How famous Kiwis keep fit

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Publish Date
Thursday, 30 March 2017, 7:01AM
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Whether it’s for their job, for their personal brand or simply because they’re that rare breed of human who enjoys going for a run, many of New Zealand’s famous faces feel the burn on a regular basis in their quest to keep in shape.

And they’re not just hitting the exercycle or rowing machine at the gym either (because that is so not Instagram-worthy). Our local stars like to keep things interesting when it comes to their workout.

So, while you unwrap yet another Creme Egg in the lead-up to Easter (hey, it's good enough for Lorde), allow us to enlighten you as to how to work that chocolate off just like the stars do.

Brodie Kane

As the sports presenter for TVNZ’s Breakfast, Brodie Kane is often hanging out in the field with New Zealand’s best athletes. And now that she’s "shredding for RnV", Kane is training hard herself.

While she’s usually found at Auckland’s Les Mills gym, working out with her personal trainer (of course), Kane showed this week she isn't averse to some more unconventional weights training.


Do you even lift bro? 😂 #themgains #datsquattho #ifthatsnotyourfitspofortodayidontknowwhatwillbe

A post shared by Brodie Kane (@brodiejeankane) on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:01pm PDT


Zac Franich and his Bachelorettes

It’s just not The Bachelor without the star of the show seen exercising (often shirtless) at some point in each episode.

But it’s not just surf life saver Zac Franich who’s been keeping fit while filming the latest season of the show – his bachelorettes have also been put through their athletic paces in a series of bizarre “dates”.

Four of the bachelorettes – Ally, Molly, Mariana and Steph – participated in some surf life saving challenges in order to win some alone time with Franich, while others were split into two teams (Team Ballsy and the Rough Roses) and made to play rugby against each other at Eden Park.

It may not be romantic, but at least they're still getting their heart rates up in a different way.


Rough Roses vs Ballsy #TheBachelorNZ

A post shared by The Bachelor NZ (@thebachelornz) on Mar 27, 2017 at 3:08pm PDT


Pua Magasiva

Sun’s out, guns out!

Shortland Street actor and Flava radio star Pua Magasiva says "outdoor training is my jam".

Whether it’s hiking up Rangitoto with his partner, doing press-ups on a giant tyre while his daughter cheers him on or taking on some sprint training on the track, Magasiva is not one to be confined to the treadmill.


A post shared by pua_magasiva (@pua_magasiva) on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48am PST


Mel Homer

Between her Mix radio show, co-hosting The Cafe over on Three and being mum to three boys, we don’t know where Mel Homer even finds the time to exercise. But she does.

And we have to give her extra kudos for sharing an Instagram photo looking exactly like the rest of us would after a gruelling Box & Ride class.



Dani Robinson

This former Bachelorette is a social butterfly, yet she balances out the cocktails at swanky soirees with a whole lot of exercise.

This keen gym-goer likes to mix things up with a bit of boxing and is using 2017 to incorporate more plyometrics (or jumping on a big box) into her workouts.

Robinson was also invited to train alongside supermodel Karlie Kloss for a promotional event earlier this year – talk about workout goals!


A post shared by Dani Robinson (@therealdanigram) on Jan 22, 2017 at 10:25pm PST


Pete Evans

Okay, celebrity chef Pete Evans may not actually be a Kiwi, but his wife is, and he’s in the country a bit at the moment with filming for My Kitchen Rules NZ, so that’s good enough for us.

'Paleo Pete' is a keen surfer, often hitting the waves with his wife, Nicola Robinson, and his two young daughters, Indii and Chilli, but it's not the only way he likes to keep fit.

Chasing the family’s two fur babies, a dog by the name of Shikoba and a cat called Anais, is also apparently a popular pastime for getting some steps in.


We love to #play 🐶🐱👨🏽🍳

A post shared by Nicola Robinson Evans 🌙 (@nutritionmermaid) on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:04pm PDT


So, there you have it. A little bit of insight into what our stars are squeezing into their exercise regime, in case you're in need of some inspiration.

Just remember: If you don't post a photo of your workout to social media, then it didn't happen.