The Team at 101 Fitness
Melissa-Anne Smit – Director: * 101 Fitness’s best testimonial is owner Melissa-Anne Smit herself. It’s difficult to imagine that Melissa was involved in two, near-death car accidents that severely damaged her lower vertebrae in her lower back. Tired of living with excruciating pain, the live wire who is a qualified architect had almost given up hope till she was introduced to this in Abu Dhabi where she lived with her kiwi husband. Thrilled with her miraculous recovery, she decided to bring the revolutionary concept that is the combination of 25 years of scientific research to New Zealand. A fitting beginning to a fitness regime that is now going strong! Melissa is the living proof that this fitness regime works. Melissa is also qualified in Exercise, Nutrition and Fitness.
Beatrix Setiawan: Beatrix was only 9 years old, when she was diagnosed with Scoliosis (curvature of the spine). One of the things that gave her relief was the MedX back machine as it was design to strengthen the back muscles to support the spine. Now, she has 2 metal rods and 12 screws holding her spine straight and she is still finding the MedX machines helpful as they are gentle and has little to no impact on the joints. Which means that she can work out safely even after her back surgery in 2012. Beatrix has worked with 101 Fitness since 2013 as a part time trainer and now she is here full time as the manager and senior trainer. Beatrix also has a diploma in nutrition from NCFE.
“Staying healthy is important to me and I believe that the medX machine can help you be healthier and stronger.” *
Leandrie Young: Leandrie is a third year medical student at the University of Auckland originally from the Waikato. Previously she has worked as a dance teacher, and has also competed for several years in Ballet, Jazz, Ballroom and Latin. Over the last 3 years she has won 5 national titles, including being named the 2016 NZ Classical Sequence National Champions. Leandrie has a passion for health and fitness and helping others achieve their goals.
Kaela Hunt: Kaela is a third year Optometry student studying at the University of Auckland after completing her Biomedical Science degree at Victoria University of Wellington specializing in Molecular pathology. She has always had a strong interest in health, well-being of people and fitness overall. With a family that is very sports-oriented, Kaela has years of experience in numerous sports, particularly netball (both coaching and playing), rugby and swimming. She emphasizes the importance of a balanced lifestyle and aspires to continue to help others.
Sasha Zhong: Sasha is a full time student at the NZ College of Chiropractic, she is also a chiropractic intern at the Chiropractic Centre. As a health professional student, she loves working at 101 Fitness because 101 Fitness’ focus is health, fitness, wellbeing and helping people to reach their goal with encouragement. Which aligns with her own focus and reason for getting into the health profession. 101 Fitness has become a big part of her, as it gives her the ability to influence people to be more aware of their own health and fitness.
*Individual results may vary from person to person