We never said it would be easy.
We said it would be worth it!





We are passionate about living a healthy balanced life. We know time is hard to find to work out, so we pride ourselves on finding ways to help you make time.
Kate Rushworth



From the U.K, Kate moved to NZ 16 years ago. Coming over to NZ to work with racehorses and after having a family took up the lifelong ambition to be a Personal Trainer. Kate met Cherie at a former workplace and they formed a formidable partnership! Seeing a need for early morning classes for the busy people of the area to get their exercise in before work. 5AM was born. The rest is history!

Cherie Garland



When a friend needed support on an 8 week Bootcamp Cherie  joined in without realising she would develop a love of being active and in the process lose over 25kg. This led to a complete career change and one she hasn't looked back on. Cherie loves to encourage, support and celebrate people’s achievements and help them reach their goals and feel comfortable in their own skin.

Lisa Kendall



Lisa is a farmer and rural contractor, who got hooked on the fitness industry last year while training for a charity boxing match. She is a fully qualified REPs registered Personal Trainer. "Fun facts about me: I am extremely competitive and have competed in many farming events, I am currently converting my small block into a sheep dairy farm, and I am making soap out of sheep milk!"

Hira McClutchie



Hira has a 10 year background in muay thai and boxing. With a couple of fights under his name he is now working towards a qualification in fitness and has been running kickboxing and boxing for fitness classes to pass on his knowledge. "I love to do what I have a passion for and to get the best results out of it every time whether it be me training or training others."

Karen Banfield


Health and fitness is a very big part of Karen's life and she feels passionate about helping others to reach their health and fitness goals. In her role as a qualified Personal Trainer she motivates others to lead a happier and healthier lifestyle. “I'm enthusiastic, have an outgoing personality and listen to understand client’s needs and goals. I believe in taking a holistic approach to health and fitness and believe healthy eating is also an important part of the journey.”


Small group training in a friendly atmosphere. Get toned, fit and feel supported within our fitness family.


If you are looking for 1 on 1 training, look no further. Personal workouts designed by one of our qualified trainers will help you reach any goal.


Food is a big part of our lives. A great food plan goes hand in hand with working out. After all, Ab's are made in the kitchen, not the gym! We can help you keep on track.




I'm now in the best shape I've ever been and lighter than I was before I had my two children and just ran my first half marathon! None of it would have happened without the amazing support and encouragement from Kate & Cherie. They are no longer just my trainers but they're also my good friends.


I don't do exercise and I'm not coordinated. Joined Bodyblast on a whim and have never looked back. Cherie and Kate make your workouts tough but achievable and challenge you daily to better yourself. The team we work out with are awesome and welcome you with open arms. Very motivating and I love it!


These ladies are fantastic role models for a healthy lifestyle and most importantly are super supportive. I have improved my life by being part of their amazing team and have made great friends along the way.



Our Address:

The Fitness Box

1 Paerata Road, Pukekohe 2120

No onsite parking, roadside only.


Kate: 021 775 691

Cherie: 027 222 0222


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