About Optimize Health

Optimize Health offers specialised exercise assessment and programming with the focus on preventative health and exercise rehabilitation for individuals with a variety of special considerations and chronic disease.

Integrating the anatomy and physiology of the human body and taking an evidence-based, scientific approach to exercise programming allows us to treat exercise as medicine, and strive for individualised, life-changing outcomes for our clients.

Exercise is the best medicine, with the most beneficial side effects!

We offer a safe, supervised and supportive environment with tailored exercise assessment and exercise prescriptions to suit each individual. We cater for individuals who are after general wellbeing and fitness, as well as individuals with chronic conditions such as; Cardiovascular disease, Neuromuscular disease, Pulmonary disease, Cancer, Arthritis, Diabetes, and Obesity

Meet the Team


Co-Founder of Optimize Health, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (MSc, RECEP-ACSM & CEPNZ)
I am passionate about utilising movement for rehabilitation of injury, surgery and chronic disease as well as prevention. Being a Clinical Exercise Physiologist allows me to work with a variety of incredible people, and continue to keep learning throughout my career. I love developing fun and successful strategies to improve the quality of life of my clients, based on individual goals and requirements. My scientific background and extensive studies have helped form my training philosophy. I believe that exercise prescription should be evidence-based and training should be personalised. I have a lot of experience working with people who have various chronic conditions, injuries, and pain. I am also a pre- and post-natal qualified exercise professional assisting mothers return to exercise safely. I look forward to helping you with the next steps to living your best life!


Co-Founder of Optimize Health, Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (MSc, RCEP-CEPNZ)
I am passionate about all aspects of exercise and truly believe that every individual can benefit from exercise and improve their quality of life. I think it is important to provide evidence-based programming in a fun and safe environment. I have studied and worked in the industry for over a decade including; injury prevention and rehabilitation, women's health, corporate health, high performance training with athletes, youth performance, and have a passion for exercise rehabilitation for those with chronic diseases. I have a clinical interest in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and I am a firm believer that exercise is medicine. I look forward to working with you and reaching your goals.


Exercise Physiologist (PGDip-Clinical Exercise Physiology)
I've been in the health and fitness industry for 5 years, and a diagnosis of a chronic disease inspired me to further studies in exercise rehabilitation and chronic disease. I have a deep passion for helping clients improve their health and well-being through individualised exercise prescription. I strive to create an environment that is encouraging and supports you to take control of your health and reach your goals. My biggest belief is that movement is medicine, and I will help find what movement is best for you!


Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (MSc, RCEP-CEPNZ and CPRB)
I am dedicated to helping individuals improve their quality of life through exercise and movement. My belief is that each client should have an evidence-based program that is tailored to their unique goals and abilities. Combining my studies and experience as a competitive athlete, I have developed a deep understanding of what it takes to lead a healthy lifestyle. I am committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for you to achieve your personal goals. I enjoy seeing my clients grow in confidence as they work hard to improve their health. I truly believe everyone can benefit from being active!


Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (MSc, RCEP-CEPNZ and CPRB)
I have always been fascinated by how the body works and I love that exercise can help every facet of our wellbeing! It's a very special job being a Clinical Exercise Physiologist- being able to help people reach their goals and become more confident to be physically active is so rewarding. My Masters was in the area of breast cancer research but the clients I have worked with during my time as a CEP have had a wide range of health conditions and injuries. I have recently returned to work as a CEP after being home with my two young daughters for the past few years. I am based in Christchurch and am currently offering AIA Vitality Fitness Assessments.


Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (MSc, RCEP-CEPNZ and CPRB)
I am a registered clinical exercise physiologist with both the New Zealand and American College of Sports Medicine registration boards, with nearly 5 years of clinical experience. I have worked with a range of different medical conditions including cardiovascular disease, neurological conditions such as Parkinson's and stroke, diabetes, a variety of cancer types including breast, prostate, brain, and pulmonary, musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis and joint replacements, as well as dysautonomic conditions such as POTS and Long-COVID. I am extremely passionate about the philosophy 'exercise is medicine', and firmly believe in a targeted and individualised program designed for every client's needs and wants, to get them moving in a positive direction for their health and lifestyle.


Cardiovascular Stress Testing

This assessment provides valuable information on an individual's cardiovascular function during exercise . Electrocardiography (ECG), blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation are monitored throughout incremental exercise. These measures improve the understanding of physiological function, allowing optimal prescription and safety during future exercise.
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Cardiovascular Risk Factor Screening

A holistic approach to implementing a healthy lifestyle is promoted through identification and discussion of an individual's risk factor profile.
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Musculoskeletal Screening

A thorough, full body assessment is conducted including measures of; posture, mobility, muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, and balance. This process allows us to discover any possible muscle imbalances, weaknesses, and mobility limitations.
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Personalised Prescription & Training

An individualised exercise prescription is developed based on findings from specific exercise assessments to your unique requirements (i.e. special conditions/disease, goals, exercise history).
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Supervised Exercise

A range of supervised sessions are available where a registered clinical exercise physiologist monitors your cardiovascular variables as well as your exercise form, function, and progression. Higher level of monitoring (medically & functionally) promotes a safer and individually directed exercise environment.
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Corporate Health

A health and wellness assessment for employees tailored to your specific workplace and environment. We provide a health risk assessment with education for lifestyle modification and improved personal and work related outcomes.
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Womens Health and Fitness

A variety of ladies group fitness and personal classes are available to help women feel uplifted in a fun and supportive environment.
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Get in touch with us

We operate in multiple locations around Auckland. Got a question or would like some more information? We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at [email protected] or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

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