Fitness Australia’s Industry council serves to advise the board and executive on a range of industry issues and developing trends. The councils are mobilised at different times to ensure the board and executive are exposed to a wider range of perspectives towards the development of the organisations’ strategic objectives and initiatives. The councils play a critical role in strengthening the organisation’s governance and management functions and enables the association to adapt more quickly to a changing environment.
His and Her Time
Anna thrives on working in the fitness industry and is committed to making Australia a healthier country. She has run 17 marathons around the world and encourages her clients to DREAM BIG. Anna loves working with people and is extremely creative and passionate about creating professional marketing campaigns, which make a lasting impact.
Anna initiated and registered His and Her Time, Group Outdoor Fitness as a business entity, which has from its inception become an institution for many in the Holdfast Bay Council Area. His and Her Time, Group Outdoor Fitness, began as an incidental business in 2005, when she decided to forgo full time employment to enable her to remain home with her children. It was initially set up as a hobby-business with the intention of earning some spending. However, the business took off and within two weeks it showed the hallmarks of a successful small business. Anna has worked tirelessly over the past ten years to ensure the brand of His and Her Time, Group Outdoor Fitness is positioned appropriately in the community by constantly updating the brand and image. His and Her Time provides fitness and health services to the community. Currently it has three arms to its business: Fitness Coaching, Health & Wellness Coaching and Travelling Adventures. His and Her Time Group Outdoor Fitness encourages people of all ages and sizes to move, have fun and enjoy living a healthy life.
Over the last 12 years Anna has worked with hundreds of people, encouraging and enabling many to adopt a healthier lifestyle. She has implemented multiple marketing campaigns, events and raised over $500,000 for charities throughout Adelaide (Asthma Foundation; Cancer Council; Jodie Lee Foundation; Malawai School, South Africa). Prior to registering His and Her Time, Group Outdoor Fitness, Anna was an independent contractor and marketing event consultant.
Prior to working in the Fitness Industry Anna completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Management majoring in marketing and prior to this a Bachelor of Theatre majoring in Psychology.
Peter is the Owner/founder of ManageHealth, a niche preventative health business supporting corporate organisations and individuals to take a more proactive approach to their preventative health. He was the Executive Officer of the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS) for 15 years, 1998-2013.
Peter is currently contracted to the Regional Academies of Sport (RASi) to develop a statewide athlete lifeskills education program and acts as an adviser to the RASi network regarding policy, commercial opportunities and best practices. Peter holds a Master’s Degree in International Sport Business and Management from Southern Cross University, a Certificate IV in Fitness and Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and is a Nationally Qualified Mental Health 1st Aid Instructor.
Peter has held positions on the regional education reference group and the community advisory board for the University department of Rural Health. Peter was the project manager and leader with the establishment of Northern Inland Sport Centre. This project entailed obtaining funding from the State Government to redesign and fit out a regional sports hub to accommodate a number of regional sporting bodies. Peter is currently a committee member on the NSW State Governments Tamworth Electorate small community grants scheme and a member on the Federal Governments New England Electorate community grants committee.
Steve spent over 8 years in the Australian Army and has been involved in physical activity and training for over 20 years. He has been involved in many gyms across Australia and has always promoted health and fitness and looking after yourself. Steve also spends time out on the trails around Adelaide and has competed in Ultra Marathons across Australia for the past 4 years now including The North Face 100km, Heysen 105km and Yurrebilla Ultra marathon 56km.
Calvin has a keen interest in developing a sustainable work environment for new fitness graduates. His area of interest is focused on combining psychology with exercise. He is enrolled in an Honours level degree in Psychology at Victoria University, with a focus on health promotion.
Calvin's involvement in research includes exercise adherence and exercise as an intervention in mental health. His previous management and education experience includes auditing and process management from the transport and social work industries. In terms of fitness industry experience, he has focused on developing science based group fitness classes to increase community recreation involvement. Calvin hopes to bring in new initiatives with a purpose of creating long-term employment opportunities within the industry. Additionally, generating promotion in cross-allied health industries collaboration will also be an area where Calvin hopes to achieve success moving forward.
Studio 99 Fitness
Matt has been in the fitness industry for nearly 12 years now and has been an active member of a gym in one form or another since he was 15 years old, with a big passion for many sports
For the past 5 years, he has been the Director of Studio 99 Fitness and has taken it from a small boutique personal training studio to a large Fitness Centre in the heart of South Brisbane that focuses on group fitness, corporate training and private one on one personal training. Along with his business partner, he has grown Studio 99 Fitness and taken it from strength to strength, and he has learnt some valuable lessons during this 5 year journey.
Matt possesses a broad range of skills and interests and is always looking to learn and better himself in all areas of business, leadership and fitness.
Functional Training Institute
Dan started training in the Fitness industry in 2007. In 2008, he set up personal training studio ‘Coastal Bodies’ in Sydney. The studio has 7 trainers and is one of the top performing training premises in Sydney.
