Meet the team
Our friendly team of fitness instructors take a genuine interest in you and what you're trying to achieve, and are always available to offer training advice and encouragement. Find out more about our team members here!
I love keeping active and our beautiful town of Taupō is the perfect spot for it, with mountains to climb, tracks to cycle and a stunning lake to swim in. I came to New Zealand for a 10-day holiday in 2011 – it’s been a long holiday! I am the fitness and activities supervisor - the fitness studio, group fitness classes, aqua fitness and the rockwall are all my areas.
I grew up in a sporting house just north of Dublin, Ireland. Weekends included cross country races, track and field events or gaelic football matches to attend. Athletics is where my heart lies. I started competing when I was 7, following in the footsteps of my older sister and dad. I went on to win a dozen national medals for long jump, before deciding to travel the world.
I have worked in the fitness industry for the past 15 years. In 2009, I completed a four-year Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Physical Activity. Part of my degree was learning how to combat/prevent health conditions with better lifestyle choices, and that’s where my passion is. I am a qualified personal trainer, athletics and soccer coach, rock climbing instructor, massage therapist, and have also completed a National Certificate in Business Management.
My advice to everybody would be:
Keep Active to Keep Healthy: whether in the fitness studio or just a nice stroll by the lake – never stop moving.
Use Good Technique: it will prevent injury and increase the benefits of the exercise.
Be Kind: say hello to fellow members, share machines and tidy up after yourself.
Ask for Help – I have a brilliant team of instructors, with lots of knowledge to share and they are waiting to help you with your health and fitness goals.
I joined the awesome team at the Taupō Events Centre in 2021. I work as a fitness instructor and swim school instructor and enjoy it a lot. I have just moved in back to Taupō, my hometown, after studying in Wellington at the Institute of Sport. I have a diploma in sports management and exercise prescription which was a very challenging and busy two years but definitely worth it. I enjoy most sports but have experience in boxing and fitness circuit training.
I love helping people and getting them to where they want to be physically and mentally. I like to push people to their limits and give them the confidence they might need and want. I’m a very bubbly and friendly person and like to make friends easily with people using the gym and other facilities. I’m looking forward to the experiences I am going to get with working in this kind of environment and the challenges it’s going to give me. Don’t be shy to say hello when I walk past because I’ll give you a big hello back!
I joined the team at the Taupō Events Centre in October 2018. I work half of my week in the fitness studio and the other half at the rockwall.
I am an adventurous person and I like getting outdoors whenever I can, whether its rock climbing around Kinloch or Kawakawa Bay, mountain biking at Craters of the Moon or Redwoods Forest, snowboarding on the mountain, or just going into the bush for a while.
I was a rep soccer player and I was continually active with the Taupō Cadet Forces, where I went on to be a Sergeant Major. I enjoy leading and encouraging others to achieve their goals and learn new skills, and this helped me choose a career path in the fitness sector. I like working with all ages and abilities, with much of my recent work being with sports people who want to supplement their sport-specific training with gym-based resistance and cardio workouts, helping to fine tune their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular fitness.
I am a qualified exercise consultant, rock climbing instructor and abseil leader, and I love using my studies to help people achieve their fitness goals and help them change their lifestyle and health.
Make sure to say hi when you see me in the fitness studio, or pop down to the rockwall for a climb!
Tena koutou katoa. Nau mai, haere mai. Greetings to all, welcome, welcome!
I have worked in the fitness industry for 21 years as a fitness instructor / personal trainer. I have worked with people from many walks of life delivering health and fitness assessments, exercise prescription, and goal setting to assist clients with their personal achievements.
I have experience working with special consideration populations, such as: multiple sclerosis, down syndrome, paraplegic, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, brain injury, and elderly. I have experience assisting clients to achieve their personal goals, such as: cycle challenges, Ironman events (Full/Half), body building competitions, marathons, New Zealand Police and Defence Forces entry level requirements, weight loss, mental health, and injury rehabilitation.
Study History: Certificate in Massage, Certificate in Sport and Recreation, Certificate in Cardiac Phase 3 (NZ Heart Foundation), Fitness Leader and Personal Trainer Network for Professionals, and Diploma in Leisure and Recreation Studies (EIT).
My passion is to add support, encouragement and reality to your health and fitness needs. Please come and see me for any advice for your training needs and goals!
Nga mihi koutou katoa.