• Why Connected Fitness is Good for Business

    Technology is constantly evolving and shaping the way businesses interact with their customers/clients. Naturally then, it’s not surprising that the fitness industry has seen some tremendous leaps forward in terms of interactive fitness technology, advanced workout equipment, and immersion. This is why John Ford, the Co-CEO of Netpulse, is so vehement about the future of […]
  • 2017 Facility Manager’s Networking Breakfast Wrap-Up

    Proudly co-hosted by the Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI), and now in it’s sixth successive year, the ALFA Facility Manager’s Networking Breakfast #ALFANB17 was held on Friday 28 April 2017 in conjunction with the Fitness Show at the new, state of the art, International Convention Centre, Sydney. Sponsored by ALFA National Sponsor, MYZONE, those in attendance […]
  • 2017 ARV Industry Conference & Trade Show

    Planning is well underway for the 2017 Aquatics & Recreation Victoria Industry Conference & Trade Show with a new date and location announced for 2o17. The Conference is being held on Thursday 14th & Friday 15th September at the recently renovated Pullman Melbourne on the Park; one of Melbourne’s most iconic hotels situated in picturesque East […]
  • Countdown is On! – 2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show

    Have you registered to attend the 53rd Annual Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference & Trade Show? Being held at the picturesque Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley on the 18 – 20 June 2017, the theme for this year’s event is “Managing Change in the Aquatic & Recreation Industry” The Conference is open to […]
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  • Links Showcase Latest Products at Fitness Show

    It was a busy week last week for the Links Modular Solutions team, exhibiting at both the Fitness Show Sydney and ASCTA Convention on the Gold Coast. Showcasing its newest products, including: Links Gateway, the latest innovation in direct debiting Active Carrot Classes Workouts and Leaderboard Finance Integration Ask Nicely, the leading NPS solution in Australia […]
  • MYZONE; Helping Facilities Better Understand their Members

    ALFA National Sponsor MYZONE were the exclusive sponsor the 6th annual ALFA Facility Manager’s Networking Breakfast, hosted by the Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) on Friday 28 April 2017 in conjunction with the Fitness Show. Mike Beeney, Director, Asia Pacific from MYZONE; provided insights into the future of wearable technology and how facilities can be using […]
  • Great Success for the ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ Social Campaign

    Technogym, the world’s leading wellness and fitness company, today announced the amazing results of its ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign – a worldwide social campaign to raise awareness in the fight against obesity and sedentariness, that ran its fourth edition from March 13-31, 2017. ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ is the biggest […]
  • Countdown is On! – 2017 ARV Industry Awards

    The industry’s night of nights; the Aquatics & Recreation Victoria’s (ARV’s) 2017 Industry Awards are less than 4 weeks away. The evening is a fitting reward for those who have contributed toward improving the health and wellbeing of all Victorians. So…are you ready to be enchanted? Make sure you are there to be part of […]
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  • Matrix Fitness Unveils Versatile New Products & Programming at 2017 Fitness Show

    Internationally known fitness company Matrix Fitness made an impact at the 2017 Fitness Show, launching a new collection of products and programming designed to meet the needs of a wider range of fitness facilities. New-to-market products at this year’s show, included: Versa Functional Trainer – The smart design of the Versa Functional Trainer provides a remarkable range […]
  • Regupol Makes an Impact at Fitness Show Sydney

    Regupol Australia made quite an impact at the Fitness Show last week, with an innovative trade display which centered around a 100kg set of weights demonstrating the impact and noise absorption of their everroll flooring. Manufactured in Germany by BSW GmbH; BSW is pioneering the use of recycled materials and highly sustainable production techniques as one of the world’s largest users of […]
  • Three Sydney Swimming Pools Struggle To Stay Open Due To Gas & Energy Crisis

    During April, Channel 9 Sydney ran a segment (Watch Here) on three community swimming pools that are under threat of closing over the cooler months, needing to operate at lower temperatures, and having to put up prices due to their gas bills rising by more than 200% – that’s a $500,000 increase in gas bills for […]
  • Fitness Show Returns to Sydney & Super Duty Rigs Will be There

    International Fitness is proud to have a large range of their functional training rigs on display at this year’s Fitness Show in Sydney this weekend. Visit the HF Industries stand (P17) to see the range on display (and in action), in addition to some of the latest ideas in functional training equipment from all over the world, […]
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  • Last Opportunity – Seeking Public Comment on the New GSPO

    After almost 18 months of research, review and analysis the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia in conjunction with the member organisations from the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee are pleased to release the Draft Guidelines for Safe Pool Operations (GSPO) for Comment. The Guidelines will be open for a period of 3.5 months where […]
  • What Would it take for your Customers to Recommend your Business?

