People

Rob Lee - Physio (BHSc Physio, PgD MSK)

After graduating Physiotherapy in 2007, Rob further developed his expertise obtaining a  Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy in 2011. With a strong clinical background, Rob specializes in manual and manipulative therapy, complimented by progressive functional treatment based around individual goals and requirements.

 

His career has spanned the UK and Australasia, working with professional athletes and in private practice. Rob has refined his method for comprehensive Physio management through his experience with UK’s Celtic Football Club and the Wellington Phoenix. He now translates this approach into the clinical setting delivering treatment to athletes of all codes and people from all walks of life.

 

His passion for understanding human movement and the ability to influence ones’ form and function shine through in his methods.

 

Bec's Goldwater

Exercise Specialist

Educated at Otago University's School of Physical Education, Becs has been in the personal training business since 1994. Her career includes working amongst top NZ personal trainers at Les Mills and elite studio gyms such as Perfect Performance, BodySmart and now Loft 45.

Becs client base and experience spans from corporate clients to professional athletes. Her range of expertise includes training for endurance sport, health and vitality, pregnancy and injury rehabilitation (especially enjoying working in the multidisciplinary environment; involving physiotherapists, doctors and massage therapists).

Becs is a keen sportswoman who loves to run, ski, play tennis and surf amongst other outdoor pastimes. She has taken up various teaching positions over the years, including personal training courses at Les Mills and Auckland University of Technology. Now a Mum with a limited time budget Becs is part time at Loft 45 but just as dedicated to her clients as ever.

Helen Gittus

Exercise Specialist

Helen Gittus, originally a Registered Nurse and after furthering her training has worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for over 15 years around the globe. From beach action training sessions in the Cayman Islands to snow specific training in the Colorado Rockies to city corporate stress management in London's busiest health club to Sky Tower Race training in New Zealand.

Helen lives and breathes her philosophy of remaining in tiptop shape in order to really live life. She loves to play in the outdoors and is a keen sportswoman spending much of her free time surfing, mountain biking, trail running, kite surfing, snowboarding or whatever else presents itself.

Helen teaches corporate health and well-being workshops, outdoor training groups and personal safety/conflict management courses throughout New Zealand and trains a select clientele from a boutique gym LOFT 45 in central Auckland and privately on Waiheke Island.

021 727 794 / helen@krysalis-training.com

Jason Marshall

Exercise Specialist

Jason Marshall: Personal Trainer at Loft45. Jason has been a personal trainer for more than 10 years. A former chef, prior to this.

His qualifications include an Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Certificate in Personal Training (2000), a Certificate in Pre and Post Natal Training (2002)’ a Paul Chek- inventor of the Swissball – Certificate in Lower Back and Scientific Rotation Training (2005).

Jason has completed several Bryce Hastings’ seminars on upper and lower body assessment, rehabilitation and lumber spine stability.

Jason has formed an outdoor exercise group (A Walk in the Park) in 2010. Open to everyone to encourage people to exercise in the fresh air, get fit, and meet new people in Auckland’s great parks

He was a Personal Trainer and a support crew member for Jared Scollay in his victorious effort in the Rotorua solo 24 – hour mountain bike endurance race (2007).

A keen mountain biker and outdoor event enthusiast himself, Jason is also able to employ his nutritional expertise from his time as a chef to give dietary advice and help with weight management and goal setting.

Jason believes exercise is a means to help us achieve all the physical challenges life throws at us.He use’s functional exercises for you to meet your goals whether it be pre or post pregnancy, recovery from injury or wanting to run a marathon he can help.

021 492 801 / jason@outsidein.co.nz

Claire Smith

Exercise Specialist

Claire's attention to detail and 100% focus on her clients' needs allow her to structure training which is very specific to the person and their goal, and consequently gets great results. Her passion for running is reflected in the energy she puts into both one-on-one and group training sessions.

She works with a lot of runners in post-injury strengthening, those wanting to improve the way running feels, and gain the results they want to achieve. She tailors programmes at a level to encourage and challenge, allowing the runner to progress steadily and safely with a decreased chance of injury.

Claire also specialises in core-conditioning and strength for correct postural and joint alignment and pain-free functional movement, and especially enjoys training older adults.

Claire manages and develops total sport training for off road event company, total sport. Go to www.totalsport.co.nz/training for a full schedule of off-road skills workshops, seminars and individual and corporate coaching options.

021 225 4747 / clairesmithpt@gmail.com

Chris Mooney  

Exercise Specialist

Chris has 8 years industry experience including personal training, boot camp and group exercise instruction.

He started his personal training career in Melbourne then moved to Wellington, and now, back to his home town: Auckland.

Chris is very keen on soccer and started when he was just 4 years old. He worked his way up through the grades and has been lucky enough to play National League, Auckland Reps, NZ Rep U17 and U21 Squads and also trialed for Manchester City in England. The love of fitness harboured in Chris's years playing soccer, never left and he is now bringing his style of functional, circuit based training to his clients. 

Having always had personal trainers and professional coaches throughout his training career, Chris is very strict on correct technique, and knows how hard his clients need to work to get their results. Chris aims to ensure that your work out is different daily -- keeping things interesting but consistent. 

A Passion for Fitness

" I have always had a passion for fitness and always loved to be pushed because it gave me a sense of achievement when i reached my goal or learnt a new skill. I have now found that teaching other’s new tricks and pushing the body to new limits gives me that same buzz. "

0210706500 / fitnessaddiction.nz@gmail.com

Kiri Atatoa

Massage Therapist

Diploma in Body Therapies - Massage and Sports Therapy

Diploma of Therapeutic Massage

Interests:  Most things sporty, reading and relaxing and catching up with family and friends

In 1989, Kiri studied for her Diploma of Business from the Manukau Institute of Technology, and after gaining her qualification, worked in Marketing for a number of years. In 1997 she decided to make a change in her career, and follow her passion for sports, with the aim of helping others attain and enjoy a higher level of performance in their given sports.  Kiri gained her Diploma’s in Massage from the NZ College of Massage in 1999.  She has enjoyed working with elite athletes from many different sport disciplines, as well as people interested in general health, fitness and wellbeing.  However the highlights would be working with the NZ and franchise netball teams, and working at the ASB Classic in Auckland for the past 4 years.

Wade Irvine

Massage Therapist

Wade has been a massage therapist for over a decade after completing a Diploma of Therapeutic Massage and Body Therapies at the New Zealand College of Massage in Auckland. Wade is also a senior tutor at the NZ College of massage on their two-year sports diploma, and on their degree course.

Wade’s client base and experience spans from corporate clients to professional athletes. He has been the massage therapist to the New Zealand All Whites Football team since 2005. He has also been an accredited provider to the NZ Academy of Sport.

Wether it is a particular injury or issue you want to focus on, an up-coming event or some time out from the stresses of a busy life, Wade will tailor your session to meet your requirements.

Wade's experience and commitment to continued education allows him to deal with a wide range of sports people and specific conditions.

09 379 0908 / 021 283 1313 wade@loft45.co.nz