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Address: 84B & 84C Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626

Contact: Call us on 09 480 1055 or email info@workshopgym.com

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PERSONAL TRAINERS

JOHN PEMBERTON

 

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 ERSKINE

 

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.

 

 

Natalie Gorst

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.  

 

FRANCES BEGGS

Frances Beggs is a qualified Personal Trainer and is a member of Rep's (Register of Exercise Professionals), she brings you a solid background of 15 years experience in customer services and is dedicated to providing quality fitness training.  Her main goal is to help clients achieve their fitness goals in a safe and fun way.

 

Frances specialises in functional training with the use of the Gravity Training System, Gymstick Resistance Training, TRX and is currently persuing her interests in Pelvic Floor conditioning.  

 

She has a special interest in implementing and designing rehabilitation programmes for clients.  And also has links with the liver transplant team at Starship and Auckland Hospital through her own personal family experiences.

With three boys, Frances, understands the modern day pressures of juggling wellness and a busy lifestyle and creating a fitness programme that is well balanced and that anyone can do.

ERIN BOWERMAN

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.

 

 

Anna Jackson

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.

 

The Workshop Gym, Birkenhead, Auckland offers Boxing, Spin, Circuit, Gravity, m.a.d (6-15yrs), Fabulously fit (65yrs+), Stretch & Dance classes as well as personal training and a variety of memberships.