    What makes you loyal to a company or a brand? And what makes you take an extra step to recommend their product, service or experience, to friends and family? Do you expect a certain level of customer service before you’ll go the extra mile, or if the product or service is excellent in itself, is […]
  • ALFA National Sponsors Exhibiting at Fitness Show

    ALFA is proud to have so many of their National Sponsors showcasing the latest industry innovations, products and developments at this year’s Fitness Show being held Friday 28 April – Sunday 30 April 2017 at the new, state of the art Sydney International Convention Centre. Exhibiting ALFA National Sponsors include: MYZONE O2 Debitsuccess M17 Centaman (Jonas Leisure) Q51 […]
  • ALFA National Sponsors Exhibiting at Fitness Expo

    ALFA is proud to have so many of their National Sponsors showcasing the latest industry innovations, products and developments at this year’s Fitness Show being held Friday 28 April – Sunday 30 April 2017 at the new, state of the art Sydney International Convention Centre. Exhibiting ALFA National Sponsors include: MYZONE O2 Debitsuccess M17 Centaman (Jonas Leisure) Q51 […]
  • Nominate Today – National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards

    The National Aquatic Industry Safety Awards, presented by Royal Life Saving, are an initiative of the National Aquatic Industry Safety Committee. They are designed to acknowledge the achievements of Aquatic Facilities and their staff and provide an opportunity to formally recognize their commitment to improving safety outcomes. Watch the video below //www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG06vCBRakY The awards are […]
  • 2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show – Early Bird Registrations Close 7 April 2017

    Have you registered to attend the 2017 Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Industry Conference & Trade Show yet? Early bird registrations close tomorrow! (Friday 7th April 2017) The 53rd Annual ARI Conference & Trade Show is being held at the picturesque Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley on the 18 – 20 June 2017. The […]
  • Nominations Closing Soon – ARV Industry Awards

    Have you got your nominations in yet for the 2017 ARV Industry Awards? Hurry, entries close Tuesday 18th April. So tell your colleagues, the industry and the world how good you, your staff and your facility really are! After all, we have a lot to be proud of and some serious celebrating to do! ARV INDUSTRY AWARD NOMINATIONS For […]
  • Register Today to Attend the Victorian Country Pools Conference

    Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) in conjunction with the Rural City of Wangaratta and Sport & Recreation Victoria are very proud to present the second edition of the Victorian Country Pools Conference. This major regional event will be held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, on Wednesday 3 May 2017 and Thursday, 4 May 2017. […]
  • asctaCONVENTION 2017

    An investment in your own education is one of the wisest investments you can ever make. With an event that is the envy of the aquatics industry and Swim Schools around the world, we invite you to join us at the asctaCONVENTION 2017 on the Gold Coast in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth […]
  • Women in Sport – Equality in Sport Administration

    The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, held on 8 March, focused on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”. According to UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, women globally only make 77 cents for every dollar earned by men for work of […]
  • Rec SA & PLA 2017 Industry Award Winners

    The 2017 SA Recreation (RecSA), Parks and Leisure Australia (PLA) Awards Breakfast was held on Monday 3 April. We would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s awards, including: 2017 Recreation Industry Professional Of The Year Award, sponsored by Wallmans Lawyers: Kym A’Court from Parafield Gardens Swim School. Congratulations Kym! 2017 Nine Adelaide Watch Around Water […]
  • Countdown is On! – Fitness Show Sydney

    There’s just under a month until the Fitness Show hits the ICC Darling Harbour. With over 300 brands on display, we’ve got a huge show in store for you. This year the show will be segmented into three zones to enhance your experience at the show; a Strength Zone, Active Zone and an Industry Zone! […]
  • Sportspeople; Proud Partner of The National Sports Convention

    Sportspeople is a proud partner of The National Sports Convention, being held from 19 – 21 July 2017 at the Pullman, Albert Park. Developed by the industry for the industry, the National Sports Convention features: Global, national and local speakers; community sport and recreation peak body collaborators; many conferences, symposiums, masterclasses, and industry tours; amazing […]
  • International Fitness Launches New look Website

