FLOAT FITNESS

Our vision is to provide a one-stop-health-hub with a luxury boutique studio environment offering classes you won’t find down the road.

AntiGravity® Fitness & Yoga // CrossCore® Bodyweight Training // UBOUND® Cardio

Booking is required as there is limited spaces in our classes,
HOWEVER you can just drop-in on a first in first served basis if you would like!

  • See increased strength
  • Drop weight and tone
  • Full body workout
  • De-stress and raise your endorphin levels
  • Compliment your current training to improve balance and stability
  • Perfect entry workout for beginners

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OUR TEAM

LOUISE KIRKHAM

1 STAR INSTURCTOR TRAINER NZ // AGF INSTRUCTOR // UBOUND INSTRUCTOR  // MASSAGE THERAPIST

My passions in life include movement through music. I love the beach and enjoy surfing whenever I get time to take a break from my busy life.  My younger years were filled with creative arts and competitive sports, including Rhythmic Gymnastics, dancing, competitive swimming, top-level netball and athletics.

My desire to live life to the fullest is what brought me to where I am today.  After being a full-time mother for 5 years, I wanted to combine my lifestyle of daily exercise with my working life in order to maximise time with family, friends and the great outdoors. I wanted to find a way to take my exercise away from the gym to methods that were in line with my passions and interests.

The idea of yoga and similar exercise techniques, has always appealed to me. I knew the benefits; it just needed to be a little more of an upbeat tempo for me. Then I discovered AntiGravity® Fitness and here I am healthier and happier than ever before!

I have a positive attitude towards life and a great sense of humour. I pride myself on giving 100% in all that I do and look forward to helping others reach their full potential through their AntiGravity® Fitness experience.

ABBY ANDERSEN

AGF TRAINER // YIN YOGA TEACHER // FACIAL THERAPIST

After falling madly in love with AntiGravity in 2017, it was only a few months later that she took her first AntiGravity training. Joining Float team at the start of 2018 marked the start of her healing journey. Addicted to training and upskilling Abby has done numerous trainings and is extremely excited to be able to bring all of her passions together at Float Fitness.

Abby is a Level 2 AntiGravity® Instructor- trained in Fundamentals 1&2, AirBarre, Restorative Yoga and Aerial Yoga, a Hatha, Pre & Post natal And Yin Yoga teacher. She is a Qualified Early Childhood Educator, doTERRA Wellness Advocate, and Beauty Therapist. She has participated in Aerial therapeutics training and will be diving deep into Trauma informed yoga later in the year.

She is down to earth, has a heart full of love and is passionate about filling up peoples love buckets. Abby gives her heart and soul to support people to feel nurtured and cared for.

During Abbys classes you will gain flexibility, mobility, strength, mind body connection with a special addition of aromatherapy and a super juicy cocoon. She offers people an opportunity to come back to them self, land in the sweet present and meet themselves with the attention, love and care that they deserve.

 

You will find Abby working alongside Louise making Float the wonderful place that it is. Creating amazing events, hosting crystal singing bowl journeys, offering pampering facials and Aromatouch Massages and just hanging out at her second home.

CAROL KENNEDY

AGF INSTRUCTOR // MASSAGE THERAPIST

Originally from Scotland, Carol has been living in Mount Maunganui since early 2016. She discovered AntiGravity when a friend introduced her in 2016, at the time Louise was running classes out of a small space in Dee street.  After Float expanded and relocated Carol came back and immediately knew it was something she needed to incorporate into her life. She fell in-love with the effects it had on her mind & body.

Some of Carols passions include, AntiGravity of course!, yoga, walking, exploring New Zealand, socialising and living a healthy, holistic lifestyle.

She is a massage therapist both at Float Fitness and from home plus full time freight forwarder. Carol is currently studying health & nutrition coaching and is incredibly excited to grow her career in the health & wellness industry.

Carol has trained in AntiGravity® Fundamentals 1&2, Suspension Fitness, Aerial Yoga and Pilates. She will soon be teaching Open on a Tuesday night and is also part of a Sunday rotation with some of our newer instructors.

Her classes are fun and she loves to bring forth LEVITY, creating a class filled with laughter and joy.
You will leave with a smile on your face, feeling lighter and more in touch with your inner child.

Carol believes there’s always a reason to smile.

SASHA MILJUS

AGF INSTRUCTOR // POWER YOGA TEACHER

Half Serbian, half English and a whole amount of LOVE, LIFE AND MAGIC!

