Meet the team

Steph Verbokkem

I have recently moved to the Wairarapa and I’m 24 years old.

I’m passionate about health & fitness and the outdoors and I’m also a big believer in living life to our fullest potential.

I love working alongside people to help them achieve their goals and seeing the joy it brings.

Everyone has different motivations and goals and getting to know what they are  is all part of the fun.

On a day off you’ll find me at the gym, at the beach or up a mountain enjoying this awesome earth we’ve been given to explore.

Sandy Biel

I have been part of Crossfit Manaia since 2015 and remember how challenging it was to take that first step in my Crossfit journey. I understand how small improvements can turn into awesome results.

By surrounding yourself with people who push you to do and be better you can achieve awesome results which brings out the best in each other.

I really enjoy seeing how people can accomplish what they thought was out of reach, and help them
realise their potential.


Crossfit Manaia Intern
Olympic Lifting Technique Level 1
Crossfit Judging Certificate