Kane 2018

Kane Carter, Assistant Gym Manager

No matter who you are, where you're from or what you aspire to achieve in life, exercise is something everybody can and should participate in. Whether it be physically, socially, or mentally, everybody can benefit from daily exercise as it will enhance your quality and enjoyment of life. That doesn't mean coming to the gym seven days a week though; just make sure that you move your body as much as you can daily (such as taking the stairs instead of the escalator) and make a small start at the gym (such as 2x 30 minute workouts per week).

Specifically, i enjoy connecting with athletes - both recreational and competitive, and sharing my knowledge and experience of physical conditioning as it pertains to increase in performance.  

Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4), Fitlink Certificate in Personal Training (Contractor), Fitlink Certificate in Fitness (Employed Personal Trainer).

Areas of interest: Training for sports, general fitness, exercise technique.


Lydia 2018

Lydia Barrington, Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

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, National Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Business Skills) Level 4. REPs Registered.

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


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.

Qualifications: Diploma in Exercise Science, NZIHF National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) Level 3. National Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Business Skills) Level 4.

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


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. 

Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Sport and Exercise) - in progress.

Areas of interest: Physical rehabilitation, weight loss, sport specific training, and 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.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (in progress)

Areas of interest: Bodybuilding, Muscle activation, Form optimization, Nutrition



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.

Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (in progress)

Areas of interest: Strength and Conditioning for athletes (team or individual), Active recovery, HIIT.


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