Our
Coaches

Jane Ward

​​​​​​​Fitness Centre Manager

Jane graduated from Massey University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Majoring in Prescription and Training. Group fitness is her forte, from Mums & Bubs to HIIT, Balance and Mobility, Bootcamp, Mat classes and many more! 
 
Jane grew up in Hawke’s Bay and enjoys playing netball and competing in equestrian in her spare time. 

Brandon Roberts

Associate Strength & Conditioning Coach | Fitness Coach

Brandon recently graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Science double majoring in Sport & Exercise Science and Psychology. During his time at university, Brandon worked with the Dunedin Phoenix Thunder Ice Hockey Team, Otago Development Basketball and in the university gym as a fitness and group fitness leader.

Brandon is a Hawke's Bay local who played a variety of sports during school. Currently, his favourite sport is squash and he is hoping to get more involved in endurance and adventure sports.

Uriah Skudder

Fitness Coach 

Uriah has been in the CrossFit industry for the past decade, within those years she has had two beautiful young daughters and has been coaching for the last 3 years. 
Uriah's passion is functional fitness but also has a background in Health Sciences completed through the 
Naturopathic College of New Zealand. 

Since becoming a mother Uriah has been driven to inspire other mothers/women to become the best versions of themselves, to know what their bodies are capable of and support them pre/post-partum. 

Uriah enjoys competing competitively within the CrossFit community and is always up for a good challenge. 

Anton Jacques

Strength & Conditioning Coach | Fitness Coach

While completing his Bachelor in Sport and Exercise, Majoring in Exercise Prescription at Massey University, Anton began gaining experience as an S&C Coach through internships with the Wellington Phoenix Academy and the Wellington Lions. This resulted in further work within Rugby, working with Old Boys University Rugby Club and Wellington Rugby.

With a desire to branch out into different sports, Anton completed another internship with High Performance Sport New Zealand where he was exposed to a range of sports and athletes.

Outside of work Anton enjoys fishing, watching rugby, rugby league, and the UFC.

Chloe Macaulay

Fitness Coach | Sport Performance & Programmes Coach

Chloe graduated from Waikato University after studying a Bachelor of Sport Health and Human Performance, majoring in Human Performance Science and Sport Development & Coaching.  During her time there Chloe worked alongside the Premier Men's Rugby team where she gained a love for working with athletes.

A Hawke’s Bay Local who grew up surrounded by sport and exercise with most of her years spent playing netball. Chloe is devoted to aiding athletes along their path to becoming the best they can be. She has a passion for hand-crafting her strength and conditioning knowledge to fit the individual needs of every person she works alongside

Michaela Edwards

Fitness Coach

Michaela holds a diploma in Sport and Recreation and is currently pursuing a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. With over two years of experience as a personal trainer, she adeptly manages her academic pursuits while imparting her knowledge to fitness enthusiasts. Michaela's dedication extends beyond the gym, and has been an avid CrossFit competitor for five years, finding inspiration and community within this dynamic 
and challenging discipline. Having lived in Canada for a year, Michalea
embraced and absorbed different facets of health and wellness. Her love for an active lifestyle led her to take people of all age ranges through exhilarating outdoor activities, including high ropes, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, and sailing. 

Ihaia Kendrew

Fitness Coach

​​​​​​​Ihaia is currently studying toward a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago but placed in Hawke's Bay for his final year.

Although studying physiotherapy, Ihaia is keen to do further study into sport and exercise to be able to work with athletes and sports teams in both capacities.

Originally from Christchurch, Ihaia has been involved in sports from a young age, particularly basketball which he has been able to play in New Zealand and overseas.

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