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Our Team

At Align Functional Fitness, we've partnered with other health professionals to form a fully integrated, multidisciplinary team that surrounds our clients, giving them support all round.

We are passionate about being able to provide a high quality of personalised coaching and support services.


Our carefully designed studio provides a space for clients seeking a semi-private and quiet gym alternative.​ We pride ourselves on the methodical, scientifically-backed and functional approach we adopt when designing programs for each individual client. Laying a solid foundation to the way our clients move and helping them gain awareness and trust in their own movements before building upon balance, flexibility, strength, endurance and power. ​

If you want to experience moving better, feeling stronger and living healthier, we'd love to talk to you!

Brianna Wehner

Brianna Wehner

Founder | Exercise Oncology Instructor | Corrective Exercise Specialist | Personal Trainer | BSc - Biochemistry

Brianna is passionate about helping improve functional movements to those who may be limited by movement restrictions or feel hesitant about exercise. She has extensive experience with exercise modification and being able to adapt sessions to provide maximum benefit for clients and their unique movement profiles.
Proudly affiliated with Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, Brianna was inspired by her mum's own exercise journey through her treatment. “We are proud to be the international provider of Exercise Oncology programs here in New Zealand for Maple Tree Cancer Alliance and continue to advocate for exercise to be recognised as a standard practise of care for Cancer Patients.”

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Tom Bywater

Physiotherapist & Neurophysiotherapist

Tom is a physiotherapist with over 7 years’ experience working in both New Zealand and Australia. Tom has a passion for improving client outcomes in the community and helping improve people’s autonomy when it comes to their health and rehabilitation. Tom spent the past 4 years of his career specialising in the area of neuro-rehab where he worked in community neurological rehabilitation clinics working with clients with spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neuron Disease.

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Caitlin Milne

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Caitlin graduated from Otago University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Science, majoring in Exercise Physiology with Honours. She has extensive experience working with patients with chronic health conditions and illnesses including cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue, long covid, mental health, osteoarthritis and auto immune conditions.

Caitlin is a strong advocate of 'knowledge is power'. She goes above and beyond to empower clients and ensure they have complete understanding of the what, why and how. She also has an in depth understanding of the role an engaging and integrative health model can have on the long-term health outcomes for anyone.

Laura Phipps

Laura Phipps

Personal Trainer

Laura graduated from NMIT with a Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise, as well as from the Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. 

As a teaching assistant Laura recognised the unique challenges faced by people with disabilities and passionately joined our team at Align to work alongside clients needing specilaised adaptive training. Laura believes that physical fitness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities, and actively strives to empower her clients through personalised exercise prescriptions.

Luke Clementson Trainer Align

Luke Clementson

Exercise Based Rehabilitation Specialist | Corrective Exercise Specialist | Exercise Oncology Instructor

Luke graduated from NMIT with a Diploma in Applied Fitness and also from Auckland University of Technology with a Degree in Sport and Recreation.

He has a passion for injury and disability rehabilitation which came from his own experiences with spinal and knee injuries.  He loves to help people rebuild themselves back up to living a full physical lifestyle.

Morgan Spittal Align Holistic Health Practitioner

Morgan Spittal

Holistic Health Practitioner

Morgan has a background as a Registered Nurse, however she followed her passion for health and wellness and studied Integrative Nutrition, and currently Lifestyle Medicine. 

Morgan says "It is my purpose to motivate and guide individuals to feel their best and most healthy, by addressing not just nutrition and exercise, but incorporating a whole body approach." 


Andrea Wehner


Andrea is an integral member of our team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a creative flare to her role. 

In addition to her administrative role on Tuesday and Thursdays, Andrea is also on her own adventure to prioritise exercise and a healthy lifestyle while being able to still balance all other areas of life. As someone who has experienced the challenges of health struggles first-hand, she understand the importance of self-care and the impact it can have on overall wellbeing. 

Andrea's personable and supportive nature make her a valuable member to the team and our Align community as a whole. 


Ellie Mitchell (& Ivy)


Meet Ellie, an invaluable member of our administrative team. With her keen attention to detail and organisational prowess, Ellie ensures that our operations run smoothly day in and day out. Her friendly approach and willingness to go the extra mile helps us fulfill our commitment to providing unparalleled service and support to our valued clients.

You may see Ellie's sidekick, Ivy, around during the week, she isn't as much administrative help as Ellie but we love having her at Align!

If you're interested in being part of our multidisciplinary team - get in touch today! We'd love to hear from you!

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