Renowned Wellness and Fitness Entrepreneur

Tony De Leede

• At the forefront of the Fitness & Wellness industry for over 35 years.
• World renowned innovator in business.
• 1982 Founded Australian Body Works (ABW) which expanded to 23 clubs by 2000.
• 1989 Started Cardio Theatre Holdings and introduced the concept of “Exercise Entertainment” to the international fitness industry.
• 1996 responsible for designing, building and staffing the first ever Olympic Village Health Club.
• 1997 merged Cardio Theatre with ClubCom (a media/content business that works inside the fitness industry). The Cardio Theatre/ClubCom business was sold to Precor in 2002.
• 2000-2008 Partner and Managing Director of Fitness First Australia. Building it into one of the biggest health club groups in the world.
• 2005 launched international multi-award winning 500 acre luxury ‘Lifestyle Retreat’ located in the Gold Coast hinterland called Gwinganna.
• 2005 launched Active Media Group (AMG) providing alternative advertising mediums for both local and national businesses.
• 2011 Opened a new ‘blue sky’ concept called Hotel Komune – a surf retreat, yoga and wellness resort brand in Bali and Coolangatta.
• 2010 Launched FIt n Fast the first brand of budget/time efficient clubs within Australia.
• 2015 launched Qmax Functional Training brand.
• 2016 Launched YogaBar, which offers a range of Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Meditation classes at 7 locations.
• 2016 created and launched Move 123 & Mind 123 digital content brands.
• 2016 acquired a significant interest in Somadome ‘meditation pod’.
• 2018 launched the World’s first Women’s only lifestyle space – Club W.
• 2018 launched Virtual Solutions.
• 2018 launched Wellness Solutions.

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