Royston Health & Fitness Centre

Hawke’s Bay’s leading community Health and Fitness Centre. Everything you need to support your health and fitness under one roof.

Something for everyone


Do you want to get bigger or stronger, tone up, or train for a marathon? Our expert staff combined with a state-of-the-art facility is a winning combination. Whatever your fitness goals are, we can help.


We have an on-site Sport & Health Clinic that is open to the public. Our Physiotherapists and Fitness Coaches work closely together to ensure our members get the best support.


If you’d rather have a bit of fun, our members have access to the Sports Hall to play basketball, netball, pickleball or badminton. Come in and shoot some hoops to warm up before hitting the gym!

Our process

Join us

Joining is easy, just visit us or get in touch today!

Classes and Timetable

We deliver a wide range of exercise classes, from Mums & Bubs to High Intensity Interval Training.

Please check out the links below for class descriptions and our latest class timetable.

What makes us different?

We cater to everyone

Young or old, fit or disabled, elite or novice: everybody is welcome to join our community. Our Coaches will take you through a full assessment before you start.

No strings attached

We have no hidden fees or minimum contract period.
We’re convinced that our service is so good, we don’t need to lock you into a contract.

Dynamic Exercise Programmes

Our expert coaches will take you through your personalised Health & Fitness programme step by step.


Everyone is unique, therefore each Health & Fitness programme is tailored to your needs. All members are entitled to their own exercise programme.

Full support

We always have our expert Fitness Coaches on hand to help you. Our Physiotherapists and Fitness Coaches work closely together to ensure you are doing the correct exercises.

Manage your injuries and niggles

All members are entitled to a complementary Physio Assessment upon joining.  The on-site Sport & Health Clinic is available for everyone to visit.

Our Coaches

Jane Ward

Senior Fitness Coach

Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, majoring in prescription and training, and has been in the health and fitness industry since 2016. Jane enjoys working with clients to help them achieve their fitness and nutritional goals through motivating, supporting, and sharing her knowledge with them.

Jane comes from a strong background in the sporting industry, particularly in netball, running, and she competes nationally in equestrian.
An area of interest for her is exercise and nutrition for weight loss.

Roy Haffner

Fitness Coach | Strength & Conditioning Coach

After finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Roy found himself wanting real experience working with people and expanding his knowledge. Originally from the South Island, Roy’s passion for performance, rehabilitation, and well-being brought him to Hawke’s bay.

Roy is a huge sports fan, mainly American Football and Rugby League which fuels his interest in Strength and Conditioning.

Amelia Pasco

Fitness Coach | Strength & Conditioning Coach

Amelia moved to the Hawke’s Bay after graduating with a Bachelor of Physical Education at Otago University.  She has recently completed a Strength and Conditioning Coach Internship and a Postgraduate Diploma in Strength and Conditioning.

Amelia has had a passion for sports from a young age and has always loved seeing people achieve their goals. She knew she always wanted to work in sports and has found a love for the strength and conditioning world.

Jodie Gore

Fitness Coach | Marketing & Media Co-Ordinator

Jodie’s love for the outdoors, running, sports and a natural diet lead her to study Exercise Physiology at Manawatu Polytechnic and a Diploma in Naturopathy from the UK.

Jodie has spent most of her working career managing a water sports facility in the Greek Islands, as well as a working as a Health, Lifestyle and Fitness Consultant.

Jodie’s motivation lies in her passion for helping others achieve their goals and gain a love for exercise and active living.

Largo Fuertes

Fitness Coach | Olympic Weightlifting Coach

Largo has completed formal training in nutrition, personal training, coaching, and physical training for high performance in France. After relocating to New Zealand, he gained his Diploma in Sport & Therapeutic Massage at EIT to integrate bodywork knowledge into his strength coaching.

Largo adapts his strength coaching for youth and adults from diverse sporting backgrounds. Largo firmly believes that if something is not working, adapt until it does, and every experience will teach the coach as much as the athlete.

Logan Bensemann

Fitness Coach | Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach

Logan’s sporting background and passion for health and fitness has fueled his interest in the human body and the work it is capable of.
He believes in making small consistent changes by means of movement and exercise for not only the benefit of one’s well-being, but quality and quantity of life.

After graduating from the Auckland University of  Technology with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Logan has decided to move back to Hawke’s Bay to establish himself in a high-performance sporting environment. What better place to do it than at our region’s world class facility!

Anna Henderson

Fitness Coach

Anna is currently completing her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago and has moved to Hawke’s Bay to complete her final year.

