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Fitness Australia announces latest inductees to the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour
Fitness industry innovators Jacinta McDonell, Justin McDonell and Richard Piel have been inducted into the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour for bringing Anytime Fitness 24/7 business model to Australia.
The Fitness Industry Roll of Honour gives national recognition to people who are described as 'game-changers' - those who have made an enduring contribution to make the fitness industry what it is today.
The trio launched Anytime Fitness in Australia in 2008, bringing the successful franchise from the USA and introducing the 24/7 unsupervised fitness centre business model to the country.
Acknowledging their contributions to the industry, Fitness Australia Chief Executive Bill Moore stated “both this gym concept and business model were unique to the industry, providing a viable business model for independent franchisees and affordable fitness options for hundreds of thousands of members nationwide.
“Anytime Fitness has now grown to be the biggest health club chain in Australia.”
"These three inductees in particular are people who've displayed vision and entrepreneurial flair and have successfully used these attributes to create and introduce new concepts and services into the Australian fitness industry, thereby changing the very nature of the fitness industry."
"Fitness Australia takes much pride in acknowledging and celebrating the major milestones in fitness industry history, especially the contribution of long term growth and prosperity as an important part of Australia's culture."
The trio join Michelle Bridges, Lorna Jane Clarkson, Susan Kingsmill, Tony de Leede, Dianna Williams and several others as members of the Roll of Honour.
Justin McDonell was featured as being among the 20 most influential people in Australian leisure management in the January/February 2017 issue of Australasian Leisure Management.
Image shows Justin McDonell (left) and Richard Piel (right). Courtesy of Fitness Australia.
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27th October 2011 - FITNESS AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY HONOUR ROLL
3rd October 2011 - ANYTIME FITNESS CELEBRATES 100TH AUSTRALIAN CLUB OPENING
16th April 2009 - REWARDING THE BEST IN FITNESS
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