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Why Pilates Is The Next Big Thing In The Fitness Industry | Industry Change Ep 27

On this episode of Industry Change we sit down with Sharon Simmons from Pilates Association of Australia. Pilates has come a long way from obscurity and burst onto the mainstream fitness scene in the last few years and the PAA does a great job in setting the standards for the industry as well as supporting ... Read More

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From Wolf of Wall Street to Meditation Teacher | Industry Change ep 26 with Tom Cronin

On this episode of Industry Change, I speak with long time friend and meditation teacher, Tom Cronin. Tom traded his life as a finance broker to become a meditation teacher and has an incredible story. Interestingly he’s the first person who actually got me to sit in stillness for 20 minutes and I’ve now incorporated ... Read More

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How to predict the winning horse | IC Episode 25 with Justin McDonnel

In this episode of Industry Change I chat with Justin McDonnel, Co-Founder & Chair of Collective Wellness Group which includes Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory and Xtend Barre.    Justin had grown up around Fitness with his dad being a professional footballer and was always around his dad’s gym. That fitness background combined with a franchise ... Read More

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How to predict the winning horse | IC Episode 25 with Justin McDonnel

In this episode of Industry Change I chat with Justin McDonnel, Co-Founder & Chair of Collective Wellness Group which includes Anytime Fitness, Orange Theory and Xtend Barre.    Justin had grown up around Fitness with his dad being a professional footballer and was always around his dad’s gym. That fitness background combined with a franchise ... Read More

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How the fitness industry is turning into a wellness industry with Andy Peat | Industry change Episode 24

Want to know the importance of technology and mental health in the fitness industry? In this episode Richard chats with the Chief Operating Officer of LIFT Brands Andy Peat. Andy was 17 when he started out in the industry, conveniently not having to tell anyone his age… he was a personal trainer, worked on cruise ... Read More

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How to Make the Right Moves in the Fitness Industry with Ty Menzies | Industry change Episode 23

In this week’s episode of Industry Change I chat with Ty Menzies the CEO of LIFT Brands. Ty has had over 15 years of experience in this industry with a background of owning independent clubs, franchises and is now the CEO of LIFT Brands with over 300 locations across the Asia-pacific. Recently Ty was elected as a a ... Read More

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How You Can Help Set Standards in the Fitness Industry with CEO, Richard Beddie | Industry Change Episode 22

In today’s Industry Change episode I chat with Richard Beddie CEO of Exercise New Zealand about the journey. Richard has been in the industry for over 20 years, initially, he was a gym owner and eager to learn more he went to a fitness industry conference. He did this because he figured that people who ... Read More

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How Sumo Salad Has Adapted in A Changing Industry with Luke Baylis | Industry Change Episode 21

In this episode of Industry, Change Richard talks to Luke Baylist co-founder and CEO of Australia’s biggest health food chain: Sumo Salad. At one point for a long time, Sumo Salad had 92% brand awareness in the market as they were the first health food chain in Australia. Now after 16 years Luke Baylis has ... Read More

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How to get more Australian’s Fit & Active with Fitness Australia CEO, Barrie Elvish | Industry Change Episode 20

In this week’s episode of Industry Change Richard speaks with Barrie Elvish the CEO of Fitness Australia. Appointed at the beginning of 2019, Barrie is striving to empower and build healthier communities alongside the fitness industry.    Despite coming from outside the fitness industry, Barrie has set a number of goals to entice Australians to ... Read More

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The Key To Reducing Your Marketing Spend With Tarek Chouja | Industry Change Ep 18

I was lucky enough to sit down with my good friend and Co-Founder of Functional Training Institute, Tarek Michael-Chouja to talk about their new book that launched this week! Tarek is one of the innovators of functional training and shares his message not only across Australia, but globally. The truth about marketing is that if ... Read More

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