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MEMBER TESTIMONIALS

What our tribe say about ReDefined

JAMES KEER KEER

G'day, I'm James I have lived here with my family since 2015. We moved here from the South Island to allow the kids to grow up in a warm beach environment. I completed an apprenticeship as a Diesel Mechanic in the Air Force and now the Foreman for a large roading Company's workshop. I joined ReDefined when I was prodded by my sister during the Healthy Men Project and I haven't looked back. After over a year of attending the 5.15 am classes it has become very easy to make the morning timing, with the increase in fitness and improved sleep. My aim is to boost overall strength and fitness to allow me to get more out of sports, like Kitesurfing, Surf Life Saving, refereeing soccer, wakeboarding, and water skiing. Having only just learnt to water ski I have made quick progressions, that can be attributed to Jason's Burn classes. A few years ago I would have laughed at you if you told me one day I would attend Pilates and love it. This has really helped build in areas where I have always struggled. A great win ReDefined has helped with came about during an annual workplace medical. With a peak flow increase of over 10%. I find with exercise, as long as it's fun you often think about what you're asking your body to do.

SHANNON HOLLOWAY

I stumbled across ReDefined and it's been the best decision ever. From the moment I walked in, it had an amazing feel to it. Their holistic approach and values are exactly what I needed and wanted from a gym. I love the variety of classes. There are options for everybody. I enjoy doing my own weight training from time to time, so being able to have this option available too, was a huge positive for me. I like to call it my one-stop shop. It has everything I need for my health and fitness from workouts to nutrition to massage to physios. The Coaches are second to none. I'm a huge believer in not only offering good services at a gym but having an exceptional team of coaches to guide you, makes all the difference. The team is the real MVP!! I get excited each and every day to work out. This alone speaks volumes. As I’m getting older, my goalposts are moving in a different direction slightly. I want to be able to continue to move my body for a long time, so being more aware of what my body wants and needs has been something I have been learning since joining. It's a hard lesson for someone like me, used to being on the go, with a busy mind, or smashing my body daily. But the benefits I am seeing and FEELING from changing this mindset have been great for my soul both physically and mentally. I'm super grateful for the ReDefined team and all the other wonderful people associated with it. I'm excited to continue on my journey alongside them all. Thanks, JLo for the opportunity to do this. You guys are the BEST!!! Nga Mihi, Shannon

PETER LEWIS

Tribe member Peter Lewis has been training at ReDefined for a couple of years now and really resonates with our movement as medicine approach. As an avid surfer especially, the regular holistic movement has had a massive effect on him recently. Peter has sampled many of the classes that we have on offer, from Strong and Boxing, improving his strength, fitness, and coordination, to the improved length and strength that our range of Pilates provides, as well as bringing balance and mindfulness through Yoga. “From having too much compression when sitting and having poor posture, Pilates has helped massively, especially the Contrology classes just working on the mechanics' flexibility through my lower back. My abdomen has compressed under my ribs and my physio Nigel Beach said I was not breathing properly, we need to lift those ribs up, and man the Contrology and Yoga exercises have opened up my abdomen. This has allowed me to breathe so much more, which has been fantastic. A big problem with my surfing in previous years was that my hip was locked up and couldn’t turn, but this is now unlocked and I have far more strength, it’s made a huge difference. And I do love good sweat sessions with the boxing! The jackknife crunches were a killer last week! “

CAMILLE AINSLEY

I have absolutely enjoyed my start to being a member at Redefined. In 4 weeks I have felt more energy, for the first time I don't wake up stiff and struggle with movement out of bed. I had no idea my stress levels were affecting my body the way they were and the all-around benefits from the classes have immensely changed how I feel emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. The environment is so friendly and the staff is amazing, the eye to detail of technic and the care to well being is ten out of ten. I had put on 20kgs over the past 4 years and been so concerned about losing weight that I lost sight of my well-being, Redefined has enabled me to just concentrate on caring about my body by applying myself correctly to the programs and training they offer and all else will fall into place. I so highly recommend Redefined, it is a 5-star 10 out of 10 for me.

