Video resources for COVID-19

This page hosts the various videos that provide information on COVID-19.

Firstly, our video series supporting exercise facilities through COVID-19, focusing on planning for the new future.

Note: In addition to these videos, members have access to an excel spreadsheet tool and other resources and tools referred to in the videos – these are found in the members only section of our web site. Members can also contact us directly for further support.

Secondly – recordings of our regular industry Zoom Q&A sessions.

Supporting exercise facilities through COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A Zoom Sessions

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

  • Members survey results, resulting media presence
  • New Level 2 safety resources
  • Framework updates
  • Advice on watercoolers/saunas/other potential hot spots

Monday 25th May 2020

  • Clarifying on the need for cv-19 safety plan at level 2
  • New framework updates – CPR, Blood Pressure, Cleaning protocols. We will also revise mask policy later today if govt goes from 10-20 for gatherings.
  • Importance of 2m for group exercise (and why)
  • Towel use good idea?
  • New workshop series – 6th June (1st workshop by Dave Liow)
  • Industry Surveys out in the next 2 days

Thursday 21st May 2020

  • What we are working on behind the scenes with government/media
  • Our talks with Worksafe
  • Importance of contact tracing
  • Blood pressure testing

Monday 18th May 2020

  • Contact tracing in gyms
  • General rule discussion: distancing, participant limits etc

Wednesday 13th May 2020

  • Clarification on 10/100 and gatherings
  • Reopening advice on masks, social distancing, class planning, 2 meter rule etc
  • Modifying your offering to suit the guidelines
  • Q and A on specific instances (microphones for group ex instructors, outdoor training, circuit training etc

Monday 11th May 2020

  • Distancing clarification in Level 2
  • Managing Health and Safety in Level 2
  • The “100 rule” in relation to our industry
  • Showers and Changing rooms
  • General reopening advice (cleaning products, masks, sanitising etc)
  • More info on our Level 2 Framework

Thursday 7th May 2020

  • New Framework document for level 2
  • Masks and cleaning upon reopening
  • Our main goal is to open, and stay open – our pitch for govt. around guidelines
  • How to talk to high risk clients about not coming in
  • Seniors classes in Level 2
  • Why we are proposing harsher framework than the govt

Monday 4th May 2020

  • Consumer Survey resource
  • Our stance on the guidelines for level 2, and what we are recommending to keep our industry strong in the long run
  • Our pitch to the government to keep gyms open if we have to go back to level 3
  • Health and Safety upon reopening (distancing, gloves, masks etc)
  • Deep cleaning in Level 2
  • Showers and changing rooms in Level 2

Thursday 30th April 2020

  • Upcoming and recently released tools
  • Resource in progress with Infectious Disease Expert
  • Social distancing in level 2 for our industry
  • Planning class times/managing queues in Level 2
  • Managing covid-19 high risk clients who wish to train in Level 2
  • Childcare in facilities
  • What we expect for 24 hour gyms in Level 2
  • Discussing the Level 2 announcement

Thursday 23rd April 2020

  • FitEx Lite relauch and information
  • New resources around rent discussion with Landlords
  • New resource around membership agreements in Covid climate
  • Guidelines we are working on for Level 2
  • What to expect around the announcement of Level 2/or Level 3 extension

Monday 20th April 2020


Apologies about the shaky camera – we will fix that for the next session

  • Level 3 Clarification on 1 on 1 sessions from healthline
  • What we are lobbying for in regards to Level 2 restrictions
  • Results of Rent survey
  • Our Facebook frame is now live
  • Upcoming resources/the benefits of being a member especially in this climate
  • Opening up in level 2, possible restrictions, sourcing hand gel masks etc

Thursday 16th April 2020

  • Rent/Landlord Survey Results
  • Level 3 expectations
  • Ways to give your members confidence in your cleanliness
  • Survey responses re: activities people are likely to do in the next 6 months
  • How to prepare for reopening, distancing, sanitising, booking, etc.
  • Q&A about different activities being allowed during Level 3
  • FitEx and Exercise NZ events in Covid climate
  • Q&A addressing concerns about our re-opening, what is and isn’t allowed level 3 – wait for government announcement today

Thursday 9th April 2020

  • Planning for coming out of Level 4
  • Level 3 and 2 restrictions and what the means for our industry
  • 6-9 month possible impact and scenarios
  • Pre-screening for online delivery
  • Leases and Rent predictions
  • Talking to your staff/being transparent
  • Different ideas to explore to get your business through the next 9 months
  • More general questions about Level 3

Monday 6th April 2020

  • Online services update
  • Industry Re-opening and the new normal post COVID-19
  • Online Delivery advice
  • Is Zoom a safe tool? Addressing the recent news
  • Reminder on filling out self-employed subsidy form
  • Upcoming resources

Thursday 2nd April 2020

  • Clarification on filling out the wage subsidy form as a self-employed trainer
  • Commercial Leases information update
  • Online Delivery advice
  • Advice on disclaimers/pre-screening for online delivery
  • Discussion about Level 3/transitioning out of level 4
  • What we are working on the future and helping the industry transition out of lockdown

Monday 30th March 2020

  • Clarity on government subsidy allocation
  • Rules around Direct Debit companies taking payment
  • Zoom/online delivery tips and tricks
  • General check in

Friday 27th March 2020

  • REPs new search function for online services
  • Online delivery of exercise equipment
  • More information on Leases, reasonable rent reduction
  • Advice on talking to/negotiating with Landlords
  • Meeting Frequency (now twice a week)

Wednesday 25th March 2020

Audio-only Download

  • What is allowed in a Level 4 lockdown/our recommendation
  • Direct debit providers and customer payments
  • Government subsidy for your staff
  • Loans for businesses and the support banks are offering
  • Advice on planning for the future of the industry
  • ExerciseNZ website FAQ’s and daily update
  • Advice on talking to Landlords about rent rebate
  • Supplier engagement and advertising online products
  • How ExerciseNZ is still operating remotely, we are here for you
  • SMEAEP (our stress management programme) and online delivery
  • The importance of exercise in a stressful climate
  • Upcoming member resources
  • Music licensing and online delivery platforms
  • OneMusic for online delivery

Monday 23rd March 2020

Audio-only Download

  • Trainers paying rent to gyms when gyms are closed
  • Government subsidy criteria, general information
  • Leasing out equipment as a gym
  • Advice on planning for the future with staffing, facility function etc.
  • GST payments for businesses
  • Talking to your members about payments, staying around for the other side of COVID-19
  • Platform/payment options for virtual classes/online delivery
  • Physical distancing doesn’t mean social distancing – stay in touch
  • New businesses and the government subsidy
  • ExerciseNZ advocating for customers to use trainers online products
  • Music Licencing, Facebook algorithm vs licenced music
  • OneMusic for online delivery