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 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.

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.

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.a

Zack Matthews

Fitness Coach

Zack’s heavy involvement in sport from a young age lead to an interest in all things training, movement and nutrition. This evolved into a passion to share his knowledge with others to help them achieve their own goals. 

 After attending high school in Hawkes bay, He moved to Dunedin to study at the University of Otago where he completed a bachelors of sport and exercise nutrition, and has now returned for his final year of physiotherapy studies.

Zack has a particular interest in the game of basketball, whether it’s watching, playing or coaching. 

Ashlee Rowe

Fitness Coach | Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ashlee started her Sport Science studies at the University of Western Australia while living in Perth. During her studies she also pursued an athletic career in rowing. After years of training and competing at a NZL level, she finished her degree and graduated through Wintec at the end of 2021. Ashlee moved to Hawkes Bay after seven years based in Cambridge for her rowing career.

Logan Gee

Fitness Coach

Logan is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Sport and Science at the Eastern Institute of Technology in his hometown, Napier.  Sport has always been a big part of Logan's life, he is heavily involved in hockey and has played other sports such as rugby and cricket.  This involvement has lead to a passion in training and coaching, specifically promoting participation and enjoyment in sport and exercise.