• Keith Martin

    Aquatic and Fitness Centre Manager (Windermere Campus)

    Keith has worked at the Aquatic and Fitness Centre (Te Pare a Ruahine) for more than eight years. Originally from Ireland, Keith has always loved sports and being active. He loves all forms of training and doesn’t believe one-size fits all, working closely with gym members to create the best possible fitness regime that works for them.

    One of his biggest personal sporting achievements was completing the 60km Kepler track in the South Island a few years ago in just 8.5 hours.  He says it was an absolutely stunning run/walk. Keith enjoys competing in running events and has completed a few marathons as well as half marathons over the years. He’s also dabbled in triathlons, competing in both road and off road events.

    Specialist Areas - Running, Triathlons, Weight Loss, Never2Old programme.

  • Caitlin Cornelissen

    Gym Instructor (Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Windermere Campus)

    Caitlin has worked at the Aquatic and Fitness Centre (Te Pare a Ruahine) since 2018. Growing up, Caitlin was always involved in competitive sports including netball, touch rugby, gymnastics and cheerleading. She now keeps fit by participating in endurance running, gym-work, exploring the outdoors and snowboarding.

    Caitlin hiked the Machu Picchu trail, a distance of more than 40km that reached altitudes of 4,200 above sea level and aims to join the New Zealand Police force.

    Speciality Areas - Running, Zumba, Nutrition.

  • Katie Bain

    Gym Instructor (Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Windermere Campus)

    As a youngster, Katie wasn’t too keen on fitness but losing a best friend in a car accident prompted her to make a change to her lifestyle. She's since completed the Tough Guy and Gal challenge, several 5km runs, a 12km run and understands the importance of being fit and healthy.

    While completing her Bachelor of Social Work, Katie ran the Healthy Body, Healthy Mind programme for women living in emergency housing. This experience helped Katie develop a deeper understanding of the connection between physical exercise and a healthy mind, spirit and family. She always applies this belief system when working with members at the gym.

    Speciality Areas - Weight lifting (particularly for women), Fun, family workouts, Group Fitness classes (particularly Aqua fit).

  • Rachael Koch

    Gym Instructor (Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Windermere Campus)

    As a trained dancer and dancing teacher, Rachel understands the benefits of being physically fit and wants to share that knowledge with gym members.

    She has worked in the fitness industry for the past two years and believes in a total wellness approach. She believes everyone who steps through the door of a gym has their own story about why they are there and aims to develop relationships with members to find out their background and what makes them tick. This helps to provide the right education and training so members achieve their goals.

    Speciality Areas - High intensity interval training, Hypertrophy, Functional training, Endurance running.

  • Hawaiki Lardelli

    Gym Instructor (Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Windermere Campus)

    Growing up, Hawaiki always loved waka ama as well as surfing. So, it is no surprise that she has clocked up more than 30 medals at waka competitions over the years. She also enjoyed playing other sports including wrestling, netball and ultimate Frisbee.

    Hawaiki says she feels privileged to be able to share her knowledge of sport and fitness at Te Pare a Ruahine and cannot wait to finish her degree in Sport and Recreation and grow her skill-set so she is able to apply her learning with members.

    Specialist Areas - Personal Training, Swimming Coaching, High Intensity Interval Training, Olympic Lifting, Hypertrophy.

  • Darian Evelyn

    Gym Instructor (Aquatic and Fitness Centre, Windermere Campus)

    Darian really enjoys the functional and Hiit circuit style of training. It benefits his own hobbies including surfing, mountain biking and off-road running. So, he knows that members at the gym will also benefit from this style of training.

    An interesting fact you may not know about Darian is that he was born in Saarbrucken, Germany. His biggest sporting achievement is surviving the Tongariro Goat run.

    Speciality Areas - Group fitness, Personal training.