Special Guests

Meet some of the industry’s most inspiring athletes and experts, both local and international, at the NZ Fitness & Health Expo. This is your chance to meet them, get tips and advice or get a quick selfie!

See some of our confirmed guests below. Even more will be announced soon! Stay tuned!

 

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels for news and updates on special guests announced for the 2017 NZ Fitness & Health Expo.

Calum von Moger

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Calum Von Moger, who has been dubbed Arnie 2.0 because of his hulking physique and similar appearance to Arnold Schwarzenegger, grew up in central Victoria in Australia and won the Mr Universe title aged just 25 in 2014. Currently, Calum resides in Los Angeles, as he continues to train to defend his title. He is working as a brand ambassador, fitness/fashion model and often speaks to kids around the world on fitness and nutrition along with an inspirational message about his quest to reach the highest level of excellence in every area of his life.

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Ronnie Coleman

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

A Mr. Olympia Winner 8x in a row, Ronnie Coleman is regarded as the greatest bodybuilder of all time. He also holds the record for the most wins by an IFBB professional with a total of 26! He retired in 2007 after finishing 4th in Mr. Oylmpia but now aged 52, he's still got a body that would rival most people his age. Ronnie's still active in the body building community and has amassed 2.1m+ fans on Instagram and over 1.2m on Facebook. He's also the man behind the Ronnie Coleman Signature Series® range of supplements.

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Ashy Bines

International Fitness Sensation, PT and Speaker

With over 6 million social media fans and counting, Gold Coast fitness sensation Ashy Bines will be heading to the ASB Showgrounds exclusively for the NZ Fitness & Health Expo. Having put 200,000+ women through her Bikini Body Challenge and Clean Eating Diet Plan, Bines has become somewhat of a fitness guru for young women. The Ashy Bines Squad Tour will be hosted at the expo and she will also be offering some of her favourite meal ideas in the Nutrition Kitchen and showcasing her range of TONED by Ashy Bines apparel range.

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Kelly Rennie

Creator of the No.1 Busy Mum Program

Kelly Rennie is an International successful PT, Model, Author, Speaker and mentor to Mothers. Kelly is a New Zealander, now living in the Gold Coast after 10 years in the UK owning two gyms and was known as one of the UKs top fitness models. Now a single Mum of 2 children, she is more determined than ever to help millions across the world with their health and fitness because she lives and speaks her ethos. Kelly’s journey through motherhood and relationships has been challenging, so she not only speaks with expertise but from experience too.

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Jade MacKinnon

NZ Fitness & Health Expo Official Female PT

Jade found her love for health and fitness some 6 years ago and since then not only has it become her profession but her passion. She seeks to help change woman’s lives for the better. To ensure they feel confident and happy within their skin, while keeping everything in life balanced. To help open girls eyes to the incredible mental and physical benefits lifting weights and keeping in good shape contributes to everyday life.

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Simone Olivia

NZ Fitness & Health Expo Official Nutrition Coach

The NZ Fitness & Health Expo Official Nutrition Coach, Simone Olivia is a holistic performance nutrition coach passionate about showing her clients how healthy eating strategies don't have to be uneventful and stressful, instead delicious and enjoyable. She specialises in fat loss, muscle gain, increasing energy, athletes, high performing athletes and high performing individuals.

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Josh Lenartowicz

ATP Science | Stand H25

Josh Lenartowicz is one of Australia’s highest ranked Professional Bodybuilders and recently competed on the world stage at Olympia for the second time. Not only is Josh a highly-respected Athlete, Trainer, Coach and Educator but he is a gentle giant who connects, engages and inspires easily. Join Josh with his sponsor ATP Science at the show to help them launch the Australian health supplement brand into New Zealand.

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Jake Campus

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Jake Campus is an international Muscle Pharm athlete and qualified nutritionist. He is well renowned in the industry with 1000s of clients currently using his services. With over 10 years experience he specializes in fat loss and muscle building. Jake is also an IFBB Pro and has competed at the Olympia in Men’s Physique.

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Jess Coate

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

International Muscle Pharm athlete and IFBB Figure Pro Jess Coate, is well known for the work she has done transforming booty’s up and down the country. After a hiatus from competing herself Jess has channelled her energy and expertise into prepping some of the countries up and coming talent.

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Katrina Grant

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Katrina Grant is the current captain of the Silver Ferns and is a Muscle Pharm athlete. Spending almost a decade representing the Silver Ferns she has become world renowned for her work ethic on court and defensive prowess.

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Monty Beetham

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Former NRL Warriors captain, professional boxer, Dancing with the Stars contestant Monty Betham has excelled in a variety of different arenas. Monty now appears regularly on Sky Sport as a commentator and announcer. With heavy community involvement Monty leads by example and is a huge role model for New Zealand youth.

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Laura Gully

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Laura Gully is a ProSupps brand ambassador and fitness model. Laura’s health & fitness journey is just beginning but her balanced lifestyle and fit/healthy body image is defiantly something which makes her an inspiration to others. A well balanced athlete, Laura showcases what getting fit and having fun is all about.

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Bjorn Constable

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Pro Supps ambassador Bjorn is a New Zealand based athlete, a professional firefighter and a nutritionist. Along with this, Bjorn holds a degree and various other qualifications in the exercise and nutrition field.

