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Fitness and Lifestyle Group advises of redundancies amid restructure
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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11th August 2020 - Fitness facilities at the crossroads and demanding new approaches
7th August 2020 - Fitness First introduces attendee temperature checks at NSW clubs
4th June 2020 - Fitness First Australia announces reopening of all clubs
7th April 2020 - Two-thirds of the world’s fitness clubs are currently closed
26th March 2020 - Viva Leisure sheds more than 1,000 staff in 48 hours
17th March 2020 - Fitness First highlights gym hygiene measures
5th January 2018 - Fitness and Lifestyle Group acquires Tasmanian-based Zap Fitness
27th October 2017 - Fitness and Lifestyle Group acquires Go Health Clubs
15th May 2017 - Goodlife links with brand influencers to boost awareness
29th December 2016 - GO Health Clubs bans bodybuilder for life after mocking of elderly exerciser
18th September 2016 - Quadrant Private Equity adds Jetts to fitness sector acquisitions in $100 million deal
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