A sense of wellbeing all-round fitness and health with an emphasis on connecting in nature
with Manuela Schmid
Personal Trainer and Wellbeing Coach
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Navigating my way in life, from my childhood in the mountains of Switzerland, through adventures in education, travel and motherhood, exercise for me has always been non-negotiable.
What My Clients Say
“ Manuela’s classes are always challenging, ever changing but always achievable. I love being outside when I exercise and that is a big part of why I’ve been coming for the last 4 years (including during the COVID-19 lockdown when Manuela put her classes online ). It can be intimidating starting a new fitness programme but I would encourage anyone (regardless of your current fitness, size or shape) to give it a go. Manuela is always encouraging and supportive, you’ll achieve far more than you thought you could, and you just might enjoy it too!! ”
“I have been a regular client of Manuela’s for approximately 6 years. During our weekly small group training sessions in a park setting Manuela varies our exercise regime to keep things fun and interesting. We sometimes do things in pairs, sometimes as a group, or individually and no two sessions are the same. Manuela is great at mixing it up – some weeks we’ll do boxing, other weeks we focus on core work or upper body strength etc. I’m able to maintain my strength and fitness and Manuela is great at tailoring the exercises to the individual to accommodate our various needs e.g. previous injuries or specific individual requirements. I love that we exercise in the fresh air with a great group of ladies and many of us have become friends.”
I once used to say “I’m not a sporty person”… that is until I started classes with Manuela 6+ years ago. Today I am still doing weekly workouts, I’ve developed a pretty serious running habit (after some epic and adventurous weekend running classes with My Fit Life) and have even completed a half marathon (I would have laughed at that 6 years earlier!). I love that Manuela wants women to use fitness to empower themselves – she accepts all her girls as they are, encouraging them to be the healthiest, fittest and best version possible. I am so grateful to have such an inspiring and motivating person in my life… just don’t give any lame excuses for not turning up to class, she won’t have a bar of it!
“’Manuela has supported the Residents of Odyssey House Chch each week in our Bootcamp.
She has gone above and beyond in her relationship with us and her enthusiasm keeps us all motivated.
A true Wonder Woman!”
Anna Christophorou – Operations Manager , Odyssey House
I been a client of Manuela’s for about 8 years and now she is also a close friend too. She has an amazing ability to encourage us to work hard, but also has a gentle and intuitive perception to recognize if we are going through a challenging period. Her workouts are always varied and interesting. I like being in a small group environment as this often encourages us to work harder and is also a great way to meet new people and maintain our social connections. I love being outside and exercising in the fresh air. Manuela supplies all the necessary equipment so all we need to bring is our enthusiasm and smiles (we do laugh a lot). She is always positive, caring and flexible. Our Zoom meetings over the Covid-19 lock down period, were well planned and ran with ease. She is accommodating to all age groups and can manage to work around all our little quirks, aching niggles and often changing work days. Come and join us!!
Off Road Walking/Running Group
We meet each week at various locations around the Port Hills.
It’s a great way to explore the Hills and meet some like minded people. We start off with walking/running around 1 hour and move slowly up to 2 hours towards the end of the term. A great way to get fitter.
Give everything a go, but only pursue the ones that make you smile.
Contact me for more information on: 021 865 882
My Fit Life Classes
Pioneer/Centennial Park or Somerfield Park
Monday 6.15pm – BoxFit
Tuesday 8:15am – Odyssey House Bootcamp
Wednesday 9.15am – Walk/Run Group (Various Locations)
Wednesday 11:00am – He Kete Bootcamp
Wednesday 6:15pm – BoxFit
Thursday 6:00am – Small Group Training
Thursday 9:15am – Small Group Training
Friday 9.15 – Small Group Training
Programs and Packages available for individuals
Other times and classes available by request
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If you are trying these classes for the first time then register and come along to your first class FREE as a trial.
- Enjoy the outdoors with an early morning, after school drop off, lunch or evening workout.
- Choose your favourite park
- Join an existing group or Invite your friends to start your own group.
Fees paid in advance per Term or paid weekly by direct debit.
TERM 1 2021: Monday 1st February – Friday 16th April
TERM 2 2021: Monday 3rd May – Friday 9th July
One session a week
$20 per week
Two Sessions a Week (including PM Boxing)
$36 per week
Unlimited Sessions a Week (Including PM Boxing)
$45 per week
One to One Training
$80 per session
One to Two Training
$40 per session
Casual Classes available
$25 per session