These entities provide education for those already working in the fitness industry. Not all their courses are registered with REPs. Visit 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


Head to Marietta Mehanni’s webpage and see when she is next in New Zealand.

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.

Website: Circuband
Facebook: Circuband

Cycling Confidence Courses

Christchurch: Includes bike maintenance course and bunch riding lessons. Check out

Christchurch: Mountain bike sessions for women only

Drums Alive

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.


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

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 for a registration form.  Or for more information phone Diana Saxton or Sarah Benton on (03) 941 8999

Gratitude Fitness
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.

Please visit Marietta Mehanni’s site for more details. 


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 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.  

Marietta Mehanni

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

Christchurch: Learn how to successfully apply Emotional Freedom Technique, (EFT) to a variety of issues and gain first hand experience of how the tapping routine can help release physical and emotional pain and stress including traumatic memories, cravings, negative beliefs and many more.
Entry level, hands-on workshop. No previous knowledge required, just bring an open mind and some curiosity.
To register: (03) 388 3472, (021 0700 132) or


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:

Physical Impact

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.


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.

Skills Active

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.