Why use a REPs registered trainer?
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NZ Ministry of Health Recommends REPs Registered Professionals
The newly released Ministry of Health Going to the Gym guide recommends using REPs Registered Professionals. This is important recognition of the safe and effective exercise advice delivered by REPs Registered Trainers.
REPs and Exercise New Zealand (the industry association) provided input into the development of the guidelines, which provide the public with valuable information to consider before getting started into exercise.
You can view the new guidelines by clicking here
What to look for in a Trainer
You can view a copy of the brochure by clicking here
One of the key points is a simple one, when choosing a trainer or exercise facility, make sure they are registered with REPs.
Using a REPs registered trainer ensurse that they follow industry best practice guidelines, meet all education requirements, and continue to up-skill, and are bound by a code of ethics.
Proposed Registered Yoga Teacher registration – Consultation and feedback opportunity by 9 June 2017.
For many years there has been talk about ‘standards’ for yoga teachers, and in particular having standards that are both appropriate for NZ, while being internationally benchmarked. This idea was also reiterated at the yoga forums held by ExerciseNZ in 2016. In response to this, REPs is planning to develop a specific yoga registration level, but before doing so we are gathering feedback.
To view full information, and to provide feedback by 9 June 2017, please click on the link below:
The Roadshow is designed to support New Zealand’s exercise industry with 3 hour workshops and two separate streams for Owners Managers and PTs/Exercise Professionals, held in 8 cities around New Zealand. The workshops will be run from 12-21 June, from 9am to 12pm. Click here for more information
REPs Research reviews
What are REPs Research Reviews? The Research Reviews provide Registered Exercise Professionals with summaries of peer-reviewed science, with an emphasis on practically useful information. The articles provide key-point summaries and also links for further information if you want to delve further.
Registered Professionals should log in to view the latest research review
New Tell Me More Additions
Our range of consumer info guides, the Tell Me More series continues to grow with the new addition on Mental health, Nutrition, Making a splash. These guides are an excellent resource and to be used in conjunction with a REPs registered professional/facility, so ask your trainer for your copy now.
Looking to Work in the Industry?
Developed by the NZ Register of Exercise Professionals, in conjunction with the PT Council, and supported by ExerciseNZ. This is a comprehensive guide that outlines many of the factors to think about when considering a career as an exercise professional.
Click on the image on the right to view the guide online, or download a pdf version here (note: 31 pages, large 9MB file)