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New womens fitness business summit to launch in Sydney

New womens fitness business summit to launch in Sydney
March 29, 2019

Registrations have opened for the Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit, a female-centric business event that is bringing together some of the brightest, most influential and ambitious female fitness business leaders who will share the latest insights from the fields of PR, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship and digital marketing.

Marking a first collaboration between fit technology entrepreneur and Morfus founder, Deborah Goldberg, and industry event and education specialist, and co-Director of Integral | Aerial. Movement. Society, Alisha Smith, the Summit aims to delegates connect with like-minded women, to learn strategies for building brands, increasing revenue and accelerating life.

Being held over two days, 25th and 26th July at Kafnu, Alexandria and the Parkroyal Hotel, Darling Harbour, the Summit features industry observer and catalyst, Emma Barry, who kicks off the event with ‘FIRESTARTER’, an exclusive group mentoring day that is limited to just 30 attendees.

A former Director for luxury-lifestyle brand, Equinox, and founding member of group fitness juggernaut, Les Mills International, Barry will coach delegates through strategies to get crystal clear on what’s important to them and then take action on business, career and life goals.

Looking forward to her involvement as headline presenter, Barry stated “the women in Australian fitness have been bereft of business forums that satisfy all their needs as business women as well as their other careers as a mum, partner, ass-kicker, fundraiser and occasionally, aerialist.”

Day two is Summit day, and brings to the stage a host of domestic talent such as Jacinta McDonell (The Humankind Project, and formerly, Anytime Fitness) and Brittany Bennett (founder of

Bennett PR and Fittopia Media Hub), as they share the latest insights from the fields of PR, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and more.

Introducing the Summit, Goldberg advised “we’re providing a platform for the women of our industry to come together and learn from leaders within the field – to learn how they’ve achieved the incredible things they have, how they’ve created huge impact for the people they reach, and how they’ve ultimately developed the self-belief to go after everything they dream of.

“Everyone we talk to, men and women alike, at all levels of our industry, reflect back to us that there’s a real need for this summit, and we’re so excited to share it.”

The FUEL Women’s Fitness Business Summit includes:

DAY 1: FIRESTARTER with Emma Barry
Thursday 25th July 2019 - 10am-4pm
Venue: Kafnu, Alexandria
Led by Emma Barry

With over 25 years of experience in the wellness industry, a founding member of group fitness juggernaut Les Mills International, and former Director of Group Fitness Programming for luxury-lifestyle brand Equinox, Emma Barry is a high profile global fitness identity.

With expertise in product development, global training and people and culture, the prolific writer, sought-after speaker and mentor is fluent in the future of fitness.

FIRESTARTER is an exclusive opportunity to spend a day with Barry in an intimate group coaching workshop. Discover the strategies that will unlock unique skills and strengths, help crystalise what’s critically important to your business, and propel you into taking action on your career and life goals.

Attendance is limited to just 30 delegates.

DAY 2: FUEL Women’s Fitness Business Summit
Friday 26th July 2019 - 9am-5pm
Venue: Parkroyal Hotel, Darling Harbour

At The Fuel Women’s Fitness Business Summit, delegates will be exposed to some of the brightest, most influential and ambitious female fitness business leaders, as they share the latest insights from the fields of PR, networking, leadership, entrepreneurship, digital marketing and more. You’ll connect with like-minded women, and learn strategies for building your brand, increasing your revenue and accelerating your life.


• Adala Bolto
• Alisha Smith
• Brittany Bennett
• Deborah Goldberg
• Emma Barry
• Jacinta McDonell
• Lynsey Fraser
• Mel Dos Remedios
• Nardia Norman

Goldberg added "whether you’re a leader of one or a leader of many; whether you’re already heading up a full-scale operation or are simply contemplating taking your first step to business ownership, join us, and get ready to set your fitness business future on fire."

Click here for Summit information in the Australasian Leisure Management Industry Calendar. 

Lower image Emma Barry.

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