JAN EVANS

Whilst I have verbally expressed my appreciation for the excellent tuition/training experience at Redefined I thought I should put something in writing. In the Performance Studio, I experienced Victoria, J Lo, and Jason’s teaching and have to say that I am blown away by their skill base and knowledge. They pay meticulous attention to form, encourage me to push a little harder, and offer regressions in situations where my physical issues limit me. It is as good as having a personal trainer, yet the classes enable me to enjoy the social aspect of group training. I have always had to have a PT as I have limited wriggle room for making mistakes and after years of having different PTs

I can spot a good one. The 3 above are superb and I really value their teaching.

In the Movement Studio, I am a HUGE fan of Jason’s Burn Class. Nothing challenges me and works me harder than his class. The unpredictable counting and extra pulses do the trick and push me that little bit further.  Jase also clearly explains what muscles should be working, where the burn should be, and how to progress a move. These cues are invaluable to perfecting each move - I still keep hearing new tips! Nickee’s Fusion, Move, and Burn classes are superb. Nicky cues each move very clearly, pushes me hard, and puts together some great classes. Like Jase, her explanations of each move and tips are so good. Sam is a true maestro of his craft and everything I’ve said above applies to Sam.

In the Yoga Studio, I love the combination of the different styles of teaching from Scott’s precise, traditional teaching methods to Matte’s beautifully choreographed flow combined with strength, stretch, and nurturing. Bruna’s classes usually challenge me and show me what can lie ahead as and when I get stronger.  I love the fact that each instructor has their own style and it keeps things varied and interesting. I am yet to try some of the other teacher’s classes.

 

Finally, there is the intangible stuff……. The vibe of Redefined. It is such a welcoming, friendly, and loving space that is so unique. From the warm friendly smile of whoever is on reception to Jimmy’s raised head from his computer, it makes going to the gym a pleasure not a chore.

 

Thank you to everyone involved - Redefined has been a life changer for me, not so much from the physical training aspect as the joy it gives me to turn up every day.

ERIN O'NEIL

 So impressed with Redefined! I've never enjoyed a gym more. I just want to say thank you for taking the time to think about how hard it is for stay-at-home mums to exercise and for making solutions so we can do it! Being able to exercise while 'on the clock' is such a treat for me and my boys are so happy and love going for a play which makes it guilt-free. Thanks to Lenka for looking out for us and always being so friendly and accommodating. Also, I am so impressed with Vic and her classes. It's a type of class I would usually feel a bit intimidated to do but I'm surprisingly and thoroughly enjoying it. Vic always makes me feel so comfortable yet always makes sure that I am working out in a safe manner and I have already learnt a lot in terms of technique etc. She has created such a friendly, supportive class that I really enjoy going to. I also love the balance where I can go to my yoga classes as well as it's always difficult to choose when you don't want to have 2 memberships at different places. For someone who only called up to do a Saturday morning pregnancy yoga class, I am so pleased that Lenka encouraged me to come and check it all out and I love being a member.

BRIAN PALMER

 Hi, thanks for providing an opportunity to submit feedback On my experience with Redefined so far. Really happy to have joined. Everything has been positive from the front desk to the lessons provided. The instructors for the yoga are amazing. They are very knowledgeable and very supportive.

 

The classes cater to different levels of abilities and every effort is appreciated. The studio setting is conducive to a positive learning experience. Great sound system and very quiet.

 

My only suggestion for improvement would be more classes open on Saturday avo and Sunday.

Ha ha - but you need a break!

MARE HAITSMA

I just wanted to say that everyone at Redefined has been AMAZING!

I decided to go back about 3 weeks ago, started off with just a bit of Pilates and Yoga, the odd 9.15 AM Strength class...went to Metcon this morning at 6.15 AM, and absolutely loved it! (Serious muscle burn coming but so stoked to survive a performance room class as have been wanting to get back in there!) Sam and the team in Pilates are awesome, love how there is more variety in there now.
Just had to rave about how awesome it is being back, so thanks to you all! (And Jade is so good with Lochlan).

