2019 Winners

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Educator, Community and Delivery Awards

EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR –  John Polley (JP)

Judges Comments: An educator that has come in to support and embrace the NZ exercise industry through training and development of professionals beyond the physical aspects of exercise
programming.

INNOVATION AWARD – Les Mills The Trip

Sponsored by: Active Management 

Judges Comments: The winner showed an understanding that a group exercise experience is not just about health but engagement and excellence. A brand unafraid of innovation and resetting the bar

PROGRAMME EXCELLENCE AWARD – GOLDFIT YMCA Auckland

Judges Comments: If every programme was this successful – NZ would be a lot healthier. The programme had great participant support and showed real care and attention from our winner.

COMMUNITY EXCELLENCE AWARDS – Parkinsons Exercise Class at YMCA Upper Hutt & Tangata Atumotu Trust Physical Activity Classes.

Judges Comments: Both our winners were directed by the needs of a specific part of their community, giving examples of true community outreach, combined with industry standards.

 


 

Special Awards

NZ REGISTER OF EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS AWARD – Sport Canterbury for the Live Stronger for Longer  

The REPs award is presented to a role model that reflects the ethics and values of exercise professionals/facilities in New Zealand. 

REPs Comments: click here to read the full comments.


SKILLS ACTIVE – MANUKURA AWARD – Neil Wagstaff

Manukura is simply translated as a leader or person held in high esteem.    A significant aspect, that can’t  be simply translated is that to be pronounced a ‘manukura’ requires the support of people around you, and the people you work with.  It is a position of mana and a reflection of your work and how you are regarded by those around you.

 


SKILLS ACTIVE – TE ITI KAHURANGI AWARD –  The Achievement Room 

Te iti kahurangi is the pursuit of excellence, and is taken from the very famous whakatauki. ‘proverb’ – (Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei) which is… pursue excellence – should you stumble – let it be to a lofty mountain.

 


 

Individual Awards

 

GROUP EXERCISE – PRE-CHOREOGRAPHED INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR – Suli Tuitaupe

Sponsored by: OneMusic

Judges Comments:  Organised, Prepared, Inspiring, Made the class feel valued


GROUP EXERCISE – OWN CHOREOGRAPHY INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR –  Danielle Mather

Sponsored by: My Group Move

Judges Comments: A well rounded planned class with the instructor coaching and teaching
participant’s superb


MIND BODY INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR – Justine Hamill

Sponsored by: Courage My Love 

Judges Comments: Justine effortlessly integrated philosophy and mindfulness into her teaching in a way that felt relevant and authentic.


SMALL GROUP TRAINER OF THE YEAR – Christie Houghton

Sponsor: Fitnessworks

Judges Comments:   A trainer that is motivating, with excellent rapport, able to think on the spot. Extremely adaptable to the needs of the people she works with.

 

STUDENT OF THE YEAR – Christopher Treacher

Sponsor: Les Mills New Zealand

Judges Comments:  Showed confidence, enthusiasm and rapport, an authentic student.

 

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORT AWARD – Jermaine Robinson

Judges Comments:  his time in service and overall passion, vision and heart. Jermaine’s ability to hold multiple positions and deliver them at such a high standard whilst constantly developing himself is truly outstanding.

 

 

 

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD – Shannon Booth

Sponsored by: LifeFit Heath and Fitness Festival. This award is chosen by popular vote.

 


UP AND COMING PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR – Nicci Webb

Judges Comments: A commitment shown to continuing personal and professional development. Nicci is looking at the industry from a very holistic approach.

 


PERSONAL TRAINER OF THE YEAR – Jessee James 

Sponsored by: AUT University

Judges Comments:  A 100% genuine trainer that wants her clients to feel successful. Embracing te whare tapawha in all she does.

 


 

FACILITY AWARDS

STUDIO OF THE YEAR – Adapted Yoga and Pilates

Judges Comments:  An innovative brand, that supports their members, team and the wider industry

 


FRANCHISE FACILITY OF THE YEAR – Snap Fitness Papamoa

Judges Comments: A facility that uses the strength of it’s brand combined with a strong community focus.

 

 

INDEPENDENT FACILITY OF THE YEAR – Iron Hood Fitness

Sponsored by: Fitnessworks

Judges Comments: Ironhood proves they can maintain a quality offering while still seeking to improve and grow.

 

CHAIN / GROUP FACILITY OF THE YEAR – CityFitness Hastings

Sponsored by: NRG Fitness Equipment

Judges Comments:   With a close competition it was the member’s positive feedback that made this entrant the winner tonight.

 

 SUPREME CLUB OF THE YEAR –  Adapted Yoga and Pilates

Judges Comments:  A business that truly illustrates what a modern exercise facility looks like. A values based team that adds value to our industry