Join Fitness New Zealand

Key Benefits of Membership

First and foremost, if you operate a business (profit making or not) in the fitness area, then FitnessNZ is YOUR association.  Join it to support its existence and ability to work for YOU.  More detailed benefits of membership are listed below.

Regular Communication on Industry Issues

FitnessNZ communicates with members very regularly, including:

  • At least 20 emails updates a year on key industry happenings
  • Normally 15+ written updates a year on key issues and updates
  • Subscription to Australian Leisure Management Magazine (6 Issues a year).


  • A guide to common industry issues (40+ pages).  This covers a large range of topics, including: OSH rules (including for music volume),  childcare, how to use the disputes tribunal, minors (those under 18), measuring membership retention, insurance, IRD and staff, intellectual property and trademarks and music licencing
  • HR Guide (25+ pages) – employment issues in the fitness industry.  With lots of easy to follow flowcharts and guide of ‘how to’.  Includes dealing with disciplinary actions, redundancy, and health and safety.
  • Membership agreements guide – includes a sample membership agreement and a full explanatory guide of how to build your own agreement and what clauses to consider using and why.
  • In development: A guide to operating 24 hour/unmanned facilities.

Business Support

0800 for any business or industry issue.  Have a question? – call us!  (Could be anything from an employment question, to industry practices, to knowing who to contact to get some new lockers).


  • 2013 Code of Ethics and door decal for display within the club
  • In development: An annual “Join a Gym” campaign.

Discounts on products/services:

  • Savings of hundreds of dollars for FitEx Conference attendance for managers/sales people
  •  Savings on business summits for managers and salespeople.
  • Discount on Telecom services (toll calls, mobile phones with special call plans etc).
  • IHRSA membership at a reduced rate.
  • Discounted credit card processing (as low as 1.6%!).

Networking Opportunities.

All FitnessNZ events provide an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded individuals facing similar issues.

IHRSA Federation membership

Members of FitnessNZ receive a Federation membership to the International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).  Key benefits include access to IHRSA publications electronically, as well as be able to attend IHRSA events worldwide at member rates. This is outlined in more details on the FitnessNZ-IHRSA page.

Extra Benefits for Gold Members

By default clubs that join FitnessNZ are GOLD MEMBERS, receiving extra benefits such as:

Additional Free Resources

  • Under 18 Minor Guide (extra agreement used when those under 18 wish to join your facility)
  • Contracts for use with Personal Trainers (using the rental/contractor model)
  • Contracts for use with Group Exercise Instructors (using the contractor model)
  • Breakdown of National Survey data into your region (to those that take part)
  • Subscription to FitnessLife magazine
  • Australian Fitness Network Membership ($A150 per annum)

Gold Membership does not cost any more cash investment, instead requires an annual donation of at least one 3, 6 and 12 month membership (ie memberships to your facility) that FitnessNZ can then use as a part of its annual drive to get more Kiwis Active whereby memberships for first time users are subsidised by 50%.

Gold membership also ensures we can keep our membership annual fee low (less than $500).  Many similar organisation in both NZ and worldwide charge over $1,000 a year for similar services, and NZ does not have the same economy of scale of other countries.  So by donating product, it means lower costs, and enables FitnessNZ to do more.

For more details on the various resources FitnessNZ produces please see the Industry Guidelines & Regulations page.

FitnessNZ also runs the following events, with significant discounts for members. Click on the logo to visit the events web site.

Membership Options:

Please select the option below that applies to you. (Note all prices exclude GST)

If you wish to apply for membership, please select from one of the options above, and complete the form below.

MOST COMMON: Health Clubs, fitness centre or other exercise facilities:
As a full member of FitnessNZ, on joining you will receive a pack containing dozens of resources FitnessNZ has produced over the years (that’s what the $200 joining fee goes towards) and also a FitnessNZ door decal and info on how to access various special members only rates.

  • $200 joining fee and $480 per year
  • Note: May be paid as $40 monthly if you prefer
Personal Training Studios/single product studios (e.g. vibration or pilates):
Associate membership to FitnessNZ is available to Personal Training studios, or small exercise facilities that have three or less staff/trainers.
  • Option1: PT / Single Product Studio Associate Membership to FitnessNZ: Investment: $350.00+$100 joining fee (50% reduction on standard joining fee)
  • Option2: PT Studio Membership + Registration with REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals): Associate membership to FitnessNZ (normal cost $344.34), Registration with REPs as a Registered Exercise facility (normal cost $195), and Registration of ONE Personal Trainer with REPs (normal cost $335.65).  For details on REPs click here. :  (Normal total cost: $870)  Combined Special Rate $525+ $100 joining fee (50% reduction on joining fee)
Become a preferred supplier. Includes associate membership to FitnessNZ (receiving all of our communications) as well as being given Preferred Supplier status (subject to agreeing to the Preferred Supplier rules), a listing in the Preferred Supplier Directory (an electronic directory produced by FitnessNZ, listing those suppliers we reccommend).For a sample of the directory click here (including the sample code of ethics on page 2).
For a full list of the various opportunities FitnessNZ provides suppliers, see our opportunities document that outlines our plans for the upcoming year from a suppliers perspective.  Supplier may also visit to view this page, which has information specific to suppliers.       Investment: $480 per year, with joining fee of $100.
Health Organisations and other allied organisations:
An associate membership option open to schools, health organisations, government departments, regional sports trusts etc, that support the objectives of FitnessNZ and wish to receive our regular communications.    Investment: $350.00




FitnessNZ Membership Application Form

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  • All rates quoted exclude GST and are per annum.
  • By fitness centres joining are joined as gold members (extra benefits found here).  Those wishing to downgrade to a standard membership, will be provided with the opportunity to do so before being invoiced.
  • Only businesses that have the prime function of operating an exercise facility may join  as a full member of FitnessNZ.
  • Allied organisations , schools, government departments etc may join as an associate members.
  • Suppliers may only join as Preferred Suppliers
  • All rates are quote are current as of March 2012.  FitnessNZ applies an annual CPI increase to all memberships.
  • All new memberships are charged for a full year.  On our standard renewal date (1 April) you will be generated an invoice for the next membership year.  The invoice will be pro-rated against the amount paid when you join (eg, When you join FitnessNZ  in October 2010 you pay for a full year, then when you are invoiced for membership in April 2011(for the next years membership) there is a credit applied (in this example 6 months)
For more information please call us on 0800-66-88-11.

Premium Partners of FitnessNZ

The following suppliers are premium partners of FitnessNZ, and significantly support the industry's initiatives and activities through FitnessNZ

Quick Links / Key Initiatives

PT in the Park

Fitness Music Licensing

Joining Fitness NZ

2013 Road Show

Key Events and Organisations