Nige has been a personal trainer, coach and fitness professional for 15 years. He has a Diploma in Sports Studies from Otago University and a Graduate Diploma from AUT. He has spent the majority of his time in the industry being gym-based with a focus on sports performance, strength training, rehabilitation and special populations including stage 3 cardiac rehab and special needs. He has been a volunteer coach with Special Olympics Nelson for 14 years as a powerlifting coach, regularly taking athlete to various national competitions. He has twice been the NZ coach that has taken athletes to the Special Olympics World Summer games in Ireland (2003) and Greece (2011).
During the past 5 years he has been successfully increasing his time spent coaching runners, cyclists and triathletes to completing (first timers) and competing (competitive athletes) in various events in NZ and offshore. This has included running and cycling technique and fitness sessions, along with some private group running/fitness bootcamp type sessions.
Nige has been a competitive track and field athlete as a teenager (medalist at NZ champs), twice represented NZ at World Duathlon champs (2001-10th) and World Triathlon champs (2012-10th). He has finished 10 half Ironman's and last year his first full Ironman in Taupo. He is also a father to a 1 year old girl, Haven whom he loves spending time with in the outdoors with.
I am an independent personal trainer in Nelson. I work in the outdoors, doing general fitness training and showing people that they do not need a lot of equipment to get a good workout, as well as taking clients walking or running on the great tracks that are available virtually at our backdoor.
I am a keen participant in running and Multisport events, and have represented New Zealand in Triathlon and Duathlon.
I have a Certificate in Fitness and Exercise Science and teach on the Diploma in Applied Fitness at NMIT.
My fitness training featured in a Nelson Mail article recently, a personal account of someone who joined one of my early morning beach sessions.
I hold a Diploma in Applied Fitness from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, and I am in my final year of my Bachelor of Sport and Recreation from Auckland University of Technology. I have been taking boot camps since starting in 2016 with an industry experience placement as part of my studies.
My sessions rely on the use of bodyweight and the environment to get a high intensity full body workout. I believe that exercise should be enjoyed, and I try to keep sessions creative and interesting to achieve this. Watching newcomers make noticeable improvements in their fitness through boot camp is incredibly rewarding, and far justifies the early mornings.
When I am not studying or planning a boot camp, I work as a lifeguard and swimming instructor. You will also see me at local running events, orienteering, ocean swimming, or biking pretty much everywhere.
I has been involved in different sport disciplines since she was 11 years old, starting with competitive athletics followed by road cycling, skiing, snowboarding and rowing.
After moving to New Zealand in 2007 I decided to turn my interests into a profession completing a personal training course at Les Mills Dunedin where I started her personal training business. After achieving a qualification with Swimming NZ I started working as a swimming instructor, teaching children, babies and young adults with learning disabilities to swim. At the same time I started taking aqua fitness classes.
Seeing an opportunity to use the skills and experience that she had developed in her fitness career I joined the Bootcamp Nelson team as a dedicated and enthusiastic instructor.
I am very passionate about keeping people active, fit and helping them to achieve their goals. I believe that exercising outdoors and keeping sessions fun and dynamic is the key to positive outcomes. That is why there are so many regulars at Bootcamp.