Peter works full time as a physiotherapist for Willis Street Physio and splits his time between our Willis Street and HealthFit Collective for Wellington Sports Medicine. Peter grew up in Invercargill but was born in Tauranga. He is the eldest of three children – but as a twin, only by 11 minutes. He is a bit of a perfectionist (in the best sense of the word) has an addictive personality and a contagious laugh which we all love here at Willis Street Physio.
From a young age Peter was heavily involved in team sport playing football, rugby, touch and netball. As he got older he turned to individual sport and developed a passion for gymnastics. He trained and competed for 10 years at National and International level and specialized in power tumbling. He won several national, oceanic and international titles and still holds national records. He was lucky to travel all over the world to compete through Europe, America, Canada, Australia and Asia. He was also a capable academic and enjoyed school (despite being absent a lot of the time on the other side of the world). Eventually this became his focus and he retired from competitive sport at 21 to study but he has maintained similar training habits throughout life.
More recently Peter has become involved in team training and group fitness and instructs classes for Les Mills Extreme in Wellington. Peter finds this a great adjunct to his physiotherapy. He is able to combine sports and biomechanical physiotherapy and rehabilitative exercise prescription (cornerstones of his treatment and management style) to his teaching at Les Mills. He teaches three programmes: a functional core strength programme, an aerobic programme and a high intensity strength programme. Underlying both professions is a true passion for helping people to achieve personal health and fitness goals and in injury prevention.
Outside of work and fitness Peter enjoys socializing with friends. He likes to wind down watching a good film (classic, documentary or modern), reading a good book (Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Phillip Roth) or listening to good music (Chvrches, London Grammar, The xx, James Blake). He is a keen snowboarder and tramper and spends all summer at the beach, in the sun.