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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.