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About Mel


Mel Tempest

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.

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Here’s what people in the industry say about me


Here’s what people in the industry say about me


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