About seven years ago Hugh sold his very successful studio in Wellington so that he could support his wife in her career and moved the family to Auckland. Once the family had settled into their new home in Devonport, it came time for him to start back doing what he does best - train people.
Everything from there happened very quickly. Initially he started running five really successful boot camp training sessions per week which continue to be very popular and generally have a waiting list of people wanting to join. The sessions still run at Narrow Neck beach (or in the Vauxhall School hall when it rains).
He also started working comprehensively with tennis players - first working with the Ngataranga Tennis Academy to help develop and improve the strength and speed of their young interclub players, then with top Oceania tennis player Gilles De Gouy preparing him for the Davis Cup in Myanmar.
Hugh has since been lucky enough to train some of New Zealand's best...
NZ #1 ranked player Rubin Statham - an absolute legend of the game and the NZ Davis Cup #1
Macsen Sisam - who is currently is at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and is likely to be the next top player out of NZ.
Alex Klintcharov - an exciting player who has been training at the Taylor Dent Academy in Texas who is making his way up the world tennis rankings also a good prospect for the future.
Former NZ junior #1 Ajeet Rai who has recently turned pro and is also working to climb the world tennis rankings.
Former NZ under 18 female champion Elys Ventura a great young tennis player with a bright future ahead of her. Elys has just accepted a scholarship at Missouri University, so is now a Mizzou Tiger!
In addition to these guy he is heavily involved with developing programmes for a number of other future tennis stars around New Zealand.
Hugh also works with a number of other athletes including sailors, skiers, rugby players and an extremely talented young golfer - Logan Hooper who last year played at the World Junior Champs in the USA.
In a slightly different role Hugh is also the specialist Goalkeeper Coach for the NZ Black Stick Men's Hockey Team. This is a follow on from his former playing days as a Black Stick and his huge passion for coaching.
He is responsible for the skill and game development of our three top male keepers as they head towards the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
As you can see Hugh has a keen interest in working with athletes but alongside this loves to work with anyone trying to improve their overall fitness and strength.
To make things even better he has recently opened his second private training studio here in Devonport. 'Move Studio' is tucked away in Devon Lane where he has a fully equipped training studio. Conveniently for people working with him, this also has a small number of memberships available. The new studio complements the original which is still set up at his home where he converted the double garage in to a fully professional training space.
If you are interested in working with Hugh - would like a programme or some training advice he is easily contactable - see his details below…