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Aaron Smith is an Australian entrepreneur and founder of, KX Pilates, a pilates fitness franchise.[1][2]

Smith came across a dynamic style of pilates while living and working in London and decided to return to Australia to open his first studio. Despite being $20,000 in debt, he founded KX Pilates in 2010 with the help of guarantor signature from his father on his first business loan. Currently the business turns over $20 million and has over 50 locations in Australia.[3]

In September 2018 KX Pilates launched its first international studio in Jakarta, Indonesia.[4] In November 2018 Smith stepped down as CEO to focus on brand strategy and international expansion.[5]


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