Fred started his career as a PE teacher before moving into the health and fitness industry. He bought his own club, LA Fitness, in 1990 and the company, of which he is still Chairman, now has over 80 clubs nationally. Now retired Fred started the charity TAG (Target a Generation) in 2008 which focuses on training 18-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training and helping them secure jobs in the health and fitness industry. Fred is Chairman of the Fitness Industry Association which represents public and private sector operators, equipment suppliers and training providers. The FIA's mission and Fred's passion is to get more people, more active, more often. It is for this reason that the Secretary of State for Health asked Fred in 2010 to become the Chairman of the Physical Activity Network in the Public Health Responsibility Deal. The Deal aims to tap into the potential of the private, public and voluntary sectors to improve public health and tackle health inequalities. Under Fred's guidance the Physical Activity Network now has over 180 partners and has created a number of projects and pledges around getting people more physically active.