GX day Christchurch

GX day is 8hrs of new ideas and choreography for group fitness instructors. Not an instructor? Come to our free session in the morning and find out more.

Date: Sunday 24th March, 2019

INTRO TO GX free seminar for members of the public: 8am-8:45am

GX DAY Registration and networking: 8:30am-9am

GX DAY Event: 9am-4:15pm

Venue: University of Canterbury Recreation Centre.

Address: 22 Kirkwood Ave, Ilam, Christchurch, New Zealand

REPs NZ: 5 CPDs for all day.

Intro to GX

This is a free seminar for members of the public. If you are interested in learning what it takes to become a group fitness instructor then this seminar is for you! Presented by Marietta Mehanni, 8am-8:45am

Your GX day presenters

Marietta Mehanni

Australia presenter of 2018 and 2016 NZ Educator of the Year, Marietta Mehanni is an award winning presenter with 30 years of experience. Education Coordinator for Gymstick International, Pelvic Floor Ambassador for Continence Foundation Australia, Co-Creator of mSwing and Co-Founder of My Group Move, Marietta is passionate about developing fun exercise formats that are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Maria Teresa Stone

Mexican born and now based in Sydney, Maria Teresa has been teaching group fitness (land and water) since 1996. She helped launch the global phenomenon Zumba fitness in New Zealand and Australia in 2009. With her role as a Zumba Education Specialist (ZES) she has trained thousands of instructors worldwide. Fitness Australia Roll of honour 2016 for her contribution to the fitness industry in Australia. Co-founder of My Group Move.

Ann-Marie Pistikakis

Based in Melbourne (Aus), Ann-Marie is a fitness curator, armed with 20 years of fitness industry experience. With a background in freestyle and pre-choreography (Head Program Coach - Les Mills) Ann-Marie thrives on bringing out the best with the individuals she works with. A Community Manager all rounder with experience in online forums, social media and events.  Ann-Marie's background includes working with the likes of lululemon athletica, Apple and Breast Cancer Network Australia. 

Your GX day sessions

From the waist down

Are you stumped for exercises for the waist down? This session by Marietta Mehanni will provide ideas on how to create the lower body muscular fatigue that your participants crave. Using simple concepts with very little equipment, these exercises can be implemented into any muscle conditioning workout. Marietta will also demonstrate a range of modifications appropriate for beginners to hard core regulars.

Cue it, then do it!

Would you like to become a better communicator? Then this session is for YOU. Cue it, then do it! presented by Maria Teresa Stone, will help you understand when is the right time to cue and how to cue effectively, so your participants can move successfully in to the next move. The drills will include verbal and drum rolls please.... visual cues! A must session for any group fitness instructor. 

Unleash the sensei

Look authentic, feel authentic and move authentically. Teaching or participating in a Martial Arts
class is not only rewarding but can empower you both physically and mentally. In this session Ann-
Marie will be sharing with you all the tools and tips you need to create your own freestyle Martial Arts class. You will experience a Master Class and learn how to train smarter, feel empowered and have fun whilst working out.

Inside and out

Presented by Marietta, Maria Teresa and Ann-Marie. Teaching a class is more than having the right music and choreography. In fact, it is all the other parts that ensure a healthy mind and body as well as creating healthy rapport with members and the public. This session discusses the strategies and solutions to ensuring well being in aspects of an instructors personal and intra relationships with members and clients.

GX DAY pricing options

You can book for the whole day (best option), or choose one session of your choice, each session is NZ$65, or the whole day for NZ$245.

All day, fun day

4 sessions NZ$245

Time: 9am-4:15pm

1) From the waist down

2) Cue it, then do it!

3) Unleash the sensei

4) Inside & out

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Cue it, then do it! only


Time: 9 – 10.45am (includes welcome time)

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Unleash the sensei only


Time: 11am – 12.30pm

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From the waist down only.


Time: 1 – 2.30pm

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Inside & out only


Time: 2.45 – 4.15pm

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