// Upskill your business with free fitness webinars

A new webinar initiative for Network members makes personal development easier than ever for fitness professionals, managers and facility owners.

The fitness industry is one of the few industries to ensure its personnel are always upskilling and improving their knowledge. Through its CEC courses and the FILEX convention, Australian Fitness Network is at the forefront of delivering this upskilling. And now, through a new partnership with Active Management, Network has added webinars to this portfolio of educational services, at no extra cost.

Justin Tamsett, managing director of Active Management, said 'We are really excited to have Australian Fitness Network as partners in our webinar series and pleased to offer all Network members free access to both past and future webinars.'

After participating in webinars on business, it struck Justin that the convenience of the medium made it the perfect learning format for busy fitness professionals. So, last year Active Management started running webinars for club owners and personal trainers, featuring a selection of practical and inspirational presentations on a wide range of fitness topics. The success of the initial series resulted in an increase to three webinars per month in the fields of club business, personal training business and small business, with some of Australia's leading business consultants.

What is a webinar?

A webinar is a seminar that you attend from the comfort of your desk – or wherever you happen to have internet access! The seminar is conducted live, so you hear the presenter via the internet (or via phone if your computer doesn't have speakers) and you see any visual materials the presenter uses on your computer screen. All you need to participate is a phone, computer, a high-speed internet connection and to be a member of Network – it's as simple as that.

How do you join a webinar?

All the links to the webinars – past, current and future – can be found on the Network website at www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/business-webinars. Simply complete the registration form and you will automatically be emailed a link. Click on the link to complete a couple more details and then you will receive access to the webinar.

The following webinars are available to listen to now:

Club Business Small Business PT Business
Putting the WOW into advertising
with Derek Barton
Selling in a tough economy with Casey Conrad
Managing your business by the numbers
with Justin Tamsett
The lifeline to your business – the incoming call
with Justin Tamsett
Building a feedback cycle
with Kate Tribe
Engaging Facebook visitors
with Lara Solomon
Top 11 website mistakes with Mel Samson
Running your social
media strategy
with Sam Mutimer
Building a brand
on a budget
with Michelle Gamble
Converting comp sessions into clients with Amanda Bracks
Leads to enquiries to clients with Petar Lackovic
Accounting for PT biz with Heather Smith
Package, price & present with Mike Warren
Smart returns from
cash flow
with Simon Hall


Live webinar highlights for the upcoming quarter include:

  • 7 ways to connect with complete strangers on the gym floor with Kris Tynan; September. Perfect for clubs and PT businesses.
  • The power of using Google Analytics on your website with Mel Samson; October. Perfect for any business.
  • 9 secrets to business success with Justin Tamsett; October. Regardless of your business' size, learn what you need to do to be successful.
Why participate in webinars?
  • Webinars are one of the most convenient forms of education available. They are on at a set time every month, so you can plan your training.
  • You don't have to leave your office, saving you travel time.
  • When you listen live you can anonymously ask as many questions as you like.
  • Webinars are recorded, so you have the option of either listening live or later on at a more convenient time.
  • Recorded sessions provide you with the presenter's accompanying PowerPoint presentation.
  • If you are a manager, you can share the recorded webinar with staff, adding to their skills.
  • Webinars allow you to develop a valuable resource library as you have unlimited access to them forever.
  • They are free for Network members!


Go to www.fitnessnetwork.com.au/business-webinars to start upskilling your business now.