Our Trainers

Amin Afzaly

+64 21 749 659

Amin has over fifteen years of boxing experience. 
With an interest in the history of boxing, he was inspired by legendary Cuban boxers such as Teofilo Stevenson and Felix Savon. He is a former Golden Gloves champion and NZ Silver medallist. He has over forty amateur and professional boxing fights and has trained both amateur and professional fighters. He has also trained over forty corporate fighters as well as playing a role in Fight for Life where he trained Carlos Spencer.

Emma Symonds

+64 21 148 6640

Originally from the UK, Emma has always had a passion for sports. It wasn¹t until she came to NZ that she found her passion for boxing. Emma holds the NZ title for the 51kg boxing championship three years running, and in 2009 she headed to the USA Ringside Worlds Championship to fight, achieving a silver medal in her weight class. Emma found CrossFit and started to mix it up with her boxing training finding the two complimented each other hugely.

Trumaine Brighouse

+64 21 626 234

Trumaine is our Samoan superstar and one of New Zealand's most experienced personal trainers. He is the eldest of 9 kids, so he's used to a high-energy environment. He puts his love for boxing training down to the combination of skill, fitness, and mental challenge it presents. Trumaine's signature is that he's always happy - his energy is contagious.


+64 21 025 26351

Joshua (a.k.a Chucky) has been involved in boxing since he was the age of 11, he went on to begin his amateur carrier at 14, he has since turned professional and won the ANBF Australasian Cruiserweight title. Outside of boxing, he enjoys strength training (having competed in local Powerfighting) and a taste in music far exceeding his age. “There is no easy way out.”

Chop Chop Chad

+64 21 108 1416

Boxing from the age of 15, Chad has competed in 99 amateur fights, winning five New Zealand national titles, eight Golden Glove titles, an Oceania gold medal and had competed in the 2014 Commonwealth games. Since his career competing he has shifted his focus to teaching others the sweet science.

Ellen Handley

+64 21 499 150

As a passionate and enthusiastic Personal Trainer and Precision Nutrition Coach who has been in the industry for over 6 years; strength training and boxing have been her winning combination - escalating her client's fitness, whilst challenging them physically and mentally. Having learned so much through the discipline of boxing, fighting and raising money for charity, and working with inspirational clients / other trainers has been pivotal in transferring valuable skills to everyday life.