Children in Exercise Facilities Guidelines


childrenAfter over 2 years of development, and extensive industry and expert consultation, in early 2009 FitnessNZ released the New Zealand Guidelines for Children in Exercise Facilities.

The guidelines’ development was financially supported by ExerciseNZ, Sparc, and ACC.

The development of the guidelines was lead by Dr Robert Parker of the Children’s Hospital of Sports Medicine (CHISM), Sydney, Australia.

Full details of all those involved in the guidelines, along with acknowledgments, can be found within the main guidelines document.



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A guide for parents and caregivers can also be found here:

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The electronic book format may be easier to read on a computer screen, but can not be downloaded.

While the content of the guidelines and related documents are copyright to ExerciseNZ, they may be reproduced without payment as long as this is reproduction is of the full document without any alterations or omissions.

Physical copies of the guidelines may be obtained by contacting ExerciseNZ.
There may be a small charge for physical copies of the guidelines and/or parents guide. Electronic copies are free.