Meet the Team

Our highly experienced and educated staff are always helping motivating and giving you a laugh

Our highly experienced and educated staff are always helping motivating and giving you a laugh

Meet the Team

Education is our biggest tool - Ask the experts for help

Our amazing team is committed to working with you

We have an amazing team here to help, educate, greet you with a smile, and get to know you.The team comes from all different backgrounds, to encourage a range of training opportunities and specific goals such as: endurance, sporting, rehabilitation, strengthening, mental health, toning, weight loss and more.

We as a team have extensive knowledge and qualifications, however we continue to learn, so we feed you with the best information we can, so we can teach, grow, and assist you to smash your goals.

Train With Experts

Meet the Team

Vance Elliott

Owner/Director + Personal Trainer

“I love helping people and building communities that strive to be healthier, while having fun doing it. I live in Hamilton with my partner Ash, we they have a nice little house and I commute to Omokoroa regularly staying with my family, that live in Whakamaramara.

I studied Sport and Exercise Science, graduating with Bachelors Degree, and have been Personal training for over 6 years. Personal training does not feel like a job for me, I do it to help and change peoples lives for the better. That sense of accomplishing something they thought they couldn’t do drives me to help more and more people.

Away from the gym I love to be outdoors, whether it going on treks or going fishing. I play rugby union and just came back from a Portugal where I played rugby for 6 months. Its awesome having friends and family so close that I can always hang out with and get some relaxing days.

Loving the Omokoroa area, and cant wait to see what we can do to make this community a healthier community”


Pilates Instructor
Body Control Pilates Certified (London, UK)

“Hi, I’m Simona. I qualified as a Body Control Pilates teacher, (London,UK) over 10 years ago.
I have always had a passion for movement and sport, playing and coaching Tennis through my University Years.
I found Pilates, like many of us do, after suffering with back ache. I was hooked from the word go and my back, body and mental health have thanked me ever since!
No matter what age, level of fitness or sport you play, everyone can benefit from Pilates. 
I enjoy teaching a variety of Pilates classes, form flowing and gentle, to High Intensity for those who like to sweat! 
I look forward to helping you find your flow!”

Natasha Rainger

Yoga Instructor
YA200 / IYTA / Certified Instructor

Natasha teaches an eclectic range of Yoga practiced for over 20 years.  She combines her knowledge of Natural Therapies , Anatomy & Physiology and various Yoga trainings to offer you a stretched out, strengthened and refreshed session.  Weekly classes are promoted to gain the real benefits of Yoga.
Natasha balances her classes between challenging postures and restorative healing stretches.
If your an athlete, a parent, or a student doing sport. Yoga is designed to support all lifestyles and age groups.


Pound Instructor

Amy Finlayson is New Zealand’s first certified POUND PRO Instructor and brand ambassador for POUND ROCKOUT WORKOUT. 

Amy has a Bachelor of Sport and Leisure studies and has experience in Personal training in both Sydney and New Zealand. Amy loves music and has been playing the drums since she was eight years old. When she found POUND Rockout Workout it was a perfect match.

Amy enjoys bringing the community together through her POUND classes as it encourages people to new heights of self worth, happiness and human connection. AKA, release their INNER ROCKSTARS!


Kids Karate + Boxing Coach + Personal Trainer

A very experienced & talented man;
Sensei 6th Dan, former NZ, England, British and Oceania Karate champion and NZ Team Captain

Sean takes our Kids Karate 8-14yrs teaching traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu and Olympic Sport Karate. 

Ash Wright

Marketing + Social Media

“The technology guru of the team, I run our social media + marketing, and I absolutely love it. I love being creative, and it’s awesome not only getting to do work for such a great gym, but for my partner Vance, and seeing his dreams & ideas come together. I live in Hamilton working full-time co-coordinating recoveries for people who have injured themselves. I love helping people, and really really enjoy my job. I love coming back over to Omokoroa to catch-up with our awesome members, jump into a class or two, and help out on the desk. Away from work I like to spend my time in Tauranga at our family home, out on the water fishing, hiking and reading. I play touch rugby for 2 teams, twice a week, and even had a stint of playing rugby for the first time ever, playing Woman’s 7’s in Portugal while living there. I also have a real passion for cooking and food, so always giving away recipes for our clients. I am so excited to see how much VPT can help the Omokora Community, and to share Vance’s extensive knowledge to create a healthier community together!”

Brooke Picken

Reception + Class Coach

“I am currently in my last year of studying a ‘Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Degree’ where I am on campus three days a week. I am always in the water during the summer doing either surfing or water skiing. During the winter I love to play hockey for the Mount Maunganui Intercity Womens team where we came second in the BOP region this year. I am a friendly person who you can talk to you about anything and am always willing to help you out.”

state-of-the-art training

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Why pay massive money for a class oriented gym when you can join VPT and get over 20 classes that will get you motivated and back into a healthy routine.


Workshops, seminars and supermarket tours to get you educated in the gym and out of the gym.


We have all top of the line commercial gear, from free weights to pinloaded matrix equipment and technogym cardio equipment. We even have a watt bike and ski erg to keep the variation high.

Apply Today and Become Part of Our Family


We will coach you and help you achieve your health goals. At VPT, we can help you every step of the way. Join our family and own your fitness. What are you waiting for? Take the first step today.

  • 027 333 1465
  • 169 Omokoroa Road, Omokoroa
  • Open to members 24 hours a day
  • Staffed Mon to Thu 9am to 7pm and Fri 6am to 11am

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