How did you get started in training and what sparked your interest in becoming a trainer?
Sport was always a huge part of my life growing up and moving towards the fitness industry was always a natural progression for me.
I was told by teachers at school that I would never get paid for sport, so that was all the motivation I needed.
What keeps YOU motivated?
I’m big on being and staying healthy. I believe the fitness industry can become quite superficial and self indulged at times so I really like to focus on the health aspect of my work.
Being Maori, I really have to watch my weight plus both of Dads brothers passed away before they turned 42 and dad also died of heart disease.
What do strength and conditioning training sessions look like?
Very dynamic, explosive with lots of variety, lots of movement as we did as kids and above all LOTS OF FUN.
I’m not really a 3 x 10 trainer with my clients standing still, for me its just too boring…..I want my clients to really enjoy the experience.
The sessions are very functional in the sense that they mimic every day movement patterns.
What is your favourite workout music?
I was an 80s and 90s teen Lol plus RnB etc.
What are some of your favorite motivational quotes?
- No long stories.
- Stand up straight…..never show you’re tired.
- Be accountable.
What are some tips you have for people looking to get into shape?
The best way to keep up your exercise is make sure you’re doing what you enjoy but challenge yourself at the same time.
What is the difference between working with a personal trainer compared to exercising alone?
I can’t speak for other trainers but I make sure my clients are excited, stimulated and love the sessions but at the same time I push them beyond their preconceived limits.