Join an exercise provider so you too can receive all the benefits of exercise.

40-70% off Gym Memberships

We offer a 40-70% subsidy for memberships to over 200 providers nationwide.

This is only for first time members stepping into the world of exercise and those that haven’t been a member of a facility in the last 12 months.

Take a browse through the providers and membership types by clicking below

Choosing an exercise provider

  • For your own safety, ensure it is registered with REPs
  • Look for a facility / exercise provider that offers the type and range of activities that suit your needs – that could mean having enough options so as you progress you have alternatives, or maybe you want a more specialist offering and only have one activity, but want the provider to be an expert in this.
  • Look for options that are close to your work and / or home – the key is what is convenient for you?
  • We recommend you pay for your membership weekly / monthly. This is both easier to budget for, and also ensures you are better protected under consumer law.
  • Above all, find a facility you feel comfortable in – go in, take a look around and get the feel of the place and ensure it’s right for you.

Ministry of health

On the Ministry of Health website they suggest some basics around ‘Going to the Gym’ and using trainers & teachers that are registered with REPs. We provided the MOH with industry knowledge and helped the development of the MOH recommendations which provide the general public with the necessary valuable information to digest before considering getting into exercise. If you would like to read this and learn more to ensure safe & effective exercise advice, follow the link below.

Complaints process

If you wish to make a complaint about an exercise facility or an exercise professional then we recommend that the first step is to contact the facility or person concerned directly. If they do not reply, you are not satisfied with their reply or contacting them is not appropriate, and they are a member of EXNZ or registered with REPs then you can lay a formal complaint with us or REPs.

In New Zealand we have a number of regulatory bodies that should be your first port of call if the issue is within their coverage:

  • Privacy Commissioner (Privacy issues)
  • Human Rights Commission (Human rights issues)
  • Commerce Commission (legal / contract matters)
  • NZ Police (for criminal matters)
  • WorkSafeNZ (health & safety)

Complaint Process and Form

To formally send a complaint to us, and see full transparency of how we review our complaints process, please follow the link below. We take all complaints seriously and we endeavour to provide a safe and enjoyable experience in exercise for all our people of Aotearoa.

Information for Students

EXNZ and REPs, in conjunction with the Personal Trainers Council, created a guide that outlines many of the factors to think about when considering a career as an exercise professional. If you are a student studying, or just considering working in the exercise industry – this one’s for you.

Note: Due to the high volume of potential enquiries, we are unable to provide individual replies to requests for information for student’s assignments.

Latest Industry News

Our latest new page contains our most recent media releases and stories about the exercise industry in NZ.

Skills Active Aotearoa

A number of reports on the exercise industry can be found here on the Skills Active website.

Industry Jobs

For jobs in our industry please visit our jobs page. There are plenty of providers looking for potential employees and contractors.