Originally from the UK, Katie has 14 years experience within the entertainment industry spanning across 3 continents! With a myriad of professional Dance and Acting endeavours under her belt, such as working on X-Factor, Chicago stage show and as a Breakers and Warriors cheerleader, Katie tops it all off with more than 6 years working as a Pilates Instructor and International Barre Teacher Trainer. Phew! District is delighted in having Katie manage the Mindbody studio and in having her expertise onboard!
Her passion for people and knowledge of the body radiates in every class she teaches. Katie loves using breath, muscle control, and mind-muscle connection to ensure that you receive the best experience in each and every class. Emphasising working more intelligently to achieve results, and allowing time for a recharge, is what it's all about. Katie and her team can't wait to welcome you into the District Studios family!
Follow her on Instagram: @katieswift_pilates_barre
Amriesh has been involved in the fitness industry for 10 years in a journey that has seen him coach both in NZ and the UK. Amriesh has a background in CrossFit and Functional Training and he is excited about joining the District Team!
The best part of his job? Helping people become better, faster and stronger versions of themselves every single day.
Hitting a class with Amriesh will involve focus on correct movement and technique, lots of laughter, good vibes, and some seriously hard work - all rolled into a fun, dynamic and inclusive environment! Just like Amriesh, find your inner-smile and let it radiate outward!
Follow him on Instagram: @rieshyboy
A 20 year veteran of the fitness Industry and co-founder of District Fitness Studios, Angus has a huge passion for fitness and thrives on seeing others achieving their health and fitness goals - it is what drives him to be a part of this amazing industry!
Having competed to an International level in sport, Angus brings his experiences from training, competing and running a business to the HIIT studio where you will sweat, laugh and achieve results.
Follow him on Instagram: @anguscampbellbiz
Born in New Zealand, Amanda is a Yoga Instructor with a passion for life and living each moment in a mindful, aware state.
She constantly seeks to encompass this way of living, on and off her yoga mat. She is a firm believer that your Yoga will influence your time outside of your practice and inspire how you approach your everyday life.
She is always looking to learn more, expand her knowledge and further educate herself, to deepen her practice and maximise her offerings as an instructor. She feels it is her destiny to share this path and these teachings with you.
Follow her Instagram: @amandafellyoga
Greg was never sporty or outgoing growing up but once he found exercise, he now would not live without it! HIIT training showed Greg that he could demand more from his body and mind than he ever thought possible.
Imagine taking 30 minutes out of your day to spit in the face of self doubt. The confidence you get from breaking plateaus in class, will have you firing your boss and taking their pay cheque by the end of the working day.
Studies show that talking to yourself in third person can help improve athletic performance. Other studies show that it's a sign of insanity. Just to be safe, come to one of Greg’s awesome HIIT classes and let him do the motivational speaking for you!
Follow him on Instagram: @gregkellandpt
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Sam is no newbie cycling. After working for two studios back in the states, Sam has continued to show her love for spin here at District. Did we mention she’s our new Cycle Studio Manager? Extra bonus: you can also find her heating up the HIIT studio.
With a background in athletics, both competing and coaching at the collegiate and world level, she’s learned how to draw out that extra bit of fire in each person.
Ranked Top 100 in the US in the Pole Vault and the Heptathlon, Sam knows that working hard can be a lot of fun! She’s a certified Level 1 USATF Coach, has an obsession with biomechanics, and believes that anyone can be an athlete if they want to be!
Follow Sam on Instagram here: @berrywoman
As well as a freelance contemporary dancer, Maria has toured both locally and internationally in various performances and worked with some of New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance companies. Maria completed her yoga teacher training with Byron Bay Yoga in 2010, and has been continuing her education and own personal practice in the path of yoga ever since.
Maria is a passionate advocate of yoga and dance for every body regardless of experience or ability. In Maria’s classes you can expect a combination of a flowing style movement to lengthen and tone, as well as a more restorative approach with a focus on breath work to calm and focus the mind. She looks forward to seeing you on the mat and in the studio!
Follow Maria on Instagram: @mariashantiom
Nanci has been involved in the Group Fitness industry as an instructor, manager and co-ordinator for some of NZ’s biggest gym brands and training programmes since 2000. In recent years this experience has been further enhanced as a group outdoor personal trainer.
Don’t be fooled by this mother of three, as she is not one to pussy foot around, she is one tough kick-ass trainer renowned for her intense and inspirational workouts, delivered with a fun and funky flavour, complementing her Pasifika heritage.
District is excited to have Nanci as the head CYCLE instructor and CYCLE Studio Manager for District Fitness! Cruise into one of her classes and CYCLE yourself crazy!!
Follow Nanci on instagram here: @nancionamurphy
Jane is a qualified Barre instructor who's passion for health and well-being ensures her clients are able to achieve their fitness goals.
With over a decade in the performing arts industry, Jane fuses her knowledge of dance and body conditioning to create a vibrant, high energy Barre class.
Her oodles of experience rocking the stage as a professional Dancer, have given her the tools to transform any fitness class into a raging good time for every part of your mind, body and soul!
If you're looking for a sweat-sess that leaves you smiling and radiating self-love, see Jane at District!
Follow her on Instagram: @jmiriama
Millie first put on her ballet slippers at the age of three. Since then, she has expanded her exercise regime to include yoga and Pilates, which creates the perfect trifecta for Barre! Millie was trained by our very own Barre extraordinaire Katie, to join District as a Barre Instructor.
She has a passion for wellbeing: using exercise, nourishing food and diaphragmatic breathing to reduce stress and live a happier life. Her energy and positive outlook coupled with extensive time spent on the mat understanding how each exercise impacts the body will leave you feeling happily exhausted, light and carefree!
Follow Millie on Instagram: @milliejaneturner
Whether you’re new to exercise and wanting to learn more, set goals, develop exercise habits or understand what types of exercise are best for you - or if you’re an experienced exerciser wanting to get to the next level, smash your goals or train for a specific event or challenge - Grant can help. Specialising in using your phenotype to maximise results, Grant has over 15 years experience coaching and training clients to achieve their health, fitness and lifestyle goals.
Grant’s a accomplished runner having completed over 40 half marathons and 15 marathons including the iconic New York Marathon in 2014. In 2017 Grant completed three ultra-marathons - 102Km, 100Km & 55Km - with an eye on more ultras and Ironmans.
Endorsed ph360 Personal Health Coach, Certified Personal Traine, Group Fitness Instructor, Certified Spinning® Instructor, Certified Thump Boxing Instructor