Golden autumn scene in a park, with fall

Owner, Operator and Instructor, Lou loves good vibes, community, movement, hot yoga, training in a variety of styles, and is a Hot Inferno enthusiast! Her favourite style of class due to the many benefits of training in the heat. Seeing consistent results and life changing improvements of practitioners, from the practices she is grateful to offer at the studio. Appreciative as ever to share her passion to benefit others, and to create a welcoming amd unpretentious 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, bringing experience and knowledge from many reputable fitness studios around the world. Her experience in training and leadership will also assist you to get your best results. Always genuinely encouraging, motivating and a promoter of self accountability. Continuing to upskill and think outside the box to bring you the best, from the hottest studio around. Enjoy the encouragement, passion, motivation and positive environment you are given at the studio.

Lou - Owner, Operator, 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! 


Yolanda is a firey, fun, passionate instructor who brings it every class! She is also New Zealands first ever Inferno L.A.B trained Instructor, woohoo. A qualified personal trainer and fitness/health/Well Trained enthusiast, plus also a DJ... Hence why she always has epic beats alongside an epic Hot workout!  With a focus on a positive mindset, effective movements and results, you will be in good hands.

Yolanda Maletino - Inferno Instructor


Michal is a kind, experienced and friendly qualified Instructor. He is a very attentive teacher who has a smooth delivery in his narration and sticks closely to the dialogue. His teaching style helps greatly with concentration. 

Michal - Hot Bikram Yoga Instructor


And a bit about me… I’m a South Auckland-based Samoan yoga teacher who’s practiced yoga + meditation for the past 10 years. I studied yoga in Cambodia and Sri Lanka and have taught overseas and in NZ. I’m passionate about bringing equity into the wellness space, particularly by making yoga + meditation more accessible for our South Auckland communities. It’s such an amazing practice for strengthening body/mind/spirit and supporting people through their yoga journeys is a real honour for me!

Gamo - Yoga Instructor


Qualified Bikram Yoga and Hot Yoga Flow teacher. Barb teaches a beautfiul practice and has amazing energy. Let her guide you through class to better wellness!

Barbara - Yoga Instructor


Emma is a very experienced and passionate yoga instructor. She loves the different modalities on offer at Well Trained Studio and loves combining yoga with the pilates workouts in her routine! She is amazing at YIN and Restorative. Look out for her pop iup classes on the schdule.

Emma Smith - Yoga Instructor


Sophie Kaufusi gained her 200hr Integrated Yoga Certification in 2019 and Mindfulness Teacher Training in 2021. Sophie’s classes are strong, with a mix of breath, stretch and tone asanas that allow you to build strength while getting to know your body and mind better. Sophie has seen huge benefits in her mental health and physical body as a result of yoga. She is passionate about sharing those benefits with her South Auckland community to encourage healthier, happier, and more mindful lives. 

Sophie - Yoga Flow Instructor


Stan is a reputable boxing instructor, experienced in a range of MMA. From South Auckland. He will give you an amazing session on hand pads with tips and techniques, the heat will challenge your cardiovasular further... Enjoy his expert instruction, bring your own gloves and have fun!

Stan Mataroa - Hot Boxing 


Our Amazing Client Testimonials:


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 


Written review for Well Trained Studio - Thankyou x

Maneesha - Testimonial


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


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


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.

Lotti Kurusa - Testimonial