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Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit returns for 2023

Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit returns for 2023
February 7, 2023

With the theme ‘Innovation. Failure. Success.’ the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit is returning on Thursday 27th April with presentations led by a trio of industry heavyweights.

Being held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Summit will see its speakers focus on navigating challenging personal and business conditions with industry leaders sharing strategies for innovation and success.

The speakers are Rachael Newsham, Program Director for Les Mills and former choreographer and face of SH’BAM®,  Amy Boone Thompson, owner and Chief Executive of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, and Diana Williams, founder and owner of Fernwood Fitness.

Introducing the program, Fuel co-founder Alisha Smith advised “we’re being constantly warned about the turbulent economic times on the not-too-distant horizon but this isn’t the first time we’ve been faced with the prospect of devastating downturns.

“We’ve assembled some brilliant speakers who have weathered a multitude of business and personal crises. They’ll be sharing stories of, and actionable strategies for, innovating when the chips are down, surviving failures and pushing hard towards success, no matter the economic climate.”

Smith’s co-founder, Deborah Goldberg, believes that banding together creates a stronger industry than attempting to survive solo, adding “every year Fuel reinforces the belief that we’re so much stronger together.

“The women from the industry that come together to learn, connect and share continue to tell us that it’s the place they go to get re-inspired and to remember that they don’t have to do it - business, family, relationships, leadership - alone.

“Ultimately, that’s what helps us succeed, as individuals, as businesses, and as an industry.”

Alongside Newsham, Williams and Boone Thompson, Fuel 2023 features sales expert Abbie White; Michelle Furniss, General Manager, Xplor; and Emma Masters, Co-founder, Exercise to Experience and Therapy Fitness with other other presenters to be announced.

The one-day event is hosted live at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney’s The Rocks district and is supported by Les Mills Asia Pacific, IDEA Health & Fitness Association, Fernwood Fitness, MyZone, Xplor, Hapana, AFAA, NASM, and BF Brokers.

Click here for more information in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar or contact: Deborah Goldberg on +61 421 328 983 or Alisha Smith on +61 401 935 078.

Image: (from left): Amy Boone Thompson, owner and Chief Executive of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, Diana Williams, founder and owner of Fernwood Fitness and Rachael Newsham, Program Director for Les Mills

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