The fitness and athletic clothing industry has proved to be a giant in the Australian economy over the last few years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All the health food and healthy lifestyle trends that have been popping up these last few years have clearly had an impact in the way consumers spend their money as this market grew outstandingly. In 2015 alone, it raked in 2 billion dollars in revenue and annual growth rose by 8.8%.

Another section of this industry that has grown significantly over the last couple of years, has been the online athletic apparel industry. This is mostly due to people getting better with computers and more comfortable with buying sports gear online. According to latest reports, this industry sector has had an annual growth of 22.6% and a revenue of 71 million dollars. The future outcome of this industry is only expected to grow and double in size with the retail store section expected to grow 5.0% per year and sports gear online sales section is expected to grow a big 14.6% per year.

These industries have done wonders in providing jobs, especially the athletic apparel retail industry with jobs rising to 6,792 in 2015, even though there are only 77 businesses accounted for in the athletic apparel retail sector and another 76 businesses accounted for in the online sector. These numbers seem quite small compared to some other industries which gave space for opportunities, so if you are looking to invest in something with a promising future this is the industry to consider.

Tips for Choosing the Right Cricket Bat

By Maria Rogerson

June 28, 2021Sports

So, you’re looking to take up a new sport and that sport just so happens to be cricket. And no, it’s not just a fancier version of baseball, it has its own charm and perks. Cricket is not as physically demanding and exhausting as other sports and it’s still equally fun and enjoyable. What more could you ask for from a hobby? If you aren’t that keen on physical activity but would still like to try out a sport, it’s the perfect option for you (and myself!)


So, you’ve decided to take up snowboarding. You’ve heard a lot of great things about it from friends and family and they’ve been nagging you to try it out for quite some time. As is the case with all avid fans of winter sports, they’re probably eagerly waiting for winter to come so they can hit the slopes as soon as possible. And you’re willing to give it a shot and see what all the fuss is about. Be sure to buckle up because you’re in for a wild ride (pun intended). Nothing beats the sense of freedom and jolt of adrenalin you get from gliding down mountains on your snowboard


Staying active is the most important part of a healthy lifestyle. Whether you run, hike, bike, walk, swim or go to the gym, working out regularly offers a lot of benefits, such as reducing body weight, lowering blood pressure, strengthening the heart and muscles. If you want to make the most out of it, you need to remain patient, dedicated and always looking for ways to improve our progress. Living a longer and more productive life is one of the most important benefits you can gain by following your exercise routine and nutrition plan


Aside from the pleasure it brings, fishing is a relentless pursuit that demands a great deal of preparation and labour. If you want to be successful, you need to have everything defined to the smallest detail. Of course, this means picking the perfect fishing spot. And to do that, it’s a necessity to study the weather, the water temperature, the seasonal dynamics, and the water clarity of the area. You should know all of this because it can make a critical difference while fishing; between success and failure


Skateboarding’s popularity is now rapidly growing worldwide, and Australia is not an exception. This recreational activity is especially popular among teenagers, both male and female. Besides being extremely fun, it trains your body in unique ways. Since a huge part of it is about balance, it strengthens your core and works out your legs as you skate. Making new friends, learning perseverance and building confidence are some of the many advantages that come with this extraordinary activity. However, as much exciting it can be, skateboarding can also be dangerous and lead to injuries if you’re not careful. Even if you manage to find the right longboard , you still need a helmet and other protective gear to keep you safe, especially if you are performing [&hellip


Reducing weight to the bare minimum when camping or hiking can be quite a challenge, especially for people new to this type of outdoor activity. A bivvy bag is a great addition to your camping/ hiking gear as it can help you pack lighter and still have everything you need. This accessory is very lightweight and features a level of flexibility that can’t be found in a backpack. On top of that, bivvy bags are waterproof and insulating, adding between 5 °C to 10 °C when sleeping. However, not every bag is made the same. If you’re wondering which bivvy bag should I buy, here’s a bit of help on the matter


Our Tips on Buying BMX Sprockets

By Steve George

October 28, 2020Sports

A sprocket can by different names, including chairing, chain wheel and front cog. But whatever name you use, the sprocket is an important component on any BMX bike. The type of sprocket you should choose depends on your style of riding as well as how much stress you put on the drivetrain. Here are some tips on how to decide which sprocket is perfect for you. Sizes Even though BMX bikes don’t have multiple gears, when choosing the right BMX sprockets, you need to consider the number of teeth on the front ring attached to the cranks and rear driver attached to the hub. This way, you can find the ideal match, also known as ‘gear ratio’. To define ‘gear ratio’ you need to simply [&hellip