Get your gym buddies together and be part of the push for better mental health.

Come together for a cause

Sign your gym crew up for Australia's largest mental health and fitness event.  

The Push-Up Challenge is a unique and fun way for gyms of all sizes to encourage better mental health and wellbeing through connection, physical activity and education.

You know that prioritising your physical health is important, and we believe that focusing on mental health and wellness is just as critical. Joining The Push-Up Challenge will be one of the best things you can do this year.

"Research has shown exercise to be as effective as an antidepressant for mild-to-moderate depression."

Next steps

1. Register your gym's interest below and we’ll email you all the info you need. 
2. Ensure your gym buddies have downloaded the Push for Better app.
3. Start pushing on 1 June 2023!

Gym expression of interest

The challenge

You and your gym crew will be challenged to complete 3,144 push-ups over 23 days in June as we put a spotlight on the number of lives lost to suicide in 2021.

We know - that's a lot of push-ups. But don't sweat, any exercise goes, plus you can aim for half of the push-up target instead.

Why get on board


Free to sign up
It doesn't cost anything to join us in the push for better mental health.


Build better connections
Connect with your crew and work towards one epic goal together.


Foster a positive environment where people encourage each other
Support your gym buddies and throw in some banter for good measure to get your crew moving.

Fundraise for mental health
Opt to raise money for mental health services and providers.

Give your gym something new and fun to be part of
Break up the daily routine and give your gym a boost.

Learn about mental health together
Get clued up about mental health and how to support yourself and others.

Our challenge's impact on mental health

We surveyed hundreds of 2022 participants, and here’s what they told us about how they felt after the challenge...


99% Felt fitter and stronger


97% Learnt about mental health


96% Felt it made seeking help easier

Hannah's story

“The Push-up Challenge has given me such a positive way to focus my grief and is now something I look forward to doing every year. I am extremely grateful for what the challenge has done for me and my family, and I can’t wait to smash it out of the park in 2023. I plan to do this challenge every year until I can’t physically do it anymore. And even if it just saves one person, then it will be worth it.”

Hannah, 2021 & 2022 participant