Doing What We Do Best
Meet the Team
Sam - Operations manager & HIIT Coach
With a background as a dancer from a young age, Sam is passionate about the importance of movement to support our bodies in daily life. After implementing strength training into her own regime and seeing the benefits in all elements of daily life, physically & holistically, Sam now lives & breathes the movement industry. Be it while teaching dance to kids; coaching FAT classes or pounding pavements on long runs, Sam loves creating a space to move our bodies.
When not coaching classes, she's also our Operations Manager, keeping things ticking along here at FAT.
Kevin - Director & HIIT Coach
Kevin is our owner and has over 10 years’ experience as a group fitness instructor in which his roles as a leader and a motivator are extensive. His infectious energy and his distinct accent doesn’t go unnoticed. With his French heritage, he really lives up to the “Go hard but keep it fun” mentality and prides himself on high energy workouts that constantly challenge the entire body.
“I want to bridge the gap between outdoor bootcamps and boutique fitness. New Zealand is a big natural playground and it brings me so much joy watching everyone exercise amongst the elements.”
Sam - Pilates & HIIT
Sam has a long running passion for movement and exercise. With a background in competitive sports and Pilates, she values the different ways in which exercise helps us to challenge and celebrate our bodies and minds. She loves the competitive and fun nature of group fitness and the community that comes with it. Sam is currently studying Physiotherapy to deepen her understanding of movement and the human body.
Taylor - HIIT Coach
As a long-time run-club advocate, Taylor found her way to FAT through her love of fitness and community. Somewhere in the middle of a burpee tuck-jump ladder, Taylor realised coaching at FAT was exactly the life shake-up she'd been looking for. Her class will make you sweat, smile, and dig deep. When she's not teaching, you can catch her at the beach (even when it's cold!), convincing friends to try a new activity (currently rollerblading, surfing or bouldering), or looking for new coffee spots.
Milly - Yoga Instructor
Milly has been practicing yoga for 8 years and has been sharing her love for the practice for 4. She initially found benefit in the movement as it gave her new ways of shifting stagnant energy and dealing with anxiety. Over the past 4 years Milly has trained in a range of schools and styles and after a break from uni has started studying psychology to dive deeper into her curiosity for human development.
Madeline - HIIT Coach
Madeline is passionate about movement and moving well for life. With a background in competitive swimming and group fitness, she has explored many modes of training and loves that it can be a mental outlet as well as physical. Madeline believes that things that keep us well and thriving span beyond fitness itself - our connection to nature, ourselves and our community. She is passionate about creating warm, inclusive community spaces that everyone feels safe in.
Madeline has a background in biochemistry and nutrition and is currently studying medicine in hopes to practice in ways that promote wellness through centering our humanness, honouring our differences and keeping us grounded to the earth.
Frankie - HIIT Coach
Frankie is a movement fanatic. Be it HIIT class, on the pavements, along a trail or somewhere during a multisport race – you’ll generally find Frankie out in the elements, searching for the hurt locker. During the day, he runs his own sustainability strategy consultancy, “Près”, but brings a passion for getting outdoors, making people smile and finding wellbeing to FAT (and a few “whoop—whoops” too!).
Hannah - Pilates Instructor
Hannah is a certified pilates instructor based in Auckland. She was introduced to pilates when training as a dancer and has practiced it consistently for 15 years. Having experienced the benefits of pilates firsthand, Hannah aims to help people build a foundation of strength, mobility and body awareness that will serve them at any stage of their fitness journey.
Scarlett - Yoga Instructor
Scarlett has always had an inherent fascination with the strength and grace of the body’s many expressions. She has been practising yoga for a number of years and teaches a range of yoga styles in Tāmaki Makaurau. Scarletts mission is to open the doors of yoga to as many people as she can. She believes through yoga, breath and meditation we can awaken the body and reconnect with our true intentions and beliefs to find a place of calm – mentally and physically.
Paul - HIIT Coach
Meet Paul. Originally from the UK but now he calls NZ home. He is a lover of all things movement and you will most likely see him down at the social run groups, cruising around on his road bike or slicing golf balls on the golf course. When Paul isn't working with FAT you will find him coaching as PT and rehabilitation coach. He has a great positive energy, doesn't take life too seriously and always finds time for a good laugh and a couple cold beers.
Divashni - Pilates Instructor
Divashni (Div) is a trained Pilates instructor and Physiotherapist. Div has been involved in a variety of sports from football to rowing and everything in between. A keen runner Div knows the value of building and maintaining a strong base to let you keep doing what you love for longer and loves to implement this into her classes and practice.
Summer - Yoga Instructor
Summer is a yoga teacher who is passionate about bringing people into their bodies through functional movement, and breath awareness.
All bodies and levels are welcome in her classes as she leads people through sequences that are easy to understand, with appropriate challenges that cultivate strength.