About Our Coaches
HEAD TRAINER / HEALTH COACH / PERSONAL TRAINER
Special talent – getting you to do stuff you never thought you could.
Career #1: Police ‘Ocifa’ (had a drink or two have we??). Life happened, and retrained to become a –
Career #2: Personal Trainer (starting a career in fitness that has now spanned over 16 years). Success at helping people become more awesome led to contracts as a Master Trainer for Les Mills NZ to train other trainers, and Les Mills International to improve diet and exercise regimens for the International Market. Continuing to reach further afield Rachael became one of the first Health Coaches in NZ (see www.healthcoaching.co.nz ).
After discovering the benefits of CrossFit, she qualified as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer in Jan 13, and has been training people who want to get better at life, in this method since.
Rachael has one of the largest independent followings in the CrossFit Scene worldwide with her facebook page ‘Moms who CrossFit’. The respect that she has within the CrossFit community at large has her regularly judging and Head Judging at CrossFit events, and holding contracts with CrossFit boxes across multiple states in Australia.
Specialty – Training Newbies / Rowing
Rachael lives to help you realise your potential . . .
. . . doesn’t have she-abs . . . thanks for asking J
COACH / PERSONAL TRAINER
Special Talent – being beastly strong while looking like a teddy bear.
Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer.
Having previously worked at Exodus Gym in Wellington, Tyler is also an ex-premier rugby player, claims to enjoy cricket, readily tells people his favourite colour is pink and when he grows up he wants to be just like Rich (google Rich Froning).
Tyler loves coaching at CrossFit Horowhenua, because there are no egos involved and it is the ideal environment for members to be motivated. On a personal level it allows him to help people not only achieve but completely obliterate their personal goals.
Specialty – Strength and Conditioning / Oly lifting
Tyler lives for food . . .
. . . won’t let anyone see if he has abs . . .
COACH / CROSSFIT LEVEL 1 TRAINER / ASSOCIATE CHIROPRACTOR
Special Talent – toddler wrangling and putting people bent out of shape back on the straight and narrow.
BChiro & BSc majoring in Physiology. Member of NZCA. Now practicing here in Levin, NZ (check out her website here…) She’s also just finished her final year in Diploma of Naturopathy. CrossFit Level1 Trainer
In a previous life Ai-Chi was in the U18 NZ underwater hockey team and was also pretty gangsta in the art of Muay Thai. She has joined the CrossFit Horowhenua team having realised after training with us that we are not only about people getting fit and strong, but the emphasis is on people moving properly. She enjoys that everyday people get to realise strengths they never thought they had.
Ai-Chi’s personal philosophy is that what we eat, how we move, how we think and how the brain communicates with the body is vitally important (and nobody can argue with that)!
Specialty – Ai-Chi is our Mobility expert!
(She is also multi-lingual and is quite possibly a real life spy)!
INTERN / ASSOCIATE PERSONAL(LIFE) COACH / NLP PRACTITIONER
Special Talent – our Kay is an absolute rockstar in the ‘mind-game’ arena. When she starts working with you on your head, life will certainly improve!
A Level Sports Studies. Advanced Diploma Clinical Massage Therapy. Personal Performance and Advanced Coaching Diploma. Trained and qualified in Strategic Intervention with Anthony Robbins. NLP Practitioner. CF Horowhenua Coaches Development.
Kay is very much a people person and loves to inspire people to both recognise and reach their own potential (did anyone say ‘Im so much more confident now’!?). She has an in depth knowledge of the human body and how it works from her Sports Massage, plus her training in Personal Performance Coaching and NLP means she has a great understanding of exactly how the mind works. Combine these things, and Kay has an edge when it comes to mind/body connection and how it can be used to great effect in the CrossFit and fitness realms.
“I’m all about language and how the words we use influence the results we experience. I love that a simple, effective shift in our language can change results and improve performance.”
Specialty – training our athletes who have a few more ‘years’ under their belt
(She is also our Ninja Nana – but not a spy)
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