MEET OUR TEAM

We are all passionate about your fitness & wellbeing

Manuela Berchtold

Owner, Director, Fitness Instructor & PT

Manuela is a 2 time Winter Olympian in the sport of Mogul Skiing. Her strength lies in her ability to relate to people and get them to feel comfortable about themselves and the fitness goals they have. She will go to great lengths to see everyone’s goals are met. Her enthusiasm and motivation will leave you wanting more! Manuela was born for this industry!

Sam Rodrigues

Fitness Instructor & PT

Sam is one of the most caring people you will ever meet, and she will go to great lengths to make you feel fantastic about who you are and what you want to achieve. She is a wonderful asset to the High Country Fitness team.

Emma Frost

Fitness Instructor & PT

Emma has an amazing, genuine love all round of health and fitness. She constantly pushes herself to new heights of physical fitness and in turn inspires others to do so.

Cherrie Power

Fitness Instructor

Cherrie brings with her to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fitness industry including owning and operating her own facility. Her love of health and fitness just continues to grow!

Liz Grochowski

Customer Service

Liz is a qualified fitness instructor and remedial massage therapist.
After many years as a massage therapist she has returned to the fitness industry.
Her main interests and specialties are in injury rehabilitation and older populations.
You will see Liz on the gym floor and at reception, aiming to give you the best
customer service experience possible.

Donna Alexander

Fitness Instructor

Donna is an enthusiastic part of our RPM teaching team.
As a High Country Fitness member for many years, enjoying our group fitness classes especially her love for Les Mills fitness classes, fuelled Donna’s fire to complete the Les Mills RPM Instructor Trainer course in 2016. Watch this space… as we are sure Donna’s teaching rap sheet will not stop at RPM!

Steven (Rompa) Romppanen

Fitness Instructor

Rompa is a qualified fitness instructor who comes to our team with a variety of skills.
He has a background in Rugby Union, where he also passes his knowledge on
through coaching the local teams. Rompa survived a very serious neck injury in August 2016 and has come out the
other side stronger, fitter, more determined and motivated.