Ex-F45 exec appointed as SpeedFit head of training

By Sarah Stowe | 08 Nov 2021 View comments

SpeedFit has appointed a head of training, bringing in former F45 chief athletic officer, Nathan Mageropoulos, to the newly created role.

The role was created after electronic muscle stimulation personal training fitness franchise SpeedFit opened nine new studios across Perth,  Melbourne, Sydney and the NSW Central Coast and saw massive year on year growth (127 per cent) FY20/21.

Further expansion has continued with new studios in East Gosford, NSW, Karrinyup, WA and Bull Creek, WA and a soon-to-launch inaugural site in ACT.

Nathan Mageropoulos appointed SpeedFit head of training | Inside Franchise Business Executive

Nathan Mageropoulos appointed SpeedFit head of training | Inside Franchise Business Executive

Mageropoulos will be responsible for developing, implementing and rolling out nationally training for franchisees, managers and instructors and one of his first projects is developing a nationally accredited training course.

He will also oversee best practice and innovative training, learning and development across the network.

Mageropoulos has spent more than 14 years in the fitness industry, including the last eight years at F45 Training, where he was responsible for the innovation and enhancement of the group’s athletics experience across 1700+ locations globally.

“Over the past few years we have seen huge enhancements in fitness technology taking place across Australia so when the opportunity to work with SpeedFit came up I was really pumped to get involved,” Mageropoulos said.

“SpeedFit is at the forefront of emerging fitness brands in Australia and I am really looking  forward to working alongside Matej and the team to help take the business to the next level.”

Matej Varhalik, cofounder and CEO of SpeedFit, said, “Nathan has demonstrated some great results in revolutionising the fitness industry and we are very excited to have him join the SpeedFit team. His knowledge and experience in the industry compliments our vision for expansion and developing our offer further.”