Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions below for both the entrant and additional ones for personal trainer in blue further below.  PTs need to read both.

We’ll remind entrants of these conditions in the Weekly Chapter of the Winner’s Guide as they become relevant but it’s important to have a bit of read through them before you sign up as an entrant or a personal trainer on the 20 Week Challenge™ as they are what you will be agreeing to when you enter.


  1. Applicability of T & Cs
    Catch Fitness™ run heaps of competitions, inside and outside the structure of the 20 Week Challenge™ structure and as far as possible the following t & c apply to all of them.
  1. Definitions
  • The Catch Fitness ™ 20 Week Body & Lifestyle Competition™ is also known as 20 Weeks and The 20 Week Challenge ™ and Challenge20™
  • ICREPs is the International Confederation of Register of Exercise Professionals.
  • Registered PT – refers to a PT that is currently registered with a member of ICREPs.   REPs in NZ and the UK are members as are many others.
  • 20 Week Challenge PT – refers to a PT registered with Catch Fitness to train 20 Week Challenge™ entrants.
  1. Submitting an entry
    Entries to the 20 Week Challenge can only be submitted on-line using the official entry form. Catch Fitness™ cannot accept postal entries. All entries must be completed by the entrant themselves and received by the advertised closing time and date.
  1. Online Facebook diary
    In 2017 Facebook will be an important medium for those doing the optional solo and team challenges.For just a few of the optional extra categories Facebook will also be the only medium by which the evidence can be provided to the judges.The Facebook page or ‘group’ will need to be created by the entrant and only needs to be shared with Catch Fitness and the entrant’s Personal Trainer.  Entrants will need a Facebook account in order to set up the group or page as will the PTs in order to access.
  1. Refunds and Cancellations 
  • A full refund is offered up until April 1st 2017
  • From April 1st to April 21st a 50% refund is provided
  • After April 21st no refunds are offered but entrants should advise Catch Fitness™ as they may be eligible for a credit, partial or whole, to put towards the 2018 challenge.
  1. Catch Fitness can refuse your entry
    Any application to enter the 20 Week Challenge™ can be refused by Catch Fitness™ without consultation with the entrant and/or deactivated at any point during the challenge.  All entry fees paid will be refunded if Catch Fitness™ turns down an application or removes an entrant from the Challenge.
  2. Testing
    To ensure accuracy and validity all testing, unless otherwise stated, must be done by a registered personal trainer. The first round of tests need to be completed by midnight on May 28th 2017 and the final tests done between August 22nd and midnight September 19th
  1. Minimum training with your PT
    Entrants must train with their registered personal trainer, in person, at least once every four weeks, and a minimum of five times in total to be eligible for an award and prizes. The first session must be a one-one i.e. just the entrant and trainer in the month of May 2017. Sessions thereafter can be as part of a group session, seminar, class etc.
  2. The exceptions to training IN PERSON with your PT.
    There are two exceptions to training in person with your PT, which are as follows:_a) Prior to signing up to the 20 Week Challenge you have trained at least 12 times with your personal trainer in the last 12 months.  In such instances ONE of the compulsory sessions over the 20 weeks can be done via Skype or other visual portal.b) For entrants who live 20 km or more away from a registered PT we now have a choice of using one of our registered GLOBAL PTs who will assist you through Skype or other visual portal i.e. these are specific PTs screened by us to provide this service.  Please talk to us if this is you.
  3. PTs must be registered
    All PTs must be registered with:-
    1) Catch Fitness™ by May 1st, 2017
    2) a member of ICREPs (International Confederation for the Register of Exercise Professionals) within three weeks of the competition start date.  Failure of a PT to be registered means an entrant will not be eligible for any prizes or awards.  It is the responsibility of the entrant to check that their PT is registered. Entrants may not receive access to the member pages or the weekly material until they have a PT that has registered with Catch Fitness™.
  4.  Finding a PT
    It is an entrant’s responsibility to find their own Personal Trainer.  If in doubt of being able to find one, please do not enter until you have one as no refunds are issued after April 21st. In 2017 a handful of online only trainers are available to assist those in areas 20km or more from where a registered PTs exist.
  5. PT standards
    We do not guarantee the service or advice of any PTs, but in an effort to ensure you get looked after we only allow ICREP trainers to be part of our Challenge which means they have been recognized as having the appropriate qualifications to be a PT, are insured, have an up to date first aid certificate and undertake regular continuing education.
  6. Disqualifications and non-acceptance of PTs
    Just because a PT is registered with an appropriate body does not mean they will be automatically accepted by us. They still need to for instance to agree to our standards of communication and professionalism. If we do not accept your chosen PT we will refund you your entry fee in full.Catch Fitness ™ can disqualify any PT at our discretion at any time for professional misconduct. In the event we disqualify your PT we will you allocate you a another PT.
    Conflicts with PTs
    All issues, problems, questions you have relating to your PTs services should be discussed with your PT first.  If you are unable to do this or your issues are not resolved please contact Catch Fitness ™with your concerns.
  1. Changing PT during the competition
    You can change PTs at any stage, but once we have started, i.e. May 1st, your new PT must be already registered with Catch Fitness ™.
  2. Submitting results
    All entrants will be required to submit their fitness testing results on line at the end of the challenge, between the specified dates.
  1. Winning stuff
    Catch Fitness ™ reserves the right to alter any prizes and to re-gift any prizes not claimed within 30 days.
  2. Judges
    The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into about their decisions.
  3. Feedback – pre-requisite to winning
    In order to be eligible for an award, entrants and their personal trainers must complete a maximum of two online feedback/survey forms each. We will advise entrants and trainers when these are to be completed.
  4. Entry one per person and cut off dates.
    Unless otherwise stated there can be only one entry per person. Late, illegible and incomplete entries will not be accepted. No responsibility is accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
  5. Announcing winners
    Unless otherwise stated, winner’s names of any smaller competitions will be announced on the 20 Week Challenge™ – Catch Fitness™ Facebook and on the 20 Week Challenge™ website within 21 days of any draw   If no-one claims a prize within 30 days of the draw, we may re-gift the prize.
  6. No prizes are exchangeable or transferable for cash unless otherwise stated.
  7. Cash prizes
    In 2017 the majority of prizes will be made up of cash entry fees. A minimum of 10% of entry fees will be used for prizes.  All winners will go in the draw to win the cash prizes.
  8. Publicity
    The winners may be required to take part in publicity for Catch Fitness™.
  9. Privacy
    All material supplied to Catch Fitness™ for the purpose of judging or otherwise is the property of Catch Fitness™ and may be used for promotional purposes or similar, by ourselves and/or our sponsors, unless otherwise agreed. Catch Fitness™ are however very aware of how people feel about images of themselves and the use of their name and accordingly we go to great lengths to make sure our material keeps everyone happy. Check out the ‘Entrant Journey’ pages of our website – all completed with the consent of entrants, to see how we have used previous material and if you are at all concerned please email Catch Fitness™.
  10. Photographs
    Entrants and PTs need to have permission to pass on any photographs or pictures to us. Entrants grant a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual licence to Catch Fitness™ to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition, unless otherwise agreed in writing at the time of submission by the entrant or PT. Please note though, we are very considerate before using photos and usually only use ones that have already been posted publicly or obtained your specific consent to re-use.
  11. Changes to the rules
    Catch Fitness™ reserves the right to alter the rules inclusive of but not limited to the start and finish dates of the 20 Week Challenge™.
  12. Accepting these terms and conditions
    If you submit an entry it will be assumed that you accept all of these terms and conditions and that all Personal Trainers who register agree to train a 20 Week Challenge™ entrants also agree to these terms and conditions.