    International Fitness recently launched their new look website. Featuring plenty of new and interesting products. They’ve got Australia’s widest range of group training equipment! There is also a clearance page. This is where you’ll find the real bargains! Equipment we’ve had on display and can’t quite call “new”, machines we’ve displayed at trade shows or things we’ve […]
  • ALFA Facility Manager’s Networking Breakfast #ALFANB17

    Proudly co-hosted by the Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI), and now in it’s sixth successive year, the ALFA Facility Manager’s Networking Breakfast #ALFANB17 is being held on Friday 28 April 2017 in conjunction with the Fitness Show at the new, state of the art, International Convention Centre, Sydney. This event enables Community Leisure Facility Managers from across […]
  • ALFA Welcomes New National Sponsor; Focus Products

    Focus Products Pty Ltd is a long established leader within the recreational water industry in Australia. Focus has developed reputation as a professional and innovative business who understands and meets the needs of the market. Experienced in providing a superior range of unique blends and formulas, Focus invests extensively in the research and development facilities, […]
  • TECHNOGYM & IBM Bring Watson Artificial Intelligence into Wellness

    TECHNOGYM (TGYM), a world leading company in fitness and wellness technologies and solutions, has announced an intiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to build within the Technogym Mywellness cloud platform next generation’s Watson Artificial Intelligence-driven cognitive coaching platform for health and wellness. The goal is to create a Technogym “human-like” virtual coach able to interact with […]
  • ALFAQ Learning Session – Pool Supervision

    Thanks to all the members who joined ALFAQ for the recent Learning Session about Pool Supervision best practice on Friday 17th February 2017, at the Parkinson Pool in Brisbane, Queensland. The Parkinson pool is South East Queensland’s newest public pool presenting a great opportunity for members to benchmark against such a facility. Again, ALFAQ would […]
  • Registrations Now Open – 2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show

    Registrations are now open for the 53rd Annual Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference & Trade Show being held at the picturesque Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley on the 18 – 20 June 2017 The theme for this year is “Managing Change in the Aquatic & Recreation Industry” Featuring keynote speakers: Keynote Speaker Mark McCrindle […]
  • ARV Industry Awards

    Bookings are now open for the ARV Industry Awards being held on Friday 16th June 2017 at Peninsula, Docklands. The ARV Industry Awards recognise the achievements and contribution of the people, programs and facilities that make up the broader Victorian aquatic, recreation and leisure industry. The 2017 Awards will be staged at Peninsula, Melbourne’s most […]
  • Save the Date – Victorian Country Pools Conference

    Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) in conjunction with the Rural City of Wangaratta and Sport & Recreation Victoria are very proud to present the second edition of the Victorian Country Pools Conference.  This major regional event will be held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, between Wednesday 3 May 2017 and Thursday, 4 May 2017. Victoria has […]
  • 2017 RecSA & PLA Conference Registrations Now Open

    Save the Date! Monday 3rd April 2017.  The 2017 RecSA & PLA State Conference with its over-arching theme of ‘Transforming Challenges into Opportunities’, will feature three streams to capture the whole of the recreation, leisure and parks sector: Healthy, Active Communities, Business & Technology and Government & Planning. Showcasing innovative ideas and emerging trends, it […]
  • How Your Online Presence Can Effect Your Work Prospects

    Looking for work within the industry? Here are some great tips from Angelique Lele, General Manager of sport recruitment agency, Sportspeople on how to ‘clean up’ your online presence. Having written about this topic before, I was not surprised when an employer recently told us about a potential candidate who “looks great on paper but has made […]
  • Sydney Swimmers Say Thanks a Million

    Sweltering Sydneysiders have flocked to the City of Sydney’s award-winning pools in record numbers to escape the prolonged heatwave. More than one million customers have now passed through the turnstiles of the City’s five fitness and aquatic centres in just seven months – the fastest recorded time the milestone has been reached in any financial […]
  • MYZONE Celebrates 4,000 License Milestone

    MYZONE, a global wearable technology company, announced this month the installation of its 4,000 license with premier fitness facility, Fitness World located in Durham, North Carolina in the United States. “American College of Sports Medicine have called wearables the #1 trend in fitness for 2 years running,” said MYZONE Founder and CEO Dave Wright, “Our […]
  • PARC Revamps Swim Program to Improve Children’s Water Skills

    The Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) is aiming to improve children’s water skills by revamping its swim school program and guaranteeing its AUSTSWIM qualified teachers will make youngsters better swimmers. With a landmark 2016 report from Life Saving Victoria highlighting that three out of five Victorian children can’t swim when they finish primary school, PARC […]
  • Tickets Now On Sale – Fitness Show Melbourne