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Joe Pitt

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Australian online training sensation Joe Pitt started his fitness industry journey on a Rugby League field and after been side lined with a knee injury he started lifting weights. He has since spent the last four years perfecting his physique onstage. He is now a WBFF Pro and is using his experience and knowledge to help his clients achieve their goals.

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William and Jed Fifita

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Cellucor athletes and Brothers, William and Jed Fifita lead by example using their social media platform to inspire kiwi youth to stay fit and healthy. The Fifita brothers are known for their love of training and family.

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Arkan Taha

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

“Whats up snap chat” – Arkan Taha is a Social Media Influencer and a GAT Sports ambassador. Inspiring a growing number of New Zealanders Arkan is an extremely driven athlete with a promising career in the industry ahead of him.

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Priyaanka Khatri

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Priyaanka is one of GAT’s youngest brand ambassadors. Priyaanka is well known for taking out the Miss Shape NZ title. Just having completed her degree and competed in IFBB nationals she is definitely one to watch for the future!

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Tiare Tawera

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

A regular to the silver screen Tiare Tawera has appeared regularly on Maori TV presenting and voicing various beloved characters. His passion for health and fitness is contagious as he continues to inspire those around him. With a huge influence in the community he epitomizes what it is to be a role model.

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Kate Mickleson

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Gaspari Nutrition ambassador Kate Mickleson is a theatre nurse who has a passion for health and fitness. Inspiring thousands with her lean physique and healthy lifestyle Kate has a fun and functional approach to training.

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Hide Yamagishi

NZ Muscle | Stand D15

Hide Yamagishi known as The Dragon, Hide was the first Japanese Pro to dominate the top end of Men’s Open then moving down to Men’s 212 he became the 2016 Arnold Classic champion. Heavily featured in the recent Generation Iron 2 film Hide has had an illustrious career spanning over a decade in the sport.

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Abbey Jessop

Presenter in the Free Expert Talks Series

Abbey is a Online Social Media Personality, Model & Level 5 Personal Trainer. Last year she was the NZIFBB Junior Bikini Champion NZ 2016. She started in the fitness and bodybuilding industry at the young age of 17 dropping out of her last year of high school and literally running to the gym! Through her Social Media platforms she's promoting a healthy balanced lifestyle, optimism and positive outlooks on life along with her quirky humour, ultimately to help as many people as she can on their own journeys.

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Suzanna Petrichtcheva

Alpha State | Stand D22

Suzanna is based in Sydney and has been a dancesport competitor for over 15 years and won over 40 titles during that time. She's now adding a number of other titles to her name including 2016 INBA East Coast Classic Bikini Fitness Novice, Open & Overall Champion, 2016 INBA Novice and Open Bikini Fitness Champion, 2016 INBA, Australian Nationals Pro Card winner, 2017 IFBB Australasian Open Champion, 2017 Arnold Model Search Winner and 2017 WBFF Worlds - 3rd place and Pro Card.

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Johanna Mountfort

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

Johanna is a Bsc sponsored athlete and has a number of achievements under her belt including WFF Ms World winner, WFF Ms Universe Winner, 3x WFF Pro Figure Ms. Universe Runner up amongst others. Johanna’s performance background, along with her dedication to the craft of perfect symmetry enables Johanna to stand out on a stage of giants as Ms Perfection. She is the ultimate giant killer with an assassin’s smile.

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Courtney MacKenzie

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

Courtney is one of New Zealand’s most recognised and popular fitness competitors, with her Amazonian training intensity repping 100kg Deadlifts in the gym, being a sought after fitness model, busy working Super Mum. Court has now gone on to Top 3 in her Bikini DIVA debut at the WBFF Gold Coast this year. She's also a WBFF Bikini Diva and BSc Superstar.

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Michael Kingsnorth

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

Mike is an IFBB Pro Bodybuilder,Overall Mr NZ and Owner BSc New Zealand. He made his debut in the IFBB Professional Bodybuilding ranks in 2008 alongside Mr Olympia winners and Pro bodybuilding champions. Starting off as the typical skin and bones teenager, Mike hit the weights hard to develop one the most winning physiques in New Zealand bodybuilding, earning titles of Junior Mr Auckland, along with Wellington; Pan Pacific; Australasian; 3 x New Zealand National Championship and Overall Mr New Zealand.

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Dhiren Dunraj

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

Current GPC NZ Powerlifting under 75kg national champion for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Holder of the GPC NZ squat, benchpress, deadlift and total records in the Under 75kg class. Notable competitions include 2nd place in 2017 Tri-Nations Push Pull (NZ vs Australia vs South Africa). 6th place under 75kg Open-Men at the 2016 GPC world championships in Las Vegas. 8th place Under 80kgs at ProRaw 7 invitational in Melbourne. Current Best lifts are Squat: 230kgs, Benchpress 155kgs and deadlift 250kgs. Upcoming competitions include ProRaw X in March 2018 in Melbourne at the Arnold Sports festival.

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Irshad Ali

Payless Supplements | Stand E11

A top 5 Natural Olympia finisher, former Mr World Physique and runner up at the most recent 2017 Natural Universe. Life time Natural Athlete and the most successful PNBA (Professional Natural Bodybuilding Assoaction) Athlete representing New Zealand. With a total of 17 career competitions of which 12 first place finishers. Irshad enjoys living a healthy lifestyle with interest in sports such as soccer, cricket or anything active. He is currently in prep for his next competition in LA so come and check his gains out at the Balance Stand with Payless Supplements.

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