Perth Fitness Industry Conference May 2023

Calling all awesome presenters from outside of W.A.

As most of you already know I’m hoping to run a little conference here in Perth this year, as there hasn’t been one since 2015.   I’m only using all local presenters, because our borders are still closed, and doing it live with a focus on unZoomable content, because there’s already enough great stuff on-line.  This one is for all the stuff we are missing out on, but in 2023…well things should be different!

All going well I am planning on welcoming interstate and international presenters for a conference in Perth, May 11th, 12th, 13th (dates TBC)  in 2023?

I am choosing May because it’s a great time to be in Perth, the winds drop off, the turquoise waters of this coast are still warm and the weather is delicious.  Locals call it Magic May.   It’s the best month to swim at Cott, and Salmon Bay at Rotto or snorkel the Ningaloo Reef.  It’s also before the snow season for those coming from the Eastern States or NZ.

Anyway, back to the conference.  If the idea interests you, send me some details about yourself and what sessions you would like to run and I’ll post it here.  You can provide as much or as little detail as you like and I’m also happy to link back to your website.

I’ll make this page public probably from March 1st, 2022, on a different dedicated website, and keep adding to it thereafter.

Submitting an idea doesn’t lock you into it.  It won’t be until end of October that I put the list out to the Perth public and get a vote on the most popular sessions and update presenters before December 1st if their session/s look like a goer  We’ll then iron out the details, inclusive of payment, flights and accommodation, and you can decide anytime before January 1st, 2023 if you want in.

Dave Liow – A kiwi from Queensland

An exercise physiologist and a holistic movement coach. He is the co-owner of the Kaizen Health Centre and the founder of the Holistic Movement Coach Programme based in the Sunshine Coast, Australia. Dave has a long history in elite high-performance sport conditioning and has worked with a wide range of world-class athletes.  He also specialises in working with clients with chronic pain and injuries.  He currently mentors and presents internationally to health professionals on integrating a holistic approach, and cutting-edge movement techniques into health and fitness.

Proposed sessions

1.Sleep – more regenerative than anabolic steroids!

You can have the best training programme and diet in existence.  If you’re not sleeping you won’t recover, adapt, or get any result apart from getting more tired.  Optimising sleep is your key to optimal performance and gains.  Learn the science and field-tested techniques to help you and your clients sleep better.

– Understand sleep science

– Understand techniques used to measure sleep

– Learn key techniques used to improve sleep with client examples and how to put it all together


2. Balance training revamped

Balance training needs to be more in depth than seeing how long you can stand on one leg.  Real life balance training involves moving body parts in all directions.  This session will teach you how to incorporate cutting-edge balance training concepts into your programmes.  Be prepared to move and experience revamped balance training in this practical session.

Understand how we balance

Understand how movement platforms relate to balance

Learn practical exercises to train balance


3. Glutes Galore

Athletic performance, keeping injury free, and the ability to look buff in a pair of jeans are seriously compromised when your glutes aren’t working well.  Squats, dead lifts, and lunges are great for glute development, but we’ll show you more tools to get your glutes working well.  This session will help you create buns of steel for your clients.

The importance of glutes

Why glutes don’t work

Practical glute training techniques


4. The plank is dead wood

The plank has become the go-to exercise for core training. Discover why we think that it’s overused and overrated. We can do better – so much better. This session explores the concept of “core training” and how we can train more effectively. Come away from this session with a new  to bag of core conditioning exercises to add in your workouts.


5. Is your client’s foot function kicking your programme’s butt?

The foot is a massively underutilized movement resource that we have wrapped up and shut away in a dark, sensory deprivation chamber (shoes). Poor foot function will sabotage your training results and can derail your clients. This workshop will show you what to look for and will teach you what to do with feet that aren’t dancing to the right tune.

These are some of the topics Mish offered up and like all our 2023 topics we will get your feedback later in the year to see which ones you love to have her present.

  • Periodisation for Periods
  • Inclusive Practices (working with Trans, disability and minority);
  • How to work with the reluctant exerciser, plus,
  • One of our small group mentoring sessions, around how to build an online course.

What else?

Add to the digital Goodies Bag for the 2022 Conference

I am planning to give attendees at this conference a digital goodies bag, and in it showcase some of the presenter’s businesses from further afield.  If you would like to contribute something to that digital bag awesome – a link to a video,  a PDF, an intro course you have, a discount voucher to use on your products, etc.?

I wouldn’t be able to pay you for your goodies bag contribution but hopefully it is something that funnels into your business and reaps you benefits.

Advise me anytime and I will add it on in and start promoting the bag and it’s contents end of March.


It’s going to be particularly challenging getting these conferences off the ground mainly. I don’t have a network here and while I’m happy to put in the hard yards, any assistance via helping get the word out about the conference would be hugely appreciated.

Also, if you’ve run conferences in Australia I’d love to ask you a few questions to ensure I’m ticking all the boxes with what I need to do here and consider.