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ExerciseNZ industry Roadshow to cross New Zealand

ExerciseNZ industry Roadshow to cross New Zealand
May 4, 2014

The Exercise Association of New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) will be taking its annual industry Roadshow across the North and South Island during June to update club owners, managers and Personal Trainers on current issues affecting the New Zealand fitness industry.

The Roadshow with be visiting eight cities and in each location will present specific streams for managers/owners and Personal Trainers.

Details are:


Auckland - Monday 9th June

Hamilton - Tuesday 10th June

Tauranga - Wednesday 11th June

Napier - Thursday 12th June

Palmerston North - Friday 13th June

Wellington - Monday 16th June

Dunedin - Tuesday 17th June

Christchurch - Wednesday 18th June


Managers / Owners Stream:

Team Loyalty: Loyalty and commitment to your club are great assets to have among a team of group fitness instructors, but these qualities do not develop without the encouragement and support. This session will provide strategies to not only guarantee that instructors will stay with your club, but also to commit to providing an excellent fitness experience. Presented by Marietta Mehanni

KPI for a Gym Operation: These are disruptive times. The market has changed but the key metrics that drive us have remained largely intact. Measuring the effectiveness of member touch points, as well as the commercial drivers can be hard work. As a leader in a new era of club business you cannot afford to let tradition hold you back. We reveal what some of the industry’s best businesses are measuring to drive success. Presented by Reece Zondag

Grow your Business: Use the new Fringe Benefit Tax exempt product - Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme (SMEAEP) to grow your Business from new revenue from corporate customers. Presented by Richard Beddie

Personal Trainers Stream

The Core Issue: Abdominals and core muscles - are they the same? Confusion on these two muscle groups has many holding planks for minutes and performing hundreds of Swiss ball crunches in the effort to strengthen the core. This session will clarify the difference and provide exercises examples that will highlight their individual purposes. Presented by Marietta Mehanni

‘The Brand of You’: This session will help you understand that that a poster up on a wall in the gym is not marketing. Learn effective marketing concepts, and also how to calculate and create your personal Net Promoter Score (NPS). Presented by Reece Zondag

Grow your Business: Use the new Fringe Benefit Tax exempt product - Stress Management Exercise Association Endorsed Programme (SMEAEP) to grow your client base, and retain customers, from from corporate customers. Presented by Richard Beddie


Marietta Mehanni: is an award winning presenter and Australian Fitness Network Ambassador with over 20 years of teaching experience. From a grass roots level, Marietta is the course coordinator, lecturer and examiner in Australian universities and private businesses.

As a Pelvic Floor First Ambassador, in conjunction with the Continence Foundation of Australia, Marietta has been an integral part of the development of pelvic floor awareness in the fitness industry and creating the link between physiotherapy and fitness. Having been program coordinator at seven different health and fitness clubs, Marietta is considered to be an expert in instructor training and education.

Reece Zondag: is a consultant to the fitness industry after an 18 year career stint with Les Mills New Zealand, the last 11 years as CEO. Reece is a straight talking, highly experienced operator. He has covered almost every role in the industry including several years as an owner operator of an independent club in Australia. Reece combines his experience with an easy to understand, humorous presentation style.

Richard Beddie: has spent almost all of his career in the fitness industry – starting teaching aerobics back in the 1980s, owning clubs for almost 20 years through the early 1990s to 2008. He is currently the Chief Executive of ExerciseNZ, and has been actively involved in the governance of non-profit and commercial organisations, as well as presenting internationally on many fitness business topics.

Click here for more information of contact ExeciseNZ on 0800 66 88 11 (+64 3 373 6390), E:

A promotional video for the Roadshow can be viewed on Vimeo -



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