Rochelle WilliamsonCustomer Service Coordinatorrochellew@sportnorth.co.nz
Leah Whitaker Business Development and Marketing CoordinatorLeahw@sportnorth.co.nz
Hayden WoodGym Coordinatorhaydenw@sportnorth.co.nz
John Paul (JP) OgdenGroup Fitness Coordinatorjohnpaulo@sportnorth.co.nz
Nigel PrinceAdminstration Coordinatornigelp@sportnorth.co.nz
All our fitness instructors are professionals with full qualifications in exercise prescription, body composition testing and fitness assessment. All are well informed in areas of nutrition and maintaining a healthy and active life style.
We will tailor a specific exercise programme to help you achieve your goals, be it fat loss, improved fitness or a desire to feel healthier and have more energy, taking into consideration any medical issues or injuries you may have.
An instructor is always available on the Fitness Floor to assist you.
To book fitness an assessment and a new programme appointment please see the staff at reception or on the Fitness Floor.
Luana HohaiaStadium Leadluanah@sportnorth.co.nz
Hayley OvertonStadium Projects Coordinatorhayleyo@sportnorth.co.nz
Garry CarterLeisure Centre Caretakercaretaker@sportnorth.co.nz
Eric MorrisonLeisure Centre Caretaker
Programmes Trained in: BODYPUMP, SPRINT, GRIT, CORE, BODYATTACK
Commenced Instructing: 2013
Why I love it: Group fitness is my absolute passion because it allows me to help people get fitter and live a healthier life. I started group fitness classes as a high schooler and instantly fell in love, so much so that I got shoulder tapped into becoming an instructor at the ripe age of 17, which I jumped at! Why not hey? Also, I love the fact that Les Mills Group Fitness caters to the wide demographic of members at Kensington Fitness and I love being able to scale through all the levels of fitness so everybody in my classes feels like they can achieve success.
Programmes Trained in: CORE, GRIT
Commenced instructing: 2016
Why I love it: Can't beat the feeling of finishing a group fitness class, coming together with like minded people, seeing participants growth and achieve their goals.
I am very passionate about health and wellness and believe attending the range of classes makes a huge impact on your everyday life, come join the fun!
Programmes Trained in: Lite Circuit/Sit Fit, BODYBALANCE, CORE, RPM
Commenced instructing: 1986
Why I love it: I love GROUP FITNESS and instructing, which is about giving the best experience that I can deliver for that programme. Kensington Fitness is like a family to me and as an instructor I love to see people reaching their goals or just generally feeling good about themselves from the inside out.
In my day job I'm a Dental Therapist for Northland DHB, Mum (3 adult daughters) and Nana. My sports are running (every distance and terrain), triathlon, ocean swimming, cycling on and off road. I'm also learning the drums!
Programmes Trained in: CORE, BODYPUMP, RPM, SPRINT, BODYBALANCE and GRIT.
Commenced instructing: Many years ago
Why I love it: I have always been involved in some form of sporting activity both team and individual sports.
I love cross-training and I’m a huge supporter of Group Fitness classes and health in general.
My interests include Bodybuilding, powerlifting, obstacle course racing and just enjoying the great outdoors.
Programmes Trained in: RPM
Commenced Instructing: 2019
Why I love it: Group fitness has massive power to make positive changes throughout your health and wellness journey as it did with mine. It is always a fun, motivational, inspiring journey that I am happy to join you on.
Programme Trained in: RPM
Commenced Instructing: 2010
Why I love it: I have always had a real passion for exercise. I love to motivate people with a good and varied choice of music so that everyone regardless of their age or fitness can give their best while enjoying a great ride. I try to be enthusiastic and approachable. I am a people's person and I love meeting new riders. I believe exercise improves your physical and mental wellbeing. Exercise should be fun and motivating - RPM certainly has it all.
Programmes Trained in: BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP, RPM, LES MILLS GRIT
Commenced Instructing: 2014
Why I love it: There is nothing like the group fitness feel. The music, the people, the passion. It is a vibe and an addiction. To move together, riding the same highs and lows through the workout, and finishing together stronger! It's a pleasure and a privilege to join people on their fitness journeys.
Programmes Trained in: BODYPUMP, GRIT
Why I love it: You absolutely cannont beat the intensity, motivation and fun of working out in a group! Seeing our members become fitter, healthier and gain confidence in themselves is so rewarding and I love that I can play a small role in someone's health and fitness journey.
Programmes Trained in: RPM, GRIT, SPRINT, BODYATTACK
Why I love it: I love to train with likeminded people and there is something very satisfying about seeing members getting fitter and achieving their fitness and health goals and being able to personally play a small part in that, is pretty cool.
I love to motivate and encourage people which in my classes, this involves loud music and the odd yeah-ha and wa-hoo from time to time. I hope to see you in a class soon!
Programmes Trained in: BODYPUMP
Commenced Instructing: 2006
Why I love it: Bodypump is a great group fitness programme for people of all ages. I love challenging and motivating my class participants to work hard and give me their best.
Programmes Trained in: BODYPUMP, BODYBALANCE
Commenced Instructing: 1996
Why I love it: I just love it! Helping people to gain health benefits while having fun in group fitness is the best buzz ever!
Programmes Trained in: Jazzergetics now BODYATTACK, BODYSTEP, CORE & BODYPUMP
Commenced Instructing: 25 years ago
Why I love it: Background sport of rowing and back in the day won 4 national rowing titles.
Started with Kensington Fitness. Group Fitness is pure fitness fun. Good instructors get that it’s not about them but you as the participant in the class. It’s about your experience, your goals, your fun and what you’re striving for. I’m pleased to be a part of this and create a class experience that keeps people coming back and enjoying their fitness journey.
Programmes Trained in: RPM, CORE, BODYSTEP, BODYCOMBAT
Why I love it: Nothing beats working out with likeminded people to awesome music that just keeps me motivated!
Programmes Trained in: RPM, BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK
Commenced Instructing: 1992
Why I love it: I feel fortunate to do a job I love. I have taught in a large amount of gyms around NZ and London and I get a buzz out of the feeling of a group of people from all walks of life exercising together to one collective beat. I am a real people person and love to try create an atmosphere of energy and excitement that helps people escape and be in the moment; a little moment away from their normal lives. I have been involved in many sports at a competitive level and I am still involved in coaching Volleyball. I have two daughters and I try to be a good role model to them and show them how important not just physical and mental health.
Why I love it: I love being a part of all the positivity that comes with group fitness – confidence, mental and physical wellbeing, great energy and loads of fun!
I love supporting, encouraging and inspiring every single person to achieve their fitness goals.
Programmes Trained in: RPM, BODYPUMP, BODYATTACK, BODYBALANCE, GRIT, CIRCUIT, Kiwi Seniors, Tai Chi, Pilates
Commenced Instructing: 1981
Why I love it: I have been teaching the Les Mills programme and trained in other programmes for many years now (I started when I was 10 hahaha). I really love seeing the difference it makes to those that attend, from improved fitness levels through to just basically feeling good about yourself. It really is never too late to start, you just gotta want to!
Programmes Trained in: BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT
Commenced Instructing: 2023
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AddressMcKay Stadium97 Western Hills DriveKensingtonWhangārei0112
Postal AddressPO Box 1492Whangārei 0140
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