Rachel Sharp is the new editor of Women’s Fitness

Rachel Sharp ACPACP announced Rachel Sharp as the editor of Women’s Fitness Australia, which will launch in September of this year.

Sharp will be departing her role as deputy editor and lifestyle editor at ACP’s Harper’s Bazaara role she’s held since August of 2009.

ACP publishing director Gerry Reynolds said: “Rachel is uniquely qualified to launch and edit Women’s Fitness, with both a medical science qualification and extensive senior editorial management experience gained in Australia and overseas”.

Sharp majored in cardiac physiology and pharmacology at university and has a masters in writing for media. She previously launched Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and, before that, launched and edited Grazia Middle East.

The magazine will target women 25 and over, complementing ACP’s other women’s health and lifestyle publications.

Sharp said in a press release: “I’m thrilled by this opportunity to launch Women’s Fitness Australia. It combines my life-long passion for sports and fitness with the desire to promote credible information and advice about health and wellbeing – in a format that’s fun and accessible. Our aim is to launch a magazine that’s truly relevant to young Australian women who are searching for motivation, support and guidance they can trust in their pursuit of looking and feeling their best.”

The title will be available in print, mobile and tablet formats.

Details on Sharp’s replacement at Harper’s Bazaar are expected shortly.
ACP announced the launch of Women’s Fitness Australia in November along with women’s title Elle. However ACP confirmed last week that plans to relaunch Elle were on hold indefinitely due to a “sluggish” circulation audit in February.

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