Fernwood Fitness Women’s Health Clubs are the official winners of the AUSactive 2022 Franchise Group of the Year Award! The announcement was made at AUSactive’s luxe National Gala event in Sydney, at the conclusion of their 2022 National Awards Program.
The network was proudly recognised as a state finalist in several categories including the Mental Health Awareness Award for the group’s implementation of the Mental Health First Aid program across their network, and the Industry Innovation Award for Fernwood’s sister brand, Fernwood Fusion and its revolutionary design.
Formerly known as the Fitness Australia Awards, the program recognises excellence and outstanding achievement in the Australian health and fitness industry. The celebrated awards program attracts thousands of applications each year from fitness professionals and businesses alike and has been considered the pinnacle of industry achievement for over 18 years.
Beginning with a series of state-based events showcasing the various deserving finalists, Fernwood’s National Support team represented the network at the Victorian event for nominees in August. The group proudly placed as national finalists for the Franchise Group of the Year Award, with Fernwood’s Business Development Manager of Fitness, Lisa-Marie Gleeson winning Group Exercise Leader of the Year at a state level for Victoria. Fernwood Tullamarine’s Club Coordinator, Kara Sleigh was also announced as finalist for Accredited Exercise Professional of the Year and Personal Trainer of the Year prior to Victoria’s state event.
The multiple awards and nominations within the Fernwood group are a huge testament to the power of the network and Fernwood’s unique franchise model that places emphasis on ensuring their franchisees are constantly supported, growing, and evolving. Fernwood’s service offerings are designed to empower women, so members flourish both in and out of the club, while making sure they’re one step ahead of industry trends and developments.
Fernwood Women’s Health Clubs Founder and Managing Director, Diana Williams was elated by the win, saying she was incredibly proud of the entire Fernwood community for its unwavering support of the network and members alike.
“What a magnificent achievement it is to be recognised at the 2022 AUSactive Awards Gala in front of all our fitness industry peers. Being named Franchise Group of the Year for 2022 reflects the hard work and passion across our amazing network and the strength of our franchise model. Congratulations to all Fernwood Fitness staff and franchisees for continuously demonstrating the power of women (and a few fellas too) supporting women. My heart is bursting with pride for our community,” Williams shared.
Not only that, on top of their euphoric Franchise Group of the Year win, the Fernwood Shellharbour club was recognised by AUSactive as Employer of Choice at a local level for the fantastic support, environment and culture at their club.
Fernwood Shellharbour has been building a community of empowered women for the last 20 years. The longest standing franchisees of any club at Fernwood, owners Adriana Ampuero and Grace Benavente have watched the network grow into the powerhouse it is today. Striving to maintain an inclusive, supportive environment where members can achieve their health and fitness goals in a way that works for them, Ampuero and Benavente and their team truly care about their members and the wider community.
Those looking for an opportunity to move into the health and fitness industry or wellness space should seriously consider the Fernwood Fitness franchise model or their sister brand, Fernwood Fusion for their women’s-only franchise model that sets them apart from other brands.
Want to know more about owning your own Fernwood? Find out more at https://www.fernwoodfitness.com.au/franchising