique beliefs and behaviours around exercise in a supportive and fun environment.

More info / Book your place here

Still to come

  • Moving Forward (beginning July 2018): Regular group movement classes for people who have developed a healthy relationship with movement.
  • 10-Week Recovery Movement Course and Recovery Movement Classes (beginning October 2018): These sessions are currently being designed for people with Anorexia Nervosa (AN), Bulimia Nervosa (BN) or Avoidant Restrictive Food-Intake Disorder (ARFID).

    Sessions will be based upon the new clinical exercise guidelines for eating disorders, Safe Exercise at Every Stage (SEES), which will be released in August 2018. SEES will be comprised of two meta-analyses on the current movement guidelines for individuals with eating disorders and medical parameters of exercising with an eating disorder.

    This information will then be combined with a world-wide expert panel’s input, to create the new clinical exercise guidelines within this field. Sessions will be part-therapeutic- and part-low intensity movement-based.

Coming in 2019:

  • Athlete-specific classes
  • Pregnancy and Mums & Bubs classes
  • Healthy Ageing classes


  • Classes: $30 or less (45 mins)
    (private health rebates may further decrease this amount)
  • Courses: $50 per week (90 mins)
    (private health rebates may decrease this amount)
  • 1:1 Consults: $87.05 per 50-minute session
    (assuming the application of a Medicare Chronic Disease Management Plan)

To become a part of the new MWAP community, and to develop a healthy and sustained relationship with movement, call CFIH on (07) 3161 0845, or

Book your free 15-minute phone consult here