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

Charlie Beagle – REPs Manager

Starting with REPs in 2008, Charlie has worked in various roles within the organisation, including both REPs Registrations in the beginning and Projects Manager for sister organisation Exercise New Zealand.

It is with that past experience that Charlie has moved into the role of REPs manager, now overseeing the register of REPs, its growth and its development.

Charlie first started in the industry in 2005 as a Sales Manager for two successful facilities in Ōtautahi, which after a short break away he came back to manage.

In his spare time Charlie enjoys the outdoors, being in the garden or geeking out.

Lydia Sparkle


Lydia has joined Exercise New Zealand after a lengthy tenure as a team supervisor and administrator at Alpine Ice Sports Centre.

While studying for the New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) – Level 3, she was recognised as one of the Top Performing Business Students at Ara Institute of Canterbury.

With an abundance of customer service experience and strong communication skills, Lydia brings a passionate, organized, and proactive approach to her role as Event Coordinator and Administrator.

Residing in Ōtautahi with her husband and three cats, Lydia finds joy in live music, morning yoga, and the art of a well-timed pun or dad joke.

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.