Experience:19 years

Phone:03 9836 5599

Summer Nelson

Managing Director | Wellness Coach


After many years experience in customer service, retail and management, Summer Nelson began her career in the fitness industry in 1999.

Starting at LadyWorks Hawthorn, one of Melbourne’s most exclusive ladies fitness clubs, in a customer service role, she quickly developed her passion and skills as a membership consultant and moved into that area with ease.

She subsequently took a role with another of Melbourne’s fitness institutions: Winning Edge, The Fitness Club Chadstone.  As a Membership Manager and assisting the Club Manager, she was involved in developing their team and setting up a brand new club from scratch at Chadstone the Fashion Capital.

In 2001 she was invited to join the consulting team of Impact Training Corporation.  One of the worlds largest fitness sales training providers.  Through delivering strategic sales and communication training and coaching to clients all over Australia and New Zealand, Summer developed a strong understanding for what worked and didn’t in the fitness industry, for business and clients alike.  She worked with some of the industry’s most successful businesses including Zest SA & QLD, YMCA VIC, Jenkins Gym NZ, Les Mills Australia, Contours NZ and many more, helping them not just grow their businesses, but develop their staff and support their clients as well.  In this capacity she was invited to present at Network on the Gold Coast in 2001 and FILEX in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 our industry’s largest annual events, to speak on best practise communciation, customer focused sales, and fitness business skills.

Since it’s conception in 2001, Summer has been involved in every aspect of developing My Trainer Corporation.  Selecting & training staff, supporting clients, marketing, sales, administration, and finally it’s public launch in May 2004.  Through Summer’s leadership, My Trainer has grown to be one of the most stable and successful mobile wellness businesses in Australia today.

Summer supports our clients to implement lasting wellness through strategic lifestyle coaching, applying 19 years of experience in the field.  Summer also leads our corporate wellness program, where she coaches businesses in implementing successful programs for healthy workplace outcomes.

Summer is a mum of 3 amazing firecrackers, and contributes regularly to her local community, including sporting teams, schools and events.


  • Learning
  • Helping others succeed
  • Performaing arts
  • Elite mindset
  • Best practise
  • Gadgets & tech
  • Interior design
  • Gifted education
  • Baking
  • Shiny things!
  • Hygge


  • Impact Training Corporation Advanced Selling Modules (1999-2001)
    • Selling Fitness Fundamentals
    • Professional Communciation Skills (DISC)
    • Qualification Skills
    • The Club Tour & Transition
    • Overcoming Objections
    • Incoming Phone Calls
    • Price Presentation techniques
    • How to take incoming calls
    • Membership Referrals
    • Prospecting and Outgoing calls
    • People skills that increase sales
    • How to sell results based training
    • Sales & Lead Management
  • DISC Behavioural Model Accreditation – DTS International (2001)
  • Advanced Presentation Skills Certification – Peak Performance, Sydney (2004)
  • Accredited Corporate NLP Presenter – Peak Performance, Sydney (2003)
  • ITC Consultant Bootcamp 1, 2, 3, & 4 – Impact Training Corporation, Sydney (2000-2004)
  • Community Coaching Certificate
  • Community Officiating Certificate
  • Accredited Touch Football Referee L1

Professional Memberships

  • Fitness Victoria executive board member 2005-2007
  • Australian Fitness Network author & presenter
  • Fitness Australia business member
  • Industry Leaders Roundtable inaugural member 2004-2017
  • Nominee, Telstra Business Women
  • Selling Fitness Fundamentals Top Gun Award
  • Industry Leaders Roundtable, Inaugural Star Achiever Award 2009
  • Fitness Victoria Personal Training Business of the Year (finalist) 2007
  • Impact Training Top Gun 1999, 2000, 2001


  • FILEX 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
  • Les Mills Business Summit (2003)
  • Recreation SA Business Summit 2003
  • Network ITC Sales Summit (QLD) 2002
  • Adfit (NZ) 2001

Consulting Clients

  • LifeFitness Australia
  • Les Mills Australia
  • Consolodated Fitness / Zest Heath Clubs SA, QLD
  • Salamanca Club TAS
  • YMCA Group VIC
  • Contours Group NZ
  • A1 / South Pacific Health Clubs VIC
  • Trainstation VIC
  • Lifestyle Health Clubs VIC
  • Equialibrium Health Clubs VIC
  • Reservoir Leisure Centre VIC
  • Premier Club Geelong VIC
  • Jenkins Gym NZ
  • Lifestyle Gym NZ
  • InForm Health Solutions SA
  • The Ridge Health Clubs VIC
  • North Adelaide Fitness Centre SA
  • World Gym NZ
  • ADA Australia VIC
  • Ventura Bus Company VIC
  • Schiavello VIC
  • CMV Bus & Truck VIC
  • Sit Happens VIC
  • Cycling Victoria
  • and many more…

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