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Winners announced at 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards

Winners announced at 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards
November 24, 2015

Vision Personal Training in the Auckland suburb of Takapuna has been named Supreme Exercise Facility of the Year at the 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards.

Presented on the evening of Saturday 21st November, the Awards recognise those making a contribution to the health and wellness of New Zealanders through exercise and fitness.

Other significant Awards presented on the night went to Katie Lugtigheid (Personal Trainer of the Year) and Lorraine Wilson of AUT Auckland (Outstanding Club Support Staff Member of the Year) while, among Special Awards, YMCA Auckland received the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals Award; Jetts Fitness New Zealand received the Exercise Association of New Zealand Award (ExerciseNZ) and Auckland Council’s Parks, Sport and Recreation Unit received the Skills Active Aotearoa Organisation Award.

Created in 2005, the Award presentation linked with FitEx Conference.

Commenting on the Awards, ExerciseNZ Chief Executive Richard Beddie stated “year after he year, the number of entries to the Awards continues to increase which goes to show the value the Awards have in our industry.

“People/organisations who have entered have commented that ‘the Awards have been a great opportunity, even just filling in the application made us think about our product and how we want to differ from others’.”

2015 Exercise Industry Awards – Winners

Facility Awards
Supreme Exercise Facility of the Year, sponsored by NRG CYBEX: Vision Personal Training, Takapuna

Large Exercise Facility of the Year (over 1201 members), sponsored by NRG CYBEX: Northern Arena, Whangaparaoa

Medium Exercise Facility of the Year (between 500-1200 members), sponsored by Fitnessworks: Jetts Fitness, Taupo

Small Exercise Facility of the Year (under 500 members): Vision Personal Training, Takapuna

Individual Awards
Personal Trainer of the Year, sponsored by AUT – Auckland University of Technology: Katie Lugtigheid, Christchurch

Up and Coming Personal Trainer of the Year, sponsored by Catch Fitness – 20 Week Challenge: Vicki Zumbraegel, Christchurch

Gym Instructor of the Year, sponsored by AUT – Auckland University of Technology: Ave Araitia, Auckland

Small Group Trainer of the Year, sponsored by FitnessWorks: Adam Christian, Auckland

Group Exercise – Mind / Body Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Courage My Love: Winner: Sarah Lacey-Fisher, Christchurch
Runner Up: Sarah Norman, Auckland

Group Exercise – Own Choreography Instructor of the Year, sponsored by OneMusic: Winner: Lisa Jurakovic, Auckland
Runner Up: Al Neale, Christchurch

Group Exercise – Pre-choreographed Instructor of the Year, sponsored by Power Music: Winner: Kelly Howarth, Auckland
Runner Up: Suli Tuitaupe, Christchuch

Outstanding Club Support Staff Member of the Year, sponsored by Invivo Wines: Lorraine Wilson, AUT, Auckland

Student of the Year, sponsored by Les Mills New Zealand: Crawford Robb, Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

People’s Choice Award, sponsored by NZ Fitness Magazine: Suli Tuitaupe, Christchurch

Special Awards
New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals Award:
YMCA Auckland
Exercise Association of New Zealand Award: Jetts Fitness New Zealand
Skills Active Aotearoa Individual Award: Shirley Thomas
Skills Active Aotearoa Organisation Award: Auckland Council – Parks, Sport and Recreation Unit

Education, Initiative & Community Awards
Educator of the Year
, sponsored by AUSTSWIM WETS: Dr. Lynette Jones, Dunedin
Initiative Award: Online Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise Programme, Christchurch

Community Excellence Awards, sponsored by Horleys: 
Honourable Mention: • Hikoi 4 Life,
• Auckland Region Women’s Corrections Facility
• PT in the Park – Christchurch
• NRG Health and Fitness
• Fit M In
• YMCA Hamilton
• PT in the Park – Nelson
• The Never 2 Old Programme at Auckland City YMCA
• Avantidrome
• Tenga Schwalger-Teura

Click here for a full list of Finalists.

Images: Winners come together at the 2015 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards (top) and a collage of images from the Award night (below).

10th June 2015 - ENTRIES OPEN FOR 2015 NEW ZEALAND EXERCISE INDUSTRY AWARDS

26th May 2015 - 2015 FITEX CONVENTION RETURNS TO AUT UNIVERSITY

24th November 2014 - LES MILLS CHRISTCHURCH AGAIN NAMED NEW ZEALAND’S BEST FITNESS CLUB


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