page is designed to give members of the public
information about getting more active, and
also students information on getting started
into the exercise industry.
New Zealand we are fortunate to have
a registration system that administers
standards for individuals and facilities
giving out exercise advice - called
the New Zealand Register of exercise
professionals (REPs). Our advice is
to ensure you only get advice from a
Registered Exercise Professional, and
that if you are looking for health club,
fitness centre or similar facility to
exercise at, to ensure they are a Registered
Exercise Faclity. For a list of both
Registered facilities, and Registered
personal trainers, click on the logo
at the right, and be taken to the REPs
that are Registered with REPs, must follow
code of ethics.
advice to the public when choosing a fitness
centre or exercise facility:
For your own safety, ensure it is registered
with REPs (see above)
recommend you pay your membership weekly/monthly.
This is both easier to budget for, and also
ensures you are better protected under consumer
a facility you feel comfortable in - go in
and look around and get the "feel"
of the place to ensure it's right for you
you are a student doing an assignment on the
fitness industry, you
may find this information useful. If you
are thinking about working in the fitness industry
as an exercise professional (gym instructor,
personal trainer etc) then please visit
this page which lists the courses that are approved
by the NZ registration body (we recommend
you do one of these).
You can also visit the web sites below (both are Preferred Suppliers of FitnessNZ, and all their courses are registered with REPs).
you are not a member of the public or a student,
then this is probably not the right section
of our web site for you. Click
here to be taken to the main menu.