THE CREW

We believe in a diverse range of personnel to bring creative skills, thoughts, and ideas to the table.
Team

what we are about

VISION

We’ve set the bar high. We have a clear vision to help the people of the Manawatu be the healthiest and happiest in the world. Yip that’s right!

MISSION

We are on a mission to create an exceptional, welcoming and supportive space and experience for you to find your strength, physically & mentally!

APPROACH

A friendly bunch of people who walk the talk, problem-solve to break down barriers for you to reach your health goals and genuinely care.

The Crew

Studio Rubix grew from a wee brainstorm whilst co-founders Kate and Toby were living in Russia balancing babies, professional rugby and culture shock. Health & wellness is a bit like a Rubik’s Cube; a little unpredictable and a constant challenge to juggle the various elements. There’s the physical, your nutrition, mental health, social relationships, restorative health & self-identity. Many people do not have balance. That is where we come in. We help you create it.

Team
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Toby Morland

Director, Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Trainer (Reform Fitness)

Toby Morland

Director, Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Master Trainer
Prior to starting this business in 2014, I was a professional rugby player for over 10 years. When your job is to be as fit and strong as possible with weekly games to challenge your abilities there is a huge pressure to be at your physical and mental prime. This experience has shaped me as a trainer immensely. I am passionate in working with everyday people and athletes to motivate them, manage or prevent injuries, and encourage people to move and function better.
I’m also busy being the best dad ever to my 4 daughters. My daily mission is to teach them as much as I can…but not let them beat me! After rugby I found a new passion for running and love hitting the trails with my mates and Kate.
  • Mindfulness Facilitator (Ovio, 2020)
  • BNI member (2014-present)
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Kate Morland

Director, Registered Dietitian (PGDipDiet) & Nutritionist (BSc), Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Trainer (Reform Fitness)

Kate Morland

Director, Registered Dietitian (PGDipDiet) & Nutritionist (BSc), Exercise Specialist, Reformer Pilates Trainer
I wear many hats in the business but my main one is working with weight & body image concerns, eating disorder recovery, chronic dieting and digestive related health concerns.  I completely reject the diet culture out there and rather incorporate intuitive eating and non-diet approaches to create positive and fulfilling relationships with food.  I have over 10 years of experience as a Dietitian and love what I do. Let me help you or your loved ones.
I have also been busy creating a family; I’m a mum to 4 little girls and aim to keep things real and practical. I thrive off being fit and strong combining my loves of trail running and reformer pilates.
  • Member Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
  • Australian Centre For Eating Disorders (Bronze level)
  • Non-Diet Approach Dietitian (Health, Not Diets)
  • Mindfulness Facilitation (Ovio, 2020)
Sarah Mafi

Sarah Mafi

Personal Trainer, Certified Reformer Pilates Trainer

Sarah Mafi

Personal Trainer (BSpEx), Certified Reformer Pilates Trainer
I have grown up playing sport and keeping active. I believe wellness is a lifestyle and not a quick fix, as such includes moving, nutrition, wellbeing and finding balance within our busy lifestyles. Juggling a family of 4 kiddies, I understand the challenges faced daily to create good habits and routines that allow us to live our best lives whilst maintaining overall wellbeing. I look forward to working with people from all walks of life to help you achieve your balance- in whatever way that may be.
  • Ovio Mindfulness Facilitator (2020)
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Kyle Craven

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Kyle Craven

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I am Palmy born and raised where I’ve been playing hockey for 18 years and completing my studies. I have been able to train and coach from a very early age with having 3 younger brothers and it has been through that coaching where I learnt that I have a passion for fitness and helping others.
I am all about giving it a go and jumping out of the comfort zone that many of us get stuck in. My favourite quote that I live by is “Rest at the end, not in the middle” {Kobe}
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Sam Maxwell

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Sam Maxwell

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I am a country girl at heart, growing up on a dairy farm in the Manawatu meant I was lucky enough to have an active childhood helping on the farm or being involved in competitive sports, this being on water, on the field and on the court. I like to encourage a balanced lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition, mental health and a positive outlook. I am excited by the possibility of helping people achieve that balanced lifestyle.
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Jamie Todd

Jamie Todd

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I’ve been personal training for 7+ years with my most recent journey occurring in Melbourne where I ran my own PT business for 4 years. During my time in Melbourne I got to understand the importance of how the body moves compared to moving poorly which can cause injury or compensations (which leads to injury). I believe in taking a holistic approach to health as it gives the best, long lasting benefits not just physically but mentally as well. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help someone progress to pain free movement. I’ve recently got married to my wonderful wife and look forward to the future with her and setting up roots back in the Manawatu with the rest of my family.
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Poppy Cogswell

Personal Trainer (BSpEx)

Poppy Cogswell

Personal Trainer (BSpEx)
I’ve spent over the past 3 years personal training in Wellington and moving to the Manawatu to set up home is exciting. I’m a positive individual who loves to help others feel proud of their achievements and I enjoy being able to share my knowledge and encourage others to make living well a priority in their life.  I am a registered pelvic floor exercise specialist and particularly enjoy working with pregnant and postpartum women. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the outdoors and keeping fit!
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Olly Jowsey

Personal Trainer (BPhEd)

Olly Jowsey

Personal Trainer (BPhEd)
I’ve recently moved to Palmerston North from New Plymouth and before that Dunedin. My journey since completing my study has seen me working with people across the spectrum; from those wanting to lose weight or move better, to athletes wanting to gain a competitive advantage in their sport. I have a passion for improving human movement and performance and my goal is to help people first move better and then move more often. In my spare time you’ll often find me out exploring with my wife and kids or doing my own exercise!
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Laura Payling

Nutritionist (Assoc Registered)

