Australian Fitness Industry News
There’s a lot to stay on top of and let’s face it, the news is usually downright depressing. Here, we’ll gather up our latest industry-specific articles to keep you abreast of some of the latest happenings in the Aussie fitness industry. If you’re keen to have our latest articles delivered straight to your inbox, consider subscribing to our free weekly newsfeed or our monthly e-newsletter. Otherwise, browse around – we hope you’ll find what you’re looking for.
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PJ van Gyen realised there was a need for a platform that connected fitness trainers and potential clients when he felt the disconnect from both sides of the equation. As a client, eager to expand on his training, he found it hard to connect with someone who had the right expertise. Then, as a trainer,
Australia’s peak body for exercise and active lifestyles, AUSactive, and AusFitness Expo, the county’s largest fitness and wellness event, have announced a two-year enhanced partnership, building on their previous collaboration. The Sydney expo will align with the fitness industry’s night of nights, the AUSactive Gala Awards and Senior Management Summit, along with a number of
The dynamic duo, Alisha Smith and Deb Goldberg, along with their team at Fuel Summit are excited to announce that it is expanding to become a global event, with a two-day experience scheduled for Auckland, New Zealand in 2024. The highly anticipated Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit New Zealand is the next step forward from
A recent publication in the Scientific Journal of Sport and Performance highlights the transformative impact of digital weight on enhancing athletic performance. This could be because of the ability to utilise AI to train eccentrically, which is difficult to do without the help of another person. How is Emerging Tech Enhancing the Benefits of Eccentric
Brendan James and Matt Gordin are brothers-in-law and close friends, who have secured the master franchising rights to Rumble Boxing in Australia under their brand, Boutique Fitness Studios. The duo also have exclusive rights to Club Pilates, CycleBar, and StretchLab, all of which are extremely popular US brands that fall under the Xponential Fitness banner.
In the next evolution of the world’s most popular VR fitness app, Les Mills BODYCOMBAT XR brings Mixed Reality experiences into the mix – a feature that merges virtual reality with the user’s actual reality. Paired with the META Quest 3 VR headset, the new app offers a virtual training space like no other, fusing
Reflecting on his own experience of travel that led to the creation of one of Australia’s leading fitness franchises, KX Pilates founder Aaron Smith has partnered with KX Pilates to offer an Entrepreneur Travel Grant of $20,000. The grant coincides with the launch of Aaron’s new book, Define Yourself, which looks at his own journey
With Gen Z and Millennials accounting for around 80% of the total fitness market, clubs have no choice, but to sit up and pay attention to what it is they want. As strength-based workouts continue to soar in popularity for this demographic, gym operators are asking how they can lure them from the gym floor
Article updated November 2023. Les Mills Asia Pacific celebrated the 100th release of the hugely popular RPM cycling program with a sell-out event in Sydney this month. The milestone was a testament to 25 years of fresh, engaging workouts with a cult-like following of indoor cycling enthusiasts. What is Les Mills RPM? RPM is a
Get ready, Sydney, because next month is the FitHer Expo – the biggest and only consumer-focused expo for women in Australia! What’s New in Fitness had the opportunity to meet with Emma Price, the brainchild of the event, and get the goss on what we can expect at FitHer 2023. Growing up in Tasmania, Emma
There were winners announced across more than 30 categories at the 2023 AUSactive National Awards, held in Melbourne last week. The sold-out gala event highlighted talent from across the country, and marked the biggest annual awards program for the Australian health and wellbeing industry in recent years. What is the AUSactive National Awards Program? Formerly
When Fiona McKenzie was struggling to find a good way to stream her dance fitness classes during the pandemic, she decided to take matters into her own hands. With a background in IT and a web developer for a husband, Fiona set about creating her own streaming platform, designed specifically for fitness professionals. This “little
Amid the technological upgrades of pretty much every other piece of exercise equipment, there’s been one item that has remained untouched – the Pilates reformer. Until now… Nuforma Pilates is the result of over 20 years of research and the previously UK-based offering is now available in the first Nuforma Pilates studio in Bondi Junction,
With as many as one in five Australians experiencing chronic pain, researchers are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to manage symptoms. The University of South Australia is using VR (virtual reality) to allow chronic pain sufferers to ‘swap’ their body with that of a superhero in a bid to persuade their brain that
Act fast as tickets are running out for the inaugural Industry Forum and Aqua Summit. This is an exciting opportunity for everyone in the aquatic exercise space for both networking as well as education and development. The 2023 Aqua Summit is the first of its kind and is scheduled for October, with the Industry Forum