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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Get Your Group Exercise Classes Covered With The Cover Me App

CoverMe Fitness, the innovative studio management app for the fitness industry, launches this month in Australia, with industry veteran Tony Zonato leading the rollout as Managing Director for the region. The Cover Me app is set to change the landscape of casual group exercise instructors by creating a pool of available and qualified instructors for

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Australian Calisthenic Federation is the APRA 2024 Licensee of the Year

The APRA Music Awards is an annual music awards event which recognises Australian songwriters. Each year, Australasian Performing Right Association Limited (APRA) gives an honour for the Licensee of the Year. This year that award went to the Australian Calisthenic Federation for being good musical citizens. How is the APRA Award decided? The Licensee of

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The Aussie Underwear Brand Nailing the Brief for Profit and Sustainability

A pair of Step One underwear is being sold every 8 seconds around the world, including Australia, America and the UK. From humble beginnings as a bedroom start-up to a now multi-million dollar, publicly listed company, Step One is kicking some serious business goals, all the while managing to maintain meticulous ethical and sustainable practices.

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It’s A Wrap! AusFitness Expo Melbourne 2024

Over 10,000 fitness enthusiasts attended the Melbourne AusFitness Expo across the weekend of 13th and 14th April 2024. It marked the return of the event to Melbourne for the first time since pre-pandemic times, and was embraced by both industry professionals and the community alike. Ausfitness Expo 2024-A Roaring Success Taking place at the Melbourne

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2024 Mother’s Day Classic Supporting Ovarian Cancer Too

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and while some families have a tradition of breakfast in bed or a favourite restaurant for dinner, plenty of Aussies have been making the Mother’s Day Classic fun run a part of theirs. Founded in 1998,  this charity event has raised more than $44 million for research into breast cancer

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Be Mindful in May and Pause for a Cause

What if you could find more focus, clarity, and effectiveness in daily life by learning a 10-minute mindfulness technique and at the same time have a positive impact on the world? Join the Mindful in May movement next month and you can make it happen. What is Mindful in May? Mindful in May is a

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Female Athletes Endorse Athena Sports Nutrition for Women

A new sports nutrition range has just hit our shelves that has been designed specifically to meet the needs of athletic females. Vitaco Health, known for leading sports nutrition brand Musashi, have launched ATHENA Sports Nutrition for women, with several well known Aussie athletes on board as ambassadors to the brand. What is ATHENA Sports

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6 Tips for Preparing for Your First Fun Run

Article written by Ben Lucas, Director of Flow Athletic. Preparing for your first fun run can be both exciting and a little daunting. Whether you are brand new to running or simply setting yourself a new challenge in your running journey, preparation is key. Setting a solid foundation with good technique and training is vital

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Masala Bhangra Founder in Australia for Exclusive MasterClass

Indian dance-inspired workout Masala Bhangra has been bringing fun and flair to fitness for 24 years. Founder, Sarina Jain is excited to be visiting Melbourne this month and personally delivering a MasterClass so you can experience Masala Bhangra for yourself! What is Masala Bhangra? Masala Bhangra is an Indian inspired workout with the folk of

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Making Gym Memberships Tax Deductible

Australia’s peak health and fitness body, AUSactive is suggesting the government tackles the national obesity crisis by making gym memberships tax deductible. Currently, tax deductions for gym memberships are only available to persons whose occupation requires a high fitness standard to be maintained. The proposal to make gym memberships exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax legislation

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MZ-Open: Integrating MyZone With Your Existing Smart Watch

From 13th March 2024, Myzone will be switching on its newest feature, MZ-Open – an access function, which enables members to integrate their existing smart watch with the Myzone ecosystem at their gym. This function means gym owners can create more community within their membership, offering more incentives for their members to stick around, get

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Wello Works: Bringing Balance to Coworking Spaces Through Wellness

The popularity of coworking spaces has been trending upward for several years now. The same people who embraced the flexibility of working remotely in a post-pandemic world, are increasingly craving the social and productivity benefits that come with separating the work environment from the home. Fitness and wellness entrepreneur, Tony de Leede, has created a

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