Founder of KX Pilates, Aaron Smith is an award-winning fitness innovator, entrepreneur and author of the book ‘Define Yourself’.
After spending several years travelling the world Aaron took a punt and with the generosity of his father he was able to start KX Pilates in February 2010.
Based on the Japanese philosophy of kaizen (continuous improvement), KX Pilates is a dynamic workout that has transformed both fitness participants and the business at large.
KX Pilates has now been built into Australia’s largest pilates franchise with over 110+ studios across Australia, Indonesia, China, Singapore, Taiwan and New Zealand.
As the founder of KX Pilates, Aaron has earnt multiple awards and recognition including 2021 Melbourne Young Fitness Entrepreneur, being recognised as an influential Victorian to watch by the Herald Sun in 2020, Australian Young Fitness Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019, was named in the top 3 of Australia’s Top 30 Franchise Executives (2020), and featured in the 2019 Top 10 Dynamic Entrepreneurs by Dynamic Business Magazine.
On our chat on Sports Legends with Bevo we discussed how the idea for KX Pilates came about, his passion for travel and snowboarding, why pilates has become so popular and how a punt to start a new business has been an extremely successful one.
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