In 2009, Dan co-wrote his first accredited course. This was the ‘Fundamentals of Kettlebell Training’. This course has been taught to 1000’s of trainers worldwide and is the most popular course in Australia for personal trainers.
The last 3 years has seen Dan and his company produce 10 more accredited courses which are taught to trainers. His company is Australia’s leading ‘Functional Training’ education institution and employs 28 presenters in 8 different countries. In 2017, they delivered over 400 courses in 16 countries.
Dan has presented at Leading Fitness conferences including AFC, FILEX, IDEA WORLD (2017), QFIT, WAFIC & IFEX. In addition, he has had many articles published and will be releasing his first book in 2018.
Fitwomen & Fitmen
Edwina has over 20 years’ experience in the fitness industry. She ran her Fitwomen centre for 18 years, which grew to include personal training, boot camps, Spin, small group training, Pilates, yoga, acupuncture, massage and meditation. She expanded her brands to Fitmen, Fitmum and Adventurewomen and continued to diversify into outdoor adventures, corporate programs and public events.
Eddy has worked in several national franchises in national training, business development and operations roles, including brands such as Jetts and Fernwood Fitness. She has been the fitness expert for Women’s Health Bump magazine, Body and Soul magazine, Nature and Health magazine and she was NSW Fitness Professional of the year in 2010.
Eddy has spoken both nationally and internationally in London, USA and in Australia on health, stress management and the interconnection of body, mind and soul. Her women’s healing retreats are run in in QLDand NSW to educate and empower women.
She hosted her online radio “Health and Happiness Show” interviewing health experts such as Dr Ellen Langer and movie producer (Juice On) Joe Cross and currently she hosts her TV show “Stress Relief” on the BRiN App for business owners.
Eddy is an accredited mediator, specialising in franchise and small business disputes. She is currently working with Queensland state and local governments managing programs to get women and teenagers more active with her Fitmum, Fitwomen and Adventurewomen brands. Her Fitmum Accreditation Program educates personal trainers nationally on pregnancy and post-natal fitness for the body and mind.
Meredith is a recognised health and fitness industry professional with over 25 years’ experience across many diverse leadership and management operational roles. She is currently the Health and Fitness Coordinator at VenuesWest – WA’s leading provider of premier sport, recreation and entertainment venues. Meredith is passionate about promoting exercise for wellness and has presented many workshops and seminars to both corporate and community groups. She has also provided her expertise as a volunteer on numerous industry committees and Fitness Australia initiatives and as a panelist at state and international industry conferences.
Troy has been involved in the Fitness Industry for over 18 years in metropolitan, regional and international facilities. His experience includes Area and Regional Management roles with YMCA Victoria over the past ten years, some of these supporting large recreational facilities. Troy's experience extends both the community recreation and private sectors, after spending time with Virgin Active in the UK.
Troy's current role with YMCA Victoria is in a specialist function as Health and Wellness Product Manager. This position focuses on YMCA Victoria's State strategy, innovation, development and partnership management across their 34 operated Health and Wellness facilities and 60,000 members in Victoria.
Scott is not your average corporate lawyer. He is straight talking. He thinks outside of the box. He is always one step ahead of the pack.
Scott guides his clients through the maze of laws affecting commercial transactions. But he is more than just a lawyer. He is a trusted advisor.
Scott has been recognised as Australia’s leading lawyer to the fitness industry, and prides himself on providing practical solutions.
Scott is a business law expert, and has a wealth of experience helping his clients with:
- Business Sales / Purchases
- Co-Ownership Arrangements
- Structuring and Asset Protection
- Complex Contracts
- Business Succession
Ross has been in the fitness industry since late 2012, although has previously had a long history within a variety of sports, including participating, competing, coaching and serving on club/associations boards and committees. Alongside working as a personal trainer and conducting group fitness classes, Ross has worked as a sports and remedial massage therapist with a range of clients, ranging from asylum seekers, to corporate clients, to elite athletes and Olympians. He has recently added yoga teaching to his repertoire due to his interest in the interconnectivity between physical and mental health, which intensified after volunteering as a group fitness instructor for a large not-for-profit mental health organisation.
Prior to entering the fitness profession, Ross was a lawyer, with a major focus in health regulation and working as an environmental and international human rights lawyer. During this time, he was involved in the development and education of lawyers and human rights advocates around the world. His work saw him take on leadership roles in the UNESCO Intergenerational Human Rights Leadership Development Forum in the United States, as well as hold leadership positions over a period of five (5) years on Committees and Advisory Boards in the International Bar Association. Ross also acquired an extensive publication portfolio, and was continually recognised for his expertise and unique leadership style, with numerous industry and academic scholarships and stipends, both in Australia and from around the world.
Ross has an interest in serving the fitness industry, to help it to continue to achieve ongoing improvements in its structures, processes, as well as instil a greater sense of social consciousness into the business end of the industry.
Ross holds a variety of vocational and tertiary qualifications, including Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness, Diploma of Fitness, Diploma of Remedial Massage, Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Chinese), Master of Laws, Master of Comparative Laws and a Graduate Certificate in Work Health, Safety and Environment Management.