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Entries open for New Zealand Fitness Industry awards

Entries open for New Zealand Fitness Industry awards
May 16, 2012

Fitness New Zealand has launched its 2012 New Zealand Fitness Awards, with entries now open.

Designed to recognise those making a contribution to the health and wellness of New Zealanders through exercise and fitness, the fitness industry awards are an annual event now managed by Fitness New Zealand.

Richard Beddie, Chief Executive of awards organiser FitnessNZ, explains that in 2012 the entry process has been simplified, with only three questions needed to be answered to enter the awards this year.

Beddie explains "we wanted to make the awards easy to enter, but still hard to win, so have streamlined the entry process.

"We have also added in even more checks and audits, to ensure only the best are selected as finalists, and only the very best win. I'd urge members of the public to encourage their trainer/instructor or club to enter ï¾ we want all instructors and clubs to be able to win, but you have to enter to be considered

The 2012 Awards will be held on Saturday 24th November 2012 during the FitEx Conference and BusinessGrow seminars.

The Award categories are for:

• Small Club (under 500 members)
• Medium Club (501-1,500 members)
• Large Club (1,500+ members)
• Studio (under 100 members and under 200 metre2)
• Innovation
• Sight and Sound

• Gym Instructor
• Group Exercise - Pre-choroegraphed
• Group Exercise - Freestyle
• Up and Coming Personal Trainer
• Personal Trainer
• Outstanding club support award
• Small Group Trainer Individuals

Education and Community
• Lecturer of the year
• Fitness Mentor
• Community Organisations
• Schools
• Corporate Initiative

Special Awards
• Skills Active award
• FitnessNZ Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
• REPs Award
• People's Choice award

Entries for the Awards are open until 31st July 2012 and can be made online by clicking here.

Nominations can also be made for the people's choice award, which is entirely based on a popular vote.



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