About Us

The Wellness Works team is made up of handpicked Wellness Practitioners, from nutritionists to health coaches, from massage therapists to personal development specialists. We are all passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of the people in our community. Our sessions are always fun and engaging, we will get your people laughing, energised, and feeling good about themselves.

Wellness Works is a division of Harbour Sport, an organisation that for the past 20 years has been supporting the local communities love of health, sport, and fitness.

Wellness Works is a not for profit organisation, we believe that wellbeing should be accessible to all. By partnering with us you are helping your people, your community and your business succeed.

Why Us?

WellnessWorks was created to help businesses and organisation better support their people. We believe that businesses have the unique opportunity to help their workforce improve their health and wellbeing.

We aim to support the people in your organisation who may be feeling lost or trapped in their thoughts and bodies.  We can help create clarity in the overwhelm of information that staff must deal with daily.

Wellness Works wants to promote a sense of freedom and happiness, that allows your employees to be themselves and live the lives they want to live, whilst thriving at work and home.



For each business we partner with, a specific plan will be tailor-made to best balance your people and business. Think of us as a large-scale personal trainer.

We will do everything possible to help your employees thrive and future proof your workplace.


We strive to reach every employee at every level, encouraging them to create positive healthy sustainable lifestyle changes.

By partnering with us, your workplace can create the ripple effect to better you, your employees, their families and ultimately our community’s wellbeing.

Not for Profit

Harbour Sport appreciate that physical activity, health and wellness are interlinked and support Wellness Works to positively affect as many businesses as possible.

Our belief is that wellbeing should be accessible and financially so. We want to do our bit to give back by partnering with you, helping your people and business succeed.


Our team

We are authentic with our interaction, dynamic with our direction and exude passion enabling your people to thrive.

Our people bring out the best in your people.


Wellness Works programmes will motivate and inspire your team. Our clients tell us that after working with Wellness Works they saw a decline in staff turnover, suffered fewer absentees and reduced workplace conflict. Employees reported feeling healthier as well as valued and cared for resulting in more productivity, more creativity, more innovation, and happy people working in a happy environment.

Read more about what others have to say about working with Wellness Works

Laurinda inspires. She holds the room, knows her stuff, and packs a punch from the head and the heart…A great sense of humour, bubbly personality and a genuine desire to help others be their best is where she is at -110%.

Louise Duncan

Managing Director, Tetramap International

I cannot praise them enough for the time and effort they put into preparing and executing the session today. They were everything the group needed, they were positive and encouraging and full of energy which had everyone smiling and invested. Thanks again.

Danielle Jones

High Performance Coordinator, Massey University

Wellnessworks have had a fantastic effect on our staff.  Especially with the ‘steps competition’ our competitive side came out and everyone increased their daily exercise and fun with it.

It was fascinating to see the change in results at the end of the 4 weeks.  Staff enjoyed the recipes and health and nutritional advice.

We would love to work with the Wellnessworks team again.

Rangitoto College

Our Wellness Team

Together with Harbour Sport


Laurinda Howarth

Laurinda Howarth

People and Business Partner

Joel Hayward

Joel Hayward

Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Victoria Cubitt

Victoria Cubitt

Health & Wellbeing Advisor

Cherise Pendergrast

Cherise Pendergrast

Nutritionist Expert

Emily Hodges

Emily Hodges

Programme Facilitator

About Me

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (majoring in Exercise Science) I began my career as a Personal Trainer for one of New Zealand’s leading gyms; Les Mills.

I have consulted and trained a variety of clients with various medical conditions, abilities and injuries, working with them to address their health and fitness goals.

I am now a Health and Lifestyle Coach and have been an Advisor for the Green Prescription Programme and more recently the Diabetes Prevention Programme for the NHS in London, UK.

I have a passion for helping those with chronic lifestyle conditions create meaningful, long lasting changes.  

About Me

After earning my Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (majoring in Nutrition and Physical Activity), where I completed my final project. This was based around addressing Childhood Obesity in New Zealand, via the Eat your Words Programme for Sanitarium.

I then entered the world of Health, Fitness and Nutrition where I have been contributing to a range of health initiatives such as “Fit for the Road” -  a Health and Nutrition Programme tackling Obesity in New Zealand Truck Drivers, Nutrition consulting for a weight loss app for a range of international clients and have been an active Youth Leader for Diabetes New Zealand for the last 7 years. I am also a Type 1 Diabetic with 15 years experience, alongside losing 35kgs and transforming my own health.

My mission is to inspire those with Diabetes to live longer, healthier and happier lives. 

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