Our Staff

Introducing your Fitco Family ...

TIM URQUHART

owner   

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation 2014 (AUT) 
- Diploma Sport and Recreation 2013 (AUT)
- Comprehensive First Aid Level 2
- REPS Registered Trainer

ABOUT

Originally from Auckland I moved to Tauranga 14 years ago to enjoy the laidback lifestyle we all love in the BOP. With a background in the Building Industry, as well as Ag and Horticulture, I decided to turn my passion for health and fitness into a career, taking over Fitco in 2015. I aim to solidify Fitco as a leading player in the fitness industry in the  Bay of Plenty.
I am a proud father of two teens, Ethan and Lara, and I have a strong passion for
snowboarding, multisport, hunting and anything outdoors.

my workout routine

Strength maintenance, HIIT and light cardio. Big believer in exercising outdoors as well as in the gym.
 

GEMMA AINSWORTH

MANAGER   

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelors Degree Exercise & Sports Science (USYD) 
- Bachelors Degree Nutrition (USYD)
- Certificate IV Personal Training
- Certificate III Fitness Instruction
- Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment
- Diploma Remedial & Sport Massage
- Comprehensive First Aid Level 2
- REPS Registered Trainer

ABOUT

Hailing from Sydney, from an early age I dedicated my time and studies to the health and fitness industry, and have also enjoyed many years of participating in, and coaching various sports; most notably netball and track and field athletics.
In 2013, I left the big smoke and crossed the ditch to NZ for a change of pace and lifestyle. I love my new home, but I remain a proud Aussie - especially in Rugby season!

my workout routine

Full body resistance training, HIIT-style Group Fitness (incl Boxfit, Les Mills Grit & Sprint, and BodyBalance) Outdoor cardio training, swimming and netball.

 

TIPENE RIRINUI

TRAINER/RECEPTION 

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation 2016 (AUT) 
- Comprehensive First Aid Level 2
- Basis of Kinesiology (AUT)
- National Certificate in Aquatics and Recreation (ASNZ)
- Certificate in Teaching of Competitive Stroke (SNZ)
- Certificate in Learn to Swim Teaching (SNZ)

- REPS Registered Trainer

ABOUT

My beginning in fitness began with a goal, a goal to be in a bench-press competition. After three years of doing the hard yards here at Fitco I found myself achieving that goal as the strongest lifter for bodyweight. From here, pure passion for lifting took me places I thought I would never be. And now I'm studying it, and I love it!! What could be better than that!?

MY WORKOUT ROUTINE

3-4 days a week I'm at war with my body on an intense DB and BB weights session. I love a solid 2 hour hypertrophy and powerlifting workout and even the CX class on Monday afternoons. Nothing feels better than getting a mean pump amongst the Fitco atmosphere.


OLIVIA HINES

TRAINER/reception  

QUALIFICATIONS

- Certificate in Fitness (Level 4)
- Comprehensive First Aid (Level 2)
​- REPS Registered Trainer

ABOUT

I have always been very active my whole life. Back in my childhood I grew up playing football for a few years and doing competitive  running from primary school days right through to high school competing nationally and regionally. At intermediate I competed in mulitsport/cross country for Aims Games. I have a huge passion for fitness, fitness makes me happy.

my workout routine

I train about 3-4 times each week doing body tone programmes incorporating cardio and a 4 day split targeting legs, back, chest, core, shoulders, and biceps and triceps. I also love walks up the mount and going for runs to improve my cardiovascular levels.





 

STACEY HANDLEY

RECEPTION   

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelor of Social Sciences Majoring in Psychology (Waikato University) - Current
- Certified Les Mills Group Fitness Instructor (LMNZ)
- CPR Certificate

ABOUT

I am a born and bred Tauranga local and have been a member of Fitco for many years. I am passionate about health and fitness and have a particular interest in bodybuilding. I have had 2 successful years of figure competition through NABBA and am currently taking a break from the stage to focus my energy on University. When I'm not hitting the books you will find me here at Fitco hitting the weights or instructing my GRIT classes. 

MY WORKOUT ROUTINE

6-7 weight training sessions per week with a focus on a different muscle group each session. Daily cardio seperate from weight training, anything from GRIT or SPRINT classes; anything high intensity!

 

ALECIA PRICE

TRAINER/reception

PROFILE COMING SOON!

 

 

NErissa pieterse

​reception/creche supervisor

PROFILE COMING SOON!

 

 

 
 

Location

  • 135 Thirteenth Ave,
  • Tauranga South,
  • 3112, New Zealand
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