Community Recreation Centre (Rotorua)

  • Save Waqairawaqa

    Save Waqairawaqa

    Manager, Toi Ohomai Community Recreation Centre, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)

    Originally from Fiji, Save has worked for Toi Ohomai for more than seven years and spent a year teaching English. His passion is centred in sport and recreation and enjoys the social aspect that comes with sport including rugby, sevens, volleyball, touch rugby and indoor netball.

    Save's coached New Zealand athletes and teams, including a New Zealand Under 23 men’s and women’s rafting team as the strength and conditioning coach.He has a strong interest in adapting to the constant evolution of different forms of training, classes and nutrition and he currently specialises in Olympic Lifting.

    The most fulfilling part of his role at the Centre is seeing his clients enjoy their training and achieving their goals.

    Specialist Areas: Olympic lifting


  • Rahera

    Rahera Rauwhero

    Administrator and Gym Instructor, Toi Ohomai Community Recreation Centre, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)

    Rahera has been a member of the Rec Centre since 2016, with a variety of responsibilities including reception, facilitating circuit classes and running sport specific training sessions for foundation classes.

    She is a keen touch player after growing up watching and then playing with her whanau. She has represented Te Arawa, Bay of Plenty and New Zealand in touch rugby, at many age-grade tournaments.

    With a focus on preserving physical and mental well-being, she enjoys seeing people working towards their goals day-in and day-out.

    Specialist Areas - Circuit training and weight training


  • Jamie Baker-Stephens

    Jamie Baker-Stephens

    Gym Instructor, Toi Ohomai Community Recreation Centre, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)

    Jamie is our resident rugby-head! Playing rugby throughout school has not only helped him better his game, but he has also represented the Bay of Plenty in the Under 18s grade.

    Jamie is also an avid martial artist with a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He says that the discipline from martial arts transfers into all aspects of his sporting and training regimes.
    With a passion for keeping physically fit and love of rugby are the reasons Jamie is so interested in knowing how the body works, and how to make the body as strong as possible. He is nothing short of an enthusiast when it comes to being as physically fit as possible to hit the field during those cold winter weekends.

    Specialist Areas: Martial arts, weight training

  • Caitlin Poolman

    Caitlin Poolman

    Gym Instructor, Toi Ohomai Community Recreation Centre, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)

    With 13 years of Hockey experience under her belt, it is nothing short of a living for Caitlin. She has played representative hockey in various age groups, starting at Under 11s, and now plays Intercity Hockey for Marist St. Michaels. She also finds time to do CrossFit – not only being a “beginner” and competing in the intermediate division, but also winning her first competition.

    She enjoys taking clients through fitness assessments to further support them towards their goals. She believes that exercise improves all aspects of Hauora. It not only changes the body but it also improves mood, increases energy levels, builds confidence.

    Specialist Areas: Crossfit, bodyweight, weightlifting and cardiovascular training, coaching and playing hockey


  • Choli Uri

    Choli Uri

    Gym Instructor, Toi Ohomai Community Recreation Centre, Rotorua (Mokoia Campus)

    Choli enjoys most sports and has played multiple at a high level, including touch rugby, cricket, bjj and netball. As an experienced fighter, he has won medals in both boxing and bjj. He has also organised and facilitated several fighting fixtures.

    A father to four, he is heavily involved in the coaching scene, both for their schools and clubs. He often spends the winter seasons coaching JAB rugby, and rugby league. During the summer you will catch him coaching and playing touch rugby. 

    Specialty Areas: Group workouts, boxing coaching and HIIT training