Latest News and Media Releases
This page lists news both current and historic, to view the Media Releases please click here.
April 2013 – FitnessNZ awarded International Accolade
Fitness New Zealand have been awarded the prestigious 2013 Australian Fitness Network Inspiration Award for outstanding leadership and contribution to the fitness industry in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake
In accepting the award, our CE Richard Beddie made the personal statement that FitnessNZ was merely the hub, and that all of the initiatives came from the industry itself.
Click Here To view the video of either the acceptance speech or the montage with the reasons for awarding this accolade
November 2012 – Fitness Industry Awards Update
Congratulations to all Winners and Finalists in this years Fitness Industry Awards.
The winners of the 2012 Fitness Industry Awards were announced at the awards ceremony on 24 November 2012. Congratulations to you all!
For a list of the winners and finalists please click here
To enter for 2013 keep an eye on www.fitnessindustryawards.co.nz to submit your entry!
August 2012 – Industry Guide out now!
Developed by the NZ Register of Exercise Professionals, in conjunction with the PT Council, and supported by FitnessNZ, this is a comprehensive guide that outlines many of the factors to think about when considering a carrer in as an exercise professional.
Click on the image on the right to view the guide online, or download a pdf version here (note: 31 pages, large 9MB file)
July 2012 – FitEx Conference Brochure Out
100+ sessions, 40+ world class presenters, together in once place for THE event of the year for the NZ Fitness industry. Visit the FitEx conference web site for full details.
FitnessNZ releases the 3rd Annual comprehensive fitness industry wall-planner
The 2012 wall planner includes all key industry dates (Conferences, Awards, Business Summits, as well as overseas events such as Filex and IHRSA). Early bird dates for various key events, as well as REPs re-registration dates are also included.
The wall planner is FREE to those in the fitness industry. For copies please contact FitnessNZ.
Get New Zealand Active Promotion
FitnessNZ’s GetNZ active campaign is currently running, which subsidises fitness centre memberships by 50% for first time users. Click here to find a subsidised membership near you.
Latest Update on Music Licensing in New Zealand
visit www.fitnessnz.co.nz/music for additional information on Music Licensing.
For more information, and to help FitnessNZ address this issue, please join FitnessNZ
Preferred Suppliers Programme
This directory contains a list of recommended suppliers, from fitness equipment to sunbeds, and is mailed to all members throughout each year. It gives a detailed listing of suppliers that have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics and additional specific terms and conditions. This means that you will be able to make a more informed and reassured decision when the time comes for you to need their products/services.
Please contact Fitness NZ for further information on the Preferred Supplier Programme.
Customer Protection Programme
This programme protects consumers in the unlikely event of a club closure by allowing those affected members with outstanding pre paid membership, to attend a local participating club for four weeks. It honours any members unused pre paid membership at this participating club.
Our advice to the public:
-Check that the club is registered with The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) by clicking on www.reps.org.nz or by calling 0800 554499.
-Take advantage of any flexible payment options that most clubs are able to offer, rather than paying up front. This always gives protection to the public in the unlikely event of club closure.
Important Information:Fitness NZ can only guarantee to protect consumers joining clubs that are members of Fitness NZ. Ensure you remember this when choosing a club to join. Please note all registered facilities of REPS are members of Fitness NZ.
Past News Items
FitnessNZ is proud to release the first ever comprehensive research into retention in New Zealand.
The data involved over 50,000 individuals, and 50+ facilities, and was collected by FitnessNZ, and analysed by recognised expert in retention data analysis, Dr Melvyn Hillsdon, from Bristol University.
Those that took part in the research should have received their copy of the results, along with a breakdown of their individual club’s data. Those that did not take part may purchase the results (a comprehensive 24 page report). The report analyses factors that effect retention, including gender, age, contractual term joined for. The report shows retention over a 36 month period for the 50,000+ individuals involved, making comment on the factors that influence longer term retention.
To purchase the results click here.
Inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes
Parliament’s Health Committee decided to undertake a comprehensive inquiry into Obesity and Type Two Diabetes in New Zealand. The committee’s decision to hold the inquiry was unanimous. The committee is calling for submissions from the public. The closing date for submissions was 26 April 2006.
FitnessNZ and REPs have made submissions to the select committee on behalf of the industry.