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Tony de Leede

Tony de Leede

CEO of Wellness Solutions, Founder of Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat & Founder of Fitness First Australia,

  • At the forefront of the Fitness & Wellness industry for nearly 40 years.
  • 1981 Founded Australian Body Works (ABW) in Atlanta, Georgia 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 in Atlanta.
  • 2000-2008 Founder & CEO of Fitness First Australia.  Building it into one of the biggest health club groups in the world. 
  • 2005 launched an 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 offered a range of Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Meditation classes at 7 locations.
  • 2016 created and launched Move 123 & Mind 123 digital wellness content brands.
  • 2016 – 2018 acquired a significant interest in Somadome ‘meditation pod’ and O2Chair ‘breathing pod’.
  • 2018 launched the world’s first women’s only lifestyle/community/wellness space – Club W. 
  • 2018 launched Wellness Solutions, a global wellness brand offering unique products that open the door to wellness in an appealing, accessible, intimidation and hassle-free way.

In addition to these achievements and cementing his dedication to the industry, Tony currently holds a Board position at the Global Wellness Summit.

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