In 1989, Di Williams opened her first Fernwood Women’s Health Club in Bendigo, a women-only gym offering a safe space for women to work out — a non-existent concept at the time. Three decades later and Williams is still at the helm, responsible for 68,000 members and Fernwood’s 70 fitness


Specialised fitness wearables integrated into clothing and ear-based ‘hearables’ are expected to grow more quickly than activity trackers. A new research report from Juniper Research forecasts hearables and smart clothing will grow from an expected 4.5 million shipped in 2018 to nearly 30 million in 2022, an increase of more