Welcome to the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards

The Exercise Industry Awards- Recognising excellence in the exercise industry since 2005.

Celebrating our industry and acknowledging and awarding those contributing to the health and wellness of New Zealanders through exercise and wellbeing in commercial and community settings.

The awards seek to highlight and award those working across a diverse range of businesses, organisations and business structure- our values are about excellent professionals, programmes and facilities that are working to support NZers.

Winners in past years have come from a range of backgrounds and each define excellence and success in their own unique way- we invite you to enter yourself or nominate a business or professional you think is doing great things.

The awards ceremony itself is an annual event, with professionals and industry coming together from across the country to celebrate the entrants and winners. It’s a night to pay tribute to those who raise the professionalism and standards across all areas of exercise including trainers, group fitness instructors and commercial facilities.  The night also honours those who are leaders in community projects and delivery of exercise in areas outside the 4 walls of a gym.

You can see all the categories by clicking here

The Award dinner and live judging event are held in Auckland and co-timed with the FitEx Conference, and Hauora Yoga Conference making the end of November THE weekend for the fitness and exercise industry. FITEX & Hauora attract over 800 exercise professionals and the award ceremony welcomes around 350.

The awards grow each year, as does the industry, with the standard and range of entrants, and the calibre of winners proving that the exercise industry is doing well.

People and organisations who have entered have commented that “the awards have been a great opportunity, even just filling in the application made us think about our product and how we want to differ from others”.

Just as the industry changes, the awards categories and criteria have evolved over the years, to accurately reflect the range of facilities, trainers and services, big and small across NZ.



2020 Important Dates

  • February 2020  Stage 1 Entries open
  • Early July 2020  Stage 1 Entries close
  • by August 2020  Entrants progressing to Stage 2 Announced, and Stage 2 entries open
  • End of August 2020  Stage 2 – Entries close
  • Early October 2020 – Finalists announced
  • 20 November 2020 – Live Judging takes place for PT, Up and Coming PT, and Small Group Trainer categories
  • 21 November 2020 – Awards Dinner and Ceremony

Media Enquiries should be directed to Julz Darroch, ExerciseNZ Media Liaison:  julz@exercisenz.org.nz