She is a Yoga teacher with 500 hours worth of training under her belt. During a Yoga teacher training in India she discovered the hammock. Immediately she knew this was something that she had to pursue further. Once arriving in Mount Maunganui, she was eager to find somewhere that offered Aerial Yoga. On her first visit to Float Fitness she went all in and signed up to the upcoming AntiGravity® Fundamentals 1 & 2 training as well as Aerial Yoga and Aerial therapeutics. As a young girl Sasha never had the body confidence to be able to spin upside down on the fencing around their school, as a partying “tweenie” had never felt comfortable in her own skin to be able to climb up on the boys shoulders and party. All of those feelings of flight, height and freedom were missing because of a lack of self love, self trust and self belief. But then came AntiGravity! This amazing space where she could reconnect to her inner child, her courageous and fun self, simply let go, trust, flip and fly! She was HOOKED! AntiGravity® has given her the opportunity to share that love and passion with others. Sasha enjoys the diversity that AntiGravity offers, using tricks and grips to get you into poses and positions you never thought possible. She loves the sense of self achievement that comes from the gift of the hammock. Sasha believes “you have the power to make your intention a reality.” One day she saw the woman she wanted to be, breath by breath, day by day, she’s making her way there.

TERRY SIMMONDS

CROSSCORE INSTRUCTOR  

For the last five years, Terry has been teaching Les Mills Body Pump and CX Worx, and now he joins us at Float to lead our Wednesday morning CrossCore® classes.

His passion for health and fitness dates back to his teenage years, having completed a National Diploma in Sport in the UK when he was just 17. He’s completed a few challenges since then, including a 850k bike ride around NZ’s north island and three half marathons (two of which were barefoot!). He says:

“In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy staying active through exercise, which includes running 5k’s, yoga, gardening and CrossCore®! I love the versatility of CrossCore®, and with body weight training being popular as ever due to functional strength gains, not being daunted by weight lifting and building lean body mass, it’s a great benefit to have access to CrossCore® classes. I look forward to sharing some of my passion for this form of exercise, and I truly believe that a lot of people can benefit from this style of training.”

ALISHA GRIMMER

AGF INSTRUCTOR

A recent teaching graduate and an avid adventuress, Alisha is combining her skills to teach AntiGravity® Fitness classes.

“I was attracted to Float as an addition to my weekly exercise. I enjoy the freedom of movement, flips, stretching, increased flexibility and laughter. Having had lower back pain over the years being able to invert, decompress and hip flexor sequences have provided a lot of release. I have built core strength and increased balance which complements all the sports I love to enjoy including surfing, snowboarding and mountain biking. Float has an amazing atmosphere with fantastic people. Once you master your inversions and front belt sequences you will be addicted as well!” Alisha teaches Pilates on a Monday night at 5.15pm and is the creator of our Young Flight Club programme for budding aerial ninjas. Alisha now works full time as a secondary school Science Teacher.

LISA McARTHUR

 AGF INSTRUCTOR

“You should always fly when you have the chance!”
Lisa has practiced Vinyasa and Ashtanga yoga for over eight years, and discovered AntiGravity Fitness when Lou brought the mobile rig to a Wellness event organised by her employer. Lisa recognised a complimentary fitness opportunity to slot in with walking Mauao and the Papamoa Hills, and her yoga.
Gaining competency and learning new moves through a Flips & Tricks workshop added a sense of childlike delight back into her life, and a lifestyle change led her to complete Fundamental 1 & 2 training.  She loves to see people master new moves as they develop strength and movement in the classes she teaches.
“I find the AntiGravity classes provide a stealth core workout that benefits my motorcycle riding, and also helps me to manage the outcomes of endometriosis scarring throughout my abdomen.”

ROB BINNS

CROSSCORE INSTRUCTOR

Rob has a wealth of knowledge in the fitness industry with over 30 years of experience. One thing he has learnt is; fitness fads come and go but the basics always remain the same.
Rob teaches CrossCore fitness classes here at Float Fitness. CrossCore is bodyweight training with a focus on strengthening the body as a whole. His classes come with an extensive instructions on technique and body movement and most of all fun . His motto is “ train smart and listen to the body”
Smashing yourself in every workout is not always the most effective way to train. His classes offer a chance to not only work the body, but also improve balance, mobility and alignment as well as stretching effectively. This way the whole body will become stronger, with less of an emphasis on losing weight and more focus on quality of movement.
He also teaches a beginners yoga class and a boxing fitness class at his own studio on Tawa Street which he is offering Float members to come try at a discounted rate.
 
Catch Rob for a whole body workout and a good laugh Tuesday 6am, Wednesday 5.15pm and Thursdays at 6am

ANNIE BOYLAN

UBOUND INSTRUCTOR

Annie has been part of Float Fitness since 2018, and U-bound pretty much since it started.  Along with teaching U-bound she also works as a Research and development Technologist for a local food manufacturing company PLUS  runs her own food trailer – Flossy’s Ice Cream. Annie loves keeping busy!

“I am a born and bred Bay of Plenty girl, essentially juggling three jobs and love the escape Float provides. I have been teaching UBound since mid-July 2020 and honestly love every minute of teaching and the continuous challenge u-bound provides. I also promise to challenge everyone who challenges themselves in u-bound, you won’t regret it.

Float Fitness to me is not just a place to exercise and relax, it is also a family of like-minded, amazing people. It will always brighten your day walking through those doors”.

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