Hale Health Centre opened in June 2016 when Aaron and Kimberley Murphy returned to Hamilton from Australia on a mission to change lives.
Aaron and Kimberley have a passion for holistic health. Holistic health is an approach to healthcare that places emphasis on the connection of mind, body and spirit, and supports improving overall wellness and preventing illness. Rather than focusing on specific parts of the body, holistic health considers the whole person and how they interact with their environment. Aaron and Kimberley firmly believe that this approach offers the best healthcare treatment possible.
It was with this belief that Hale Health Centre was born. Hale means living a healthy lifestyle, and Aaron and Kimberley believe “Ora Mai Ora Atu” (wellness within and wellness externally) captures what their business is all about. The Hale Health logo is a koru, which represents new beginnings, growth and re-generation.
The centre is set up to help people establish and achieve their goals, and deliver the ultimate fitness and lifestyle experience to the community. At Hale Health Centre you’ll find all of the latest cardio and strength training equipment along with a dynamic group fitness timetable, that includes Functional Circuit and Boxfit classes. Most importantly, you’ll find an energetic, supportive environment full of all kinds of people who are committed to bettering their health.
As parents of three, with a love for sport and family, the couple wanted to develop a whanau-orientated facility, that makes everyone feel welcome and accepted. Aaron and Kimberley believe their gym is different because they care about individuals and how they feel (rather than what they look like), and don’t see members as numbers.
Aaron and Kimberley love helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, and will welcome you, at any stage on your health and well-being journey. No judgements, they’re here to help you succeed!
Aaron is a passionate rugby player and has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the fitness industry. Having been immersed in it for the last 14 years, he has worked as a Senior Exercise Physiologist, Strength and Conditioning/Skills Coach for Kalamunda Rugby Academy and Counties Manukau Rugby Football Union and Gym Floor Manager. His qualifications include; Diploma in Sport and Recreation (Recreation Management), Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Exercise Scientist (Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)), Accredited Exercise Physiologist (Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA)), Senior First Aid and Level 2 Rugby Coaching.
Aaron defines good health as eating well, exercising/being active, getting enough sleep, meditation, being mentally and spiritually well. His number one health tip is that exercise is medicine. Aaron believes helping people is in his DNA and wants people to feel comfortable at his facility. He eats oats and a protein shake every morning for breakfast and loves Walt Disney’s quote: “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”.
Kimberley has a passion for numbers, with 12 years’ experience in the finance industry. During this time, Kimberley has been submersed in roles such as Accounts Assistant, Finance Assistant and Management Accountant. Kimberley’s area of expertise includes cash-flow forecasting and collection, project budgets and forecasts, cost analysis, preparing and reviewing financial statements, payroll, GST returns and auditing. She is qualified with a Bachelor of Business Management, Diploma in Finance, and a Certificate in Bookkeeping and MYOB.
As a busy working mother of three, Kimberley strongly believes that exercising and eating well, hugely contributes to how she feels, and how she is able to cope with the demands of working and running a family household. She is a strong advocate for being a positive role model to our children, and to instill in them good habits. Kimberley is a lover of sport, both playing and watching, and has a particular passion for netball, basketball and tennis. She loves to meet new people, and enjoys classes for the added motivation.
Customer Care Co-ordinator
Nō Heretaunga ahau, engari nō Kirikiriroa au e noho ana
Ko Sean Berryman tāku hoa tāne
Ko Ash Berryman au
Ko Boysie rātau ko Iraira ko Dallin aku tamariki
If you’re wondering “How the heck did Ashleigh Berryman get a job at a gym?!” Yeah same bro! Never in a million years did I think this would happen. But you’re drawn where you’re meant to be and for now, I am here at Hale every Tuesday night! I have been chipping away at an end goal to be a midwife and am currently working as a Kaiāwhina teaching Māmā how to help their baby sleep, breast/bottle feed, develop and live healthy lives. On the side I am a photographer, clean homes, sell baking and now work here inviting back all of our friends who we miss dearly! OH! I’m also a Māmā myself.
I’m not a very inspirational person so I don’t have a great quote to share but I have something I say all the time so I’ll share that. I say this to my kids when they fall over, when they make a mistake, or when they need encouragement (I’m not affectionate). So, when you need some love and support, don’t come to me because all I’ll say is –
“Rub it off, you’ll be right”
Rachel grew up in a little town called Ngatea in the Hauraki Plains. Her passion for health & fitness began back in 2004 when she joined the gym for the first time. She loved the experience of feeling good and the staff were so motivating that she naturally found a new passion and become a personal trainer after spending years as a qualified graphic designer.
