Kane Carter, Gym Manager

My passion towards my work lies in the satisfaction of helping those who haven't been consistently exercising (in or out of the gym) improve their quality and enjoyment of life through ways that are easy to understand, follow and adopt long-term. Our team has over 30 years of combined experience in the fitness industry, so our gym is the perfect place for these changes. What I love most about my job is not only hearing the success stories and how proud our members are when they see progress, but how they have fell in love with the gym (something they never thought they would), and have adopted healthy lifestyle along the way. 

I also enjoy connecting with athletes - both recreational and competitive, to share my experience of the role that gym training has in achieving greater performance and longevity enjoying the sports they love. 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, Fitlink Certificate in Personal Training (Contractor), Fitlink Certificate in Fitness (Employed Personal Trainer)

K.Carter@massey.ac.nz 04 801 5799 ext 63972

Lydia Barrington, Assistant Gym Manager

I am friendly, positive, motivated and very passionate about fitness. I am absolutely obsessed with exercise and I want to share that enthusiasm with others. I love challenging my clients and pushing them beyond their expectations, allowing them to tap into their inner strength and mentality to smash out workouts and strive towards their goals.

I honestly get so much satisfaction from helping others achieve their goals and being a part of someone’s fitness journey. My goal is to inspire others, to help them to become better versions of themselves so they feel fitter, healthier, and physically and mentally stronger.

My sessions are hard but fun, so if you want them gains, come train with me!

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise), National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3,

Currently studying a National Certificate in Personal Training (Business Skills) Level 4

Areas of interest: Functional fitness, strength training, metabolic conditioning, and weight loss.



Jamie Yau

Having experienced so much positive change through fitness I want to share that with others and help them on their own journey of reaching their health and fitness goals. I view the body and mind as one and believe exercise and the mental aspect that goes with it to be a key part of being healthy and successful. Currently in my own training I’m exploring Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, Olympic Weightlifting, functional fitness and posture correction.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Design Innovation, National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3, Open Polytechnic Certificate in Personal Training, REPs Registered Personal Trainer

Areas of interest: Strength training, mass gain, weight loss, and exercise technique.


Karl Kalders

I enjoy helping people keen to make a positive change in their lives and well-being through fitness. We all need exercise in our daily lives and often need a little guidance getting there. I can assist you on your journey. Being the best you can be is closer than you think. Get the body you want. Lose body fat and gain strength and confidence. Come train with me.

Qualifications: Diploma in Exercise Science, NZIHF National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3

Currently studying a National Certificate in Personal Training (Business Skills) Level 4

Areas of interest: Health and well being, body transformation, functional exercise, and exercise mastery guide.


Anna Hobman

My passion is in helping people to reduce the painful effects of chronic disease, and in injury rehabilitation. Some conditions such as arthritis or COPD cannot be reversed but the way you experience them can be changed more than you think. Most people don’t understand how much of their chronic pain is caused by faulty biomechanics; a weak muscle here, a tight muscle there, I specialize in finding these imbalances and helping you to correct them. I have had great results in eliminating both upper and lower back pain, wrist, knee and hip pain, recurring ankle sprains, increasing strength and movement in semi-paralysis, improving fitness and reducing the feeling of breathlessness in chronic asthma, COPD and heart conditions. I have also stabilized blood sugars in diabetics. As a person with arthritis and asthma myself I have first-hand experience with the limitations and the psychological bearing these conditions can have on your life and it is my goal to assist others to live the life they want to without these conditions weighing them down.

Areas of interest: Physical rehabilitation, individual sport athletes, core and balance.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise), and a National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3. ISAK Level 1 Accredited Anthropometrist

Currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma in Rehabilitation, and a National Certificate in Personal Training (Business Skills) Level 4.



Hugh Carpenter

After a previous life of physical labor and travel, I eventually found my way to the exciting world of sport and exercise at Massey University. I love the vibe and the energy that revolves around this industry and know from personal experience what an amazing impact fitness can have, not only the body but also the mind. My training interests lie mostly in strength and endurance training and weight loss. I enjoy mixing and matching alternative style exercises to make your workout just a little more fun and enjoyable and get you looking forward to the next round.

Qualifications: Currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise)

Areas of interest: strength training and conditioning, endurance training, weight loss, and alternative style (farm boy) workouts.



Rheanna Bash

Travelled from Oregon to New Zealand to pursue my studies in Health Science (Sport and Exercise). I love helping others meet their fitness and health goals. I believe in an active lifestyle that reflects each person's individual goals and stage of life. I have worked as a personal trainer and used a plethora of different exercises such as HIIT, endurance, bodyweight workouts and strength training. I particularly enjoy working in rehab and building confidence with the people I train. 

Qualifications: Currently studying a Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise)

Areas of interest: Physical rehabilitation, weight loss, sport specific training, and bodyweight/HIIT workouts.


All Massey University Gym staff hold a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate.

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