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As the owner and visionary behind The Workshop, John has a goal to help as many people as possible improve their health and therefore their lives through quality training and instruction with a little bit of humour thrown in for good measure.


With a background in musical theatre and dance, John brings a slightly different perspective to training and fitness. Functional movement and strengthening form the core of John’s training principles. Combine this with efficient programming and cardio and you will soon notice the changes.


Experience in training sports teams and individuals for over 10 years plus a focus on service, makes John an ideal trainer for anybody wanting to make a difference in their health and well being.


John is a Master Trainer for the Total Gym Incline Body weight Trainer and a certified post rehab trainer. 



Brendan has been in the fitness industry now for more than ten years. Over that time, he has trained a huge variety of people to an assortment of fitness/health/life related goals.


From his experience, which includes; several years of being the Senior Course Coach for the NZ College of Fitness, Triathlon Coach, Strength and Conditioning coach for the NZ Academy of Sport and a well performed Triathlete (overall wins from Duathlon to Half Ironman) himself.


In recent years Brendan has developed a specific Strength Training programme for Triathlon. This model is based on Functional Strength and delivers strength gains specific to triathlon and the individual components of triathlon. The programme is designed to fit into an overall endurance training programme.


Contact Brendan if you would like to improve your sporting performance through improved functional strength, core strength, stability and flexibility.



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Anna has a very busy and active lifestyle and as a mother to 3 children understands only to well what it takes to maintain a healthy work, life balance.

Anna has a passion for health and fitness and has a special interest in rehab, training mums & dads, small group training and people with special needs.  

She is a Former Swimming New Zealand team member and Former World Champ NZ Surf Lifesaving team member.

Anna holds a Diploma in Sport and Recreation and a Level 4 Qualified Personal Trainer.


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With nearly a decade's experience, Erin is both a qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach and Personal Trainer with specialist expertise in Dance and working with children and adolescents.  She holds a Bachelor of Dance (Top Scholar 2010) and a Master of Sport & Exercise from AUT University carrying out her Masters research at the Australian Ballet School in conjunction with High Performance Sport New Zealand (HPSNZ) in 2012.

Erin has had the privilege to train many young elite dancers and artists both in NZ and London (from where she has just recently returned from a two year jaunt) including at the Royal Ballet School and the National Centre for Circus Arts.  In both roles Erin had the privilege of being at the forefront of developing and implementing the strength and conditioning service.

She is enthusiastic about keeping up with the latest research in Dance and Sports Science and aims to implement these latest findings where possible with her clients.

Erin is easily amused, passionate and has a keen eye for technique.  She is open to working with clients of all ages and stages, and believes that moving often and well is key to a healthy lifestyle.





Natalie is a busy mother of 3 children and fully understands the challenges we can face to meet our health and fitness goals.  She is passionate about her work and will spend lots of time with her clients setting goals, designing fun effective workouts and ensuring they have the support needed to achieve and maintain their goals.


Natalie has been in the fitness industry for almost 20 years, holds a Personal Training Certificate Level 5, Fitness Instructor Certificate Level 3 and a Counterpunch Boxing Certificate Level 1.  She has extensive experience in and enjoys working with older adult groups, kids & teens, boxing for fitness, running programs and training people with physical disabilities.  


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