Introducing Your Regional PT Ambassador

Your regional PT Ambassadors are all successful personal trainers and fitness professionals. They are united in their passion to build the personal training business in New Zealand with integrity and credibility which is why they undertake the unremunerated role of being a Regional Ambassador.

They have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share so if you feel they can help you in any way please email them.

mishMish McCormack – Based in Wellington

Born and raised in Dunedin, Mish’s interest in sport and exercise led her to become a World Ms Fitness Natural Olympia titleholder and feature in the book ‘Sunrise from the Summit’ which tells the stories of 18 inspiring New Zealand sportswomen. She has been a personal trainer for 15 years including a period working in the USA and acting as exclusive trainer to a member of the Sultan of Brunei’s family. Mish was judged Fitnesslife Personal Trainer of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008 and has been awarded numerous accolades for her work in creating innovative workplace and suburban programmes in Wellington. Mish is a finalist in Lifefitness’ 2013 Personal Trainers to Watch. www.mishfitness.com
Contact email: info@ptcouncil.co.nz

jeanJean Scott – Based in Christchurch

Jean is one of Christchurch’s best known and most experienced personal trainers. She is a leading group fitness instructor at Les Mills specialising in RPM and Pump and runs her own successful personal training business from her home. For many years she has been a judge for national body sculpting/building competitions and in 2011 won the special REPs award for contribution to professionalism and standards to add to her 2005 Personal Trainer of the year award. She is also mother to an energetic 9 year old which means she understands firsthand the challenges of juggling a family with the demands of a PT career. Jean is a finalist in Lifefitness’ 2013 Personal Trainers to Watch.
Contact email: canterbury@ptcouncil.co.nz

hilaryHilary Blackstock – Based in New Plymouth

Hilary majored in exercise prescription and management whilst studying for her degree at Otago University. She then went onto a 5 year stint as a fitness instructor at Kawaroa Aquatic Centre at New Plymouth and worked for the Heart Foundation for 2 years before setting up her own personal training business; Body Evolution 4 years ago. She runs her business out of a small studio in New Plymouth and also has two young toddlers that keep her extra busy.
Contact email: taranaki@ptcouncil.co.nz

 

cherCher Hunter – Based in Nelson

Cher is a Personal Trainer, nutritional facilitator, mentor and owner of SomeBody Weigh Better Ltd. Over the past 7 years, she developed one of the first online food and exercise diaries in New Zealand. Cher works with individuals, the community and corporate New Zealand delivering tailor made programmes, seminars, group fitness sessions and workshops. In 2009 she helped develop, and was the head facilitator to the Active Life Programme servicing people with mental illness in the Canterbury area. In 2008, her company won the Fitness Life South Island Contribution to the community award. With both of her children grown and having left the nest, she and her hubby live in Nelson enjoying the lifestyle the region has to offer.
Contact email: nelson@ptcouncil.co.nz

Corinne Austin – Based in Whangarei

Corinne is a two time finalist in the prestigious Fitness New Zealand Awards in the Personal Training category.

Following the birth of her two precious girls, Corinne’s passion now lies with helping mums to re-prioritize their health and fitness needs, and allow them to feel happy in their bodies following the life-changing experience of pregnancy, labour and bringing a new child into the world. She thrives on the changes she witnesses in her clients once they re-establish good health and exercise practices.

Contact email: northland@ptcouncil.co.nz

Di-LauderDi Lauder – Based in Queenstown

Di is a personal trainer, run coach, NutriFit consultant and occupational therapist. She has worked as a PT for 6 years, predominantly out of her private home studio, but also outdoors with groups in parks. She also has 15 years experience as an occupational therapist specialising in mentoring allied health workers, team leading and providing stress management and effective communication skills programmes.
In 2008 she won Catch Fitness Best New PT and in 2010 Best Female PT.
Di recently moved to Queenstown with her family and enjoys being outside in the fresh air; tramping, biking, running and trying her skills at a very new sport, skiing.
She loves encouraging professional networking, and inspired by the PT industry in CHCH, has established PT network meetings in Queenstown and aims is to develop a proud and strong regional network group.
Contact email: centralotago@ptcouncil.co.nz

Kerry-JohnsonKerry Johnson – Based in North Auckland

With over fifteen years experience in the fitness industry, Kerry has worked in a wide range of fitness and leisure centres in the UK and New Zealand. With experience of being a personal trainer, group fitness & Pilates instructor, studio co-ordinator and club manager Kerry enjoys seeing how the ‘fitness experience’ is evolving and improving health and fitness for all. She teaches group fitness, GRAVITY Programmes and pilates as well as running her own PT business from her home studio and InShape Studio in Whangaparaoa.
She also currently works for HQH Fitness and her role involves providing business solutions for people interested in setting up a new functional fitness studio or gym. She is a Master Trainer in multiple fitness systems, a GRIDX/MAX trainer for the Active Physio Group and ACC, and regularly presents at the annual FitEx conference.
Contact email:auckland@ptcouncil.co.nz