About Us

The Mission

To improve the health and fitness of workplace staff.

How we go about doing that

By developing gap filling resources. Ones that aren’t on the market, but should be!  Ones that are simple, unique and effective – not location dependent and for the most part, don’t require apps or computers or staff training. Resources that are well priced, can be rolled out to a few people or a few thousand, are based on solid research and can be used alongside other programmes without upsetting their developers but which also stand strong on their own if you are looking for options to get the wellness ball rolling at your workplace.

To be clear, we are a huge fan on-site, in person, programme delivery – our lead developer having done it for near on 20 years.  We’re also a huge fan of apps offering biofeedback to staff.  Our focus is simply on creating useful goodies that we just couldn’t find elsewhere and which might slot perfectly into your world.

These programmes are created in Australia and New Zealand.  A growing number of the resources will be available with a little Noongar (First Nation people from south western Australia) and te reo Māori (New Zealand/Aotearoa).

History of Success

Our previous challenge was rolled out to about 3000 people and included much of the material that is now divided over several of these workplace resources.  99% of entrant feedback recommended our last challenge.  We look forward to posting similar results here about these current offerings during 2020.

Check out some of the awesome results they achieved.

Lead developer

That would be me. Broni Mac, officially Bronwyn McSweeney

  • After working as a lawyer in Australia I shifted gears and embarked on a career in recreation and fitness which I’ve now been involved with for 20 years.
  • In 2011 I won the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award, at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards.  In 2010 I won Lecturer of the Year and was Finalist in the Bella Mentor Award.
  • The idea for these programmes and similar ones for schools came about as a result of the Earthquakes in Christchurch.
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Me, Broni Mac, leading a session at a workplace
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  • Educator roles include: Lecturer AUT (Auckland University of Technology), tutor at ARA (The Ara Institute of Technology), tutor the NZ Institute of Sport’s Sportzone and guest presenter at NZ Institute of Health and Fitness,  Southern Institute of Technology and Te Kura Matatini ki Otago.
  • Owner Catch Fitness – ran over 300 on going educational workshops for exercise professionals and fitness challenges for over 3000 entrants.
  • Presenter at conferences: GetActiveNZ, FitEx, Tonic, YMCA and the Exercise Association Business Grow.
  • Advisory roles with the NZ Qualification Authority – TRoQ (Targeted Review of Qualifications) board and Active Canterbury Network.
  • Reviewer and auditor of exercise industry educational courses with REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals).
  • Judge at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards.

Special thanks

There are so many people who have contributed to the success of Catch Fitness but in regards to these workplace programmes a special thanks needs to go out to the award winning Russell Graham. Russell is a tutor at ARA and provided many of his students, inclusive of myself, with our first opportunities to be involved in workplace programmes.  He was incredibly generous with his time, his advice and with how much he paid us.  Thanks Rus.  And if not for Dr Bill Sukala, I’d never know how to drive a website! Thanks Doc.