DJ has been involved in sports all his life, having played junior baseball, gridiron (American Football) and basketball. DJ has a double business degree in marketing, Diploma in Sports Science and media as well as major qualifications in fitness.
A strong believer in hard work and discipline, One of the main focus in DJ's life is to do well at the CrossFit Open Games, trained and travelled extensively, in DJ's spare time he acts and models as well as coaching social intelligence workshops.
" Be in a place where you are celebrated, and not just tolerated!"
" Don't do things half heartdly, you'd get half hearted results"
Nunu comes with 15 years of Ninjutsu training which he is very passionate about. He also brings Brazilian Jujitsu and Mixed Martial Arts conditioning experience. His philosophy to training has always been complete and effective self protection training where nothing is left out. He is motivated to maximise the natural abilities of all students with a down to earth attitude.
Brydie studies at AUT in Northcote, Auckland in Sports Science. Passionate in strength training and nutrition, she lives a clean lean vegan lifestyle and her favorite lift is the deadlift.
Brydie wants to show adolescents how to live a healthy lifestyle.
I became a certified personal trainer(NZQA) in 2011…my first role in the fitness industry was at Genesis Fitness in Remuera in 2010 as a gym instructor where I worked for 18 months.I moved onto Next Generation for roughly 2 years doing 1 on 1 p.t and taking the abs and core classes-abs are my specialty;).
Currently I am doing 1on 1 and group training at a badass functional gym Priority Fitness in Northcote point.I also train people outdoors with TRX in local parks around Auckland.I completed a course in boxing training and techniques from Shuriken (a 'REPS'- registered exercise practitioner facility).
My Biggest success with a client thus far has been helping a 50 year old woman lose 30kg(105kg-75kg) over a 12 month period…she has successfully maintained this weight loss now for over a year.My other passion along with fitness is music- I'm an active musician/guitarist with numerous recordings and gigs under my belt.
I've always been into all sorts of sports. I was the kind of kid that would try any sport. I completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the age of 21 and worked in regular gyms for a few years and soon realised that I wanted to be able to do more and help more people. Whilst studying Sports Science, I was fortunate to discover Chiropractic. The little I knew about Chiropractic was enough to push me into studying a further 4 years. I am now a Dr of Chiropractic. I know with my knowledge about Chiropractic and Exercise Science, I'm going to do great things for people.What first attracted your to Priorityfitness ?
The teams' spirit and motivation is really exciting and I always love to get to work and do my thing. All the individual members/clients of Priorityfitness also bring so much to the whole team. Their motivation to get the results they want is always there.What results have you had training here?
Other than gaining A LOT of strength that I had no idea I could ever have, I have also gained great physical benefits such as losing fat and gaining lean muscle. I have never felt this healthy and fit in my life before and I'm getting stronger every day which feels empowering.What you enjoy most out of coaching others?
I enjoy seeing them push through their regimen and realise they've done something they didn't know they were capable of doing. I also like seeing them be happier and more confident.Favourite exercise?
I love all exercises that I regularly practice and put myself through but if I had to choose one right now, it would be the Olympic Lifts. It utilises so many muscles at once and makes you so strong.Worst exercise?
Hard to answer this but I know what I have to work towards now which is the 'Muscle-Up'!!!Interesting fact about yourself?
My number one goal and objective is to help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing through Chiropractic care. I strongly believe the philosophy of Chiropractic which is the removal of subluxations within the spine and other areas of the body and letting the body do the healing.
I also want to specialise and do further study and research in Sports and Athletic Chiropractic as I have been able to help and assist many people with their sports and/or exercise already.
Andrew, or 'Coach drew' is a second year sport science intern from AUT. He has a been involved in sports most of his life, representing New Zealand nationally and internationally in Triathlons and Aquathons.
He has a passion for training hard - but also training smart, placing huge value on rehabilitation, injury prevention and training mechanics (technique). Drew believes any individual can achieve huge feats when armed with a willingness to learn and an open mind.