128 In The Trenches of an Award Winning Fitness Business with Kristen Green

128 In The Trenches of an Award Winning Fitness Business with Kristen Green



With over 25 years Fitness Industry Experience, Kristen Green is the Executive General Manager of the multi award winning Aquafit, a large multipurpose fitness & aquatic centre located in South West Sydney. In 2004, Kristen was engaged to start up the Aquafit business. Aquafit was an immediate success, having achieved profitability within 6 months. this role, Kristen has developed and implemented a well-executed strategy to position Aquafit as a valuable community asset, especially for older adults. Aquafit is often cited as a shining example of best practice for a fitness business in Australia, and is the most consistently awarded fitness centre in Australia. Awards include Overall Fitness Centre of the year 2004, 2005 & 2006 and Fitness Australia Gold Quality Award 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015.

Kristen is a current Board Member Fitness Australia, and is an active contributor, leader and advisor in the industry.

In 2006, Kristen was awarded Fitness NSW “Outstanding Contribution to the Industry” and recognised by IHRSA in their 2011 yearbook as “Most Likely to Succeed” A regular attendee at IHRSA conferences for the last 12 years,Kristen is also IHRSA Institute Alumni having attended in 2014 & 2017.

Kristen holds an MBA with Distinction and a Bachelor of Sports Science (Exercise Science).

What you’ll learn


  • The benefits that ongoing professional development can bring to your career
  • How to keep team members engaged in your business for longer
  • Considerations when evaluating education opportunities


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Resources shared in the show


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