making active fun











Our experienced coaches facilitate engaging run coaching programs for kids and adults.  we can help you improve your running, Have fun and achieve your run goals.


contact us to find out how. 

Active Kids & Adults

Active Kids

Developing a love of being active at an early age is so important. With screen time increasing, we are seeing significant health issues with over 25% of Australian children today classified as overweight or obese.  The key is to make being active FUN and ACHIEVABLE for all kids (not just the sporty ones)


Active Adults

Many adults we speak to really want (and need) to exercise more but don't know where to start or how to motivate themselves. Our regular 6 Week Run Challenges are a great way to work towards a running goal in a supportive small group environment. Our coaches get such a buzz seeing people become regular confident runners following a 'Run Challenge'.

Check out our active programs for kids and adults below.


Adult Run Challenges

melbourne Marathon Festival: 6-WEEK spring run CHALLENGE

Achieve a 5.7km or 10km running goal. Develop your running in a supportive motivational environment - includes 2 sessions per week from an accredited run coach. Contact Jim on 0450 379 810 if you have any queries.

  • When: 4 September - 15 October, 2017
  • Where: Mordialloc and Mentone locations
  • Goal event: Melbourne Marathon Festival - 15 October 2017
  • Challenge Cost: $175 (5.7km), $190 (10km) + Event entry fee

Kids Running Programs

Kids Run4FUN: intro to run skills (5-12 years)

This popular session is all about fun, using games and team activities to develop running skills and improve technique. This is a great session to engage kids and keep them fit and active!

  • When: Tuesdays weekly - 3.45pm-4.30pm
  • Where: George Woods Reserve, Mordialloc
  • Cost: $90 for Term 4 or $10 casual rate per session

KIDS RUN SQUAD (8-15 years)

For the kids that love running - this program provides coaching in agility, speed, technique and endurance at a level appropriate for their age and in a supportive group environment. Our experienced coaches make sessions fun and encourage kids to work towards an achievable running goal.

  • When: Mondays weekly - 3.45pm-4.30pm
  • Where: George Woods Reserve, Mordialloc
  • Cost: $90 for Term 4 or $10 casual rate per session

Individual Run Coaching


From 1km - 100km, our run coach Jim Poussard has planned, trained for and successfully completed 100's of running events. 

Jim has coached kids and adults from beginners to state level athletes and can help you with:

  • Development of correct running technique
  • Tailored training plans for specific run goals 
  • Motivational strategies to get you to the finish line

To discuss how Jim can help you, contact him on ph. 0450 379 810 or email to coachjim@activegoals.com.au

Run4Fun kids practice their relay running
Our Saturday session kids on their long run
Shane working hard with coach Jim

School Programs

Active goal-setting seminar at Star of the Sea College


Our Active Goal-Setting seminars can be delivered to primary or secondary school children as well as school sports teams. We discuss the SMART goals methodology as a way to help school kids achieve their sporting goals.

Using funny and engaging stories, our seminars provide practical tools for school kids to achieve active goals. All participants receive a goal-setting worksheet that they can use to help them work towards an active goal.

Cross-Country coaching (PRIMARY & secondary)

Kids ready to go at District X-Country

Kids ready to go at District X-Country

Active Goals Australia offers coaching for school cross country teams in the lead up to school, district, division or higher level competitions. Our experienced coaches have trained X-C students to state level and we aim to balance outcomes with enjoyment. Contact us for more information.

In-School run clinics (Primary School)

Want to present a PE session that's a little different? Active Goals Australia can come to your school and deliver professional and engaging run clinics to primary school students.

  • 30-60 minute sessions
  • Covering running technique, breathing, stretching, goal-setting and race strategy. 
  • Activities tailored to the age of the group
  • We make sessions fun through games and relays

Contact us for more information or to book a session.

Programs @ Preschool

Our fantastic Active Kinder Kids program builds foundation run-jump-throw skills as well as fair play and confidence.  


Active Goals Australia can partner with your kinder to deliver weekly term-based sports programs for children aged 3-5.

  • Professional accredited coach
  • Supporting the Early Years Learning Framework
  • Hassle-free - we provide all the equipment and come to you
  • Great value and flexible term-based fee structures available

To help you decide if Active Kinder Kids is right for you, we would love to come along and run a session at your centre for FREE. For all the details, view our Active Kinder Kids information brochure and give us a call to discuss your requirements.

View our Kindergarten Brochure

About Us

Located in Mordialloc Victoria, Active Goals Australia is a small business passionate about getting adults and kids active for life.  We do this through our engagement with schools, kindergartens, businesses, community groups and individuals.

Our services include:

  • Run coaching for groups and individuals
  • Weekly Kids run coaching sessions
  • Adult 6-Week Run Challenges
  • School running clinics and Cross-Country training
  • Active Goal-Setting seminars
  • Preschool active programs
  • School Holiday Programs

All our services aim to build a love of being active by making sessions fun, positive and engaging. Our coaching staff are experienced Athletics Australia-accredited coaches who have significant experience engaging with both children and adults.


Jim Poussard is Active Goals Australia's head coach and facilitator.

Jim teaches athletics and running skills to over 500 school children each term in his role as a Level 2 Accredited Coach with Athletics Australia. Jim is well regarded by parents and teachers alike for his professionalism and ability to engage with children.

Jim loves to keep active. He has completed over 35 marathons and is coach of the Mordialloc Social Running Club.  Jim has 3 children in primary school and loves to eat chocolate (in moderation).

Coach Jim running a clinic with primary school kids

What people are saying about us...

Jim held a fantastic running seminar for our cross country and athletics students. The students were engaged in the discussions and learn’t how to set SMART running goals. We will definitely be asking Jim back.
— Lauren Munday, Head of Sport, Star of the Sea College
Jim is reliable and professional. He engaged well with the kids at clinics he ran at our school. I would highly recommend Jim as he was very easy to work with for my fellow staff and I.
— Brett Herskope, Sports Coordinator, Huntingdale Primary School
Jim is a very friendly and supportive coach who helped me to run my first marathon. It was an amazing experience and I am looking forward to the next one!
— Emma Morgan, Parkdale mum
Jim’s experience & encouragement helped me run a 5km fun run and now I love running and am working towards my next running goal
— Sharon, Run Challenge participant
I am so happy that I stuck to my runs even though in the beginning I was slow and had to stop on many occasions. I feel empowered every step of the way. Thank you Jim for your support!
— Monique, Run Challenge participant


At Active Goals Australia, we strive to develop in adults and children a love of physical activity. Too often we see people made to play a sport, run laps of an oval or train for a fun run in ways that are not motivating or enjoyable. We use goal-setting and positive engagement to make ACTIVE fun.

We believe that an important starting point is to ask the questions, what are your active goals and why is being active important?  For school age kids and adults, this can provide a key ingredient to motivate them and make a plan to achieve an active goal. That's why our school and adult programs include this discussion on goals. For kindergarten children, goals may be as simple as learning a skill or demonstrating fair play and of course having fun!

When we talk about goals, we refer to the concept of SMART Goals; Specific - Measurable - Achievable - Relevant - Time-based. At our school presentations and adult coaching sessions we ask participants to think through their active goals using a SMART Goals worksheet. From our work with many people over the years and our own experiences, we know that this can be a powerful tool to identify, motivate and support people to reach their active goals.

Want to get active or know more?  Get moving and contact us via any of the methods below

Call: 0450 379 810 

Email: info@activegoals.com.au

Facebook: facebook.com/activegoalsaustralia