Adrian Bailey

Active QT

ActiveQT was established in April 2009 by the running man himself Adrian Bailey. Originally from Wales, Adrian moved to Queenstown in 2002 after competing in the Queenstown Marathon and decided that he had finally found his training paradise. A keen athlete from a very young age Adrian represented Wales in numerous events from 5km Cross Country races to Ultra Marathons. After 5 years of waiting to become eligible to represent New Zealand he finally donned the Kiwi singlet and represented New Zealand in November 2008 at the 100km World Championships in Italy. His enthusiasm and motivation for organising events is primarily due to a decline in events in the Queenstown area over the last couple of years. To be able to organise a variety of different multi disciplined events will allow a... Read the profile >>

Kate Fluker

I sat on my first mountain bike in 2010, after moving to Queenstown. Needing a way of meeting new people I noticed mountain biking was a growing industry here and something to be involved in. I didn't have much of a sporting background apart from riding horses while growing up in Levin and it wasn't something I thought I wanted to be competitive in. After a summer of riding with friends and training together for the Motatapu race where I placed 2nd I knew it was something I needed to pursue further. February 2014 I won the New Zealand Championship title. I have spent the last two seasons competing in Europe with my partner Reon and I represented New Zealand at the 2016 Commonwealth Games which was an absolute unknown dream come true. I have many wonderful supporters including NZXC... Read the profile >>

Louise Parker

The Studio

I trained at Sydney Uni and earned my stripes as a physio in the hospitals of Sydney but soon fell for the lure of the Southern Alps and moved to Queenstown. Since then I’ve spent eight years on the front line working with injured skiers, mountain bikers and trail runners to get them back out into the mountains. A good day for me is when I see more of my clients on the trail and the chairlift than I do in the treatment room. So with that in mind I started the Studio – Pilates and Physiotherapy. Our business model is simple- do a fantastic job with your clients, use the best techniques to heal them properly, teach them how to move properly to avoid re-injuring themselves and then let them do the talking. So far it’s been a great success. The Pilates method really lends itself... Read the profile >>

Mark Hunter

Fascial Kinetics

Mark is an outdoor type of guy and enjoys the Queenstown lifestyle and is passionate about health. Having been a natural health practitioner for 17 years and a health educator for 12 years, he is also passionate about guiding other people to achieve their best level of health. Having recently completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training course with Inspya Yoga in Byron Bay, Australia. He believes that yoga is one of the best activities we can do for ourselves to help maintain the body’s health and wellness as it works with the most dynamic form of tissue in the body fascia. It allows each person to take responsibility for the health, and compliments and enhances healing. Qualifications: Diploma Remedial Massage; Diploma Bowen Therapy; RYT 200 Yoga teacher; Certificate Sports... Read the profile >>

Nicci Huston

Hot Yoga Fusion

Nicci’s first yoga class was in Wanaka back in the early 90?s. Now she has a strong foundation in Ashtanga (Vinyasa) Yoga, and is also trained in Bikram and Hatha Yoga. In 2006 Nicci decided to study Therapeutic Massage at Wellpark College Of Natural Therapies in Auckland. She choose this diploma to gain a better understanding of how the body functions, in order to incorporate into her yoga practice. During the two years Nicci spent in Auckland she also discovered NLP and proceeded to gain her Practitioner, Master Practitioner & Transforming Communications Instructors certifications. Immediately after graduating from Wellpark’s 18 month diploma she travelled to Hawaii for her Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. Nicci then came back to NZ and worked with Nikki Harris at... Read the profile >>

Rachel Land

Studio Sangha, Yoga Nadi & Alpine Health and Fitness

My first experience on the yoga mat was more than 20 years ago. While my practice has ebbed and flowed at times, I have always found my way back to the mat, looking for that sense of joyful connection between body & mind. Yoga can be strong or yielding, a fast flow or deep & steady, contemplative, informative or playful. When teaching, I try to find balance between all these possibilities. My philosophy is expressed beautifully by Thomas Merton: ”Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony.” Read the profile >>

Ruth Wilkinson

Prime Fitness

My love for fitness began as a youngster back in Australia. I remember going to fitness classes at the gym with my mum when I was about 12 years old - fit ladies around me clad in lycra thong leotards (yes, it was the 80’s!). I also took the League boys at my primary school through an aerobics class in the school assembly hall. I got my first gym membership when I was 19 years old. My love for movement and music was what made me fall in love with group fitness classes. I had no idea way back then that I would eventually make this industry my career. It wasn’t until I came to Queenstown years later that I became a Les Mills Instructor and I realised that my passion for fitness combined with instructing had the power to inspire others to change – to love exercise and lead a... Read the profile >>