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Fitness Consultants

Our friendly Fitness Consultants are keen to help you on your health & fitness journey. Come and chat during scheduled hours on the gym floor for some tips or general advice, or book an appointment for a more personalised approach.

Sam Garmonsway (Fitness & Facilities Co-ordinator)
Certificate in Personal Training - Level 4(SIT)
Certificate in Group Fitness Instruction (SIT)
Advanced Diploma in Arts (Classical Dance)

Specialties: Weight loss, Dance (Classical & Contemporary)

chevy rendell

Chevy Rendell
Certificate in Personal Training (Level 5) CPIT
Bachelor of Sports Coaching (UC) - currently enrolled

Specialties: Bodybuilding, Powerlifting

chris leader

Chris Leader
Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Lincoln)
Certificate in Exercise Prescription (NZIS)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching Secondary (Canterbury)

Specialties: Powerlifting, Sport Specific Training.

courtenay mcculloch

Courtenay McCulloch
Certificate in Fitness - Level 5 (CPIT)
International Life Coaching Certification (Beautiful You)

Specialties: Strength training, Weight Management, Women's Fitness

Dee Mrkusich
National Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) - Level 3
National Certificate in Fitness (Group Fitness Instruction) - Level 3

Specialties: Strength training, High Intensity Training, Weight Management, Women's Fitness

Gary gin

Gary Gin
Bachelor of Physical Education (Otago)
Majors: Exercise Prescription and Management and Exercise and Sport Sciences

Specialties: Sport Specific Training, Strength & Conditioning, Resistance Training, Body Weight Training

Iris Li

Iris Li
Bachelor of Applied Science - Major in Physical Activity, Health & Wellness (CPIT)
Boxerfit Advanced Trainer Certificate (Boxerfit)
Currently enrolled in Master of Sport and Recreation Management (Lincoln University)

Specialties: Nutrition, Weight Management, multicultural communication, three years experience in women's fitness

Jarrad Choat

Jarrad Choat
Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training Level 4) (NZIHF)
Certificate in Fitness (Exercise Consultant) (NZIHF)

Specialties: Power & Speed enhancement, High Intensity Training, Calisthenics

Jayden Young


ricardo pimenta

Ricardo Pimenta
Undergraduate degree Sport Sciences
Masters in Youth Sports Training
Basketball coach 6 years
Personal Trainer 4 years
Currently enrolled in PhD (SHPE at UC)

Specialties:Athlete Training, Sport Conditioning, Body Weight Training, Weight Training, Weight Loss, Nutrition

sarah campbell

Sarah Campbell
Master of Arts (Teaching All Levels PE), BSc (Kinesiology) (Texas Woman's University)
AFFA Group Exercise Instructor
ACSM Health & Fitness Specialist

Specialities: TRX, Women's Health & Fitness, HIIT


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