These entities provide education for those already working in the fitness industry. Not all their courses are registered with REPs. Visit www.reps.org.nz for a complete list of REPs courses and courses to gain qualifications to enter the industry.
Active Canterbury Network
Christchurch: For a listing of ACN supported workshops in Canterbury as well as updates in and details as to funding opportunities click here.
Andrew Maclennan – Get Fast and Strong
Nationwide: Coach of elite athletes Andrew has delivered sessions for Catch Fitness on speed and agility. On March 1st, he will also deliver HIIT and intermittent fasting sessions to some 60 attendees. Variety of topics to suit – check out his impressive CV here.
Website: Get Fast and Strong
Catch Fitness – Broni Mac Signature Talks
Click here to view
Christchurch City Council
Regular up-skilling opportunities for Council staff and which is sometimes made available to other local providers.
Circuband gives you unrestricted access to the latest training methods; HIIT, asymmetrical bar training, suspension training, sports specific training and much, much more. Circuband is very portable and well priced making it great for mobile trainers, group exercise and high profile athletes.
Ask them about the courses that they can bring to your Club, PT Business or Group Fitness classes.
Cycling Confidence Courses
Christchurch: Includes bike maintenance course and bunch riding lessons. Check out www.completeperformance.co.nz/group-sessions-3
Christchurch: Mountain bike sessions for women only www.diamondfitness.co.nz
Auckland: Award winning Steve Seth organises a number of workshops inclusive of the ‘Drums Alive’ workshops. You can stay up to date with what he’s up to via his Facebook page.
Exercise Association National Roadshow
Nationwide: The premiere business event for the Fitness Industry. A roadshow held in June of each year. Ideal for Club Owners, Managers, Sales Staff and Personal Trainers. For more info head here: Exercise Association.
Nationwide: A one-stop shop for non-profit organisations looking for advice on fundraising, volunteering and community related topics. Also run a fantastic yearly conference in November. http://www.exult.co.nz/
Auckland: A not to be missed event for group fitness instructors, personal trainers, club owners and management. Previously known as GetNZActive. Held on the last weekend of November each year, the same weekend as the prestigious Fitness Industry Awards!
For more info head to www.fitex.co.nz
Get Set Go
Christchurch: For organizers of community recreation programs and events.
Whether your idea involves sport, art, culture, music, social or club events Get Set Go! will help you put ideas into action. You’ll find out everything you need to know about running a recreation programme or event including: •Designing programmes to suit your community •Getting the right venue, equipment and accessibility •Risk Management •Managing volunteers •Effective evaluations
Cost: $60 per person for non-profit/ voluntary organisation •$100 per person for government / private agencies. Group discounts apply, please contact us below.
Contact: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form. Or for more information phone Diana Saxton or Sarah Benton on (03) 941 8999
Pelvic Floor Matters – Menopause and the Active Woman
Nationwide: For personal trainers – 2 hours – assessed – 2.5 CPDs
Develop an understanding of your clients who are experiencing menopause and wanting to be active and the implications that this may have.
Take part in learning why pelvic floor matters to the menopausal woman. Learn how to assess, develop and implement a safe environment for their clients to be active and reduce the risks of pelvic floor issues.
Nationwide: Gymstick Workshops are designed for fitness instructors, physiotherapists and other professionals working in the fields of fitness, sport, rehabilitation and health. Gymstick Workshops available include Muscle, Personal Trainers, Aqua, Chair Chair, Power Wheelz and Pilates.
North Island Primarily: Includes CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1 , FMA Strength Training, GRAVITY® Foundation Course, GRAVITY Pilates, GRAVITY Post-rehab®::Major Joint Series Workshop. Head to www.HQH.com for more information
Interactive Instructor’ – The book by Kris Tynan
Chock-full of practical advice that will enable gym floor instructors and personal trainers– new and experienced – to communicate with customers more confidently.
“In my view there is no better world authority than Kris Tynan to explore this area.” Richard Beddie, Chief Executive Exercise Association NZ
Online courses used to be available but Kris is currently building gyms in the UK. Click here to buy the book.
Kaizen Health Diagnostics
Workshops and free webinars. Click here to view the content of their yearly mentor-ships.
International presenter in group fitness and personal training. A positively raved about regular presenter in New Zealand you can see when she is here next via her website here.
Mike Catton Courses
Nationwide: Includes “Speak Confidently”, “Sports Performance”, “Communicate for Life”, “Keys to Success”, “Accelerated Learning” and 7 Day Leadership Adventures. To view more than 300 testimonials and details of Mike’s workshops. FREE INSPIRE series in Christchurch – run every few months. click here.
nWow! – EFT Techniques
Nationwide on request. Regularly in Christchurch
Session 1: Nutrition Success: the powerful NutriFit 5 eating strategies, food shopping for nutrition success, menu plans and snacking ideas
Session 2: Active Nutrition: nutrient power for exercise, fluids and exercise, the 3 phases of active nutrition, dietary supplements and ergogenic aids
Presenter: Dr. Nick Kimber -Director of NutriFit, Nutritionist and Exercise Physiologist: Website: www.nutrifit.co.nz
Based in Tauranga Strini and Ruth Naidoo are available to deliver a range of workshops including assessed kettle bell workshops. Well qualified with a long string of accolades these two are some of the industries best in terms of both their technical and presentation skills. Website:www.physicalimpact.co.nz
Nationwide: 10 FREE Videos available online. An absolute must for all PTs to watch. Regular workshops and an array of services that are worth keeping up to date with via their monthly newsletter. Website: PT PLUS
Nationwide: While they don’t run courses themselves (they are the Register of Exercise Professionals) they do provide listings of registered courses that are run throughout the country including entry level course and ongoing CEC accredited courses. http://reps.org.nz/
Workplace based qualifications to give you the confidence and skills to become a recognised professional in an industry, offering plenty of work flexibility and tons of opportunities.