REPs Staff

REPs Governance

REPs is a division of the Exercise Association of New Zealand Inc, and receives it strategic direction and governance from the Exercise New Zealand board. The Exercise New Zealand board is elected by the Exercise New Zealand membership.

You can view the Exercise New Zealand board members profiles at this link –

REPs Advisory Council 

The REPs Advisory Council act as an advisory group to the REPs Registrar on current and emerging issues, trends and opportunities relating to registration, standards, qualification recognition, that may impact upon exercise professionals and facilities/studios. The council also helps to ensure that decisions made by REPs are reflective of, and responsive to the concerns of those who are impacted by the decisions.

You can view the REPs Advisory Councils terms of reference at this link

You can view the REPs Advisory Councils members profiles at this link

The Team

Ben Mann – Chief Operating Officer

Ben has spent more than a decade engaged in various ownership and senior leadership roles within the health and fitness industry globally.

Ben is responsible for the operational execution of Exercise New Zealand (and the umbrella of organisations within) as Chief Operating Officer, while also directing his marketing, website and graphic design enterprises.

Ben is dedicated to the organisation’s development and expansion, as well as the growth of the New Zealand exercise industry, the exercise professionals within it, and the promotion of exercise to the community.

Louise Ryk – Registration Manager

Specialising in registration processes and implementation, Louise has been engaged with REPs for nearly 5 and now moves into a new role with the aim of helping develop the organisation and exercise industry, and supporting the exercise professionals within it.

Louise also has a knack for troubleshooting and takes pride in having good rapport with the exercise community.

Charlie Beagle – Projects & Events

Specialising in web support, registration of exercise facilities and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, Charlie also leads key projects and events for REPs and Exercise New Zealand, including the running of its national event the EXNZ Conference.

Charlie first started in the industry in 2005 as a Sales Manager for successful facilities in Christchurch. After a short break away he came back to manage two facilities in Christchurch before coming on board with REPs in July 2008.

Nathan Burrows – Projects & Events

Nathan has a wealth of knowledge and operational experience at a national level for REPs and ExerciseNZ, having been involved in both organisations for around 20 years.

Nathan leads projects and works collaboratively with the running of key industry events, including the EXNZ Conference and the EXNZ Awards.

Nikki Williams – Business Development Manager

Nikki has worked around the world in the exercise industry for nearly 30 years as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, studio co-ordinator and small business owner and landed in NZ in 2007. Since then, Nikki has contracted to many NZ facilities and enjoys a large exercise network.

She started in her Auckland based role with ExerciseNZ in October 2018. As Nikki loves talking exercise, her aim is to connect with as many facilities, independent exercise providers and exercise professionals as she can.

Sean Thomas – Web/Software Developer

Sean is a web developer with a background in enterprise software systems. Since January 2020 he has worked part time to maintain many websites including ExerciseNZ, REPs and YogaNZ.

Sean enjoys developing large end to end systems and solutions engineering. These talents will be put to use as the EXNZ family of organisations are developed digitally.