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Fitness and Lifestyle Group advises of redundancies amid restructure

Fitness and Lifestyle Group advises of redundancies amid restructure
August 31, 2020

Impacted by facility closures and restrictions during the Coronavirus crisis but also moving to consolidate its operations across its various brands, the Fitness and Lifestyle Group has announced redundancies among a number of its support staff.

The Group - which, since its creation in 2016, has brought together gyms chains Fitness First Australia, Goodlife Health Clubs and Jetts Fitness, along with other brands including Zap Fitness, GO Health Clubs, Hypoxi and Emily Skye Inspire - is restructuring its support functions in its Australian and New Zealand operations.

Explaining the changes, FLG Chief Executive and Managing Director, Greg Oliver told Australasian Leisure Management "over the last few months, we have faced many difficult challenges as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

"We, like many other companies, have had to review our operating structures to ensure we had the most appropriate support structure to better serve our brands across ANZ, and in doing so have adopted a consolidated model that we use in other regions that we operate in.

"By consolidating the ANZ support structure we have removed a number of duplicated roles, centralised our customer and marketing functions and created a new fitness and innovation division, which we believe will improve our service delivery to our brands and create better outcomes for our members.

"While there have been a small number of team members who did not secure roles in the new structure, we are pleased to say the majority have taken up alternate positions within the group. Any loss of team members is always unfortunate, and these decisions were not taken lightly, however, it is important that we continue to position the business for long term success."

Oliver (pictured) did not advise of the actual number of staff impacted.

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