Auckland – Northland’s Corinne Austin and Wellington studio Power Living New Zealand have won two of the major awards at the at the annual New Zealand’s exercise industry awards.
Dunedin’s ABSolute Health and Fitness won the Independent Facility of the Year while Auckland’s Stanmore Bay Pools and Leisure won the Supreme Club of the Year and the Chain / Group Facility of the Year.
Auckland’s Lis MacLeod won Own Choreography Instructor of the Year and the People’s Choice Award.
ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says the exercise industry continues to improve the wellness of Kiwis in an increasingly diverse number of ways.
“We are seeing huge benefits from the large gym chains helping tens of thousands of members, through to the individual trainers and teachers who help people one on one,” he says.
“I’m impressed and inspired by the stories of how exercise professionals, exercise facilities and community organisations are improving the kiwis in so many different and creatives ways.”
“We know that, if considered a sport, exercise continues to be the number one sport in New Zealand, having more participants than the rugby, netball and cricket combined.
“There are an estimated 550,000 people who work on fitness at gyms and exercise facilities alone. But exercise is now just one of the many components to wellness.”
New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards 2017 winners:
EDUCATION COMMUNITY AND DELIVERY AWARDS
Educator of the Year – Alistair Richardson, Hamilton
Innovation Award – Busybody 12 Minute System, Auckland
Programme Excellence Award – Puff Fitness Postnatal Recovery Programme
Community Excellence Award – YMCA Lynfield Youth & Leisure, Auckland
NZ Register of Exercise Professionals Award – YMCA North Shore, Auckland
Exercise Association of New Zealand Award – Brett Fairweather, Mt Maunganui
Skills Active – Manukura Award – Janene Dixon Smith, Gisborne
Skills Active – Te Iti Kahurangi Award – New Zealand Defence Force
Group Exercise – Pre-choreographed Instructor of the Year – Lee Radich, Palmerston North
Group Exercise – Own Choreography Instructor of the Year – Lis MacLeod, Auckland
Mindbody Instructor of the Year – Amy Green, Whakatane
Small Group Trainer of the Year – Libby Searle, Christchurch
Student of the Year – Ryleigh Hayes, Wintec, Hamilton
Outstanding Support Award – Julia Laulu Faalogo, Auckland
People’s Choice Award – Lis MacLeod, Auckland
Up and Coming Personal Trainer of the Year – Shane Way, Hamilton
Personal Trainer of the Year – Corinne Austin, Northland
Studio of the Year – Power Living New Zealand, Wellington
Independent Facility of the Year – ABSolute Health & Fitness, Dunedin
Chain / Group Facility of the Year – Stanmore Bay Pools and Leisure, Auckland
Supreme Club of the Year – Stanmore Bay Pools and Leisure, Auckland
For further information contact ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie on 027 5205744 or Make Lemonade NZ editor-in-chief Kip Brook on 0275 030188.
Photo: Richard Beddie