Coaches

LACH
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
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

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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
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

Hold Fast Strength and Conditioning and CrossFit Kia Maia has a team of experienced coaching staff. Each coach comes from a unique background and brings their own strengths to the team. Full coaches’ profiles are available here.

Personal Training

Personal Training sessions are structured to suit your individual needs. In these one-on-one sessions, the trainer’s attention is fully focused on you. You will get the chance to ask more questions and the trainer can go into more depth on technical aspects. Private coaching enables you to progress even faster towards improved performance.

Personal Training for Specific Skills

Struggling to get your first pull-up? Need to fix up your Clean and Jerk technique? Some one-on-one coaching and focused attention could be all you need to get those movements on your wish list.

Private Coaching for Competition

CrossFit is rapidly growing as a competitive sport. Our coaches know what it takes to get you game-ready. Whether you are a raw beginner, a master’s athlete or a world-class champion, it is important to make sure you are constantly working on any weaknesses you may have in your skills, strength and work capacity. A private coach will give you an extra edge to get you competition ready.

Private Coaching for Rehabilitation

Coming back from injury can be challenging. A private coach can structure your training so that you are still making gains while you go through the necessary rehabilitation process. The coach can work directly with your physio/chiro/EP/doctor to ensure you return safely and swiftly to full capacity.