Meet Our Coaches

Everyone from our clients to our coaches are just regular people with awesome personalities and amazing attitudes. Read below about the stories that led our coaches to OutFit North.

NADINE AMSLER

Business Owner & Head Coach

Qualifications

- PT Level 4 

- Nutrition Diploma 

- Boxing Coach 

- Pregnancy & Post-Natal 

- Female Health & Performance Coach 

In 2018, I moved back to Paihia after 10 years away.  I had studied in Dunedin, Barcelona and travelled the world while working on superyachts! It might sound rather glamorous, but believe me, it wasn’t always...

 

During these 10 years, I learnt a lot about myself – as you do in your early 20’s. But, by far the most important takeaway was this:  My health and wellness are paramount. 

That is when the idea of OutFit North was born!

Now over 2.5 years on and over 100 clients training in OutFit North I am only more excited and passionate about what can be achieved!

When I'm not coaching classes you can usually find me at the beach surfing, walking with my golden retriever 'Moki' or mountain biking with my soon to be husband Chris.

I love meeting new people and hearing their stories, so I  look forward to meeting you soon and sharing a laugh and a burpee or two ;)

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If you want to read about my top tips for staying active in Northland have a read:

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Men's Personal Trainer Northland

CHRIS NEL

Group Fitness & Running Club Coach

- Currently completing PT Level 4 Apprenticeship   

Growing up in Wellington and coming from a very active family I spent much of my childhood outdoors on some form of adventure, normally in a mild state of discomfort. The Wellington wind normally meant that even a flat surface somehow seemed like up hill.

Having always been active it has taken time for me to truly realize how important it is to do the hard yards for my health so that I can get the most out of my everyday. These days it is less about being competitive and more about being about rolling out of bed and having a sweat with the Outfit North gang. As I always say ‘the hardest part is turning up’.

Last year my biggest achievement was to sit my 500 tonne chief engineer marine license and then chuck it all in and become a land lover and re-qualify as an exercise professional.

My ultimate goal is to grow men’s health in the Bay of Islands so that I can have more guys around me living their best lives. Lets face it, the ladies of OutFit North are a hard act to follow. Fish more, dive deeper, catch more waves, pedal faster and have more energy. More importantly squeeze every second of extra time in with those you love. These are just a few of the things I hope to achieve with all of you.

CAT LOGAN

BoxFit Instructor

- Thump Boxing Cert

- Currently completing PT Level 4 Apprenticeship   

Kia Ora - my name is Cat and I coach Boxfit here in the amazing Bay of Islands.

I have been training with OutFit North since day one and absolutely love the kaupapa of our Outfit community! 

I am an avid music lover, gig attender and part-time singer!

I work in our local hospital with the Physiotherapy Department and am proud to assist with helping patients and the wider community with manakitanga and a smile!

Come along and try one of my classes - you'll meet some great people, have a laugh and improve more than just your fitness level.

I look forward to welcoming you! 

Boxing Coach
Yoga Instructor

FRANCIE LONG

Yin Yoga Instructor

Yin Yoga Cert

Kia ora, I am originally from Ireland but after meeting a kiwi in Scotland the Bay of Islands has been home for the last 15 years.

 

I discovered yoga about 8 years ago and fell in love with the practice. Funnily enough I found Yin yoga by mistake reading the wrong schedule at a yoga studio in Auckland but it was obviously meant to be! The amazing thing with Yin is it accessible to all body types and fitness levels.  A simple potent practice that can be made challenging or restorative.

 

In my spare time I’ve become much more interested in complimentary holistic treatments and have completed my first two levels of Reiki training.

I also love to get outside and to the beach as much as I can. As soon as my feet hit the sand I’m at my happy place. I can't wait to share the Yin experience with you all :)

Dani Benjamin

Circuit/ Strength Coach

PT Apprentice 

I’m Dani 😊 You may have seen me bouncing around the group fitness classes while I’ve been completing my Personal Training apprenticeship in the background. I’m super pumped to take over the Monday 6 am circuit class 👊🏼⁠

I’m still relatively new to the Bay of Islands. I arrived on a small sailing yacht with my partner in November 2020 after living in the UK for 5 years and deciding to buy a sailboat and head home the slow way. It took us a year and a half to make it to NZ, we got a little caught up halfway in a Pandemic but it was still the best adventure of my life.⁠

If you’re looking for me, you’ll probably find me having a fang in the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. I’m obsessed.⁠

So set yourself up for success and start your week off strong by joining me at the Monday morning circuit.

See you there ✌🏼⁠

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Tracy O'Flaherty

PT Apprentice 

Kia Ora everyone, my name is Tracy, and I was born and raised in the beautiful Russell township here in the Bay of Islands.


I have been training with Outfit North for over a year now, and what a year it has been. For many of us it has been a roller-coaster 12 months.

Growing up in an active family I have always had such a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing and I cannot wait to share
it with you all.

 

In my spare time you can find me with my head stuck in a good novel, at the beach, out fishing or walking my dog. She is a 1-year-old chocolate Labrador which means she is a big ball of energy!


I am absolutely thrilled to become part of the Outfit North family and cannot wait to meet all of you amazing people.