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Orla first joined the Rec Centre team when she moved to NZ in 2004. In 2008 she left the Sport & Recreation world looking for a new challenge & worked in the Travel Industry until realising the error of her ways & returning to the Rec Centre in April 2013 as Club & Activities Coordinator.
Orla was born in Ireland & it was there she studied & worked in Sport & Leisure. In 2003 a Manawatu man caught her eye, convinced her that NZ was a far better place to live & the rest is history.
“New Zealand offers so many opportunities to be active & I love how, in general, the people are more willing to give things a go. Since moving to New Zealand I’ve run half marathons, taken part in Tough guy/girl, Taupo Half Iron Man & Triathlons – I would never have had these opportunities in Ireland. I am truly passionate about Health & Wellbeing & the physical & mental benefits of living a healthy, well balanced life & I love that I get a chance to spread that passion through my work”
When she’s not taking care of her husband & three daughters, out running with the dogs or teaching group fitness classes, Orla loves to sit back on a Friday night with a glass (or two) of wine, watch a good movie or catch up with friends.
Contact Orla on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016