My name is Semesa Manulevu, one of the trainers at Bay Fit Training out of Titahi Bay, Porirua. We’re proud to be working alongside TOKI Services to bring ZUU to our wider community.
I haven’t always been a ‘trainer’ in the sense that you lead a class of people through a fitness session, more in the sense that I just trained myself with what gym knowledge I’d picked up over the years of training alongside my elite level sports friends.
I fell into training people by chance last September when my brother in law and very close friend invited/registered me for a 2 day course over a September weekend to do my Level 1 and 2 ZUU trainers certificates. That weekend changed my life. I learned more about myself in that 2 days then in 34 years of existence! I was taught about building resilience through ZUU and not just for fitness, I quickly realised it transferred to life too. The course pushed me past my physical and mental limits, but it taught me and gave me the confidence to lead a group of people as well as individuals. Wow wee!
“To have a room full of strangers cheering you on to push past your perceived limits is pretty special and I’d only found this kind of camaraderie in the tight knit rugby teams I’d played for over the years.” Semesa Manulevu
I’d been introduced to ZUU back in 2013 and did a bit here and there until this weekend in September 2016.
ZUU is a body weight fitness training tool created by Nathan Helberg to liberate your body’s movement. Over the years we lose our range of motion/movement to use of conventional gym equipment and sitting down at our desk jobs etc for long periods of time. What ZUU does is get your body moving through different ranges of movement and through this, you strengthen and gain back your range of movement in all your joints and as a biased person, I’d say it’s like the fountain of youth.Over that weekend where I got my certificates, I found the real beauty of ZUU.  Yes it was the hardest thing I’d ever done in my life both physically and mentally but what got me through was the #ZUUCulture. I love connecting with people and quickly found I could connect and give back to my community through ZUU.
To have a room full of strangers cheering you on to push past your perceived limits is pretty special and I’d only found this kind of camaraderie in the tight knit rugby teams I’d played for over the years. Something about ZUU and the way it connects people from all walks of life appealed to me and time and time again, I’ve seen how it brings out the best in people. Each movement in ZUU has a regression so that everyone has an entry point and can complete a session, regardless of fitness or strength. It doesn’t matter how unfit or strong you are, you all start together and finish together in a positive and safe environment where you leave your ego at the door.If you’ve never tried ZUU, look us up on Facebook and come along one of our
Bay Fit Training classes and experience the game changer for fitness and strength training but also the special environment based on old school values where you may walk in a stranger at the start of your first session, but you definitely feel like family when you leave. #GetATouch

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