LIONESS - The Gym for Women is
New Zealand's Women's Gym Leader for
Group Fitness Classes and Services and
Number 1 Women's Gym Business
in North Island for 2021
Felicia, You have made the gym a family atmosphere. And very welcoming. It is lovely to belong. It is so good to be almost be back as even though I have exercised there has also been a lot of sitting on my bum. Looking forward to seeing you & all the ladies. Love
Thank you so much for your recent donation of $1,656.82 to Youthline.
Your support means that you share the same passion and commitment to young people and their families that we do, and this means so much to the young people that we work with. Community support is essential to helping young people and your donation is an investment in their future.
Thank you again for your support - it does make a difference.
I have always wanted to do sessions with a personal trainer however life always seemed to get in the way and with a busy work schedule along with studying and the ons and outs of family life I never seemed to find (or make) the time...I met Felicia in 2019 at our son's school and in December she managed to get me to the gym for personal training sessions...I diarised our sessions and that way there was no way of getting out of it or finding a reason why I couldn't fit it in..it was on the to do list and it had to be done...I hadn't set foot in a gym in around 4 years and my only activity was going for a few jogging sessions a week and keeping up with my 6 year old...the first few sessions were pretty tough and made me realize how unfit I actually was.I persevered and with Felicia's help I made it through all our sessions and felt better.Felicia has equipped me with the ideal exercises to perform and the correct techniques in order to achieve the results I am after. We have just done a fitness test and weigh and measure and the results after only 4 weeks are amazing! I feel ready to continue with gym visits now on my own and to continue on with what I have learnt from Felicia and now look forward to exercising as I do feel so much better after (both mentally and physically).Seeing and feeling the results has also been a great motivator!" - Kelli K.
Thank you Felicia. I have returned after a long time and the vibe and people and you feel like a family. God Bless You for doing a great job and making a difference - Vish
I joined the gym back in 2014. Having had an operation on my neck I was wanting to increase my strength, coming to the gym on a regular basis has done this for me.
I find the morning classes very good for my wellbeing. The other ladies at the classes are very encouraging and we all have a lot of fun. Felicia is a terrific instructor and goes the extra mile for all of us.
At beginning of November 2019 Felicia challenged me to planking. At that stage I managed 2 minutes comfortably. Mid November my challenge record got to 5 minutes and 20 seconds and getting harder. However, by perseverance, determination and encouragement from Felicia I reached my maximum time of 10 minutes at end of November.
I am very happy with my achievement and thank Felicia for all the motivation and effort she has put into making me stronger and healthier 73 years old woman.
Keep up the good work girls. It certainly pays off - Your friend of the Lioness Gym, Pam Chapman
Thank you Felicia. Love the music & the gym. Thanks Tai & Mafi xo
Very good gym and I enjoy the environment and the people. Felicia is one of the best personal trainers and has a lot of experience. I recommend Lioness Gym - Fatima H
I just want to thanks an amazing owner instructor Felicia Alkin at Lioness Gym.
I joined Lioness gym around late 2017 for a four week trial period. My fitness level was really poor. At that time I could only do a 10 minute walk on the tread mill at a very low speed. I used to get shortness of breath and often I had to use inhaler during exercise.
I shared my concern with Felicia. She offered me personal training sessions and helped me to work on my breathing plus physical exercise. I used to get really tired but because her support a stage came where I noticed that my body was getting stronger and energetic.
Now I hardly had to use inhalers. I can do my exercise with no concerns. My family and friends have noticed improvements in my physical health since I have joined the gym.
I am a regular gym member and I highly recommend Lioness gym to others. I am very grateful to Felicia. I would not have achieved my fitness level without her support and efforts. She is an enthusiastic and passionate instructor who loves to help people like me - Sarah A.
I am so glad I have signed up with Felicia and the Lioness Gym team. There are a lot of classes to choose from and Felicia is very inspirational and motivating trainer. Personal training sessions and classes are well organised and I love ever minute of it. Wendy F
It is a homey, cozy and mother-friendly environment. I enjoy doing exercises with other mothers as well as my kid. The group classes are awesome and the trainer is the best. I've lost 11 kg since I joined the gym in June last year. I love this place and I strongly recommend every woman to join - Meiling Chen
Realizing just joining the gym and trying to do some routine exercises fitness wise hadn’t worked, I signed up for PT sessions with Felicia. She always helped me to challenge my limits whilst advocating correct posture and techniques, constantly encourages me to get through various exercises most of them are very hard but very effective. Her professional skills together with the knowledge on human muscular system allow her to quickly identify the week points and design personalized workouts. I would never have seen improvement in my fitness at my age, if not for the personal attention and the motivation given during my training sessions - Stella V
I have known Felicia for about 3 years and I love her as a person and as a coach. She is highly professional and very dedicated and passionate to what she does. Her classes lift my spirits and I call them my dose of happiness.She is an honest person and working really hard and committed about her business juggling work and also family with two young children. She has amazing energy, ideas and likes to keep us healthy, gives us advice, pushes us to the limits, makes us laugh and have fun. I hope her business does well in the future as she deserves the best. I know all the ladies love her. You rock Felicia, we all love you, you have been doing so much for us and the community. I know that you have been doing charity work with children with additional needs. You have a big heart, thank you for everything you have done for us ladies.
