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Natalie Skinner is the director of FUNctional NZ with over 22 years of experience operating health and fitness clubs and coaching in Canada, UK, Belgium and of course New Zealand.

Natalie's passion and excitement for the industry and her clients started at the early age of 12 when working as a gymnastic coach for children at both recreational and competitive level. Her career goals were set, and from there she completed her Diploma in Sport and Recreation, as well as the highly sought after Certificate in Fitness and Personal Training, before travelling the world to build on her knowledge and experience.

Natalie is REPS register which is recognised internationally as the standard for exercise professionals/facilities in New Zealand.


Returning to NZ in 2012 Natalie's goal was to consolidate her broad and in-depth spectrum of learnings to develop personalised holistic programs specific to her customer's changing needs.

Her diverse and loyal clientele is a testament to her approach, running personalised and group sessions for:

  • Pre & post natal exercise
  • Age specific training - with a large clientele group of over 60 years.
  • 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.

The story continues as Natalie develops and builds on her own knowledge and education ensuring she is up to date with new advances in the industry as well as supporting those specific needs of her customers. With ongoing education she is always learning and gaining more knowledge to increase her expertise. The latest chapter in Natalie's story is the launch of her own plant based health food products, her website will be live soon.

"If you're looking for someone who brings passion and intelligence to the arena of exercise, look no further."

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