Our Trainers

Our Team

At Vital Habits we have a team of amazing trainers built on the core philosophy to hire down to earth, committed people experienced in working with a diverse range of clients.  It's personal training by name but it is quite personal by nature.  We really believe that you need to feel comfortable in our training environment and of course with your trainer.  

Whilst we are definitely all about YOU and the results we can get for YOU, here's just a little bit about them so that you can get to know them better.

Our trainers really are as diverse as our clients - feel free to e-meet them...

Simon - Studio Manager


Simon is our studio manager and has been not only racking up great results with our clients but guiding the team since he joined us in February 2012.  Simon has over 15 years experience in the fitness industry both in his home land New Zealand and here in Australia.   There’s not much he hasn’t done in this rewarding industry.  On top of that Simon is a super runner, having represented Auckland in cross country and road running.  Even the recent addition of his young son to the family doesn’t seem to have slowed him down too much yet…

Exercise Philosophy
I enjoy training all levels of clients and get as much enjoyment from training a person new to exercise as from training an athlete. I like to get to the bottom of what each client’s goals are and what they like and dislike about training and then build our sessions from there.

Exercise Passion
Pretty serious about running with an ultra marathon coming up in early 2015.

Guilty Pleasure
Red wine and the occasional port or muscat.

Endurance Training, boxing, corrective exercise, pre/post season training, rehabilitation, sports-specific programs, Pilates, strength and conditioning are all on quite a long list.

Diploma in Sports Science and Management
Certificate III in Fitness – Gym Instructor
Certificate IV in Fitness – Personal Trainer



A fan of most sports Lisa has played ice hockey, Soccer ,football to name a few and also was a competitive kickboxer . Having been in the fitness industry for over 6 years Lisa has tried many different aspects of fitness training but has really found her passion with bodybuilding/bodysculpting, strength and overall conditioning training.

Lisa is strict on form as she believes that there is no point in doing the work if it’s not done right. She will push you outside your comfort zone to get the absolute best out of her clients physically and mentally, a great motivator to get you smashing your fitness goals.

Exercise Philosophy
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever!!!

Exercise Passion
A fan of all sports, both participating and watching, Lisa played soccer for many years. She loves strength and conditioning training and crossfit as it's brutal.

Guilty pleasure
Ice-cream/Burgers & fries

Bodybuilding/Bodysculpting/ Strength Training,Overall conditioning.


  • Qualifications-Cert III Gym Instructor
  • Cert IV Personal Trainer
  • Master Trainer cert
  • Punchfit Boxing Instructor
  • Fitness and Exercise nutrition Cert I
  • Metafit Instructor
  • CPR/First Aid Certified



James has a background coaching in Elite Athletic Development, Junior Strength and Conditioning and Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation. With experience in such a diverse range of clientele James can comfortably scale his exercise programs to any level.

Exercise Philosophy
James is all about getting results in an efficient and sustainable manner. Different types of exercise lead to very different adaptations, and James is meticulous in finding the perfect dose for the each individual to best facilitate their respective goals.

Exercise Passion
James has competed in long distance running, boxing, judo, and has recently dipped his toes into obstacle course racing. Despite his enthusiasm for competition James takes a long term approach to his training and still plans to maintain his strength and fitness throughout the course of his life.

Guilty Pleasure
A well made HSP


  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Rehabilitation
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Exercise Program Design
  • Boxing + Kickboxing


  • Bachelor in Exercise and Sports Science
  • ESSA Accredited Exercise Scientist
  • Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1
  • Level 1 Track and field
  • Cert III & IV Allied Health Assistance