LOUISE MAIHI

A really great gym. There’s a beautiful culture here, everyone is very friendly, the classes are great and the instructors seem to have a real passion for what they do, they are also very knowledgeable. An amazing atmosphere to train in, love it!

HANNAH MOLLY

I just wanted to message you with some positive feedback and say how incredible this space really is. I have been to so many gyms and I have never experienced the care and knowledge that you all bring to this facility and the members. It goes above and beyond and I am so glad to have landed in a community that encourages and welcomes everyone. The performance room is easily my favourite space to be in, Ben, Jimmy & Sam - You always bring the hype and make sure we have the technique down pact - which I love.

After injuring myself last week, I was really astounded at the follow-up and care you all showed in aiding my recovery! Things like this don't go unnoticed and are really what makes this hub stand out so significantly above the rest - You genuinely care for each member and their complete wellbeing.

 

For the first time in a long time, I feel empowered and strong, and so excited about getting to class every morning! I could keep rambling, but I will stop here

 

Just a massive thank you from me - I totally love this place :)

Arohanui

MEL ARNOLD

Hi Jimmy, I'm honestly blown away, everything and everyone is amazing! The consideration and effort you guys have put into every aspect to ensure your members have an amazing experience is glaringly obvious and greatly appreciated.

 

From the comprehensive yet super user-friendly app to childcare, to the range and accessibility of such holistic health-promoting classes and services! You guys have nailed it. Wish I signed up years ago!! 

SARAH ANDREWS

I have loved all the classes at Redefined, it really has everything I could have wished for under one roof. Each of the three group fitness studios complements each other so well. It’s been incredible to see my strength, flexibility, alignment, fitness, and mindfulness improve over the last 6 months. 

 

I have been lucky enough to have Beth, Sam, Jac, and Paul in the Pilates room. They have all been so amazing at motivating me & guiding me through the correct alignment. Thanks so much for all your help. 

 

In the yoga room, I’ve had the pleasure of being guided by the lovely yoga crew of Sasha, Mel, Bex, Jac & Matte and they all guide you through such radiant yoga practices and meditations. Namaste to each of you for all that you bring to make it extra special.

 

JLo, Ben, Sam, Renee and Jimmy really kick my a** in the performance room. They all really push me to be the best I can be and really empty my tank. Thanks for your guidance around technique and words of encouragement to smash it out!

 

Last but in no way least in the gorgeous Mel, seeing your lovely smiling face before and after class is so welcoming and you have made me feel so accepted and part of the tribe. 

 

To everyone at Redefined (both staff and crew) thanks for making it so special. It’s so great to see everyone enjoying themselves & working hard. Keep up the good work! 

DIANA BROOKE

In 6 months you can be in a completely different place. I joined Redefined, after pretty much 3 years since I closed my fitness studio. I have never in my life been surrounded by so many like-minded and hearted people who genuinely care about your well-being as much as their own.

I am excited every day to go and train and the results I have gained have been much deeper than just the norm fat loss or weight loss, it has helped me develop strength and trust in myself as a person and helped unlock parts of me I had kept locked out of conditioning or learnt behaviors or habits.

The importance of self-worth and being valued is immense and I feel very appreciated and valued as a member and part of the crew. I am forever grateful for the support love and acceptance and am excited for what’s next.

These pics are a highlight of the past 6 months if anyone would love to come to try a class with me you are welcome to come as my guest so reach out to me. Thanks for igniting my calling and passion for fitness again.

DAVID WILLIAMS

Redefined is an incredible place! I had the pleasure of training with Ben prior to Redefined opening and was always looking forward to seeing his (and Jimmy’s) vision come to life. On the training front, Redefined is a continuation and expansion on the great start.

 

Ben had already given me one-on-one sessions, but with the added advantage of now having a team to draw on for support, and a community of like-minded people (the Tribe) to make the thought of exercise far less daunting. In the space of 5 months, the entire team at Redefined has created a space where I could recover properly from knee surgery and calibrate what sustainable exercise looks like for me – whether that is lying on a reformer Pilates bed (Beth!), stretching on a yoga mat (Lena!), or on the receiving end of the proverbial whip in the performance studio. That’s the beauty about this place – whether you are high or low on energy, you will probably still end up heading along because you know you will be able to find something to suit your motivation levels – even if that’s simply a loving smile and the warmest of hugs from the front desk (Mel!).

