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FITREC names Mel Tempest as Global Ambassador
FITREC has announced the appointment of Mel Tempest as Global Ambassador for its fitness registration services.
Announcing the appointment, FITREC Managing Director, Dennis Hosking advised “Mel’s enthusiasm for collaboration and the progress of the fitness industry aligns very well with FITREC.
“Her focus has always been to guide club owners and fitness business professionals towards more effective, efficient and innovative resources, tools and strategies. I’m pleased to say that Mel was an early supporter of FITREC has promoted our services for many years.”
The collaboration is anticipated to make FITREC better known to Tempest’s growing international audience.
As Hoskings adds “fitness professionals all over the world, share a common goal ... and, in many cases, we’re also tapping into the same standards of education and educators. In this information age, why should there be the issue of geography? Why not one service to unite us all?”
“As an industry registration service, FITREC strives to better represent all industry stakeholders.
“Not only does Mel provide a means to reach a wider audience, she is also able to provide valuable insight into what fitness businesses, in particular, need from a registration service.”
Tempest has received national and international acclaim for her work within the fitness industry. The owner/operator of a successful health club, she has been a champion for progress within the fitness industry for many years. Her recent launch of the Gym Owners Business Podcast and Gym Owners Network and Roundtable has grown to include interviews from industry greats from Australia and overseas.
Commenting on the inspiration for building a global registration service, Hosking adds “Australian fitness educators are world leaders. Many of which are taking their services to new countries. But in many of these countries there is no generally accepted means by which accomplished students can easily differentiate themselves based on their efforts. FITREC aims to solve this issue while at the same time providing Australian educators with a platform in which they can demonstrate their influence on the global fitness community.”
Welcoming her new role, Tempest stated “the fitness industry is in a time of significant change, particularly in Australia.
“If the industry is to move forward, it’s time for outdated and opaque methods of registering and recognising professionals to be replaced with a new and transparent model - one that allows for greater accountability of the industry - and that’s exactly what FITREC is doing.”
Commenting on her role with FITREC’, Tempest adds “for many years I’ve worked hard to encourage new ideas, concepts, tools and insights as a way to reinvigorate the fitness industry, so I’m ecstatic to be able to align myself with a group like FITREC, who are doing the same.
“We have so many talented professionals in our industry, with new trainers and club owners emerging every day. Unfortunately, in some cases just as many leave our industry as quick as they start. You have to ask the question ‘Why?’ I believe it’s because we can do a much better job when it comes to education, mentorship and collaboration, and that is exactly what FITREC is pushing toward.
“By combining our efforts, we aim to create new opportunities for our Australian fitness business industry.”
Tempest’s first public appearance as FITREC Ambassador will be on 15th November when she MCs FITREC’s first professional development event, FITREC UNITE.
Click here to view details for FITREC UNITE in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
16th September 2018 - FITREC to stage inaugural Summit
26th February 2018 - FITREC adopts .org extension to reflect industry service role
5th February 2018 - Gym Owners’ Network aims to provide online resources for fitness business owners
15th June 2017 - Ballarat fitness club owner wins IHRSA Institute Scholarship
2nd September 2016 - Preparing fitness clubs for a new era of business
30th December 2013 - ICREPs approves first education provider outside of ICREPs member countries
6th November 2013 - ICREPs releases first ever global standards for exercise professionals
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