Growing up in Southland Anna was able to get involved in netball, dance, cricket and gymnastics all throughout school which made her fall in love with sport and exercise.

Anna is passionate about using her knowledge and experience to create individualised exercise and rehabilitation programmes while also helping her clients develop their own love for exercise.

Ally Hislop

Fitness Coach

Ally is a Hawke’s Bay local, raised in CHB she chose to study close to her roots at the Eastern Institute of Technology. She finished her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2021. During her studies she completed her placement here at HBCFCT working with the Education Outside the Classroom programme.

Ally’s passion is supporting people to live an active lifestyle, whether that be teaching children the fundamental movement skills or helping older aged people maintain quality of life through exercise. She believes everyone deserves to have positive experiences in sport and exercise and it is up to those working in the industry to provide opportunities for everyone to experience success regardless of their age and ability.

Our Clinicians

Nathan Manu

Facility Manager & Physiotherapist

Nathan has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 15 years, with qualifications in both exercise science and physiotherapy providing a great working knowledge of human movement.

Nate loves all things sport and exercise and is passionate about helping people achieve their goals – whether they are an international athlete or a weekend warrior!

Nate was fortunate to be involved in the development of the Institute, to create a space that caters for all ages and abilities under one roof. He is now enjoying the position of leading an awesome team of health and fitness professionals and working alongside some of the Bay’s best health experts.

Hannah Manu


From an early sporting background herself, Hannah always knew she wanted to be a Physiotherapist. Learning how the body moves and how to solve the puzzle when it isn’t working well, is the perfect match in a career.

After graduating from the University of Otago and making the move to the Bay, she fell in love with the place and its people.

Hannah has experience in musculoskeletal private practice, return to work rehabilitation and particularly enjoys working with athletes young and not so young! Her mission is to help each person understand more about their injury without all the medical mumbo-jumbo.

Colin White

Senior Physiotherapist

Colin has worked extensively in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy since graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland in 1996. Having a background of serving as a Physiotherapist within the Royal Army Medical Corp, Colin has also specialised in the treatment of sports, trauma and degenerative conditions, as well as working as a Spinal Specialist Physiotherapist in the NHS and as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in lower limb conditions.

With his extensive experience Colin has developed advanced clinical skills working in hospital Orthopaedic settings and musculoskeletal departments in both the UK and NZ. Trained in Manual Therapy, Exercise Based Rehabilitation and Acupuncture his clinical practice is based on an active, evidence based and person-centred approach.

On a personal note, Colin has represented the British Army at cross country running, mountain biking and skiing. He continues to enjoy the outdoor life in NZ with his wife and 2 young sons.

Marieke Flatt


After completing her Master of Dietetics at University of Otago, Marieke has returned to her hometown of Hawke’s Bay.

Marieke has a passion for all things food and taking the ‘Nonsense out of Nutrition’ by providing science-based advice.

Marieke understands that each and every one of us are different, and what might work for some will not work for others. She does not believe in providing a ‘one size fits all’ approach and will support you no matter what stage of your nutrition journey you are on.

From beginners with limited nutritional knowledge, to experts wanting to focus on specific macronutrients. Marieke is here to help and support you achieve your nutrition goals no matter how big or small they may be.

Dr Melinda Parnell

Sport and Exercise Physician

Mel graduated from Medicine at Otago University and came to the Hawke’s Bay as a Junior Doctor. After a year in General Practice she transferred to Sports Medicine and has been working in this field since 2011.

She started advanced training in Sport and Exercise Medicine in 2014, spending two years in Wellington and two years in Melbourne. Mel finished her training with a fellowship at High Performance Sport NZ (HPSNZ), where she worked solely with elite athletes.

Mel is currently the team Doctor for the Silver Ferns and is the Medical Director for Netball, HPSNZ.

As a Sport and Exercise Physician Mel brings expert opinion, diagnosis, and management for musculoskeletal injury. She enjoys seeing patients with knee and shoulder injuries, foot and ankle injuries, and hip and groin pain.

Jake Ellis


Jake was raised in Auckland but moved to Dunedin to study physiotherapy at the University of Otago before making his way up to the Bay and hasn’t looked back!

Jake brings previous experience in tertiary rehabilitation and orthopaedics, and looks forward to applying his knowledge and expanding his scope in the private setting.

Jake is passionate about educating and empowering people to understand and independently manage their conditions, with a treatment approach tailored to the individuals goals to achieve the best possible outcomes.  Jake has a particular interest in sports physiotherapy and enjoys following rugby, cricket, golf, tennis and basketball as well as having experience as a sports
medic for representative rugby sides.


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