Welcome to the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards


What a year!

It’s certainly been a challenging year for everyone, and so we think more than ever it’s important to recognise the amazing work that exercise professionals, exercise facilities, and all those that contribute to the collective wellness of kiwis though exercise undertake. Some elements will be different due to COVID-19, but the purpose of the awards remains unchanged – to acknowledge and celebrate the excellence of facilities, organisations and individuals in all its diversity.

Some important updated on the 2020 Exercise Industry Awards:

Our categories remain the same, so whatever your role or type of business there is an award for you/your business

  • The judging criteria has been amended to reflect the impact of COVID-19, including client numbers and finances.
  • The live judging will still take place (using a panel of specialist judges like in previous years), but will be virtual
  • The awards ceremony will take place, and this year we will be holding it in more than one geographic location – full details will be announced in the upcoming months, but it will be special for sure!

So, just like previous years, we urge you to enter yourself as well as nominate your work colleagues and others in the industry that you know are doing amazing work.


The Exercise Industry Awards – Recognising excellence in the exercise industry since 2005.

Celebrating our industry and acknowledging and awarding those contributing to the health and wellness of New Zealanders through exercise and wellbeing in commercial and community settings.

The awards seek to highlight and award those working across a diverse range of businesses, organisations and business structure- our values are about excellent professionals, programmes and facilities that are working to support New Zealanders.

Entries for 2020 have now closed.


2020 Important Dates  

  • 1 March 2020 – Stage 1 Entries open
  • 11.59pm Monday 31 August 2020 – Stage 1 Entries close
  • Monday 14 September – Stage 2 opens
  • 19 October 2020 – Stage 2 closes
  • Late October 2020 – Finalists Announced
  • November 2020 – Awards Winners announced at the Awards Ceremony


Media Enquiries should be directed to Julz Darroch, ExerciseNZ

Media Liaison:  julz@exercisenz.org.nz