Owner, Operator and Instructor, Lou loves good vibes, community, movement, Hot Yoga, and is a Hot HIIT Pilates enthusiast! Seeing consistent results, benefits and life changing improvements of practitioners from the specific training and practices which she is grateful to offer. Lou is as appreciative as ever to share her passion to benefit others and create a welcoming space. Thriving on delivering a good time and helping each individual to help themselves - with efficient fast results for the mind and body via fitness, mindset, wellness and self development. A natural and genuine motivator, Lou is understanding every one and every body is different. Experienced in a very dynamic and broad range of fitness styles, her favourite is the heated classes due to the many benefits the practice has, plus the challenge. Lou brings you experience and knowledge from many reputable studios and fitness centers around the globe. Her experience in training, leadership and coaching and various styles and experiences will also assist you to get the best results. Lou will always be genuinely encouraging, motivating and will promote accountability. Continuing to always upskill and think outside the box to bring her best to you. Also assisting with Well Trained Training Workshops with her Dad, plus community collaborations to put in the time and share the experience of exercise and movement, to better the community and outreach. Enjoy the encouragement, passion, motivation and positive environment you are given at the studio.
Lou - Owner, Operator, Instructor
Upon experiencing the transformational power of Yoga and Meditation, Yasmin knew she needed to share it with as many people as possible. She has now been teaching for over 6 years and practising for 10. Yasmin's Yoga sessions draw on a variety of ideas and techniques from ancient yogic philosophies while incorporating an understanding of physiology, anatomy and modern psychology to help guide the body and the mind to wellness.
You will love Yasmin's genuine, down to earth energy. Plus look out for her upcoming teacher trainings at Well Trained!
Yasmin - Yoga Instructor
Yolanda is a fitness enthusiast and New Zealands first Inferno L.A.B trained Instructor, stoked to have her on the Well Trained team. She loves all the studio has to offer, especially the Inferno classes for the kick ass workout. You can also find Yolanda DJ-ing, personal training, studying toward personal development plus staying fit and active. With a focus on positive mindset, effective movements and results, you will be in good hands.
Yolanda Maletino - Inferno L.A.B Instructor
A Hot Yoga enthusiast, Craig has a genuine grateful love of life, the world we live in and the yoga we practice. Yoga for Craig has become the love of life which gives a life of love.
His Bikram Yoga journey began in Brisbane 2008. He has taught worldwide and is a very experienced teacher, who will no doubt strengthen your practice and you. He looks forward to seeing you soon at the studio. Any questions you have before or after class always ask - Craig is happy to help!
Meet the awesome Beth! Qualified Hot Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa and YIN Instructor. Originally from America. She loves New Zealand and loves yoga. Win win. Her favourite quote is:
'The magic you're looking for is in the work you're avoiding'. Enjoy Beth's clear instructions and calm nature. You will be in good hands and you will be Well Trained!
Shardasia’s natural and genuine passion for holistic health, wellness and mindful living drew her to Rishikesh, India in 2019 to complete her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training. She learnt Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini Tantra Yoga techniques, Reiki and Sound Therapy.
We are so grateful to have her share her passion as part of the Well Trained team. Look out for her special Sound Bowl Healing class. She is a powerful soul and healer.
Qualified Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor. Steve is cool, calm and collected in his style of teaching. A friendly and down to earth instructor, Steve will give you an amazing, challenging workout. Funny photo - our regular Faiyaz in his own pink customized version of a Well Trained tee! So good.
Steve Hilson - Inferno Hot Pilates
Meet Celia. She is confident, knowledgeable and funny. Also an amazing Bikram Yoga Instructor! Her yoga journey began in 2009 when she was invited to a local studio. She then took a leap of faith in 2014 and quit her full-time job, to attend her first Vinyasa Yoga teacher training. Since then, Celia has attended various training programmes and her style of class is influenced by her education in Psychology, Yoga, and Massage.
She hopes to enable practitioners to feel free and safe on their mats, to practice whatever yoga may mean to them that day.
Afterall, it is not about just touching your toes; it is about what you learn and feel on the way down.
Celia - Hot Bikram Yoga
Meet Gary, head Trainer for the Well Trained Instructional Concepts Workshop, presented by Well Trained Studio. Outsourcing to businesses/companies, leaders, instructors and individuals wanting to build upon or refresh current knowledge. Trainings are also held at the studio every few months.
Gary (owner Lous Dad) is a retired Fast Jet Pilot and Instructor, bringing 25 years + instructing experience. He will share his valuable knowledge to you. Trained by the Royal Air Force in the UK, Fast Jet training school, then Instructed at Sea Harrier Training School. From there he then flew for Air NZ, then a Flight Simulator Instructor. Achieving the highest category of Instructor Qualifications from both the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, and having trained over 100 Air New Zealand intake pilots.
Well Trained owner Lou is alongside her Dad assisting with the training and will input from the perspective and experience of a studio owner, operator and instructor.
You will be in good hands and you will be Well Trained! Bookings essential, email to enquire
Instructing, Public Speaking, Confidence, Credibility of self, Psychology of the student, How to question, Gathering constructive feedback, Basic and advanced instructional techniques, Leadership, Learning styles, Culture, Professionalism and Punctuality, Analysis of student Performance.
Written review for Well Trained Studio - Thankyou x
Maneesha - Testimonial
I love going to Well Trained. Lou the owner is an awesome chick, she has an amazing aura, nothing is ever a problem, she makes you feel welcome and genuinely follows up on your progress. Customer service is everything to me. I plan to sign up as a member. The instructors deliver clear instructions and are super supportive. They don’t push you, they motivate you.
Note: do not be scared of the heat, you will get used to it. It helps you bend and stretch better. The studio is clean and smells great before and after class. Participants are of all ages, shapes and sizes with different levels of fitness, everyone is welcome. Give it ago with a friend or two. The studio offers a range of classes if you just want to Zen or need a burning workout. Try one of the trial offers first. I did.
Jasmine Samuel - Testimonial
Thank you for opening this Well Trained Studio in Manukau. It is such a warm and welcoming environment, very clean and absolutely beautiful decorations always filled with a calming aroma and freshness. I am absolutely enjoying all the variety of classes offered. It has really helped me not only physically but also mentally. Anyone practicing here will never want to go back to a Gym... Lou and her instructors are full of passionate and energy every time they teach, very positive and encouraging to help me reach my goals. Thank you Lou for looking after us.
Madhu - Google Review
Truly love well trained Manukau. The vibe and atmosphere is fantastic. Training is never boring. Always looking forward to going to this place. Friendly staff, make you feel comfortable and they all make a genuine effort to encourage you to do the best you can. Extremely neat and clean place for training. Thanks Lou and the team.
Vinita Prasad - Written Testimonial
Love the core and glute work. Epic, fun, entertaining, and powerful. Thanks I will definitely be back again soon!
Cynthia Boisvert - Testimonial
Awesome Vinyasa class, great workout!
Lina - Testimonial
I haven't done any form of exercises nearing two years. I was feeling unfit and nervous to attend the pilates class. I talked myself out of it a few times prior to my first class. But I am so glad I built the courage and showed up on the mat. Now 3 weeks on I am loving it and I look forward to each of my class. I have done similar style pilates before but I used to dread going to those classes. There is a sense of calm in the way Lou runs the class. Lou is the anchor to my busy chaotic days ☺
Dimple G - Testimonial
Kind, patient and knowledgable yoga teacher. I enjoyed the class!
Ahmed - Testimonial
You are so passionate and energetic everytime you teach and I love it! Thanks Lou.