Lynne O'Malley

Lynne O'Malley

Principal Academic Staff Member

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What do you love about your job?

I love that we can change lives for the better – create a ripple effect to make the world a better place by empowering and inspiring our students.

Why did I choose to become a lecturer?

Even though I have had years of experience in the health and fitness industry eg personal training, running gyms, aerobics, elite athlete S&C, corporate health and wellbeing – all these involved teaching to an extent. I am a teacher! My teaching approach is interactive, personable, adaptive, and real-world, and the best part is working with the students.

What is your experience in the industry?

I have worked in many positions relating to sport science and human performance. I have been an elite strength and conditioning trainer, a personal trainer, a business owner, worked in corporate health, a gym manager, an aqua aerobics instructor, and an exercise to music instructor. 

  • Worked with more than 50 international athletes over the last 20 years
  • Netball, Basketball, Touch, Hockey, Cricket
  • Assessor Fitness NZ Personal Trainer of the year
  • Lynne O’Malley & Associates, Redicare and Anglesea Clinic 1990-2000, Sports/Executive Fitness Specialists
  • Manager Women's Health Centre for 3 years
  • Fitness Trainer Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic 2003-2013 
    • Winners ANZ Championship 2012 Top NZ Team 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
    • ANZ Championships finalists: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
    • Winners National Bank Cup:2005,2006
  • Waikato NPC Netball – Fitness Trainer 2003-2006
    • National Provincial Champions 2003, 2004, 2006
    • Runners up 2005

What are your industry affiliations?

  • REPS, NSCA, ASCA, ESSA

What are your qualifications and educational background?

  • Masters in Sports and Exercise Science (Distinction)

What are your areas of expertise/research?

Exercise and wellness - especially interested in women’s health and wellbeing.

What is your greatest achievement?

My family.

What are some of your hobbies and interests?

Music, dance, and fine wine!

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