Liz Nable Shares Why Fitness Australia Business Members Should Vote For Her

Why should you vote for Liz Nable as a Business Member for Fitness Australia?

My name is Liz Nable and I am the Founder and CEO of four Xtend Barre Studios along Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

A little background on me first as my career into the fitness industry is not what you’d call “traditional”…

My career started in television news journalism and I worked as a reporter, writer and producer, both in Australia and overseas for 15 years.

My international career began in 2006, when I moved to New York. I spent the next 6 years working as a freelance international news correspondent, covering major news stories including an interview with Donald Trump for 60 Minutes Australia, the UN General Assembly, the 5 year anniversary of September 11 and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009.

In 2011, after returning home to Australia, I turned a lifelong passion for fitness and for entrepreneurship into my second career and opened the first Xtend Barre Studio in Australia.

As you can see my work history to this point has seen a few twists and turns.

But it’s this very point of difference that makes me a great candidate for a position on the Fitness Australia Board because I bring something different to the table.

Along with my media and communications experience, I passionately share the same vision as Fitness Australia to get more Australians involved in their health and wellness and move more often.

In addition to this, the Australian fitness industry has never been as fast moving as it is now, technology is transforming the way we do things and there is so much potential within our local pool of talent to be the absolute world’s best at what we do.  The time is now.

It is also my vision for fitness to be accessible to all Australians everywhere and to help as many people as possible find some form of fitness they love, to make it more achievable to do on a regular basis.

I would like to see our fitness industry out there on the world stage more often, at the forefront of innovation, to be world leaders in our field and to challenge the status quo of following international markets, moving more towards becoming world leaders, not followers.

I was recently named the FCA’s 2019 Franchise Woman of the Year for excellence and professional achievements by a woman in the franchising sector.

This is a prestigious award judged on a variety of criteria including: positive influence on women, leadership, contribution to the community and franchising and professional development.

This award is testament to my commitment and contribution to the fitness sector to date, to the wider community and demonstrates my ability to lead that community to a more healthy and active future.

In 2018, I was named Franchisee of the Year by the Collective Wellness Group, I also won 2018 Business Person of the Year, and Fitness Service of the Year for our Mosman Studio.

Internationally, I was awarded the 2019 Bronze Stevie Award for Innovation in Business Services across Australia and Asia.

I am, and always have been, committed to do more to give back to the industry which has served me so well.

Voting is open to Fitness Australia’s AusREP Members and Business Members between 1st and 18th November 2019. Members are encouraged to cast their vote using the link in an email that they receive from TrueVote.

If you need further information or have any questions regarding the ballot procedures contact Liz Richardson at Fitness Australia on 1300 211 311 or email