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

Train

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.

Rehabilitate

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.

Play

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.

Individualism

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

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.

Jane Ward

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.

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 & Social 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 large 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.

Josh Stewart

Strength & Conditioning Coach

Josh Graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education from Otago University followed by a Master of Science Degree from Massey University, during which he completed a strength & conditioning internship with High Performance Sport NZ in Auckland.

With previously having worked at Auckland Cricket, Tennis NZ and NZ Football, Josh views athletic coaching as a series of problems to solve to get the best out of each individual athlete.

Kendall Malcolm

Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach

Following successful undergraduate and postgraduate study from both Otago University and the University of Texas, Kendall works closely with our highest achieving athletes to ensure they stay ahead of the pack.

Following an internship year with HPSNZ, Kendall he has a firm grounding in High Performance Sport. Gaining his Level 2 ASCA accreditation, Kendall has recently received recognition as a Professional Coach within the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association.

Raun Makirere-Haewera

Sport & Life Academy Lead Coach | Strength & Conditioning Coach

Raun has been involved in the health and fitness industry for nearly a decade and is in the last stage of completing his Degree in Sport and Recreation. As a father of three, Raun’s inspiration comes from helping children find a love for movement and play.

Raun is currently running a rugby league academy for under 15 boys and delivers physical literacy and athlete development programmes to students from Wairoa and Flaxmere.

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.

Courtney Lowe

Fitness Coach

Courtney is a fitness enthusiast and has a passion for people. After getting into fitness teaching through spin classes, Courtney earned her Personal Training qualification to go with her background in Psychology and Health Promotion from Massey University.

Courtney is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals and make healthy changes in their lives. Courtney believes exercise is a great way for people to improve their confidence, physical fitness and contribute to overall mental well-being.

Our Clinicians

Marieke Flatt

Dietitian

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.

Hannah Walker

Physiotherapist

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.

Lynley Boyce

Podiatrist

Lynley is passionate about helping people gain comfort and success in their life. To be able to offer a solution to their foot or leg pain, which in turn enables them to reach their goals is very gratifying for her.

Lynley is fortunate enough to have both a Phys Ed and Podiatry degree. This has given her a huge knowledge base and understanding of many sports and recreational injuries.

Her experience ranges from working within the hospital and residential care settings within her early days, to the many recreational and elite athletes that limp in through the door. She has also recently retrained in paediatric toe-walking. The athletes Lynley treats range from running, walking, rugby, cycling, ballet & dance, netball, hockey, cricket bowling, and soccer.

Jackson Clince

Podiatrist

Hailing from the small rural town of Pahiatua, Jackson has a love for all sports which led him to representing and captaining Manawatu and Wairarapa Bush age group rugby teams, before turning to other sporting codes, specifically AFL and Ironman; representing New Zealand at the 2017 AFL International Cup in Melbourne.

Jackson has a passion for getting the best out of people physically and sees podiatry as a career and opportunity to enhance well-being for a wide variety of age groups through function and mobility to allow people to live life to the best of their ability.

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.

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.

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.

Testimonials

What our members have to say