Get to know me
Since leaving high school in 2007 I studied to become a personal trainer (PT) while competing in boxing.
After graduating with an exercise science degree in 2011 I freelanced and contracted to a commercial gym. I started in the community and quickly moved onto training Auckland City CBD professionals – in the weights room as well as teaching corporate boxers.
Entering 2019 I saw an opportunity to add a massage service to grow my skills and supplement my income. Thanks to the high pay and flexible work hours massage has allowed me to work less and instead focus my time on furthering my education, training and self development.
2009 to 2010
2011 to 2012
Completed a Diploma in Fitness Training and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation from Auckland University of Technology.
I spent 400 hours with a CrossFit gym as part of a work experience placement for my degree.
I was working on my personal training business this year and learning more about weightlifting.
2014 to 2015
I was very focused on personal training. Snap shots below are from YouTube tutorial videos I produced for clients.
I also competed in kick boxing.
2016 to 2017
I studied Web Development and Graphic Design so that I can build myself websites whenever I want. Today I have several websites, this massage one being one of them 🙂
Outside of study I trained to fight.
I created and ran a corporate boxing program where I trained two teams to fight each other… Red Team vs Blue Team.
I started offering a massage service the first week into the year and quickly found myself in high demand. So I built this website in February and began studying massage the same month.
By December I completed a Diploma in Relaxation Massage, a 36 week full-time course of study.
I do enjoy giving massages and am always looking to learn more about the human body in the health and fitness area.
Due to study I was not competing in boxing or kick boxing but did start learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instead, completing over 100 classes and competed at white belt in the nationals (won 2 rolls, lost 1).
Graduated with a Massage diploma in December, 2019.
I spent 6 weeks in Sydney and almost 3 weeks in Melbourne to start 2020.
I returned home to Auckland a week before Covid-19 lock down. I had huge success in Australia and will no doubt be back!!
Meanwhile… in New Zealand I purchased a brand new 2020 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van to be used for massage.
Family is assisting with renovations of the vehicle to turn it in to an undercover mobile massage van.
Visit Instagram.com/DanoDuo for updated pictures and videos on all of my activities.