Technology: Supporting the Physical Activity Workforce

Thursday 16th June 11:00 - 11:40

The Business of Physical Activity

Technology is a big part of our lives, and if its impact on the health and fitness space has sky-rocketed in the last couple of years for obvious reasons. There are a wide range of tools that are helping people to stay fit and active and this trend is set to continue, offering great benefits for both users and operators.

This session will discuss how a range of platforms have been used to improve the member journey and increase levels of participation, as well as look at the challenges involved.

Chaired by Paul Swainson.


Paul Swainson

Research and Development Manager

Future Fit

Paul brings over 15 years’ experience to his role at Future Fit, as a personal trainer, PT manager, consultant and educator. He has created a successful PT business as well as working for some of the leading brands in the fitness industry. As Research and Development Manager at Future Fit, Paul oversees the creation and ongoing improvement of courses and products across the fields of personal training, nutrition, Pilates and health. Paul is also a writer and presenter and uses these platforms to advocate Future Fit’s campaign to #RaisetheBar – improving training standards across the industry to provide the next generation of fitness professionals with the skills they need for a successful career.

Dave Wright

Creator and CEO


As a parent, an employer, a club operator, a health club member and a try-hard sportsman, Dave has many real-life situations that have proved to be great case studies for his wearable technology.

Mike Dean

Head of Franchise Sales


Mike Dean heads up franchise sales for F45s European expansion. He was made aware of the brand 4 years ago on a trip to Australia and has not looked back since. Based in their London HQ his primary focus is to source top quality franchisees and studios to match them with.

Lewis Agnew


My PT Hub

After operating a face to face, online and hybrid Personal Training business, Lewis transitioned into technology and helped develop the digital feature set that lives within My PT Hub® today. Having over a decade’s worth of experience in the fitness/technology industry has enabled him in a unique position to build a product for Personal Trainers having done the hard yards and walked in their shoes.

His passion to drive the industry forward through not only digital innovation but taking a very customer focused approach continues to evolve the My PT Hub® offering and serving the new era of modern personal training.