THE STATUS QUO
Fitness Business Speaker | Group Fitness Program Consultant | Creator Of Ideas And Innovation For Suppliers And Club Owners
In 2017 Mel Tempest was the first Australian to receive an award from IHRSA. In 2017 her health club was in the top 3 Smart Company Australian awards, In 2019 And 2020 Mel was recognised as a top 3 fitness business influencers in the USA by the Association Of Fitness Studios. In 2005 she was the first Australian to receive approval from the Equal Opportunity Board and Human Rights Commission to open Australia’s first male gym.
Mel Tempest is the CEO and the founder at Ignite Fitness Business Events, the host and founder of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast and The Womens Leaders Fitness Business Podcast. Tempest organises fitness business events and roundtable events globally. Run a womens educational platform, is a Keynote speaker and full time fitness business ambassador. Her current focus is working with clubs to create unique niches in their market space with innovation, programming, technology and operational strategies. Tempest currently works in her own health club and is still active in teaching, she says seventeen years of success, owning the building and all assets relates to understanding our consumer, not offering same same and being an early adopter. Our club has been recognised as a leader globally and that is my plan for all my clients, to lead bigger bolder business. Tempest has spoken at IHRSA, FIBO USA, FIT SUMMIT, EXPRO and FILEX to mention a few.
Tempest is often called upon to speak on inspiration with her autobiography moving thousands. Known to have a voice that asks for accountability she is often the first point of call for her peers.
Her greatest success she says is she has proven with no education to back her up you can become the best version of you and you can create change and inspire others.
I’m honoured to be nominated as a candidate for the 2023 Ausactive Director role and to be recognized as one of the Influential Women in Fitness this year. As the founder of Ignite Fitness Business Events and the host of The Gym Owners Fitness Business Podcast, I am deeply committed to fostering innovation and sharing valuable insights in the fitness industry. In 2024, I eagerly anticipate taking a leading role at The Healthy Ageing Summit, where I’ll impart the wisdom of my experiences. Moreover, I take immense pride in nurturing future fitness leaders as an educator and trainer at the National Fitness College’s Group Exercise Leaders Course.
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OF THE YEAR 2021
FITNESS BUSINESS SPEAKER
FITNESS BUSINESS COACH
IGNITE FITNESS EVENTS
IGNITE FITNESS BUSINESS
IGNITE WOMEN'S FITNESS BUSINESS
Described as a blend of “fitness workshop” meets “speed dating”, IGNITE FITNESS uses a unique time-based information delivery format that has never been seen in the Australian industry to-date.
“These days, gym owners are all pressed for time, so this event is specifically designed to deliver highly valuable information in a FAST and fun way,” explains event organiser and gym owner, Mel Tempest.
Each events present six roundtable, each roundtable has its own presenter, attendee’s spend 25 minutes on each table then move on. The event also has four keynote speakers who present on a broad range of topics, the day is complimented with networking and product booths.