Group Fitness at Northern Arena North Shore

Meet Your Fitness Instructors

Your gym and fitness instructors are highly trained and here to help you achieve your fitness goals.  Check out our fitness team below.

Gym Floor Staff

Fitness Consultant Ashley

Ashley

Fitness Consultant

Fitness Consultant Dakota

Dakota

Fitness Consultant

Fitness Consultant Gareth

Gareth

Fitness Consultant

Fitness Consultant Lara

Lara

Fitness Consultant


Personal Trainers

AREK – TRANSFORMATION FITNESS

Hit a brick wall? Not getting the results you want? Bored of the same old routine? Is your effort not matching the results? Speak to Arek and get the advice
you deserve and the results you crave! No-nonsen...… …read more>>

James

Whatever your goals may be, my goal is to get you there and make a positive change in your life.

Since qualifying as a Personal Trainer in 2014, James' motivation for guiding people to reach their fitness...… …read more>>

KYLIE

Kylie leads by example, expecting the best performance from herself and her clients. Her group fitness classes at Northern Arena are regularly booked out due to her popularity as an instructor. Kylie genuinely enjoys ...… …read more>>

Mark

As a competitive athlete, husband, father and business person, Mark knows the importance of balancing the intensity and effort of training, with work, rest and play.

Mark has been involved in the fitness indu...… …read more>>

Nesha– Ultimate You Personal Training

Nesha has been working in the health and fitness industry since 1999 in many capacities including as a gym instructor, group fitness instructor and personal trainer.  She is very passionate about the fitness indust...… …read more>>

Group Fitness Instructors

Group Fitness Instructor Aviv

Aviv

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes: 
bodystep bodypump rpm BodyBalance

Having taught group fitness for over 10 years, I believe I now know the recipe for a fabulous fitness experience – tablespoons of fun, a handful of challenge, a sprinkle of sweat, and a couple of cups of motivation! I aspire to bring all those to my group fitness classes – ensuring my participants get serious results and at the same time – enjoy the experience. I have three teenagers and a busy life as a personal trainer, so love getting some time out, taking to the bike/stage and inspiring and motivating people through group fitness classes – as far as passions go, I think it’s a pretty rewarding one.

Courtney

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes: 
bodyvive bodypump

Group Fitness Instructor Daphne

Daphne

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
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For 15 years, I spent time traveling around the world experiencing different cultures and gathering wisdom.  I have now settled in New Zealand with my lovely husband and 5 year old son who also share a love for yoga. I come from a strong competitive sporting background and fitness leadership.  About 2001, I found yoga to relieve stress and open up tight muscles and support my back.  Quickly I discovered yoga was SO much more, and was drawn to teach yoga to share what I love.  My personal mantra is ahimsa – loving kindness and gratitude.

Why I practice: Yoga has helped me in so many ways and profoundly touched me. I have gratitude for the incredible yogis that have shared teachings with me on my yoga journey.  Every time I roll out my mat – whether it is to teach or practice yoga – I learn and grow.

Why I teach: I thought that if I could help just one other person the way it helped me, then the entire journey sharing yoga teachings would be worthwhile.  As a part of this great lineage of yoga I serve, give, share, and honour the divine light in each yogi. I like to encourage each student to practice “their own yoga” honouring the body and mind in the moment. The breath is the yoga.

Group Fitness Instructor Dawn

Dawn

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
Aqua Fit Timetable Image

Dawn is very excited to be joining the Aqua Team at Northern Arena! She has worked in the fitness industry since 2009 as a qualified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, specialising in Senior Group Fitness and Aqua Aerobics.  She is passionate about offering people a safe, challenging and fun experience that they will want to repeat on a regular basis.

Hayley

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
BodyBalance

Group Fitness Instructor James

James

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:

boxfit

Growing up in the UK, sports and fitness have always been a big part of my life. James arrived in New Zealand 3 ½ years ago and started boxing training at his local gym, James loved the vibe of training in a group and it helped his fitness level improve greatly, he was hooked!!

Last year James completed my certificate of fitness levels 3 & 4 at NZIHF (New Zealand institute of health and fitness) in order to help people achieve their fitness goals whilst having fun in the process!!

Group Fitness Instructor Jen

Jen

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
Aqua Fit Timetable Image bodypump cxworx

With a positive and passionate attitude towards Group Fitness, I believe in making exercise enjoyable. With Different exercises, a variety or music and encouragement, I will help you work out whilst having fun.  Having taught Aqua, Body Pump, CX Worx and GRIT over the past 6 years, and with a background in Triathlon and long distance running, I totally understand what it is like to mix up your training to achieve your personal goals and to reach your desired fitness potential.

Group Fitness is a big part of who I am.  Each day I feel so lucky to be able to share what I love to do, with you all!

“Believe in yourself and once you do, set higher goals so you can be so much more.”

Group Fitness Instructor Jess F

Jess F

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes: 
BodyAttack

Group Fitness Instructor Julie

Julie

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
bodypump

Ever since making the move up to the Coast from Hamilton in 2004 I have been excited about the Coast’s people and lifestyle. Exercise has always been a massive part of my life and from the moment I discovered Group Finess I was hooked…..and what beter way to be involved than to teach! Not long after becoming a Group Fitness Instructor I took some time out to have a couple of little boys I then decided to get back into teaching in a big way to regain my strength, stamina and fitness.

