The Aqua Team
Hi, my name is Zuri (which is Swahili and means 'beautiful') I have over 30 years of teaching experience including qualifications in Exercise to Music, Step, Swiss Ball, Yoga, Zumba, Pilates and more. With a background in modern contemporary dance and a passion for health, fitness, and well-being I have the energy to motivate and inspire you.
Through movement, breath, and stillness the pathway to health is available to all
Passion Changes Everything
My passion for fitness started in 1985 when I began teaching Les Mills Group Fitness. Over the next 30 years I represented Les Mills as a Presenter, Trainer, Assessor and Group Fitness Manager.
I also Competed, Coached and Judged for the New Zealand Competitive Aerobic Federation.
3 years ago I discovered Aquafit and absolutely loved it. This challenging aqua workout was a surprise to me and I know you will be challenged and inspired by this fantastic program. The people, the movement and the music create a fun environment of change and wellness.
Discover Aquafit today.
I have always had a Passion for People, Movement and Exercise. I don’t mean the Ballet/synchronized swimming type, more Austin Powers meets Karate Kid Style!
Water is such a wonderful medium to exercise in, for starters there’s more bang for your buck! fitter and stronger in less time with very little strain on joints and ligaments. The music is great and fitness Friends are always welcome.
I like to encourage All the wonderful people in my classes to value Fitness and Flexibility to engage with the music and have some fun!
I am a professionally qualified aquafit instructor with 13 years experience.
Teaching experience - Group fitness classes from 2002 - 2015 Body pump, Body Combat, CX Works, Step, Stability Ball and Aerobics.
What you can expect in my class is fun, laughter, challenging exercises, good music and a good time! I am all about having fun in class while having a great workout with the use of equipment. I Love Cooking. Wine. Friends. Holidays. Exercising. Being a mother and grandmother. Exercise is always better in a group, having a laugh with a smile on your face!
Aquafit! Music! Movement! I love it, and you will too.
I teach; small group AquaMove classes in warm water designed to improve mobility and strengthen slowly. Fun and challenging high and low intensity AquaFit classes with great music and amazing people. Deep water classes, an amazing way to keep fit with no impact on the body. Aquafit works the whole body, with core and posture just a couple of my favourite things to concentrate on.
There is so much fun and social goodness to be had in these classes! I have 10 years of experience teaching water fitness, and I’m here to help you.
I have been teaching Aquafit for two years. I believe exercise should be fun and challenging, while being rewarding enough to keep you motivated to come back for more. I also believe that exercise is not only key to one’s physical wellbeing, but more importantly to one’s mental wellbeing.
As a fitness instructor, I'm here to help you to build endurance, fitness and strength. Creating an environment where you feel safe and comfortable is my goal. I strive to encourage my clients. I want you to feel welcomed, valued and important. Your smile is my reward.