These (t & c) terms and conditions are in addition to those detailed for 20 Week Challenge™ entrants above i.e. by agreeing to these, PTs acknowledge that they have read and accepted the entrant terms and conditions above to the extent that they are affected by them.

A. A “personal trainer” for the purposes of the 20 Week Challengeis any personal trainer who is:-

  1. registered as a PT with a body that is registered with ICREPs by May 21st, 2017. In NZ that body is REPs and trainers in NZ need to be registered to Exercise Consultant Level 2 and undergoing up-skilling to be registered at PT level or they are already REPs registered at PT level and
  2. paid directly by the client, or 
  3. paid by the health &/or fitness club they operate out of for PT sessions at a rate of 30% or more over and above any gym instructor rate and/or other work they do at the fitness facility and are only paid this higher rate if the PT session with that member goes ahead.

B. PTs not registered with a body recognized by ICREPS

If a PT is not registered but intends to get registered they can still provisionally take on 20 Week Challenge ™ entrants providing they,

a) by email advise their client/entrants they are not registered, copying Catch Fitness™ in to this email, and
b) pay a bond of $30 per entrant that signs up to the 20 Week Challenge™ with them. 

PTs who register within the first three weeks of the 20 Week Challenge™   official start date will be refunded all bond monies.  PTs who fail to register within the first three weeks will lose their bond money and another registered PT will be allocated to the entrant.    

C. Training entrants
PTs agree to see entrants at least once every four weeks and a minimum of five times during the 20 Week Challenge™.  Other than the first session, which needs to be one-one in May 2017, these sessions can be one to one or in a group environment – as part of a class or workshop etc. Session duration and content is for PTs and their client to decide.  

D. PT Prices
PTs can set their own prices and/or pre-conditions to any sessions/packages/training for the 20 Week Challenge ™ entrants. PTs must make clients fully aware of all costs and conditions prior to them signing up with the PTs.

E. Communication
PTs agree to reply to all texts and emails within 48 hours i.e. to all referrals and inquiries from potential 20 Week Challenge entrants, current entrants and from Catch Fitness™ inclusive of group emails to 20 Week Challenge™ PTs.   PTs must immediately advise Catch Fitness™ (within 48 hrs) if an entrant has missed their minimum monthly session. A PT may be disqualified for not communicating within these time frames.

F. Feedback forms
PTs and their clients must complete up to two feedback forms in order for client entrants to be considered for any awards.  

G. Resources and passwords
Catch Fitness™ resources and passwords cannot be shared unless otherwise stated.

H. Clients who pull out
PTs and clients are to advise us within seven days if they are no longer able to be part of the 20 Week Challenge™ 

I. PT of the Series Awards
Awarded to a PT who in the eyes of the Judges do a stellar job supporting their client entrants through the Challenge.  The judges consider the following in making their decision: –

  • The number of entrants with a trainer.
  • Entrant results
  • Entrant feedback
  • Professionalism of trainer
  • Trainer initiatives over 20 weeks.

J. PTs can also enter the 20 Week Challenge
PTs who are training entrants on the 20 Week Challenge™ can also enter the challenge at no cost and while they won’t be competing against the other entrants they will be competing against other. Other than honor there are however no ‘prizes’ for the winner.  

PTs use the standard on-line entry form to choose two categories to compete in and need to find another registered PT to see every four weeks and a minimum of five times over the 20 weeks and to do their official fitness testing with i.e. just as a normal entrant would.