Working in a team environment, seeing people discover their fitness potential then watching that grow is what really gives me the buzz to teach these amazing programs!  See you in class.

Kelly M

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
bodyvive BodyBalance



Group Fitness Instructor Kylie

Kylie

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
rpm cxworx

My life is all about family and fitness.  I am married with two children and have lived on the Hibiscus Coast for 13 years. I grew up in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore and sport, fitness and the outdoors was always a big part of my life. How lucky am I to teach RPM and CXWORX – What a buzz and a pleasure to help drive and motivate people to train hard, to get fit and to be AWESOME! I really love the connection and relationships I have with members and always look forward to meeting new people. So that’s me… oh and one other thing…“Watch out, Mum’s really hard-out”  (Madeline Russell, 8years).

Group Fitness Instructor Lisa

Lisa

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
BodyBalance

I love Body Balance and especially enjoy the way music and movement work together with our breath to give a full mind and body work out, which is what I try to bring to each of my classes. I encourage you to leave the class feeling stronger, not only in the physical sense, but also in your mind which in turn helps your general well being.  I’m a Bach Flower Practitioner and very passionate about the way our mind and body interconnect, which is why I am so passionate about this program and it’s benefits. Come and try it for yourself.

Michael

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
rpm


Group Fitness Instructor Nesha

Nesha

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
bodypump BodyCombat

I find teaching group fitness extremely rewarding – I love to be involved in sharing my passion and energy with people who attend classes and always like to bring a lot of hard work, passion and an equal amount of fun to every class I teach.

Group Fitness Instructor Nicola

Nicola

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes: 
Yoga Timetable image

The infinite benefits of Yoga started to reveal themselves to me immediately as I began my practice at the age of 14 while at the same time competing as a competitive swimmer.

I found that the 12 swimming sessions and 5 land trainings every week had begun to take their toll physically and mentally while at the same time trying to balance my schoolwork. At first I found many of the poses challenging. But I soon discovered a calming focus that prevailed as I began to get more familiar with the sequences and could breathe evenly through the movements.

At 18 I was offered a chance to see the world through International modeling contracts. After 10 years of Jet setting around the world while at the same time keeping up my Yoga practice I felt exhausted and was ready for the next chapter of my life.

This lead me back to my original love of yoga, I now felt it was time to give back to others what Yoga had so freely given to me.

I searched for the most comprehensive and authentic training course I could find, the Radiantly Alive Studio in Bali where I began under Danial Arron taking the '300 Hours of Vinyasa Yoga teacher Training'. Inspired to learn more I continued with a one month intensive course in Hawaii for Power Yoga with - Baron Baptiste followed by a week’s intensive training with Sharron Gannon and David Life learning Jivamukti style in New York.

If you are finding yourself with muscle tightness or mobility issues or you would simply like to improve your balance and strength a consistent yoga practice will certainly achieve these challenges and more.

If your lifestyle leaves you craving time to go within and find a peaceful focus I have found that yoga has enabled me to relax my mind allowing me to continue to grow and learn in both my teaching and my personal life I look forward to sharing my gift of Yoga with you.

Group Fitness Instructor Rachael

Rachael

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
BodyBalance BodyAttack cxworx workoutgroup_tt-badge_grit-series

I Have been in love with exercise since a baby and played representative tennis and netball in my teens. I started my Group Fitness Instructor as a wide-eyed BODYATTACKer in 2009 and have since added BODYBALANCE and GRIT to my repertoire. I love seeing change in my participants fitness, flexibility but most importantly mindset. When I’m not teaching/training you can find me working full-time at The New Zealand Herald, relaxing with a BIG glass of wine or just chillin. I’m really good at it.

Group Fitness Instructor Rochelle

Rochelle

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
bodypump
BodyAttack rpm shbam cxworx workoutgroup_tt-badge_grit-series

I have been teaching since 2004 and a true believer in the Les Mills Programmes.  I still to this day have the nervous toilet stop before each class as I’m so excited to get up there and hope you all fall in love with the classes as much as I do and the buzz that comes with, but if we get really deep into the why I started teaching it would have to be the “attention seeking” being the oldest of three you have to work hard to get that attention, so that led to center of attention addictions such as Performance then Group Fitness with my very own mic and best thing that now drives me is seeing people healthy and achieving their goals with me. Last but not least I love to sing and I’m too old for “NZ Idol”, so you all get live shows every class.

Group Fitness Instructor Sarsha

Sarsha

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
bodypump

I have been involved in sport and fitness my whole life becoming a group fitness instructor has allowed me to take my passion and share it with so many different people. The feeling of seeing so many people challenge themselves to the next level is the most incredible and rewarding experience. I absolutely love group fitness and cannot wait to continue my journey.

Suzette

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
shbam

Group Fitness Instructor Thomas

Thomas

Group Fitness Instructor

Programmes:
rpm

Thomas is one of the youngest group fitness instructors there is. Thomas has a passion for cycling and will take you on an unforgettable fitness journey on an RPM bike. He rode at New Zealand nationals road cycling in 2011 and continues to pursue his passion for fitness and the bike.