Rachel is passionate about providing the local community with a variety of opportunities to learn and grow in their physical and mental health and fitness. Rachel’s experience in the fitness industry started 20 years ago and progressed into a career as a Personal Trainer. She has really enjoyed introducing newcomers to the gym training environment, facilitating fun fitness challenges, running group fitness classes, providing 1:1 personal training and forming wonderful connections within the community.
"During my time as a Personal Trainer and building the Four Peak Fitness brand I was privileged and trusted with many personal health experiences, both mental and physical, through my community and its members. This valuable life experience led me on a new journey toward strengthening my coaching skills beyond base level exercise and nutrition, and into the world of psychology, neuroscience, epigenetics and many other cognitive science and philosophy based principles. Pretty much anything to do with 'Top Down Control' and Mind Mastery.
Rachel is a dedicated mother of two little humans, a Personal Trainer, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner and has trained with The Academy of Modern Applied Psychology and The Flow Research Collective in Flow Coaching for Peak Human Performance.
“I am extremely passionate about neuroscience, cognition, mental health & in understanding how we function as humans on a cognitive and consciousness level. I am obsessed with learning about how we are impacted physically from an epigenetic (thought) level. I'm always striving for greater depths of insight and understanding of how the brain/mind works and learning the daily practices that we can utilise to rewire neural networks and achieve life satisfaction simply by altering our beliefs and perceptions.
My guidance is grounded in Science and Spirituality - I can use either mode to explain the mechanics of the mind - to help people develop more of an understanding of what is going on behind the thoughts, feelings, emotions and outcomes that are being experienced both physically and mentally."
Rachel invests her time daily into her own learning and development and understands the importance of being an open, honest and fully present listener when it comes to helping others.
“I focus solely on being present for others with zero judgement and I hold genuine compassion for each individuals personal situation and human experience. The ultimate truth is that no one is perfect and everyone has their own experience of struggle. I'm am simply the listening ear and helping hand that can help guide one to finding more peace and clarity in the mind, and toward a better understanding of how to work through life's rough patches. Often big changes can come about from a little shift in perspective which can be extremely empowering.”
If you need a little help and guidance get in touch with Rach today on 02040097903
I have loved sports and being active for most of my life - although I haven’t always been fit by any means!
Netball and tennis were key throughout high school and my early 20’s. This flowed into a love of running, then a move to Sydney added gym based fitness into the mix!
Sydney life exposed me to many different styles of training, classes and methods - not to mention people! This has become invaluable experience to draw on for both planning sessions for clients and my own training.
As well as my obvious love of HIIT training, I have a new found passion for strength training. I love the physical and mental challenge of pushing my body further than I thought it could go and seeing the (often slow!) progress!
I love learning new things and sharing knowledge with people. Along with mastering or teaching new skills, helping people is the best feeling and a real passion of mine.
I like to spend as much time outside as possible - often setting up a makeshift office on our deck, or taking a break to head out for a walk…..I’m also rather fond of gin, wine and bloody LOVE a good party!
Come say hi if you see me around - I don’t bite and love meeting new people!
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If you're interested in small group fitness or training with Kayley, shoot her an email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Active and Alive Group Fitness Instructor
From a very early age I was interested in ballet, drama, swimming and singing - a bit of a show off really! Through life’s little experiences (knock backs) I then developed humility and self esteem.
Later in life, between jobs and travel, I studied at Christchurch Polytechnic and attained a certificate in Fitness Industry Training. This was a 20 week full time, 500 hour course. At every opportunity I continued to study - Exercise Science at Christchurch College of Education and Fitness Leadership with YMCA in Vancouver Canada. Recently I have re-qualified with a current Comprehensive First Aid Certificate, a Community based Exercise Foundation Course by Canterbury Sports and am brushing up on Aquafit Training. All of this helped in creating the well rounded character you see today!
I enjoy creating a relaxed and friendly, safe atmosphere in which to exercise. It is important that you enjoy anything if you want to continue doing it!
I currently take a Gym Circuit class which is aimed at, but not limited to those of a mature nature. Moderation and consistency are what I recommend for those not so young as we don’t recover as quickly as we used to. This is essential to limit any chance of injury, correct technique and form are key to a great workout.
Simon is a dynamic and dedicated trainer with a strong passion for helping others reach their goals. With a deep-rooted commitment to mental and physical well-being, Simon strives to create a supportive and empowering environment for individuals to truly thrive. An environment where members feel valued, connected, and encouraged to pursue their journey of development.
Motivated by a genuine desire to make a positive impact, Simon is dedicated to building a culture that embraces growth, connection, and personal development.
As a Life Coach & Personal Trainer, he brings extensive knowledge in human anatomy, physiology, and exercise techniques to create effective & personalised training programs.
Simon is known for optimism and holding positive attitude, and seeks to uplift those around him to instil a sense of confidence. He believes in the transformative power of exercise and strives to inspire others to tap into their inner strength and potentiality.
If you're looking to work with a trainer who is passionate, driven, and deeply committed to helping you realise potential, Simon will guide and support your journey, ensuring you achieve your goals while experiencing joy, fulfilment, and a profound connection to both your mind and body.
Liana believes you not only need to push yourself physically, but also mentally within the gym. Your mindset plays a huge role in how you perform, making it difficult to be focused in different circumstances. Liana is here to help with reassurance through these rough stages, and continue pushing you forward to achieve your goals. Liana is able to work with people of all ages and ability levels, to help achieve their health and fitness goals. She enjoys taking the time to learn and listen about you, and will make sure you get the most out of a session with her, while also supporting you emotionally. “Fitness is a passion to me, not just a hobby”
Holistic Health Therapist
Sharon lives and breathes to inspire others to live a life they love and to be the most true version of themselves. She is a Registered Nurse who has over 35 years experience in many different health fields and currently works part time in the mental health space in primary care for Te WhatuOra.
She passionately believes in the cornerstone concept of holistic health as depicted in the Te Whare Tapa Wha model of holistic health in the New Zealand context. The concept that we have different aspects of our 'being' or 'health' - mental, physical and social, both connecting with others and spirituality.
Through lived experience of her own with mental health challenges, adversity, emotional and physical pain, trauma and grief, she has been a student of holistic health all of her life. Through deep work and daily practice she is now in the space where she connects with others to walk alongside them with compassion. She embodies the very idea of non-judgement and self compassion and practices ‘holding space’ safely. She is an information sharer, a reflector and gentle in all of her approaches.
“Trauma – a Greek word for wound”
It is not what happens to you, it is what happens inside you as a result.
Sharons areas of interest are wide and varied but she is most close to her authentic self when she is alongside people who have experienced grief, anxiety and depression, trauma and addictions. Her qualifications include Postgrad Diploma in Applied Nursing, Health Improvement Practitioner and Holistic Aromatherapist. She has a wide knowledge of physical, mental and spiritual health challenges and has a very creative approach, as well as a natural instinct for how to journey with a person, couples or groups.
'To use what I have learnt through adversity to help one person each day.'