Very friendly staff. The manager is very nice and very helpful. Lots of different classes to choose from - Elaine
I am Sylvia Tian. I was diagnosed and suffered with frozen shoulder for a more than half year. My left arm only had very limited movement range. My shoulder, neck and back area were very sore. I could not raise my arm, could not comb my hair, could not wear bra, and even could not reach the dishes when I have my meals. Felicia suggested taking some actions to fix this. So I purchased personal training and massage package. After nearly 13 weeks, my arm obtained extended movement range in all directions. It is no longer sore. I am so happy about the result.
Felicia is very knowledgeable and skillful trainer and masseuse. She would not waste one single minute. Personal training session is much more efficient than the group classes or work out by myself. Felicia designed the program tailored to my condition and my personal needs. They are well planned sessions – there is no session are the same and you do not have excuse to not do it, every minute is used for your needs. I feel the massage is really a treat for me - after working more than 8 hours in the front of computer every day, a once a week massage is really a relief. Sometimes, we do need treat ourselves well.
I recommend Felicia's services to you all when needed.
I belong to the Lioness Gym. Great experience and great people. I now temp as receptionist and thoroughly enjoy it. The owner covers almost everything a person is looking for. Felicia (the owner and instructor) is a multi talented person and is extremely passionate about her gym. This gym helps one to feel at ease whilst doing your workout. They even have kids classes and offer ballet classes and multicultural dance. Really wide scope of activities at an affordable price. - Patricia
Felicia is a very encouraging, skilled and supportive trainer. Her classes are fun, energetic and you always feel like you belong there. - Yvette
I have lost almost 10 kg within half a year at the gym, feel so amazing that I can fit my beautiful clothes again. Thanks to Felicia, I will keep coming to the classes. Next goal is another 5kgs! Fighting - Cecilia
I have been a member for 4 years...Felicia and her girls are very dedicated to helping women feel and look good about themselves. I have benefited so much from coming regularly and everyday I look forward to planning what classes I will be attending on the day...Also I have met a lot of super Ladies and there is so much enthusiasm when we are working out together...This is mostly because of our Trainers...Thank you Felicia I intend to keep coming as long as I am able...I was 67 when I joined and am no 71 and never felt better thanks to the help of the Girls at Lioness!! - Pam
I am so glad that I signed up for this in October and now I am into my second 6-weeks Transformation Challenge!! Felicia is really good at making you work hard to achieve the result you want. With the nutrition advice I am more conscious of what I am putting into my body. With her personalized training session and nutrition advice, I believe I can see even more drastic change in my body after this second challenge! - Lin
Big YaY for the Transformation Challenge.....someone like me who is lazy and not diligent enough when it comes to workout this TC is definitely for us....Felicia made us to do this intense PT sessions & she kept pushing us all the time which was indeed needed...For sure worth every penny when you see the kilos you have shed after each week....To add on , the Nutrition Advice helped me to cut down all those unwanted calories i was consuming....My core strength is much better after these sessions & gone some sizes down...So its totally worth it....go for it ladies !!! TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE - Vidhya
YOU LADIES ARE AMAZING!! :-) - The D lady
Thanks Felicia for pushing us to our limits. I wouldn't have done this without your motivation and our team's perseverance. It was hard, in fact, very hard at first but once you see the inches go off, you become more motivated. There are times that you think you don't see results but for me the biggest achievement is the fact that you get to listen more to what your body really needs- which is health and fitness. XxX - TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE - Anne
Ya ladies are awesome! Thank you for making me feel welcomed :-) It has been a while since I stepped into the gym - so thank you to everyone for helping me in this journey. Awesome trainers that motivate. God bless xx - lol from the big black Fijian girl lol
Honestly, you ladies are amazing. I've never felt so welcome before, your lovely attitudes rid me of any insecurity I had about my body and working out. Love your classes too - they kick my butt, but the soreness is worth the way the classes make me look and feel. Thank you once again so much! - from: A girl has addicted to working out lol!! xoxo
Great to have Felicia back in the Gym. We love the energy and the happiness that she exudes and to us.
I've been wanting my kids to play along the side while I workout! After knowing there's a creche. OMG Totally LOVE IT! Thanks for making it easier for me <3 x
Love the Tabata class :-)
Loving the classes at lunch time. Thanks for variety
Really lovely helpful staff :-) Nice smell in the change room
Doing a fantastic job. Keep it up! :-)
Haven't been coming in over a year - love the changes in the place! :-)
This is a friendly but get results driven gym and I love it. Thank you to all staff <3
Love the Yoga on Sundays!
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