Mel Tempest

Fitness Business Influencer and Club Owner

I’m one of Australia’s original independent health club owners (of Ballarat Body & Soul 24/7 Gym & Group Fitness Superclub), and also the first and only Australian (to-date) to ever receive the John McCarthy Merit Scholarship to attend the IHRSA Institute in the USA. I am also the founder and host of the Gym Owners’ Business Podcast, and the author of From Surviving To Thriving, The A to Z Guide to Running a Kick Ass Fitness Business, and Every USP Should Be About Your PSU. In 2017 I was named a Top five Australian Regional Finalist in Smart Company’s 2017 #smart50 Awards. I’m also a self-proclaimed ambassador for Brain Cancer Research. And, on top of all of this, I believe I am also a genuinely caring, kind and generous person! These days, the most successful fitness businesses are those that are intolerant of the status quo; they recognise the benefits of embracing innovation and rewarding creativity. So my mission is to share my knowledge and wealth of experience to help more health club owners move towards innovation and success.