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's Eastern beaches I have grown up enjoying an active outdoor lifestyle which lead me to dedicate much time and studies to the health, fitness and wellness industry. I have a strong background in sports, having enjoyed many years of competing in, and coaching various codes; 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, a range of Group Fitness classes (incl Les Mills Grit, Sprint, and Body Balance) and I also enjoy participating seasonally in sports such as swimming and netball when I get the chance.

 

TIPENE RIRINUI

TRAINER/RECEPTION 

QUALIFICATIONS

- Bachelors Degree in Sport and Recreation 2016 (AUT) 
- National Certifcate in Aquatics and Recreation
- Comprehensive First Aid Level 2
- REPS Registered Trainer

ABOUT

I'm all about enhancing the quality of life through what we call fitness. I have been involved in multiple sporting codes, of which gym training has become the base of my sporting and career success. I have now found a love for functional strength training, in which I continuously push myself to breaking limits.

MY WORKOUT ROUTINE

Mon - Hypertrophy (upper body push) Tues - High Intensity Interval Training (functional) Wed - Hypertrophy (lower body pull) Thurs High Intensity Interval Training (functional) Fri - Hypertrophy (legs) Sat - Climb Mount of Papamoa Hills. Sun - Active recovery.


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 3-5 times a week incorporating hypertrophy into my training by targetting all the muscle groups. I'm strongly dedicated to training to create the best version of myself and to work towards my goals.

 

 

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

reception/trainer  

QUALIFICATIONS

- Certificate in Fitness (Level 4)
- Certificate in Sport Massage
- Comprehensive First Aid Level 2
- Certified Oov Instructor

ABOUT

I was always known as the tomboy growing up at school, I was very sporty throughout my school years and loved the rough and tumble type of sports but my passion for the gym and bodybuilding first came about when my mother competed in bodybuilding in 2013.
In 2015, I went and studied to become a PT. That same year is when I competed in both NABBA & INBA doing the class 'Shape'. I instantly fell in love with the sport and placed successfully in all 3 of my shows for bodybuilding and was also successful in a powerlifting competition that same year.

my workout routine

I do hypertrophy weight training 5-6 days a week aiming to hit all the different muscle groups. I do love to mix my typical training up occasionally with adding in some heavy lifts for maximal strength. I also love to get outdoors amongst nature to explore the beauty of it.

 

NERISSA PIETERSE

CRECHE MANAGER/RECEPTION  
ABOUT

I am a South African from a town called George, and moved to Tauranga with my Husband and Daughter in 2017. I love working with people of all ages.
Fitness has always been my passion and is becoming more and more a part of my life. I love working out with my Husband because he pushes me to the limits - NO PAIN NO GAIN!

If I am not at Fitco, I am spending time with my beautiful daughter, our dog Zeus (who became a kiwi before us!) and my awesome Husband.

my workout routine

4-5 days a week (or at least try) working on one muscle group per day. Taking walks with our dog for a bit of cardio.
 

 

 

 

 
 

Location

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