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  Natalie Skinner - Auckland, New Zealand

Natalie is the operating director of FUNctional in NZ, she brings with her over 16 years of personal training experience world wide including Canada, UK, Belgium and of course New Zealand.
She decided to come back home over 4 years ago to run FUNctional, bringing with her the passion and excitment she has for fitness and wellness. 


She started working in the fitness industry at the young age of 12 as a gymnastic coach and knew straight away that sport, health and wellbeing was her passion . From there she completed her Cert in Sport and Recreation, and the highly sought after Cert in Fitness and Personal Training.


Highly Experinced in -
            * pre and post-natal exercise

            * weight management
            * sport fitness specific training

            * strength conditioning
            * postural/core assessment and conditioning

 Natalie also has extensive experience in coaching movement / gymnastics / dance and conditioning programmes to groups of children and teenagers.

 FUN and challenging, Natalie’s motivation and energy carries over to her sessions. 

She delivers results and will give YOU the tools, support and encouragement to improve your health and wellbeing.

Depending on your needs and wants she can train you in the park, at home or at the gym.

Her sessions can vary including boxing, resistance training, trx training, kettlebell training, postural/core work, flexibility training plus not forgetting to educate you on becoming a healthier fitter person.

Because in the end "Its all about YOU"

Contact Natalie to see how she can help YOU.


REPS qualified NZ Register Exercise Professionals


  Richard Earney

(BED, C.H.E.K 1, HLC 1)

Well-Being Director -  Aspria Group - Europe
Director  - Functional -  New Zealand
Faculty - PTA Global - Europe
Technical Expert, Standards Council  - European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) 

Richard has a ton of experience and energy with over 17 year’s industry experience in New Zealand, UK and Continental Europe. From Personal Training, Managing to Directing, Education and Presenting, Richard has worked in all areas of the Industry. With over 13 years immersed in Personal Training, and a successful portfolio of studios and club operations to his name. Richard has a unique ability to motivate others, drive business forward and achieve results.    

Richard is currently working as the Well-Being Manager of Aspria, Europe’s premier Health Club. Focused on Education, standards and operations, driving all aspects of Well-Being forward amongst a diversity of countries and cultures.PTA Global faculty, Richard is delivering Education in Europe for PTAG, the worlds leaders in professional fitness development.  Aside from this, Richard is an integral part of the Standards Council, Technical Expert Group of the European Health & Fitness Association, aligning standards to Industry Education throughout Europe.   
In his absence, Richard has handed over the reins to Natalie Skinner, dedicated to ensuring Functional delivers premium service to all its customers.



  Craig Kilham - Auckland -Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist

Functional Diagnostic Nutrition (F.D.N)
Metagenics Health Care Practitioner
“Customised Health & Nutrition for the unique YOU’

Craig is an experienced Personal Trainer, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practioner & Wellness Coach.
His clients include Medical Professionals, Executives, TV & Radio Personalities, as well as those who require Pre & Post Rehabilitation.
Craig’s passion in life is to help people achieve their full potential in their quest for Health & Vitality. It’s for this reason that Craig has concentrated on identifying internal stressors through Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. He is currently furthering his studies in Metabolic Typing, C.H.E.K Institute Education, & Functional Diagnostic Medicine.
Craig Specialises in:
• Functional Lab Testing
• Holistic Lifestyle Coaching
• Metabolic Typing (coming soon)
• Blood Chemistry Analysis (coming soon)

For more information on the Functional Lab tests Craig offers, please visit http://biohealthlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/BioHealth-Menu-1-2012WWW.pdf
To make an investment in your future or to improve your health, please contact Craig at Genesis Health on genesishealthnz@gmail.com


Jane, Creative Director, Mo Design, has extensive industry experience and passion for all things 'Functional', she's been part of the brand and by Richards side for over 10years now, in London and now home in New Zealand. http://www.modesignco.com/