Top trainer award for Mr Energy

Tauranga’s Mr Energy has been named the personal trainer of the year as part of the New Zealand Fitness Awards.

Physical Impact owner Strini Naidoo was given the prestigious award at the national ceremony in the weekend.


Strini Naidoo says he is always full of beans.

Strini has trained many different types of athletes including fighters, bodybuilders, basketball players, runners, cyclists and triathletes.

As well as athletes his clients include weekend warriors, looking for workouts that stimulate and invigorate, and provide a break from the daily grind. “Using great analogies and visualisations in the live judging session, Strini’s engaging style makes you simply want to have him as your trainer! He oozes infectious enthusiasm, and as one judge put it “no question about it – Strini has the X factor”,” say the awards’ judges.

Strini says he was given the award last Saturday after a live four hour assessment.

“They really put you through the ringer.” Before the award presentation Strini says he didn’t feel nervous, he was just himself.

“I am always full of beans. Now I am just trying to settle and deal with it. It is a prestigious award to be given.”

Strini’s qualifications include:

*Qualified personal trainer.

*CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

*Level 2 kettle bell instructor.

*Experienced group fitness instructor – 20 years.

*Winner: “Group Exercise-Freestyle” 2012 Fitness Industry Awards.

*Black Belt Kickboxing and Karate instructor with 20 years experience (3rd Dan).

*Trainer of INBA Women’s Physique World Champion (Natural Olympia Nov 2012).

*Registered NZ Skills Active Workplace Assessor.

*Co-founder of NZ Shuriken Mixed Martial Arts Dojo




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