About Us

The Bay of Islands Health Club is located within the Bay of Islands Health Retreat premises where we offer health retreat packages to suit individual goals.

Philippa Cooper, Managing Director and Wellness Coach

Philippa believes a balance of healthy food, support, nature and exercise can help you to reset your mind and focus on future goals.

A former body builder and triathlete competitor, Philippa knows the importance of looking after your body and your mind. Being a mum, grandma and running her own business also means that she knows how the daily stresses of life can become overwhelming and you just forget to look after yourself.

If you want to lose weight, Philippa can offer a weight loss guarantee! Her many years in the health and fitness industry means she knows how to get results. She will arm you with knowledge, recipes, meal plans and an exercise regime so you can carry on your new routine at home. 

As a trained wellness coach, she can also support you through any emotional or physical issues which may be preventing you from achieving your goals. 

Philippa’s ultimate goal is for you to go away feeling like a better version of yourself and supported for future challenges.

Paul O'Connor, Gym Manager and Personal Trainer  

After serving four years in the British Armed Forces as a Physical Training Instructor, working alongside Physical Therapists, training new recruits and preparing infantry units for Pre-Deployment training. Paul then moved into Personal Training once he left the military, his key focusing areas are to educate people on how to adapt to a healthier relationship within fitness and nutrition.  


Paul has a wide variety of unique approaches to help others accelerate their fitness journey. Paul believes starting from a positive healthy mindset and having a solid foundation of education is key to any success in life. Adopting this method can make this new healthier lifestyle transformation more enjoyable, gain confidence and feel more empowered.  

Whether its Personal Training or Group Classes Paul's main priority is to keep it enjoyable and tailored to suit all fitness levels while delivering education on technique to help gain that extra confidence. 

Let's meet up

If you live nearby, contact either Paul or Philippa and we would be delighted to welcome you in for a coffee / tea and show you around the gym facilities.

457A Wiroa Road, 


Email: info@bayofislandshealthclub.co.nz

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