Meet our trainers, nutritionalists and concierge at our Christchurch gym
We’re not huge, but our gym has everything you need to create a healthier ‘you’. It’s spick-and-span, fully equipped with machines, free weights, cross-fit frame and stretching spaces – it has everything you need to get you in the right frame of mind, to deal with anything life throws your way – and look good when it happens.
I’m Mike, owner of Mint Gym + Nutrition.
I have been a trainer for over 20 years and still love my job. As a trainer I work alongside Physios, Doctors and other health professionals to ensure that clients/members get results that will give longevity of life.
I always try to make the session experience enjoyable and challenging, my experience allows me to draw out of a client their best performance.
Proper technique, posture and rehabilitation are my specialties but HIIT and strength training are still a passion.
Working with a team of fantastic nutritionists gives me the benefit of getting results that are sustainable and long lasting.
I am a local Cantabrian and with a degree in sports & exercise science. I enjoy lifting heavy things up, then putting them back down, over and over again. Fitness and general health are fairly neglected nowadays, yet it is extremely important which is why I see the value in providing thoughtfully individualized programs for people of all walks of life.
Becoming the best version of yourself is life altering and what I enjoy most about my work is seeing that quiet look of determination in the mind of someone who has said “enough with mediocre, I want results”. While change is not a four letter word, the reaction to is usually is. However, exercise can be enjoyable. The close relationship between challenge and reward usually means fun gets left out in the cold but I believe all three are equally important.
I have completed my studies in Nutritional Science, which along with my previous experience in the health and fitness industry, has given me knowledge and skills to help people feel better through nutrition and lifestyle choices.
I am passionate about improving client’s health and wellbeing, by working together to provide a treatment plan that will achieve results. This will mean looking at all aspects of the client’s life including diet, exercise, stress management and recreation to take a holistic approach to reaching their goals.
Life is all about balance, and getting this balance right will enable you to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle.
Being a MINT member made a big difference in my life, and now, as a MINT trainer I want to make a difference to yours.
I have aged but not matured so says my wife who said I should act my age. I have a quirky sense of humour and love the idea of helping with health related issues.
In my illustrious lifespan, I have been a bit Sporty wise, rugby, squash, judo, road cycling, and tramping – walking the “tour de Mont Blanc” is a highlight. Right now, I am mastering table tennis, love to try new things.
This has been a left field change of career as I have been the corporate guy managing budgets, had my own successful business, (managed my way into the stress related health issues). And although a complete change I didn’t realise until recently how much I would really get into this side of the Fitness industry.
Milo is our honorary member liaison and sometimes bootcamp trainer. His position as concierge at the door means that he welcomes the members and clients to Mint personally. He occasionally takes the team for a run around the park. Milo has two speeds flat out (moving like the wind after the ball) and “flat out”(spread eagle at the door)
Milo’s favourite saying is “throw the ball….throw the ball” woof