Lift Brands honours Snap Fitness and 9Round franchisees and employees at APAC region awards


Lift Brands has announced the winners of its annual achievement awards in the APAC region, celebrating successful Snap Fitness and 9Round franchisees.

Recognising innovative approaches to business and marketing, the award finalists are chosen by the senior management team that review applications submitted for each category.

Depending on the category, winners receive a variety of prizes that they can take back to their clubs that will support ongoing improvement for their members and community.

Chris Caldwell, Lift Brands’ APAC Chief Executive, commented “honouring these employees and franchisees is easily one of the best parts of my job.

“This past year saw its fair share of challenges, but our teams really stepped up and were able to navigate their way through COVID-19. We’re so fortunate to have a strong ‘#ONETEAM’ approach within our network, and it will certainly support us in years to come.”

The winners and finalists of the 2021 awards are as follows:

Chief Executive #ONETEAM Award: given to a franchisee who exemplifies the company culture and brand
• Brendan Hurrell – General Manager, McCarthy Group, that owns Snap Fitness 14 clubs

Franchisee of the Year: given to a franchisee that embraces brand standards with superior attention to detail and club growth
• Snap Fitness: Justin and Wendy Garvie – Dubbo, Hervey Bay, Maryborough, Roma, Toowoomba, Yeppoon
• 9Round: Ellis Powerman – Barrington, Christchurch, Papanui

Support Office Members of the Year: given to team members who make significant contributions over the course of the year
• John Stokes – Tier 1 Support Consultant – AU/NZ
• Fiona Waterson – Accounts Payable & Receivables AU

Snap Fitness Outstanding Performance & Best Modernization of the Year: awarded to a club with overall best-in-class performance and a keen eye to modernizing a club with the latest technology and equipment
• Snap Fitness Wagga Wagga

Club Manager of the Year: awarded to a manager that exudes a positive attitude and runs a clean club
• Snap Fitness: Tom Glasfurd – Cannington
• 9Round: Keynan Alexander-Smith – Barrington

Top Community Club: given to a club that actively engages with their community and contributes to charitable organisations
• Snap Fitness Henderson
• 9Round Ellenbrook

Personal Trainer of the Year: awarded to a trainer that puts his or her members and clients first
• Snap Fitness: Luke Merchant – Maitland
• 9Round: Rebekah Knowles – Ellerslie

Area Manager of the Year: recognises individuals who have consistently displayed the highest level of professionalism and positive rapport, and contributed to a healthy, community-based culture
• Matt Chapman – Snap Fitness

Franchisees who have been active in the Snap Fitness family for 10 or more years were also honoured at the summit. They are:
• Kerryn Andrews
• Jason Armstrong
• Gary Bagga
• Bill Bagga
• Summet Bagga
• Sunny Bagga
• Allan and Julia Bowman
• Jeff Byrd
• Natasha Byrd
• Stuart & Michelle Cardey
• Athanasi Comino
• Areti Comino
• Russell and Christy Creighton
• Nathan and Angie Daley
• Matt Fallon
• Adam Firmani
• Matthew Franich
• Tim Fydler
• Bradley Horn
• Todd Howard
• Neville Jensen
• Dan McCarthy
• David McCarthy
• David McMaster
• Joshua Miller
• David Noonan
• Adam Parkin
• Amar Patel
• Vinay Patel
• Kylie Raymond
• Samantha Riley
• Phillip Rohan
• Satinder Samra
• David Taylor
• Sharan Uppal
• Manvir Uppal
• Rani Uppal
• Donna Wild
• Jeffrey Woodhouse

Lift Brands is the Master Developer for 9Round in Australia.

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