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by Les Mills


Some sessions also feature special industry guests who share their valuable insights, lessons and experiences such as the upcoming webinar on Thursday 21 May at 1pm (AEST) / 11am SGT & MYT (UTC+8). In this webinar, which addresses the science and art of motivation, Australian Business Partnership Managers, Miriam Cohen (NSW) and Tyler Adams (VIC), are joined by Fiona Kriaris (YMCA Victoria) and Leisl Klaebe (Virgin Active) to discuss proven strategies to uniting and motivating diverse teams. You’ll also discover if there are differences between how full-service clubs and boutiques motivate their teams, and the practical ways you can improve your current methods for even better results.


About our Guests



Leisl Klaebe is the Group Exercise Manager of three newly established Virgin Active health clubs in the Sydney CBD, Australia. She manages a timetable of over 400 classes a week and a team of over 70 GEX Coaches. With close to 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry Leisl is a highly respected motivational leader and a former recipient of the prestigious Virgin Star Award. Leisl writes regular articles for Australian Fitness Network’s magazine and is involved in numerous industry events as a speaker. She was also recently been appointed Global Ambassador for the Women in Fitness Association.



Fiona Kriaris is the Health and Wellness Product Manager for YMCA Victoria based in Melbourne, Australia. In the past decade, she’s had exposure to various aspects of the business including being a fitness professional, leader in staff culture, facility management, business tendering, and product development. With a dedicated focus on holistic wellbeing, Fiona’s studies include being the first Australian with an accreditation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Centre. Fiona is also a global ambassador for The Women In Fitness Association.

To access these digital events, or to watch recordings of previously delivered webinars, clubs should head to