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Personal Trainers

Our team of trainers will be on hand to help and support you when you are working out in the gym. Please feel free to ask them for advice on how to use machines or if you need optional exercises for recovery and rehab. 

Hannah Pugh

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Specialist areas
Hypertrophy training, increasing strength, building lean muscle mass, improving general wellbeing, nutrition.

About
Sport and exercise is in my blood, it’s what I have done for as long as I can remember.
I knew my love of sport and exercise was something I would have for life and I wanted to inspire and help others along the way. This is when I went on to study a Bachelor Degree in Sport and Exercise Science which I graduated with in 2021.
I love being in a gym environment and being surrounded by likeminded individuals. Outside of the gym I enjoy baking, cooking, and netball - I was a bakery manager and have played netball for 16 years.

Rose Johansen

Fitness Coordinator

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
24 years teaching group fitness classes

Specialist areas
Group Fitness

About
I started out instructing freestyle step and pump classes before Les Mills classes. Throughout the years I've taught many of the Les Mills programs, and now teach BodyBalance, Les Mills Core and Grit and you'll also find me setting up circuits.
I have a huge passion for people and fitness which is why working alongside others, supporting and sharing my love of movement is so important to me.
I have always enjoyed a challenge and continue to do this with taking up Waka Ama inthe recent couple of years. I thrive on making a commitment and pushing myself to achieve.
My motto is we can always do more than we think we can.

Josh Clifton

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (2022)

Specialist areas
Hypertrophy training, strength training, nutrition and weight loss.

About
I have played a large number of sports while growing up and have a great passion forphysical activity.
Resistance training, sports and eating well are important to me as I move forward with my studies focusing on obtaining my Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Being able to share what I love with others and following the process of seeing people improve themselves physically and mentally is why I chose to work in the fitness industry. Supporting and making opportunities to help others achieve their fitness and well-being goals is my priority.
Being able to do what I love for a job is something I value a lot.

Hasitha Wickramanayake

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Diploma in Sport, Recreation, and Exercise
Currently studying towards Sport and Exercise Science Degree

Specialist areas
Hypertrophy training (muscle gain), weight loss, sports specific training, goal setting,nutrition advice and sports psychology.

About
I love to engage in hypertrophy training using science-based methods. My passion is one-on-one training, as individual-focused training is more beneficial to achieve goals. Every client has different body types, injuries, and mobility issues. So, an individualistic approach to gaining results is more effective. My goal is to develop community well-being through physical fitness training. I believe that "the active soul is the healthy soul".
Throughout my sports career, I played various sports, including bodybuilding. Sport has always been a big part of my life, I have been heavily involved in tennis since childhood and had achieved club victories as a team. I have a passion for helping people, especially in the community.

Michaela Edwards

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Diploma in Sport, Recreation, and Exercise
Currently studying towards Sport and Exercise Science Degree

Specialist areas
Strength and conditioning, functional fitness, free weights training (barbell), sports-specific training and exercise programming.

About
Sports is definitely a passion of mine and a big part of who I am. I grew up competing in netball, swimming and waka ama competitively in high school. Currently, my newfound passion is cross fit and you'll find me in the gym training everyday. I also enjoy competing in local and regional competitions.
My passions and interest have always revolved around sports, health and wellbeing(mental and physical). Therefore working in the fitness industry has allowed me to live out my passions and interest every day, and I am excited to be part of my clients health and wellbeing journey.

Zedd Wyatt

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Level 4 Certificate in Personal Training & Fitness
Level 2 CrossFit Coach
7+ Years of Personal Training/Coaching

Specialist areas
I have worked with a wide variety of clientele. This has included helping individuals become New Zealand National Champions in high level sport, to creating the future in sports with Under 15/16 Rugby Players, and of course many clients who are looking to create a healthier life style and longevity. I thoroughly enjoy working with high performance athletes but love helping anyone no matter the goal!

About
I am currently pursuing a career as an Elite Level CrossFit Athlete which consists of up to 3 – 4 hours of training a day, lots of mobilising and recovering, a ridiculous amount of food and plenty of sleep! This burning desire to chase my own dreams flows over into my work and helping others chase their dreams too.

Ethan Sewter

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science

Specialist areas
Strength & hypertrophy training, muscle-gain, fat-loss, body-recomposition, nutrition and supplementation.

About
I played hockey throughout my schooling career, playing for Hawke’s Bay, Takitimu, and Victoria University of Wellington. This led me to develop a passion for health and fitness, going on to complete a Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science to work as a personal trainer alongside studying architecture.

I approach training with the philosophy, “to master the mind, body, and soul” which can be translated to all other areas of life. My goal is to instil this mentality into others so they can reach their physical, mental, and spiritual potential.

When I’m not working, studying, or putting the hours in at the gym, I’ll be attempting to surf the biggest wave I can find (I’m a kook).

Ross Newitt

Personal Trainer

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
CIMPSA Level 3 Personal Training Certification
CIMPSA Level 2 Gym Instructor
HNC Sports Development & Coaching

Specialist areas
Functional Fitness, Strength & Conditioning, Sport Specific training.

About
I was fortunate enough to play rugby to a very high standard in the UK & with it, gained exposure to some of the best Strength & Conditioning coaches around, and when injuries started to become more frequent than my time on the rugby pitch, the fitness industry started calling to me.

I have always enjoyed pushing my body to its limits in the pursuit of achieving my goals; helping others to do the same is something that inspires me daily.

Ocean Spa is an outstanding environment to train in, and its great to see the members turning up every day and working hard!

Renee Baarspul

Network Team Leader Fitness

As the Network Fitness Team Leader, you'll find me at both Ocean Spa and the Napier Aquatic Centre.
I collaborate closely with our dedicated fitness team to ensure the delivery of quality service and experiences such as personal training, small group training and group fitness classes.

About
I have been an athlete for most of my life which has lead me to the career I am in today. I have been a high performance athlete for gymnastics in my younger days which set me up for all of my sports I have chosen to pursue.
Fitness and sports has helped create the passion for working in the fitness industry as I have been working at the Napier City Council running fitness programs, both aqua based and gym based, since 2010 and am excited about my new role.
I have represented NZ in 4 sports: artistic gymnastics, surf life saving, trampoline and tumbling and Olympic Weightlifting. I currently have a world record in the snatch lift for my age.

Tia Paul

Fitness Team Member

Qualifications, Studies & Experience
Studying for a Diploma in Sport and Recreation Degree

Specialist areas
Strength training, weight loss, weight based training, general health
and wellbeing

About
With nine years of diverse experience in the fitness industry, I understand the demanding lifestyles we lead and the crucial role of exercise in achieving mind and body fulfillment.
My passion for both fitness and people drives me to help individuals achieve their personal goals and witness their own accomplishments. As a busy mother of three, I empathise with the challenges of time management.
I specialise in weight-based training programs and enjoy various water sports such as swimming, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Let me guide you toward your fitness goals with expertise and dedication.

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Phone: +64 6 835 8553
Email: info@oceanspanapier.co.nz
Address: 42 Marine Parade, Napier

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