We are a strength and conditioning facility that is based in Wairau Valley on Auckland’s North shore, Our main focus is creating a safe and friendly environment where our members feel comfortable and welcome to train.We specialise in group fitness, personal training, olympic lifting, gymnastics, strength and conditioning and overall health, fitness and wellbeing.



  • "CrossFit is great because it prepares me for Life. The training involves functional movements performed at high intensity which has given me the physical ability and mental confidence to perform whatever life throws at me!"

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  • "I’ve been crossfitting on and off for the last 6 years. It all started off as a way to get me out of bed after dealing with long workdays, sleep deprivation and jet lag…which are just a few common side effects for a Flight Attendant. It’s added some sort of structure to a crazy shift workers existence. I began to feel more accountable for getting myself out of my zombie jetlag state by forcing myself to the gym and achieve a better lifestyle balance. I enjoy that every workout is so different and I never become complacent. Crossfit holds me accountable in many ways and I find I recover from jetlag quicker, achieve better sleep quality, eat cleaner and all round keeps me sane after saying hello, goodbye, tea and coffee to 600 customers on a regular basis."

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  • "Carrying a broad base disc bulge (aka - dodgy back) I found the movements I have learn't, drastically strengthen my core and back, which not only helped with my recreational hunting, but wellbing in general. I have found myself most mornings at crazy o'clock surrounded by great friends pushing themselves through the daily wod. It has been great to see such a variety of fitness levels participating and succeeding at their own goals. There is no attitude or judgement which tends to occur at some gyms making Crossfit Kia Maia an encouraging and friendly environment. What more can I say, we have it all really - great coaches, great equipment, great people and all that adds up to making working out a heap of fun...."

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  • GARETH "Joining Crossfit kiaMaia was the best decision I ever made. I had been involved in a few boxes over the years but never one that is so community based and professional at the same time. The variety of the programming that has evolved with the development of the box over the last few years is truly amazing".

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  • Michelle W "At the end of last year I was at a real turning point in my life. I had a relationship suddenly end only a few weeks prior and I felt lost. I knew I needed to do something for me. My relationship ended as he didn't find me attractive anymore. Now that's something that no one should ever have to hear. And it hurt. Badly. Other than having the most supportive group of friends ever, the one thing that got me through that awful time was coming along to CrossFit Kia Maia each day. The support you & the other coaches and members gave me when I needed it the most was just incredible and I'll never quite be able to put into words how important that was for me at that time.

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  • Michelle T "The old cliche crossfit has changed my life. 11 months ago I walked into cf Kia Maia 9.30 mums class.I couldn't even hang myself from a bar let alone think about climbing that dreadful rope. Now I am kipping pull ups climbing that rope and smiling with anticipation when we do hero wods. Crossfit and everyone that comes with it has become a part of my daily routine that I embrace with a smile it challenges me and has made me a stronger person".

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Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, Crossfit Gymnastics Trainer, Level 1 ZUU Trainer, Paul Chek Program Design, The Outlaw Parra Bellum Training camp, Kettlebell NZ Workshop, Lachlan has been in the Health and Fitness industry for over 5 years and is committed to getting the best out of his Athletes and Clients. After stumbling across CrossFit as a means to stay Fit in the Rugby league off season, he became addicted and has never looked back. Lachlan has also had the opportunity to train with some great coaches and athletes including: Chad Mackay, Rudy Nielsen, Kendrick Farris, Schwartz CrossFit, CrossFit 808, Jared Fleming, Rob Dowton and may more

Lachlan McLeod

Liam is an ex NZ Army infantryman and he brings that through slightly in his coaching style, from being surrounded in an environment where “adapt and overcome” and “onward” were terms used to make sure progress was never halted, he strives to rub the never say die attitude onto the members and clients. Now with us he is Relatively New to the health and fitness industry but is well seasoned in training regimes. He is CrossFit trainer Level 1 Qualified, and currently doing a degree in exercises science and nutrition. Always on the lookout for Workshops and learning. Loves to have a yarn with members and encourages better living through all aspects of daily routines as well as exercise. “I Love it when members come up to me after classes and have questions whether it’s about the work out or not, so don’t be shy I am always approachable! The community environment is what makes this place so special so don’t be afraid to get amongst it and enjoy yourself”

Liam Woodhams

I first discovered CrossFit on ESPN while watching a live broadcast of some competition. It immediately intrigued me and I did research to try find more out about this sport. Soon after, I found a box in my neighbourhood and have never looked back. I was nervous, unfit and didn’t know what to expect. I tried to learn as much as I could about technique in the beginning by watching hundreds of YouTube videos. About a year into my CrossFit training I was approached by the head coach to take on a couple of introduction classes and so my coaching began. This was the perfect opportunity forme because I love sharing my journey with people, the small progresses that slowly turn into big steps. Not only in the boxbut in all aspects of life. I find myself selling CrossFit to my friends and family knowing how much it has changed my mind set in life. I have a passion for people and investing into their lives. When I am not at the Box, I am a Civil Engineering Draughtsperson working for an engineering consultancy in Orewa.

Byron Nel

Gareth has been involved in the fitness industry for 15 years, starting at a local gym as a fitness trainer as a 17 year old to becoming Head of Physical training at Advance Training centres and then most recently Vanguard Military School. Over the last 7 year he has jumped between a few Crossfit boxes and been coached by some very good coaches. In 2014 he decided to do his Level 1 coaching course and has always wanted to get into coaching in some capacity. My coaching experience ranges from various age groups in different sports and recruits entering the Defence Force to boot camps and school sports academies. Currently I am studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Massey University in Albany on top of holding a current St Johns Workplace First Aid Certificate, Level 1 CrossFit certificate, Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, Certificate of Fitness Training and Personal Training and a Certificate in Fitness Instruction. I think what attracts me to Crossfit coaching is the ability to help someone move better, gain confidence and accomplish something that they never thought possible in an amazing environment, with a great community that flows in the same direction.

Gareth Van Stiprian

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Level 1 CrossFit Trainer In charge of everything that happens behind the scenes.

Amanda McLeod

CrossFit L1 , Crossfit L2, Advanced Personal Trainer, Diploma Sports Nutrition and Diploma life coaching.  Bio coming soon 


Coach Sef is an ex professional athlete turned strength and conditioning coach who fell in love with his strength and movement practices while exploring what was actually capable of his body outside of his athletic world. Sef is a principle and process based coach that leads to people learning their body’s capabilities and athletic development.


Asuka discovered Crossfit in mid-2012. Prior to Crossfit she was a keen runner with multiple half and full marathons under her belt, including the 2012 Tokyo Marathon. She quickly became involved in Crossfit competitively, competing in her first team competition three months after starting Crossfit, coming 10th as an individual in "Battle of the Fittest" 2013, and representing NZ at the 2014 Crossfit Games Australia Regional in the team competition. Most recently she came 2nd in the 35-39 Masters Open NZ in 2017. Passionate about helping people and creating a positive place to train, Asuka strives to get the best out of people to help them achieve their goals. Leading by example and through personal experience, she believes in developing foundations of movement to ensure good efficient technique, to enable individuals to reach their potential.

Asuka Burge

I first found CrossFit after season ending rugby injury back in 2015. From here i have never looked back, falling in love with the sport. "After joining Kia Maia as a member I was astounded by the support and care provided by the owners and staff which had lead me to improving my fitness immensely, which has now lead me into a coaching role. Outside of coaching I am currently a personal trainer at Les Mills where CrossFit has a heavy influence on my sessions. I thrive on sharing my knowledge and helping guide others toward reaching their goals."

Bryce Shearer