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Houghton wins ExerciseNZ’s personal trainer of the year

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Tāmaki Makaurau – Auckland’s Christie Houghton has been named New Zealand’s personal trainer of the year at the annual ExerciseNZ awards event.

With 12 years in the industry, Houghton works predominantly with women. She says her biggest challenge as a fitness adviser is educating women around the understanding of their bodies, their physiology and training them to help them train better.

Houghton connects and collaborates with allied health professionals to find clarity around client needs to work towards results that are best for the client.

She uses a thorough pre-exercise screening, takes a stepping stone approach in early stages of client journey and offers her new clients the ability to begin training without overwhelming them.

She says she starts with new clients honouring the space they are within now. This is done through a traffic light system of adjustment and pivoting around that space for training is critical. It’s always about the best results for the client.

Dunedin’s #TeamTash Training won the New Zealand studio facility of the year award.

The thorough strategic planning for their business was obvious with meetings, training and culture, the judges said. 

#TeamTash Training says the little things they do in business has a big impact and the business’s team philosophy exemplifies this. 

From a commercial perspective, the increase in member yield is more impressive from the judge’s perspective than the growth they have achieved.

Each #TeamTash session is personally designed by women for women. they keep class sizes small and personal to make sure we bring the best out in you every session. They are obsessed with seeing women support, encourage and empower each other.  

Other award winners:

Education, Support & Programme

Educator of the Year

David Liow – Sunshine Coast, Australia

Programme Excellence Award

She Moves Fitness Collective – Morrinsville

Community Award

Access and Inclusion Programme at Franklin Pool and Leisure – Auckland

Outstanding Support Award

Craig Coote – Cromwell

Industry Awards

Te Mahi Ako – Manukura Award

Tony McMahon – Invercargill

 Ta Mahi Ako – Te Iti Kahurangi Award

CLM Richmond Aquatic Centre – Richmond, Nelson

REPs Award

Alan Reynolds – Wellington

ExerciseNZ Award

Himan Patel – Auckland

Group Exercise Instructor of the Year

Ivan Ho – Auckland

Yoga Teacher of the Year

Pooja Maddela – Auckland

Group Trainer of the Year

Kaori Hughes – Christchurch

Student of the Year

Corbin Hall – Wintec- Hamilton

Up and Coming Personal Trainer of the Year

Hannah Worth – Auckland

Franchise Facility of the Year

Flex Fitness Howick – Auckland

Independent Facility of the Year

IHF Health Club – Christchurch

Chain Facility of the Year

Tepid Baths – Auckland

Supreme Facility of the Year

Team Tash Training – Dunedin

For further information contact ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie on 027 5205744 or Make Lemonade NZ’s editor-in-chief Kip Brook on 0275 030188