Personal Trainer – Open to trainers running a successful PT client base. Open to any personal trainer (working as either as a contractor or as an employee for 2 or more years).
Up and Coming PT – Open to any trainer or personal trainer who has been working/registered as, either a contractor or employee, for less than 2 years at the time of the closing date of Stage 1.
Group Trainer – Open to any trainer providing group training style sessions. (Group training involves a group following a set series of activities and a structured programme. e.g. ‘boot camp’. Trainers working with larger groups are welcome as long as trainer/ participant ratios are managed).
Support*– Open to any individual working in a support role in an organisation or facility. Can be in an employed or contracted role. Entrants may be in admin, management or customer support roles, the defining factor of the category is that the entrant’s work is supporting those who work on getting people active.
Leadership* -This category is for those working in the exercise industry who are going above and beyond, showing leadership and supporting growth through professional development, industry support or education. This category is for you if you lead a team, contribute to industry growth or have been involved in a project that has resulted in significant improvement to the lives of NZers.
Group Exercise – Prechoreographed -Open to any group exercise instructor teaching any style of group exercise that is pre-choreographed (i.e. the choreography is pre-set by someone other than the instructor). Eg Les Mills, Mossa etc
Group Exercise – Own Choreography -Open to any group exercise instructor teaching freestyle group exercise classes based in an exercise business or independently (i.e they are responsible for the structure and choreography of the classes). Includes land and water-based instructors and mind-body classes including Pilates.
Yoga Teacher – This category acknowledges Yoga Teachers within exercise facilities, studios and independent settings who integrate both body and mind practices into their sessions, offering students a holistic experience of wellness.
Educator^ – Open to any person who supports exercise professionals in either a lecturing, training or mentoring role. The role may be at the qualification level or in ongoing education. Includes non-NZ-based entrants but they must be working in New Zealand, and have made an impact on the NZ Exercise Industry.
Student * – This category is by nomination from a REPs registered initial education provider only – The student must complete the entry process once they have been nominated. The student must be studying (full or part-time) at the REPs Registered Initial Training Provider who nominated them, within the award year.