We are searching for great humans.

I still remember opening our first gym. We had 8 staff, no members, and we built it with our bare hands. Fast-forward to today, and we have over 200 staff, and in the next 2-3 years, our workforce will grow to between 300-400.

We’re excited about the next few years and our growth, and we’re looking for incredible humans to join us on that journey.

Justin Ashley, Co-Founder & CEO

4 REASONS TO WORK WITH US

1

GREAT HUMANS

It doesn’t matter to us if you have 10 years experience, or only 10 days. What matters is that you align with our culture and you’re an incredible human. We will empower you to be the best you can be.

2

EDUCATION

We have a career pathway that clearly maps out how you can increase your skill, your responsibility and your pay. We’ve even gone to the extent of building an education company (FP Academy).

3

STAFF RETENTION & SATISFACTION

We provide our staff with one to one mentoring, exposure to referral networks, over 200 hours of free in-house education each year & more. From this, we have industry leading staff retention at 93% and world-class staff satisfaction at 81%.
4

AWARD-WINNINg ENVIRONMENT

By creating a culture and system where you get the support you need, we’ve been awarded Employer of Choice (2019 & 2020) and Great Places to Work (2020). And by reinvesting over $3M since 2014 back into our facilities, we also scored Best Gym by Men's Health.

DO WHAT
YOU LOVE

We’re open to everyone. Whatever your background, 
or whatever value you can add, we can find you a home.

PERSONAL TRAINERS

We want to build technicians that understand the proper execution and reasoning behind their exercise selection and programming. But what we want most for you is to build a sustainable business with a consistent income.

GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

We pride ourselves in our class programming, quality of service, and unique offerings. At Fitness Playground, we empower our Group Fitness Instructors to pitch, create & deliver new programs, creating an unparalleled class experience.

MEMBERSHIP TEAM

We are nothing without our on-ground staff. Our Membership teams are responsible for being the leaders in their respective club, delivering an exceptional (and consistent) level of service, and for cultivating an environment that inspires change.

MANAGEMENT

As thought leaders in education, we spend most of our time and resources on investing back into our people. Our management roles span across multiple areas of the Fitness Playground business, including Coaching, Finance & Human Resources.

Ready to make a change?

MATT DUNCAN

Head Coach

My career in Fitness has moved from strength to strength under the FP banner. From walking through the Surry Hills club’s doors six years ago for my first personal training role, to managing teams of trainers across multiple locations, I have always felt supported and valued whilst being given the freedom to express myself in my role at Fitness Playground. The reason I chose to pursue management was to ensure that every member of staff had the experience I had, that they are made to feel like they really can make a difference. I am incredibly grateful to have found and become part of a community that challenges the status quo, that believes in the positive physical, emotional and social impact that the Fitness Industry can have.

CLAIRE STEPHENS

Group Fitness Instructor,
FP Surry Hills

I started working at Fitness Playground just over a year ago and to be completely honest, I was both scared and excited for this new chapter in my life. However, when I joined this community of trainers and members, I knew this was the place for me. I have never felt so much support, love, motivation and drive from this kind of environment. There is always time for a laugh and never a dull moment. I travel all the way from Hornsby to teach my classes here (obviously worth it) and am proud to be a part of this community.

LUKE EDMUNDS

Personal Trainer,
The Bunker

I originally joined Fitness Playground as a Personal Trainer while studying at university just as a side job to make an income during university, but I ended up completely falling in love with the job, the culture and the community, and I’m still here 4 years later, 2 years onwards from completing my degree in Sports and Exercise Science. It might sound cliché - but I’ve learnt so much more at this company in 3 years about myself, about fitness and training, about psychology and muscle anatomy than I did during my 3 years of university. My days fly by changing people's lives all while having fun with the team – sometimes I can’t believe I get paid (well) to do this – not one day ever feels like work!

LAURA BASTA

Head of Group Fitness

Six years ago when I started at Fitness Playground, I could barely speak English. My vocabulary consisted of "squat" and "good". Other than learning English on the job (haha), I also learnt about team camaraderie, support, business and leadership. By having the right support and ability to evolve within the business, I was able to grow from a Personal Trainer, to Group Fitness Manager, to where I stand now as Head of Group Fitness. But to be honest, what I've achieved goes above and beyond a simple title. Every day, I find myself hungry for the opportunities and challenges that our FP team is capable of conquering.

DANIELE MENDOZA

Group Fitness Instructor,
FP Marrickville

The best thing about working at Fitness Playground is the culture. I would not be the Personal Trainer I am today if it wasn’t for the endless amount of support I’ve received from managers and other trainers. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a high calibre of trainers who are incredibly nice enough to share their knowledge and guide me through my career.

JOEY Angus

Group Fitness Manager,
The Bunker

I have no restrictions or restraints on my character and have always been given the green light to be the best version of myself, whilst being supported in development along the way. I've learnt to love what I do and it shows in my work, so much so that my biggest highlights were being recognised as a 'Rising Star' at my first company awards ceremony after just a few months, then being awarded the following year for 'Professional of The Year'. As a kid, I thought that only professional sports athletes could get paid to do what they love, turns out I was wrong.

