Meet the Team
Introducing the exceptional individuals who make up our amazing coaching staff. Each member of our coaching team brings a unique set of skills, expertise and a passion for fitness that fuels our community's success. Our friendly team are here to support you with every step along your fitness journey, to push your limits and celebrate the milestones with you!
Owner / CrossFit Coach (BSpExSc - CF-L2)
Meet Chris, the Owner and Head Coach of our Metal Zone CrossFit community. With a lifelong passion for sport, recreation, martial arts, and fitness, Chris has immersed himself in a wide range of activities since his early years. After serving with 1RNZIR in the NZ Army, Chris spent some time in a corporate environment before dedicating himself to training athletes across various disciplines, specializing in CrossFit, Strength and Conditioning, Injury Prevention, and rehabilitation.
With a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSpExSc) and certifications in Fitness Industry Training and Massage, Chris continuously enhances his expertise. He holds multiple CrossFit certificates, including Level I + II, Weightlifter, Kids, and Mobility Trainer courses. Passionate about learning and growth, he consistently seeks new knowledge and skills.
Chris firmly believes in the transformative power of CrossFit for the community. Witnessing the positive impact it has on resilience, self-belief, and confidence, he's seen how it influences all aspects of life - school, work, home, and beyond. Overcoming aggressive prostate cancer and defying expectations after radical prostatectomy surgery, Chris's personal experience has reinforced his belief that "CrossFit makes you harder to kill."
Owner/ CrossFit Coach (CF-L1) / Nutrition Specialist (PN-L1)
Meet Cindy, Owner, Coach, Nutritionist and 50+ Masters Athlete at Metal Zone CrossFit. With a CrossFit journey that began in 2012, Cindy found the perfect outlet at a crucial time in her life. As an adrenaline-seeking individual who embraced everything from motorbikes, barefoot water skiing, and bungee jumping, she faced the difficult and emotional challenge of grief weight after losing her 18-year-old son in a tragic car accident. Determined to transform, Cindy walked into her first CrossFit class and experienced an empowering workout that pushed her body to its limits.
In a remarkably short period, she shed over 20kg, becoming stronger and fitter than ever before. CrossFit not only helped her lose weight but also instilled confidence, self-love, and a strong sense of community. Mentally and physically empowered, Cindy was hooked, igniting her passion for CrossFit.
Cindy is a CF-L1 and is a Precision Nutrition Qualified professional. While she enjoys coaching the vibrant Fitfam at Metal Zone, her true passion lies in being the gym's Nutritionist. She orchestrates 8-week Nutrition Challenges and provides personalized nutrition coaching, ensuring individuals optimize their performance alongside their sports-specific and CrossFit training.
Cindy aims to be the most upbeat, professional, and knowledgeable Coach and Nutritionist. Her ultimate goal is to help as many people as possible achieve fitness, health, and unlock their true potential. Join Cindy on this transformative journey, and together, let's realize your goals!
CrossFit Coach (CF-L2)
Meet Luke, one of our coaches here at Metal Zone Crossfit. Luke has always been passionate about health and fitness and has chosen CrossFit as his sport for the last ten years!
Luke and his wife have 4 children and have recently moved back to Hamilton from Tauranga. Luke is a CF-L2 coach, he has had the privilege of Coaching in over 6 CrossFit affiliates, competing for New Zealand at regionals in Australia and Canada (now known as Quarterfinals and Semifinals) and of course NZ Nationals. While in Canada Luke had the privilege of Coaching and training alongside Brent Fikowski at Kelowna CrossFit.
Luke chooses CrossFit as his sport for the functional fitness, there’s always something to work on, always a way to scale the workout for everyone, and for the community aspect.
Luke has a huge heart for community, he’s seen CrossFit change many lives and the impact it has on mental and physical health. Whether you’re young, middle aged or considered to be out of the game, you have a place in CrossFit.
Luke has aways been passionate about health and fitness, lives a healthy lifestyle and now works full time locally as youth pastor in an inner-city Church. Luke coaches part time at Metal Zone and loves a good laugh with the crew while training hard.
CrossFit Coach (In-Training)
Meet Casey born and raised in the mighty Waikato. Through his schooling years Casey enjoyed multiple sports including Athletics, Jiu Jitsu, Touch Rugby and Motorsport.
After a few years of minimal exercise Casey's passion for health and fitness was reignited and really kicked into gear when he began at Metal Zone Crossfit in 2021! He is a firm believer that CrossFit transforms you into the best version of yourself physically and mentally.
His favourite thing about Crossfit is…EVERYTHING. Casey believes that Crossfit is a place where people from all walks of life, abilities and backgrounds can come together and be a part of a supportive and encouraging community.
“Being a coach, helping people change their lives and meet their goals is a privilege and something special.”
Casey is currently working towards his CF-L1 and building his knowledge across health and fitness.