FITNESS JUNKIES, FOODIES, ESPRESSO FEIGNS, DOG-LOVERS, FIGHTERS & FRIENDS.
Braden LeeBusiness Owner
My name is Braden Lee, I started PT in 2003 and have been in the industry ever since. I have worked with athletes, NHL and WHL hockey players, rowers, cricketers and also lucky enough to work with Jason Statham, however those aren’t my biggest achievements, my biggest achievements are helping ordinary individuals improve their lives through fitness and health.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”BOOK WITH BRADEN
Ice Hockey, Golf and Boxing and Muay Thai
Eye Fillet Steak
Queenstown Raised for 35 Years
DAN MCKAYPERSONAL TRAINER
I started training because at the time it was it was the “thing” to do. I was 16 and thought the only exercises you needed was bench and curls. Slowly over the next few years I realised there is a lot more to training and strive to be on the cutting edge of nutrition, lifting and boxing. I believe the easy tasks in life are usually not worth doing, I heard a quote “iron sharpens iron”, I train for pain and the struggle because that is how I grow.
“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”BOOK WITH DAN
Hunting / Lifting
Organic, freshly hunted meat
FROM QUEENSTOWN, NZ
HANNAH MAIPERSONAL TRAINER
Hannah is an industry leading Personal Trainer, with over 9 years in the health and fitness industry. Hannah’s mission is to motivate and inspire her clients to achieve the ultimate healthy lifestyle through fitness, education, motivation and self-love. Being originally from the Gold Coast in Australia, Hannah has ran her own Personal Training Business for 7 years and has been at Industrial Fitness since 2015.
Specialising in Weightloss, Toning, Body Sculpting, Pregnancy and Post Pregnancy Training, Female Bootcamps, Mindset and Nutrition.
“Be Better”BOOK WITH HANNAH
Romanian Deadlifts, Muay Thai
Gold Coast, Australia
Linda CoultripOperations Manager
I moved to Queenstown 10 years ago, a typical “on my travels, staying for 1 year” scenario. Prior to this I had worked within the Fitness Industry for 3 years in the UK.
In 2009 I joined in Fight Science’s first ever boxing bootcamp with Braden Lee and Mark Wilson. From then on Boxing has been a huge part of my life, in every aspect, from fighting, coaching and fitness. It is a very similar story with the gym, not only is it the place I am lucky enough to work and train but it is also where I met my fiance 8 years ago. Awww!
I came on board at Industrial Fitness as the manager in 2015.
My passion is to encourage people, watch their confidence grow and improve their self esteem one punch at a time!
Fate whispers to the warrior “you cannot withstand the storm.” The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.”BOOK WITH LINDA
Gary GregoryFitness Manager
I have worked in the Fitness Industry over the last 16 years in the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Having been on my own fitness and weight loss journey I can emphasise with the challenges my clients will overcome when reaching their own goals.
The Fitness Industry and an active lifestyle has led me to travel and train in many place around there world with my fiancé Kat. We moved tho Queenstown in 2014 and instantly fell in love with FightScience, the unique culture and freedom to be creative with your training makes it like nowhere else!
We had a brief 19 month spell in Canada but the lure of a life in Queenstown and the dream job as a Fitness Centre Manager was too good to resist.
Queenstown gives me the inspiration to keep training to become the most capable athlete I can. I believe everyone should embrace their full physical potential to get the most out of life and become the best possible version of themselves and it is my passion to help them do this!
“No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. ”Book with Gary
Bacon & Home Made Burgers
Leicester, England, UK
Katherine FarmerFitness Assistant
I arrived in Queenstown back in 2014 with my fiancé Gary. We had already found (Fight Science) Industrial Fitness online before we found a home. We signed up the 2nd day in town, and having just quit smoking after 8 years, I was eager to kick start my fitness, and kick start I did! Industrial Fitness pushed and challenged me like nothing else before and I fell head over heels with working out. I decided to invest in my new found passion and got my qualification in Personal Training. After 2 years in QT, we decided to move to Canada wanting to try new things. After 18 months we realised Canada wasn’t for us and there was nowhere like Queenstown, and no gym like Industrial Fitness. It had very much become our home away from home. We were asked to come back and pursue our dreams working in the fitness industry.
