Kane Carter, Assistant Gym Manager

I began my career in the fitness industry by doing work experience as a High School student. Although many trends have come and gone, the following will always remain true: source some good quality advice, work with a qualified trainer to develop a plan that suits your lifestyle, and the results will come. I love my job because every day I have the opportunity to put a smile on somebody's face, build their confidence and contribute to their quality and enjoyment of life. The fact that I get paid for it, is just a bonus. I can't think of many other jobs more rewarding that that.


  • 2018: New Zealand Certificate in Exercise, Level 4
  • 2015: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise
  • 2013: Fitlink Certificate in Personal Training (Contractor) Level 4
  • 2013: Fitlink Certificate in Fitness (Employed Personal Trainer) Level 3

Areas of interest: Training for sports, general fitness and strength, lifestyle changes.



Rheanna Bash, Fitness Instructor

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. 


  • Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise) - expected completion end of 2019

Areas of interest: Physical rehabilitation, weight loss, bodyweight/HIIT workouts. 



Miska Silvennoinen, Fitness Instructor

To me, gym is life. It extends far beyond the physical aspects (fitness, strength and looking good); it’s a way of developing outstanding work ethic, a disciplined mind-set, great habits, and goal setting – all of which are important tools to create a fulfilled, meaningful life. Within the training environment I believe there should always be an emphasis on form and then intensity, making sure that the right muscles are doing the hard yards. I absolutely love pushing people beyond their limits, by tapping into their way of thinking and using it to advance their workouts - helping them realize their true potential in and outside of the gym.


  • Bachelor of Sport and Exercise - expected completion end of 2019

Areas of interest: Bodybuilding, Diet, Form optimization



Nik Whitfield, Fitness Instructor

I have long been fascinated by the body and the relationship between performance and exercise.  As a result of this I love nerding out and talking all things strength and conditioning. What I find just as exciting is how leading a healthy lifestyle positively spills into other aspects of life, not just the physical. I especially love the mental challenges that exercising provides. Using exercise as a tool to push your perceived limits and discovering what lies beyond them…this is where the true fun begins.


  • 2018: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise 

Areas of interest: Strength and Conditioning, Active recovery, HIIT.



Lydia Barrington, Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

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 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 and train with me!


  • 2017: National Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Business Skills) Level 4
  • 2017: National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3
  • 2015: Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise)
  • REPs Registered.

Areas of interest: Functional fitness, strength training, weight loss



Lachy Waugh, Fitness Instructor

To begin with, the gym can be seen as something rather daunting and scary but with the right help and motivation it can be looked at in a completely different light. I enjoy seeing people achieve tasks completely outside of their comfort zone, coming up with a huge smile on their face, which ultimately stems from their dedication and commitment. Immersing yourself in a positive healthy lifestyle will not only have great benefits for longevity of life but will also teach valuable life lessons such as developing good habits and delayed gratification to name a few. 


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (Human Nutrition) - expected completion end of 2020
  • 2018: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise

Areas of interest: Nutrition, strength training, overall health



Karl Kalders, Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

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.


  • 2017: National Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Business Skills) Level 4
  • 2011: NZIHF National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3
  • 2008: Diploma in Exercise Science
  • REPS Registered

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


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