Mel Tempest

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Mel Tempest

Fitness Business Influencer Speaker Podcaster

Mel Tempest is the Chief Executive and the founder at Ignite Fitness Business Events, the host and founder of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast and The Womens Leaders Fitness Business Podcast.

In 2017, Tempest, who organises fitness business events and roundtable events globally, was the first Australian to receive an award from the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and, in the same year her Ballarat health club was in the top three Smart Company Australian awards.

In 2019 and in 2020 she was recognised as a top three fitness business influencers in the USA by the Association Of Fitness Studios.

In 2005 she was the first Australian to receive approval from the Equal Opportunity Board and Human Rights Commission to open Australia’s first male gym.

In early 2021, she was named 2020 influencer of the year by the US-based Fitness Business Association.

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Gym reopening in ‘a to vaccinate or not vaccinate’ world

With lockdown easing measures commencing in Victoria, Mel Tempest, owner of the Ballarat Body & Soul Genesis 24/7 gym, explains that relaunching your fitness business…

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Sep 28, 2021 Mel Tempest Fitness / Marketing /


FITREC references Fair Work Ombudsman advice in ongoing dispute over registration of industry professionals

Registration body FITREC has highlighted advice received from the Fair Work Ombudsman in its ongoing dispute with fitness registration bodies Fitness Australia and Physical Activity…

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Jan 12, 2021 Mel Tempest Education / Fitness / Legal /