    The Fitness Show is back in Darling Harbour, Sydney 28-30 April. Whether you’re interested in HIIT, Yoga, CrossFit, Weightlifting, Powerlifting or leading an overall healthy lifestyle, you’ll find your tribe at this year’s Fitness Show! Also, check out the latest in fitness apparel, sports supplements and health foods from a great range of exhibitors. WHAT’S […]
  • Maintaining a Healthy Swimming Pool – Swan Analytics

    We all know what an important role swimming pools and aquatic centres play in Australian society; they are used to teach children how to swim, to provide recreational space and physical activity, and also as elite sport training venues. Every year, millions of Australians use public swimming pools and aquatic centres but these facilities can […]
  • AALARA 2017 – You’re Invited!

    Australia’s only conference and trade show for the amusement, leisure and recreation industry will be held on the Gold Coast, May 15-18 2017 and it’s definitely a must-attend. As you know, the industry has experienced some challenging times of late and what better platform to band together than the AALARA 2017 Conference & Trade Show. […]
  • Build It & They Will Come

    A water park can be a significant boost to your business and can increase patronage year round, especially through the difficult to fill shoulder seasons. School Holidays are over- It’s time to get the ball rolling on a new attraction for your park opening in time for next Summer. Tony Mayne from BIG4 Sunshine explains: […]
  • Not Too Late to Register – ALFAQ Aquatic Learning Session

    The topic for ALFAQ’s first Aquatic Learning Session for 2017 is focused on Pool Supervision. The event will provide a great opportunity to learn about the new GSPO’s and supervision vision standards. FREE for ALFAQ members ($40 for non-members) Held at South East Queenland’s new public pool at Parkinson in South Brisbane. When: Friday 17 […]
  • Registrations Open Soon – 2017 ARI Conference & Trade Show

    Planning is well underway for the 53rd Annual Aquatic & Recreation Institute (ARI) Conference & Trade Show, with the announcement of keynote speaker Mark McCrindle – award-winning social researcher, demographer, best-selling author and a prominent media commentator will present on Leading teams in changing times: Recruiting, retaining and motivating diverse generations The event for 2017 is […]
  • Leadership Vs Management – 2017 RecSA Fitness Professional Network Series

    Make 2017 a positive start to your year… learn how to create more Effective and Influential Leaders in your Health Club with the first in the Recreation South Australia (RecSA) Fitness Professional Network Series for 2017. Learn from expert presenter Darren Roberts from Impact Training Corporation, followed by an opportunity to learn from a panel […]
  • Register Today to Attend the 2017 Victorian Country Pool Conference

    Aquatics and Recreation Victoria (ARV) in conjunction with the Rural City of Wangaratta and Sport & Recreation Victoria are very proud to present the second edition of the Victorian Country Pools Conference. This major regional event will be held at the Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre, between Wednesday 3 May 2017 and Thursday, 4 May 2017. […]
  • Aflex Technology Welcomes New Business Manager in 2017

    Aflex Technology has commenced the year with the appointment of Business Manager, Frank Witowski. With extensive experience from operating his own highly successful businesses for many years, Witowski has been welcomed to the Aflex Technology team to manage day-today business functions and assist the company’s continued growth. Managing Director Martin Stratford says Witowski’s background will […]
  • Let’s Move for a Better World 2017

    Technogym, the global supplier of fitness and wellness technologies and solutions, is pleased to announce the 2017 ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’ campaign. In its fourth year, the global campaign aims to reduce obesity and sedentariness worldwide. Thanks to Technogym’s ecosystem platform, from Monday 13 to Friday 31 March 2017, gym members in fitness […]
  • National Sports Convention 2017 – Keynote Speakers Confirmed

    The extensive program for National Sports Convention (NSC) is set to be released soon for a full range of professional development and networking opportunities from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 July 2017. The focus of the Convention is on “Global Thinking and Locally Led Delivery” so that as an industry we can encourage more people to […]
  • Returning to Darling Harbour in 2017 with a New Look!

    The Fitness & Health Expo have a NEW look for 2017, as the FITNESS SHOW! Returning 28-30 April 2017 to Darling Harbour, Sydney. Dedicated ACTIVE, STRENGTH and INDUSTRY zones will cater towards the interests of those passionate about leading a healthy & active lifestyle, bodybuilding & strength enthusiasts & industry professionals. Visitors will be inspired by […]
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