Greg is a pioneer of the Australian fitness industry and a world leader in fitness. An Australian representative in white water kayaking and canoeing, he left physical education teaching to pursue a career in fitness, becoming Australia's first national aerobics champion and first national workshop presenter. As international master trainer for Reebok, Greg was at the forefront of every key fitness industry development in the 80s and 90s. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to be a founding director of: Australian Fitness Network, Australia s leading source of information, education and events; Les Mills International, the worlds largest group fitness company: Zest Health Clubs, a leading health club group across three states; Healthy Inspirations, a womens weight loss and exercise franchise and the Australian Institute of Fitness, the country's first, largest and most respected fitness training institution.
Robert has over 40 years in the business world, opening a manufacturing business producing sporting goods in 1968. He then moved to the automotive industry where he spent over 20 years manufacturing, importing, retailing and wholesaling car parts. In 1994 Robert moved into the fitness industry at Lifestyle Fitness Centre in South Melbourne. In 1996. he joined forces with Doug Wade to purchase the Lifestyle Group which at the time was one of the largest fitness chains in Victoria. In the mid 1990s Robert became Treasurer of Fitness Victoria and remained in this role until it became Fitness Australia. Robert remains the longest serving Fitness Victoria board member in the history of the association which began in 1983. Robert also ran and financed the commencement of the registration process for Fitness Australian in Victoria. Today, Robert is a Victorian and Tasmanian Australian Institute of Fitness Shareholder, Director and Mission Commander.
In 1982, Russell cut short a naval career to pursue university studies in Physical Education. A year later he embarked on his first job as a gym and aerobics instructor, which in turn led to his teaching instructor training courses. Over the course of his fitness career, Russell has worked in most areas of fitness, from elite sports conditioning and education, to sales and corporate health and served terms with many industry associations. In 1997, he established the Australian Institute of Fitness in WA and in 2000, along with Greg Hurst and Nigel Champion, bought the national group, Australian Institute of Fitness. Russell was appointed CEO the following year and since then, has been applying himself to corporate management and leadership.
Nigel is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Australian Fitness Network – a company that provides resources, education and conventions to its 12,000 members comprising Owner/Operators, Personal Trainers and Group Exercise Instructors. Nigel has served on the Boards of the Australian Institute of Fitness, Fitness Australia, Australian Coaching Council, Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation and Squash Australia. He currently serves on the Board of Les Mills international.
Kym Weir - Chairman
Kym Weir has been Chairman since 2006. Kym is Managing Director of Corporate Advisory firm, Rundle Capital Partners Ltd. A Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the accounting and finance fields, he specialises in corporate advisory and reconstruction work. Kym has handled numerous large and small insolvency administrations, strategic planning, corporate restructuring and business valuation assignments. He was a senior partner with Price Waterhouse and held senior management positions in Adelaide, Melbourne and North Queensland. Kym has been a Director of WorkCover Corporation, SA Motor Accident Commission and Chairman of Built Environs Pty Limited and a number of public and private companies and organisations.