Laura Payling

Nutritionist (BSc, Associate Registered)
I learned about the importance of food and nutrition from a young age- I grew up on a dairy farm in the UK, competed in regional level sport, and nursed many injuries! My scientific curiosity drew me to a PhD where I am looking at how food affects the health of our gut microbiome (the billions of
microbes that live in our tummies!). My passion is for taking the latest nutrition research and finding useful, practical applications for it in our everyday lives.
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Toby Morland

Director, Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Trainer (Reform Fitness)

Toby Morland

Director, Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Master Trainer
Prior to starting this business in 2014, I was a professional rugby player for over 10 years. When your job is to be as fit and strong as possible with weekly games to challenge your abilities there is a huge pressure to be at your physical and mental prime. This experience has shaped me as a trainer immensely. I am passionate in working with everyday people and athletes to motivate them, manage or prevent injuries, and encourage people to move and function better.
I’m also busy being the best dad ever to my 4 daughters. My daily mission is to teach them as much as I can…but not let them beat me! After rugby I found a new passion for running and love hitting the trails with my mates and Kate.
  • Mindfulness Facilitator (Ovio, 2020)
  • BNI member (2014-present)
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Kate Morland

Director, Registered Dietitian (PGDipDiet) & Nutritionist (BSc), Personal Trainer (BPhEd), Reformer Pilates Trainer (Reform Fitness)

Kate Morland

Director, Registered Dietitian (PGDipDiet) & Nutritionist (BSc), Exercise Specialist, Reformer Pilates Instructor
I wear many hats in the business but my main one is working with weight & body image concerns, eating disorder recovery, chronic dieting and digestive related health concerns.  I completely reject the diet culture out there and rather incorporate intuitive eating and non-diet approaches to create positive and fulfilling relationships with food.  I have over 10 years of experience as a Dietitian and love what I do. Let me help you or your loved ones.
I have also been busy creating a family; I’m a mum to 4 little girls and aim to keep things real and practical. I thrive off being fit and strong combining my loves of trail running and reformer pilates.
  • Member Australian and New Zealand Academy of Eating Disorders
  • Australian Centre For Eating Disorders (Bronze level)
  • Non-Diet Approach Dietitian (Health, Not Diets)
  • Mindfulness Facilitation (Ovio, 2020)
Sarah Mafi

Sarah Mafi

Personal Trainer, Certified Reformer Pilates Instructor

Sarah Mafi

Personal Trainer (BSpEx), Certified Reformer Pilates Trainer
I have grown up playing sport and keeping active. I believe wellness is a lifestyle and not a quick fix, as such includes moving, nutrition, wellbeing and finding balance within our busy lifestyles. Juggling a family of 4 kiddies, I understand the challenges faced daily to create good habits and routines that allow us to live our best lives whilst maintaining overall wellbeing. I look forward to working with people from all walks of life to help you achieve your balance- in whatever way that may be.
  • Ovio Mindfulness Facilitator (2020)
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Kyle Craven

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Kyle Craven

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I am Palmy born and raised where I’ve been playing hockey for 18 years and completing my studies. I have been able to train and coach from a very early age with having 3 younger brothers and it has been through that coaching where I learnt that I have a passion for fitness and helping others.
I am all about giving it a go and jumping out of the comfort zone that many of us get stuck in. My favourite quote that I live by is “Rest at the end, not in the middle” {Kobe}
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Sam Maxwell

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Sam Maxwell

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I am a country girl at heart, growing up on a dairy farm in the Manawatu meant I was lucky enough to have an active childhood helping on the farm or being involved in competitive sports, this being on water, on the field and on the court. I like to encourage a balanced lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition, mental health and a positive outlook. I am excited by the possibility of helping people achieve that balanced lifestyle.
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Poppy Cogswell

Personal Trainer (BSpEx)

Poppy Cogswell

Personal Trainer (BSpEx)
I’ve spent over the past 3 years personal training in Wellington and moving to the Manawatu to set up home is exciting. I’m a positive individual who loves to help others feel proud of their achievements and I enjoy being able to share my knowledge and encourage others to make living well a priority in their life.  I am a registered pelvic floor exercise specialist and particularly enjoy working with pregnant and postpartum women. In my spare time I enjoy exploring the outdoors and keeping fit!
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Jamie Todd

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Jamie Todd

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)
I’ve been personal training for 7+ years with my most recent journey occurring in Melbourne where I ran my own PT business for 4 years. During my time in Melbourne I got to understand the importance of how the body moves compared to moving poorly which can cause injury or compensations (which leads to injury). I believe in taking a holistic approach to health as it gives the best, long lasting benefits not just physically but mentally as well. The most rewarding part of my job is being able to help someone progress to pain free movement. I’ve recently got married to my wonderful wife and look forward to the future with her and setting up roots back in the Manawatu with the rest of my family.
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Olly Jowsey

Personal Trainer (BExSpSc)

Olly Jowsey

Personal Trainer (BPhEd)
I’ve recently moved to Palmerston North from New Plymouth and before that Dunedin. My journey since completing my study has seen me working with people across the spectrum; from those wanting to lose weight or move better, to athletes wanting to gain a competitive advantage in their sport. I have a passion for improving human movement and performance and my goal is to help people first move better and then move more often. In my spare time you’ll often find me out exploring with my wife and 3 kids or doing my own exercise!
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Laura Payling

Nutritionist (BSc)

Laura Payling

Nutritionist (BSc, Associate Registered)
I learned about the importance of food and nutrition from a young age- I grew up on a dairy farm in the UK, competed in regional level sport, and nursed many injuries! My scientific curiosity drew me to a PhD where I am looking at how food affects the health of our gut microbiome (the billions of
microbes that live in our tummies!). My passion is for taking the latest nutrition research and finding useful, practical applications for it in our everyday lives.
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