OUR COACHES

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Richie Patterson

Owner
Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Coach
Functional Strength CrossFit Coach

As a New Zealand Olympics games representative (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 ) and Commonwealth Champion (Glasgow 2014) and 2 x Commonwealth games medalist (Delhi 2010) Richie knows how to chase a dream, set goals and achieve them. He has a drive to never give in or give up, he can help you no matter how small or large your goals, break them down, make them measurable and you accountable.

Richie has over 17 years experience as a competitive weightlifter, has himself broken over 50 New Zealand Olympic weightlifting records, currently holds 8 New Zealand senior records over 3 weight divisions.

Having a degree in coaching, his main passion is strength and power development. Working with youth athletes for over 9 years with some very credible results also coaching athletes to national titles and records. Richie loves to introduce functional strength into your workouts, making your strength applicable to everyday life, from lifting your child or changing a tire.

Level 1 CrossFit Cert
Bachelor of Sport (Coaching major)

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Pip Patterson

Owner & Business Manager
Functional Strength Gymnastics Coach
Functional Strength CrossFit Coach

Pip has always been involved in Sport and Fitness with a 10 year background in Competitive Gymnastics competing to a National Level. Pip competed at multiple CrossFit Australasian Regional Games and currently Competes in Olympic Weightlifting Nationally and Internationally, she holds New Zealand Records across 3 weight classes and ranked first in her Weight class and first in New Zealand. Pip competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games for Weightlifting, placing 5th.

Pip has over 5 years experience coaching Development and Competitive Club Gymnasts to National Level and is a New Zealand Qualified Senior Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and Level 1 CrossFit Certificate holder. Pip has worked with Pre School, School teams, Teens and Adults teaching the fundamental movements of Gymnastics for over 10 years and more recently High Performance and CrossFit athletes for gymnastics based conditioning and core strength to improve any sport.

Richie Wong

Functional Strength CrossFit Coach

Richie has had a passion for sport from a young age competing in National level Tae Kwon Do, Interclub Rep Golf, Cricket & Rugby. Since leaving high school he trained for four years in Mixed Martial art (MMA) and has competed in Local Competitions. In 2009 Richie found The Sport of Fitness, Crossfit and began to train. His hunger for the sport and community became so great that in 2011 he became a CrossFit Coach and has coached Crossfit at all different levels including Kids. Richie has also been a competitive weightlifter since the end of 2012.

Level 1 CrossFit Cert
AWF Weightlifting Level 1 Cert
NZ Kiwi Cricket cert – Kids
Diploma in Fitness Training.

Christian Glinister

Olympic Weightlifting and Strength Coach

Christian comes from the UK and his background in fitness stems from his time served in the British Royal marines Commandos.

Introduced to weightlifting through CrossFit.

His passion was soon picked up on a visit to NZ by Coach Mike Burgener in 2012 who offered him a chance to become a Crossfit Weightlifting Trainer. He then fathered this by becoming a part of the Coaching staff running the CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer’s course and has coached seminars in the USA and NZ.

Throughout his time as a coach he has started an affiliated weightlifting club with OWNZ and natured numerous athletes into their first weightlifting competitions as well as competing himself and coaching an array of athletes in meets from several gyms.

Coaching within the sport of Weightlifting has become Christian’s passion and he strives to better himself at every opportunity.

Kate Irvine

Ladies Fitness Class Trainer

You’ll love my holistic approach; I know everyone is different and your time is valuable. I ensure I understand your goals and requirements, then I create training sessions that will help you achieve optimum results. All while having fun and maximizing your efforts and commitment.

When you train with me, you get real, ongoing support. I help you create good habits that enhance your lifestyle, this means you will succeed in reaching your targets.

Zane Thomson

Functional Strength CrossFit Coach