John Taurua – Head Coach


John is the Head Coach and Owner of CrossFit Hibiscus Coast. John is ex military, having served 16 years in the Royal New Zealand Navy. He has always had a passion for all areas of sports and fitness. John started CrossFitting in 2011 in Afghanistan with a bunch of Americans and has never looked back. John has competed at the highest level of CrossFit in New Zealand and has a true passion for this style of training. If you are willing to work hard, then John is willing to help you. John holds his Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Consultancy, CrossFit Level 2 Certificate, CrossFit Level One Certificate, CrossFit Gymnastics Certificate, CrossFit Football Certificate, CrossFit Strongman Certificate, CrossFit Scaling Certificate, Certificate in Therapeutic and Sports massage.


Ange Theron – Fulltime Coach

Ange is a Supermum and Trainer at CrossFit Hibiscus Coast. Ange has been a member of CrossFit Hibiscus Coast for 4 years and is a truly passionate and bubbly athlete, person and trainer. Ange is passionate about CrossFit and is always willing to learn. Ange has recently taken over the Role of Head Coach for our Little Ninjas Kids program and she continues to coach approximately 8 – 10 classes per week. Her experience, personality and drive in assisting people is outstanding. Ange holds her CrossFit Level One Certificate, CrossFit Scaling Certificate and her Level 3 certificate in Fitness Consultancy


Harley Fowler – Fulltime Coach

Harley has been a avid CrossFitter for over 5 years and has a wealth of experience in Strength and Conditioning and the CrossFit industry. Harley has been a member of a number of CrossFit gyms around New Zealand and has competed at the highest level of competition in New Zealand. He is a well rounded athlete who boasts a wealth of knowledge and is always willing to help all individuals at CrossFit Hibiscus Coast. Harley holds his Level Once Certificate in CrossFit and is currently undertaking his Level 3 and Level 4 certificate in Personal Training.





Quanita Taurua – Part Time Coach

Quanita is a part time trainer at CrossFit Hibiscus Coast. Quanita has been a CrossFitter for over 5 years and has competed at a high level as well as socially within the sport. Quanita is a school teacher at Orewa College and our very experienced Kids CrossFit Coach. Quanita is always looking to grow as a coach, athlete and Kids coach. Quanita holds her Level One Certificate in CrossFit and her CrossFit Kids Trainer Certificate.


Shane Ata – Intern Coach

Shane has been a part of CrossFit Hibiscus Coast for approximately 3 years and is born and bred on the Hibiscus Coast. Shane is a hardworking self employed concrete layer who uses CrossFit as a get away from his busy schedule. Shane has always been a active person having played Rugby League locally and then finding his way in to CrossFit. He has competed at many national competitions in the Masters grade and definitely holds his own. Shane is currently part of our Intern Program as he works his way towards becoming one of our valued coaches.