Rachel is bubbly, loves being around people and working alongside people who are on a journey of discovering themselves through being active. It is very rewarding watching people step outside their comfort zone, grow in confidence, make positive, healthy lifestyle changes and feel good about themselves.
Rachel juggles the busy life of a working mum with her three beautiful children. She loves pizza and her favourite form of exercise is boxing and weight training.
Her advice to anyone wanting to get fit and healthy is “a little bit of something is better than a whole lot of nothing!” and “make exercise your friend, that one friend you love seeing on a regular basis, not that friend you see once a year.”
Ryleigh hails from the mighty Bay of Plenty in a little town called Kawerau.
It’s here that she developed a passion for sports with her focus for the past few years being rugby. She currently plays for Melville and Waikato Women in the centres. It was through her sports and injuries that came with it that she decided moving into the Health and Fitness Industry would not only benefit others but also herself.
Ryleigh comes to us with an extensive background in sport and exercise, having completed her Certificate in Health and Fitness Leadership and Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science. She also has many years of work experience behind her with a focus on youth development, and strength and conditioning, and functional exercise.
When she’s not busy at the gym or training for rugby she’s out walking her best friend, Hulk, and enjoying the odd piece of fried chicken when she feels like she’s earnt it.
One of the most rewarding parts to working in the health and fitness industry is seeing the growth and confidence in clients as they progress,,whether it be mastering a squat or bend pattern, or them turning up to regular fitness sessions per week.
So whether you are 14 or 94, starting at the gym for the first time ever or an experienced athlete, then Ryleigh is the one to see to help get you moving in the right direction.
For the last 3 years, I have worked as a mobile massage therapist across the Waikato helping people recover from aches and pains or just relax and switch off.
I believe massage is important as it offers a holistic approach to health and caring for the mind and body through stress relief, improving circulation, soothing tired and sore muscles, preventing injury, along with a whole range of other benefits.
My wife and I have two children who keep us busy with the many sports and activities they get involved with all year round, I wouldn’t have it any other way I enjoy fishing with my family, bush walks, boogie boarding, or any type of competition with my kids.
I’m a give it a crack kind of guy, I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills, whether it be to upskill my massage knowledge or just install a new mixer tap in the kitchen.
I look forward to meeting you all and helping you to achieve your goals!
Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor
I love to train but only got fully into it after high school, always played basketball and also having a background of fitness which grew into a love of training came from working out with my Dad, but 3 years ago I found my passion for training and helping others to feel better about themselves.
I am currently studying for my Certificate in Personal Training and this will help me not only as a Group Instructor but a Personal Trainer, so I can get to know new people and help them train and be a part of bettering their lives.
My journey throughout fitness has been a long road but is worth my time and effort.
I enjoy attending church, eating and hanging out with family and friends.
My belief is to not compare ourselves to others and to focus on yourself as we are all on the same journey.
I have been a physio for 17 years and am passionate about helping people restore function and rehab from their injuries.
After graduating from AUT in 2003 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Physio), I worked in south Auckland in private practice and worked with various local and national sports teams including touring with the NZ Breakers, and working with the Samoan 7s team in 2005 and 2006. A highlight during this period was attending the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games with Samoa.
I moved to the UK with my wife Zoe in 2006 and ended up in Edinburgh working full time for the Scottish Rugby Union for nine years. Travelling around Europe and the world with rugby was my dream job and I loved it.
Wanting our kids to grow up around family, we moved back to NZ in 2015 and settled in Hamilton.
Starting a physio clinic was always something that I wanted to do and I am excited about working at Hale Health, with the excellent facilities and staff here.
Raised in Hamilton, I wasn’t too much of a sporty kid however from my teen years I started loving the gym and it became my escape, my time to do what I wanted without any judgements.
I became more interested in lifting weights, nutrition, doing yoga and going for those beautiful hikes around the Waikato, this is how my passion grew into my lifestyle. I’ve been studying a Bachelor of sport and exercise science at Wintec and have learnt so much over the 3 years.
Health is a journey and there’s no short fix to it, you really have to challenge yourself to get the results you want and be in it for the long run. I believe the only thing you can control is yourself, therefore the best way to live is to look after your body and mind.
I’m excited to be part of the Hale health team, I can’t wait to share my knowledge to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
“Nothing great, comes from comfort zones”