Positive, enthusiastic and motivating, Christie Houghton has built a reputation for supporting women to achieve their health and fitness goals by catering to their individual needs and stages through both group fitness classes and personal training.
Christie felt that there was a need for women to be better catered for in the fitness industry and set out to build a company that offered the support, education and motivation they needed to thrive. `While she successfully does this through her business Active Soul; she is on a mission to shift the way women are trained within the industry and is keen to support and inspire other fitness professionals to challenge their approach to training women of all stages also.
Specific qualifications in pregnancy and post natal exercise (Burrell Education and Jen Dugard) as well as a Female Health and Performance Course with Nardia Norman, layered on top of Dr Stacy Simms’ course #womenarenotsmallmen has enabled Christie to really delve deeper into her chosen niche in order to cater to women’s needs through all stages.
Christie has been recognised at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards, named Small Group Trainer of the year (2020 and 2019) as well as a finalist in the programme excellence category in 2020.