I absolutely love helping people achieve their goals and prove that they are capable of anything they set there mind to! This gym is our 2nd home and family, and I want to make every person fall in love with taking care of their body. I love to keep fitness as functional and creative as possible.
“Comparison will kill you. Be YOU!” “If we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives”Book with Katherine
Functional/ Hill Sprints/ Landmine
Bacon/ any thing salted or coated in caramel
Jules VassalosFront of House Supervisor
I arrived in Queenstown in 2017 on an overnight decision to start a new adventure. With no direction, familiar faces, or place to live, I naturally ended up at the gym… the one place I knew what to do. After a couple weeks I was approached to join the crew, and have not looked back since. This gym has become my playground, and this team has become my family. I test my limits every day and do things that scare me. If I’m not up in the mountains or trying to dodge punches in the ring, you can find my friendly face behind the desk, ready to help people achieve their goals.
“great things never come from comfort zones”
Hiking and Boxing
Juan Pablo AlmeidaFront of House
My name is Juan and i came all the way from Brazil to study in New Zealand. During this time I have had a great opportunity to meet the awesome industrial fitness team. They helped me to develop a passion for fitness and this has helped me to decide my future pathway is within the fitness industry.
“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny”
Samantha HallamPersonal Trainer
Exercise is to be enjoyed and fitness provides us with ability to enjoy a healthy active lifestyle. As a passionate qualified personal trainer with over five years of experience, I deliver sessions that are fine balance between challenging and fun. Sure you need to push out the comfort zone to make change happen but we can also enjoy the journey too. With a background in the military as well as boxing, I like to incorporate functional exercises in my sessions as well as padwork and circuit training. It is never too late to become what you may have been so let’s start today.
“What seems impossible today will one day be your warmup”Book with Samantha
Climbing and Football (you guys call it soccer..)
Porridge and Crunchy Peanut butter
I’m a Londoner
Richie HadlowPersonal Trainer / Boxing Coach
I have been involved competitive sport and fitness since age 7. I enjoy bio mechanics, calisthenics and pushing peoples physicial limits. Being an Ex gymnast turned champion boxer I enjoy passing on my knowledge from a lifetime of sport and movement to others.
“You don’t need to be great to start BUT you need to start to be great”Book with Richie
Boxing, MMA, Gymnastics
The Savannah of Papakura!
Hayley SmeetonClass Instructor
I have lived in Queenstown for the past year and a half now, following a a few years of traveling it is where I plan to stay.
I was chasing the snow with having done seasons in France and Japan and becoming a ski instructor. Although I have turned to the dark side and now snowboard over here. Prior to jetting off and seeing the world I was a personal trainer, group fitness instructor teaching 15/20 classes per week and newly qualified as a Sport Massage Therapist.
My love for the fitness industry grew from being a national level Gymnast then come Diver. I was diving and competing alongside the Great British squad. I now enjoy fitness for FUN I love going to fitness classes, hiking and biking in summer and ski, snowboarding in the winter.
“Look after your body and it will look after you”Book with Hayley
Fitness Classes, Hiking and Biking
Veggie Burger from Slow Cutts as a treat!
Originally from the UK a Donny Lass
Rob HorrocksGeneral Manager / Muay Thai Coach
My passion for travel and adventure is what originally brought me to Queenstown and my experience in the fitness and health industry has given me the opportunity to make it my home.
I have been involved in competitive sports for as long as I can remember including gymnastics, running, swimming, track and field, power lifting, climbing, boxing and muay thai. Although I had good success in these sports Muay Thai is where I really excelled, having my first fight at age 11 and my first pro fight at 16 I was able to win multiple British championship titles and a European title as a junior as well as area and national titles as a pro.
As well as developing my self as an athlete this gave me the opportunities to develop my work life in sports and fitness. I now have over 10 years experience working in the health and fitness industry, coaching, personal training and management.
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”
Mountaineering / Muay Thai
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