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Working in the fitness industry can be risky business
if you have not considered all aspects of safety and the law

The Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management (AFIRM) Project was established in 2012 to explore the operation of rules and regulations in Australia for the delivery of safe fitness services.  Funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage Grant LP120100275, and research partners Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia, the AFIRM team is:


  • Professor Patrick Keyzer, La Trobe University
  • Professor Joachim Dietrich, Bond University
  • Professor Caroline Finch, Federation University Australia
  • Professor Kevin Norton, University of South Australia
  • Dr Betul Sekendiz, Central Queensland University
  • Ms Veronica Jones, The Outsource Place (formerly, Bond University)


The information and material you’ll find on this website can be used by fitness facility operators and fitness professionals to help understand and adopt comprehensive risk management strategies Fitness service customers are encouraged to use this website to understand their right to exercise safely at a fitness facility with a comprehensive risk management program.

Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management Manual

‘Exercise Safe; The Australian Fitness Industry Risk Management Manual’ is out now.

Industry Partners

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