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INDUSTRY NEWS

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.


Archived News: Links available at the bottom of this page.

May 2022

CEO Weekly 5 X 5

13 May 2022

CEO Weekly 5 X 5 

6 May 2022

May 2022

CEO Weekly 5 X 5 

6 May 2022

April 2022

CEO Weekly 5 X 5 

29 April 2022

Intense workouts better than walking 10,000 steps a day

27 April 2022

Intense workouts can improve a person’s fitness more, compared to milder forms of exercise like walking 10,000 steps a day, according to a brand new report by Boston University School of Medicine researchers.  ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says the report endorses the importance of intensity and how structured activity such as exercise is particularly valuable.

New opportunities for exercise professionals to future proof their business

21 April 2022

 A longer form interview / conversation with our CEO on the Com Marketing Podcast. A full video of the interview can be found HERE .. and the podcast listened to HERE

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

8 April 2022

April 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

8 April 2022

TV3 The Project NZ – TV Interview – Pandemic Couch Potatoes

7 April 2022

 Our CEO outlines the inactivity crisis NZ is facing, and what we need to do about it.

RadioNZ Checkpoint Interview – Physical activity declined through pandemic

7 April 2022

EXNZ CEO Richard Beddie talks with Lisa Owen about a SportNZ study  showing participation in physical activity down 6% and  numbers of adults not meeting recommended physical activity levels increasing by 5%  both compared to pre covid levels.  He challenges the current approach to activity, and advocates for more Government support for the providers of activity for those most at need. 

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

1 April 2022

March 2022

More benefits of exercise – cardiovascular health, mental health and how much exercise is enough to get the benefits.  Hear our CEO talk to to Seven Sharp’s Hilary Barry & Jeremy Wells about this.

29 Mar 2022

Industry Q&A Session – hosted by Richard Beddie, CEO

29 Mar 2022

March 2022

Exercise holds health benefits for stressed Kiwis 

29 Mar 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

25 Mar 2022

Kiwis keen on structured exercise, excited about COVID change

24 Mar 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

18 Mar 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update 

11 Mar 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update 

11 Mar 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update 

4 Mar 2022

February 2022

Rhema Radio – Exercise Boosts your Immunity!

25 Feb 2022

ExerciseNZ continues to promote the benefits of exercise as a part of a comprehensive wellness approach.  In this interview, our CEO talks to Di Campbell and Andrew Urquhart from Rhema Radio about the protective benefits of exercise.

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update 

25 Feb 2022

5 X 5 Weekly CEO Update

18 Feb 2022

Star Radio – Fighting COVID with Exercise

4 Feb 2022

Richard Beddie, the CEO of Exercise New Zealand joins Lizzie on the show to discuss the groundbreaking landmark study that highlights the benefits of regular physical activity in fighting off infectious diseases such as COVID.

January 2022

Magic Radio long interview of our CEO

31 Jan 2022

More industry Advocacy work – here is a Magic Radio long interview of our CEO, on the challenges of DHBs and contact tracing, as well as the benefits of exercise and why everyone should be doing it.

An excellent discussion on RadioNZ’s ‘The Panel’ today on the benefits of exercise as it related to COVID-19.

28 Jan 2022

Otautahi – An excellent discussion on RadioNZ’s ‘The Panel’ today on the benefits of exercise as it related to COVID-19. Backed by the latest research, and introduced by our CEO, Richard Beddie . Item starts at time stamp 12min 10seconds.

Consistency needed from DHBs regarding close contacts

28 Jan 2022

Otautahi – Some district health boards are classing close contacts in gym settings while others are not following the covid rules as set by the Ministry of Health, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says….

Exercise very effective against covid – landmark study

28 Jan 2022

Otautahi – Exercise is hugely more important for people’s mental health since covid arrived almost two years ago, according to a major recent ExerciseNZ survey…

Industry Q&A

25 Jan 2022

NZ Exercise facilities fully prepared for red setting

23 Jan 2022

Otautahi – New Zealand’s facilities are prepared and ready to operate from 11.59pm tonight in the new covid omicron red setting, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says…

Industry Q&A Session

19 Jan 2022