DANIELE MENDOZA

Group Fitness Instructor,
FP Marrickville

JOEY ANGUs

GROUP FITNESS MANAGER,
THE BUNKER

We reminisced on a historical moment back in 2019 that left our coach, Tom, hanging by our Bossman. So we re-created this moment as a very important, safety message: Be a boss. Don't handshake. Just smile.

I have no restrictions or restraints on my character and have always been given the green light to be the best version of myself, whilst being supported in development along the way. I've learnt to love what I do and it shows in my work, so much so that my biggest highlights were being recognised as a 'Rising Star' at my first company awards ceremony after just a few months, then being awarded the following year for 'Professional of The Year'. As a kid, I thought that only professional sports athletes could get paid to do what they love, turns out I was wrong.

CLAIRE STEPHENS

Group Fitness Instructor,
FP Surry Hills

I started working at Fitness Playground just over a year ago and to be completely honest, I was both scared and excited for this new chapter in my life. However, when I joined this community of trainers and members, I knew this was the place for me. I have never felt so much support, love, motivation and drive from this kind of environment. There is always time for a laugh and never a dull moment. I travel all the way from Hornsby to teach my classes here (obviously worth it) and am proud to be a part of this community.

LUKE EDMUNDS

Personal Trainer,
The Bunker

I originally joined Fitness Playground as a Personal Trainer while studying at university just as a side job to make an income during university, but I ended up completely falling in love with the job, the culture and the community, and I’m still here 4 years later, 2 years onwards from completing my degree in Sports and Exercise Science. It might sound cliché - but I’ve learnt so much more at this company in 3 years about myself, about fitness and training, about psychology and muscle anatomy than I did during my 3 years of university. My days fly by changing people's lives all while having fun with the team – sometimes I can’t believe I get paid (well) to do this – not one day ever feels like work!

LAURA BASTA

Head of Group Fitness

Six years ago when I started at Fitness Playground, I could barely speak English. My vocabulary consisted of "squat" and "good". Other than learning English on the job (haha), I also learnt about team camaraderie, support, business and leadership. By having the right support and ability to evolve within the business, I was able to grow from a Personal Trainer, to Group Fitness Manager, to where I stand now as Head of Group Fitness. But to be honest, what I've achieved goes above and beyond a simple title. Every day, I find myself hungry for the opportunities and challenges that our FP team is capable of conquering.

MATT DUNCAN

HEAD COACH

My career in Fitness has moved from strength to strength under the FP banner. From walking through the Surry Hills club’s doors six years ago for my first personal training role, to managing teams of trainers across multiple locations, I have always felt supported and valued whilst being given the freedom to express myself in my role at Fitness Playground. The reason I chose to pursue management was to ensure that every member of staff had the experience I had, that they are made to feel like they really can make a difference. I am incredibly grateful to have found and become part of a community that challenges the status quo, that believes in the positive physical, emotional and social impact that the Fitness Industry can have.

JOEY ANGUS

GROUP FITNESS MANAGER,
THE BUNKER

DANIELE MENDOZA

Group Fitness Instructor,
FP Marrickville

What happens when you get some of our coaches dancing in an alleyway in lycra? You get noticed on national television. Shortly after this video, we were featured on the TODAY Show for our Lift Your Mood event during Covid-19.

The best thing about working at Fitness Playground is the culture. I would not be the Personal Trainer I am today if it wasn’t for the endless amount of support I’ve received from managers and other trainers. I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a high calibre of trainers who are incredibly nice enough to share their knowledge and guide me through my career.

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What's been happening

August, 2020

“Build a facility that has a consistency of incredible programming but gives variety and spice of life - you can’t just bolt in a new service, for boutique it's about focus, creating a cohesive experience.”

Justin Ashley presents at the annual FIT Summit, the business network for health, fitness, wellness and sports in Asia-Pacific. They help facilitate industry growth and investment to make more people healthier and happier.

August, 2020

“We have partnered with Virtual Playground by Fitness Playground, so you can enjoy a workout with some of Australia's best fitness experts wherever you can access the Optus Sport app. You’ll have no excuses now – your mobile, tablet, laptop or Smart TV is now your personal trainer!”

Optus Sport asked us to provide content for their new on-demand platform, OS Fitness, and that we did. Virtual Playground is now accessible to over 825k people across Australia through their official Optus Sport app.

July, 2020

“My passion is around fitness and community. I saw a lot of holes in the fitness industry as businesses were run very much on the financial side. So I saw a huge gap to work on staff and members. And it’s taken us from an outdoor bootcamp, to over 2,000 members in our first 6 months of our first gym opening. And we thought, hey, we’re onto something here!”

After graduating in 2003, Justin Ashley joined ACPE’s online careers event to shed insight and tips on starting a business.

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