THE AIR CREW
Physiotherapist / Director / Owner of Air Fitness
When I started in 1995 I had a vision to offer clients a variety of enjoyable, effective health and fitness experiences. With my team we created a unique concept of packages specially designed to cater for clients' individual needs and to suit their busy schedules. Our team of highly skilled fitness professionals and physiotherapists take pride in delivering high quality customer service. Our mission is to create an active healthier and happier network of clients, family and friends.
I have performed as a dancer and aerialist internationally for over 20 years. I am now happy to be here in Dunedin.Teaching and performing aerials is my passion. I believe we all need some upside down fun in our lives and that exercise definitley needs to be fun. I love seeing people try new things and seeing their excitement when they achieve something they never thought they could.
Gym manager / Personal Trainer / Class Instructor
Garrick has been lucky enough to go to many top level sporting events as an athlete and has recently completed his Masters of Physical Education. He focused primarily in rehabilitative exercise and health promotion. "Everyone deserves to feel healthy and move freely. However, I also know that sometimes knowing where to start can be the hardest part. Therefore, as a personal trainer, I find it important to help members really understand what their goals are, and from there ensure they have the tools and help necessary to achieve success."
Stephanye is a dedicated massage therapist who has studied and trained in massage therapy, both in NZ and in the States. She has worked in a variety of places such as; clinics, hotels, and film sets. She has a background in dance and has a wonderful fascination with the human body and how it moves and performs. She was a choreographer for many years and you can sometimes see her burst into a tap step when she’s feeling the beat. She’s a free spirit and has a love of the arts, dance, music, massage and good food.
I am passionate about sports, health and fitness and have spent the last few years
travelling between NZ and the UK as a semi-professional cricket player.
I am familiar with health and physiotherapy clinics having helped my family establish a new practice in Nelson over the past two years.
I am thrilled to be part of the Air Fitness Crew
I’ve always had passion for health and exercise, being involved in competitive sports from an early age and continuing to this current day.
I aim to bring this passion for activity into my work by helping clients of all functional levels to regain pain-free, uninhibited movement. I believe in taking a holistic approach to treatment by focusing on giving clients the tools and expert guidance to manage their own rehab and reduce the risk of future injury.
At the age of 9 I have joined circus school for kids where I trained as an aerial artist and contortionist. I have performed in group contortion all over the world. When I finished high school i went to Moscow and started working for Big Moscow circus as a professional aerialist performing in Lyra (aerial hoop) act.
In 2003 I got offered a job in Japan performing at Disney Land in “The Little Mermaid” show. While working in Japan I met my husband Tim from NZ who played professional Rugby there, and a year later we have moved to NZ.
Nicola has lived her life all things sport and health-related. From the hours spent as a child hitting against the wall while her dad played tennis to competing at a National level in rowing, plus dragon boat and wakaama racing, every form of yoga and pilates, and all racquet sports; tennis, badminton, and squash. Nicola’s favourite thing to do on a weekend is to compete in a squash tournament either locally or throughout Otago. So moving into a role in a gym is the perfect fit for Nicola to share her well-being obsession.
“I am a Dunedin local and have been a part of this wonderful community for the last 11 years. I have always had a dedication to the health of individuals in the context of competitive sport to day to day life. I am friendly, approachable and I work towards the goals of my clients to help anyone achieve what they set out to achieve. Using a modern health model approach, I hope to allow all my clients to feel independent and to regain full function.”