Our Trainers

Carol Taite (Director) – Lvl 1 & Lvl 2 CrossFit Trainer – CrossFit Football – CrossFit Gymnastics – CrossFit Kids/Teens – NZQA Olympic Lifting Certified – Sports Performance Nutrition – Group Fitness & Les Mills Certified.


Born and bred in Rotorua and of Ngati Pikiao/Ngati Whakaue descent.

I have always had a passion for fitness, nutrition and being active and healthy. I have been involved with Group Fitness for over 11 years & a Les Mills instructor for 9 years.

I enjoy running, cycling & group fitness . Since finding CrossFit I haven’t wanted to do anything else, and it quickly became a passion. I love CrossFit & everything about it. Come and train here & we can show you why. 🙂

Xavier Martel, CrossFit Lvl 1 Trainer, CrossFit Kids/Teens. 

I started CrossFit in a garage in Samoa with my family, at first I used CrossFit to supplement my rugby training to gain the edge I needed on field.

My passion is Training kids, teens & adults by sharing my knowledge & passion for CrossFit methodology, to make people healthier and all around greater human beings.

We have relocated to Rotorua from Samoa to give our beautiful children opportunity, we love the friendly supportive family environment at CrossFit Te Arawa, come in and join me 😁.

Willy Taite – (Managing Director), CrossFit Lvl 1 Trainer, NZQA Olympic Lifting Certified – Lifeguard & Cert Swim Coach – Cert in Business – Diploma in Travel.


I am proudly of Ngati Tuwharetoa, Maniapoto, Tuhourangi & Ngati Pikiao descent.

I try not to take myself to seriously, as I believe in a good sense of humor, but my philosophy is that nothing in life comes for free, good things come to those that work their ass off. My training philosophy emulates this. 🙂

I grew up in Taumarunui & bring a strong background in Business Management, for over a decade I have managed two major courier companies locally for Rotorua & two Retail Stores & Carving Workshop for Mountain Jade Rotorua.



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