We believe in bringing the benefits of exercise to as many people as possible. One way we do this is by promoting exercise, in all its forms and modalities, through the New Zealand media, as well as advocating for the role of exercise in wellness and health. See below for examples of our recent work.

December 2021

The Pre-Panel – Radio Interview

21 December 2021

CEO 5 X 5

17 December 2021

CEO 5 X 5 

3 December 2021

November 2021

Industry Q&A – Recording

30 November 2021

5 X 5 CEO Update 

26 November 2021

Research shows longer lives tied to physical activity

25 November 2021

Otautahi – New research shows why people live longer are most likely to be more physically active…

NEW  – Traffic Light System Framework

19 November 2021

CEO 5 X 5 update

19 November 2021

Industry Q&A with special guest presentation from the Ministry of Health

11 November 2021

October 2021

Industry  Q&A Zoom 

26 October 2021

Further advocacy work to support exercise facilities to get re-open under the new Level 3 plan for Auckland.   This time our CEO is on Radio NZ, being interviewed by Lisa Owen on Checkpoint.    This one has some great quotes!

Newstalk ZB – Radio Interview

12 October 2021

We’re keeping up the pressure on the Government to explain why Auckland exercise facilities can’t be part of Level 3 activities since 50 people can gather in a bar.   For more info see the latest radio interview below and visit www.exercise.org.nz/exercise-matters to see how you can support our efforts.

Auckland – Level 3 – Step 1 ZOOM Q&A

6 October 2021

ExerciseNZ CEO on the AM Show – standing up for the industry

6 October 2021

Our CEO on the AM show this morning standing up for our industry.  Note: The rules related to Auckland step 1 changed overnight, and now allow for 10 individuals and 10 bubbles with 2m distancing.


Physical inactivity associated with higher risk for severe COVID-19 outcomes

6 October 2021

Research from the British Journal of Sports Medicine – showing how physical activity is preventative against both hospitalisation and deaths related to COVID-19. (224% and 249% respectively).


Two NZ leaders appointed to global health and fitness council

1 October 2021

Two New Zealand industry leaders have been appointed to the very first major global council on health and fitness, the Global Health and Fitness Alliance, set up by the international health racket and sports club association (IHRSA).


September 2021

5 X 5 Edition 3

24 September 2021

Introducing the first weekly 5 X 5 video from our CEO, Richard Beddie


5 X 5 Edition 2

17 September 2021

Introducing the first weekly 5 X 5 video from our CEO, Richard Beddie


Introducing 5 X 5

10 September 2021

Introducing the first weekly 5 X 5 video from our CEO, Richard Beddie


Conflicting Information on Mask Use

10am – 10 September 2021

Q&A #3 Links and Video

7 September 2021

Important rule change by Govt between when Zoom was recorded and now: 2m is now the new rule even for reception. Our Framework has this correctly recorded, but the Zoom call was based on outdated info provided to us by the Govt.


ExerciseNZ CEO talks to Leah Panapa from Magic Talk about the new L2 rules and why it’s so important for kiwis to keep exercising

7 September 2021

Virology experts must look at extra gym safeguards first

6 September 2021

Ōtautahi – A leading New Zealand exercise expert has slammed virology experts who have not looked at extra safeguards and precautionary gym efforts first……..

ExerciseNZ urges kiwis to keep fit in lockdown

6 September 2021

Otautahi – If you’ve got a bit lazy during lockdown you’re not alone. A study in England found almost one-third of participants started lockdown getting plenty of exercise, but their efforts went downhill quickly as the pandemic dragged on. ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie spoke to Susie Ferguson on RadioNZ……

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