Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

New Zealanders should keep up physical activity during the Coronavirus pandemic

New Zealanders should keep up physical activity during the Coronavirus pandemic
March 18, 2020

Exercise Association of New Zealand Chief Executive, Richard Beddie has advised that one of the best things for people to do during the Coronavirus pandemic is to stay physically active and build up a strong immune system.

Advising that New Zealanders should try and get a good night’s sleep, keep up healthy nutrition with lots of variety and manage stress, by resting, relaxing and doing yoga, Beddie stated “keeping anxiety in check is very important in this current stressful environment. Our message is to keep up with hygiene advice such as washing hands thoroughly and avoid touching the face during workout and at all times. 

“It appears at this stage that COVID-19 is most likely not transmittable through either the air or sweat, so the key is to sustain the usual good practice safeguards.

“We are also encouraging gyms to increase their best practice with more regular wiping of all hard surfaces such as shared equipment and educating clients and members about no contact exercise options, as well as maintaining social distancing where possible 

“Many private trainers are also offering options such as exercising in a nearby park to help individuals keep up their exercise habits while maintaining good social distancing practices.”

During the current crisis, ExerciseNZ is also working with gyms about offering digital options to their members, as well as managing peak flows in gyms that still allow members to use it, while ensuring all those that are exercising can do so with maximum safety and following all Ministry of Health guidelines.

Beddie (pictured) is currently overseas and will self-isolate for 14 days on his return but is in constant contact with exercise providers around New Zealand and globally about the coronavirus issue. 

ExerciseNZ has released a web page with free resources for all providers of exercise, as well as those who wish to maintain their exercise routine but do it safety.

The page can be viewed at www.exercisenz.org.nz/covid19

Related Articles

17th March 2020 - Reed Exhibitions announce postponement of 2020 Fitness Show Sydney

17th March 2020 - Fitness First highlights gym hygiene measures

17th March 2020 - School Sport NZ suspends all events on national calendar

16th March 2020 - Chief Medical Officer says going to cinemas and gyms is ‘low risk’ during Coronavirus outbreak

15th March 2020 - Coronavirus travel restrictions to impact New Zealand tourism and sport

13th March 2020 - Gyms focus on hygiene measures to reassure members through Coronavirus crisis

11th March 2020 - Fitness Australia releases advice on Coronavirus

9th March 2020 - Hygiene essential in fitness facilities reassuring members over Coronavirus fears

7th March 2020 - ExerciseNZ to celebrate role of women in fitness on International Women’s Day

25th February 2020 - New Zealand sports launch campaign to change youth sport

18th February 2020 - ExerciseNZ questions fast food and sugary drinks sponsorship of sporting teams

3rd February 2020 - Government, schools and family groups should help young New Zealanders get fitter

1st February 2020 - Fitness First Singapore advises that claims of club closures due to Coronavirus are ‘bogus’

31st January 2020 - Coronavirus declared global health emergency by World Health Organization

30th January 2020 - ExerciseNZ’s Beddie calls for New Zealanders to be more active in 2020

20th November 2019 - ExerciseNZ findings endorses new research showing that people becoming more active with the onset of summer

20th August 2019 - ExerciseNZ’s Beddie highlights ways that activity increases life expectancy


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

ICP

ICP is an Australian-based company focused on indoor climbing. ICP will manage your project from initial design to completion and beyond, whether you're building an international-level climbing…

read more

Attractions / Fitness / Recreation

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

AlphaFit

AUSTRALIAN MADE. BUILT NOT BOUGHT. AlphaFit is a 100% Australian owned family company manufacturing gear specifically for the strength and conditioning, functional fitness and high-performance…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

The Pool Enclosure Company

Welcome to The Pool Enclosure Company (TPEC). We provide a large range of premium commercial and residential retractable swimming pool, spa and terrace enclosures throughout Australia, servicing…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business