Richie Patterson

Owner and director of Functional Strength 

Head Coach FS Olympic Weightlifting, Functional Strength CrossFit Coach

3 time Olympian (Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016)

2010 Commonwealth Games Silver medallist, 2014 Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist

Combining his athletic career with a Bachelors degree in sport coaching, Richie has extensive knowledge of weightlifting techniques, theories/practices in strength & conditioning, Richie offers you the opportunity to work with one of the best in New Zealand. Having worked with international athletes from Athletics, Rugby, Weightlifting, Kayaking & CrossFit to name a few.

Richie has coached Olympic lifts at CrossFit Boxes and  Strength & Conditioning facilities throughout New Zealand.

Coaching club lifters onsite at FS Olympic – Richie also offers personal training, group sessions and weekend workshops in-house and offsite.

Get in contact with Richie  0211815315

Pip Hale

Functional Strength Gymnastics Coach
Functional Strength CrossFit Coach

Pip has always been involved in Sport and Fitness with a 10 year background in Competitive Gymnastics competing to a National Level. Currently competing in Olympic Weightlifting Nationally and Internationally, Pip holds 9 New Zealand Records across 3 weight classes.

Pip has over 5 years experience coaching Development and Competitive Club Gymnasts to National Level and is a New Zealand Qualified Senior Woman’s Artistic Gymnastics Coach and Level 1 CrossFit Certificate holder. Pip has worked with Pre School, School teams, Teens and Adults teaching the fundamental movements of Gymnastics for over 10 years and more recently High Performance and CrossFit athletes for gymnastics based conditioning and core strength to improve any sport.