Fitness Australia today confirmed the appointment of a new Industry Council, an advisory group to provide advice and forum for consultation on issues relating to the diverse range of businesses operating in the fitness industry.
The Industry Council will assist Fitness Australia with the development of strategies, industry policies and services so that it may best support members.
The Industry Council is comprised of professionals with a range of backgrounds and skills; a franchise trainer, outdoor fitness owner, sport and recreation facility manager, a course provider, large fitness centre director, niche health specialist, accredited mediator and even a corporate lawyer.
“It’s essential that we’re relentless in understanding the needs of the Australian fitness industry in order to best serve our members,” explains Bill Moore, CEO of Fitness Australia. “The appointment of this Industry Council allows us to gain important insights that will assist the Fitness Australia Board and Management team in our ongoing planning. I’m confident that the diversity of experience, knowledge and the level of credibility of the newly appointed Council members will assist in our ongoing planning, enabling us to continue to grow the reach and influence of the industry.”
The members of Fitness Australia’s Industry Council are:
- Anna Liptak, His and Her Time
- Peter Annis-Brown, ManageHealth
- Steve Little, Trend Fitness
- Calvin Tsang, MooFit
- Matthew Tranter, Studio 99 Fitness
- Dan Henderson, Functional Training Institute
- Edwina Griffin, Fitwomen & Fitmen
- Meredith Littlefair, Venues West
- Troy Walker, YMCA Victoria
- Scott McKenzie, Velocity Legal (Chairperson)
- Ross Ashcroft, Level 2 AusREP
- Scott Hunt, Fitness Enhancement
The role of the council is to:
- Act as an advisory group for Fitness Australia’s Board and management team on current and emerging issues and opportunities that may impact upon the fitness industry;
- Help to ensure that decisions made are reflective of and responsive to the concerns of those who are impacted by the decisions;
- Regularly engage with other Council members, the Board and management to discuss issues, share information and participate in project groups as required;
- Draw on the perspectives of a range of representatives from the business community to scan the environment, and monitor trends, needs and problems;
- Act as ambassadors for Fitness Australia within the fitness business community.