 

So thankful to be a part of this community and hats off to the entire Redefined crew.

SANDRA PETER

Wow, Redefined, what a team, what an awesome opportunity!  My health and wellbeing journey began just over two years ago when I had a light bulb moment that it was time to look after myself better.  Thankfully, that new journey introduced me to the wonderful Mel and Ben who were right behind me with pure enthusiasm from the very beginning and were part of celebrating and helping me embrace my achievements and goals and guiding me to understand my whole self better along with some lifestyle choices and options I could choose to take.    

 

For me personally, I needed the whole package of mindset, fitness, nutrition, and support to complement one another and to get me on track and build my confidence.  With that support, I have managed to lose and maintain a total of 25.2kgs from my very first bio-scan with Ben, through until today.  My weight was a big thing for me in the beginning but as time progressed and the routine of new habits and lifestyle set in, the lifestyle and the benefits that both myself and my family have gained is the encouragement to keep going. 

 

I was so excited to be able to become a part of the Redefined tribe and I just love the option of having so many opportunities for wellness on offer under one roof, that make me feel good and leave smiling.  For me, that is the whole package, and being able to mix it up from the Performance Room to the MindBody Room to the Movement Studio is the ultimate.  Each and every staff member’s support and expertise has been outstanding, the vibe of the tribe always feels good, and it is just an awesome place to spend time.  I have never felt judged, pressured, or uncomfortable but just encouraged to challenge myself for my own personal goals.  Probably my biggest hurdle is keeping away as I find myself looking at my app to check out what classes I could do or try.   

 

My excitement and trust in the team has also been shared now with two of my sons which is pretty cool to know they are in such good hands. 

  Thank you Redefined, I am forever grateful for you giving me a wonderful lifestyle of health and wellbeing opportunities. 

KAMILA BRECKOVA

I really do appreciate what you do guys. I have been always going to normal gym and classes for about 6 years now. I was really looking forward to when you going to open your place as it’s what I have been looking for ages.

 

Everything is in one place. I love performance training, when I need more rest for my body I can do yoga or Pilates.  I love you are offering all things like scan, nutrition, personal training, beauty, and massage treatments. Really looking forward to coffee over there if I do the morning class. Also thank you for offering infra sauna and all the workshops!

 

It’s awesome to be part of this community and can’t wait for the farmers market!!!  I can’t give you any negative feedback as there is nothing to say.  Only positive things I can see and feel!

 

Just stay awesome, and keep going with your amazing work and people. Also really appreciate everyone who is working at Redefined!!! 

 

 Stay awesome!  Thanks, Kami

LISA CAVE

Since joining ReDefined in November 2021, I have been consistent in my journey from the start. Before becoming part of the tribe, I was very stagnant, had no hobbies, focused too much on work, was not very active, and overall just wasn’t feeling great about myself.

 

I happened to visit the Sunday market one day and met Lenka who showed me around. Instantly I knew it was a space for me to get back on track with my health and wellbeing.

 

I have noticed some amazing changes in my body, specifically around my mobility and the way that I was carrying stress in my body. After attending Yoga, Pilates, and Conditioning classes I have learned to tap into mindful breathing and use this powerful tool when I feel stressful periods in life. This has helped how I respond to things and people around me and feels like the biggest overall benefit to my journey.

 

Now with a strong baseline, I am focused to:

 

1. Build more muscle and smash a few benchmarks in the Performance Studio.

2. Continue to develop my Yoga practice staying present and in touch with my breath throughout the class.

 

I am consistent with my workout routine because I always take time to feel gratitude for “showing up and taking time for myself".

 

I plan my classes at the start of the week and have committed to prioritising daily movement, even if it’s not at Redefined like a walk or a game of tennis with friends.

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