Personal Training

Training With Ben


Benjamin Gemmell is a Qualified REPs Registered Personal Trainer and has had 10+ years in the Health and Fitness Industry. With his knowledge, experience and expertise,  you can be confident that when you train with Progressive Training, you will be safe and comfortable.

By carrying out an assessment, Ben is able to create a program that is unique for you. Take a look below to see some of the creative ways his clients have been able to achieve their goals.


Michelle Quaife - PT Client

Michelle Quaife with her son

 ...from using my toddler Patrick as the weight for step up on my shoulders to bottle feeding one twin while I did some exercises,any hurdle was over come. .. 

Aurere Thatcher - PT Client 2018/19

Aurere Thatcher and Benjamin Gemmell

 ...Meikore ake ko Ben me te whānau o Progressive training, ka kore au e tutuki i ēnei whāinga ōku i mua i Te Matatini... 

Brad Korewha - PT Client 2018/19

Brad Korewha and Benjamin Gemmell

...Ben really listens to what you are trying to accomplish and then designs his training accordingly ...

Leonie Cairns - PT Client 2017

Leonie Cairns

...he genuinely cares about his clients and always had a smile whenever I walked wearily through his door...

Quinn Hireme - Client now Colleague


 ... Ben opened my eyes to Olympic Lifting ... 

Pat Spellman - PT Client 2017

Benjamin Gemmell and Pat Spellman

 ... Manaakitanga was entrenched in all we did ... 


It's About YOU!

Personal Training for one session of 1 hour is $65 with Progressive Training Tauranga New Zealand

  • Consultation - 1st Session
  • Pre Assessment - 1st Session
  • Individualised Program based on your Goals
  • Quarterly Assesment of Goals
  • Nutritional Advice

Perfect Power Couple!

Couple Training for 2 People is $110 with Progressive Training Tauranga New Zealand

  • Consultations - 1st Session
  • Pre Assessment - 1st Session
  • Programming catered around couple's goals.
  • Exercises to work together 
  • Nutritional Advice

Team Work Makes the Dream Work!

Small Group Training for Three people is $150 with Progressive Training Tauranga New Zealand

  • Consultations - 1st Session
  • Pre Assessments
  • Programming based on Working Together
  • Nutritional Advice

specialties & Qualifications


  • Injury Prevention & Postural Correction
  • Advanced Strength & Conditioning
  • Exercise, Nutrition & Lifestyle Change
  • Sports Specific Training & Rehabilitation


  •  Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor 
  • 10+ Years experience
  • New Zealand Fitness Awards
  • Personal Trainer Finalist 2015
  • Certified: Suspension, Kettlebell, Spin, Pilates & Hatha Yoga
  • National Amateur Body Building Asso. (NABBA) – National Judge
  • International Fitness Director – Steiner One Spa World
  • Olympic Weight Lifting New Zealand Coach
  • FITLINK Online Course Mentor
  • Qualified REPs Registered Trainer
  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation - AUT
  • Diploma in Sport and Recreation – WINTEC
  • Certificate in Exercise Fitness – BOP Polytech


Strini Naidoo

Managing Director, Physical Impact

Ben came to Physical Impact 4 years ago wanting to complete his co-operative placement work. Like all companies and facilities we did a sit down and chat about where Ben wanted to be, what he wanted out of Physical impact and what he could put back in.

We agreed on what was required and helped each other over the next year. Fast forward to today. Ben has grown into more than just a personal trainer at a facility. He is the face that you see early on Monday morning as you walk through the door with a smile as huge as the


He greets and welcomes every person as one would do to whanau. His infectious laugh will surely have you feeling a part of the team. His programme writing is second to none with every exercise planned even though it looks like he just whips the pen across the board and bam bam its up there ready to go. His watchful eye ensures our highest level of safety is met while keeping it challenging and exciting. 

From here Ben has been sort after by clients requiring more attention to performance and have employed his services as a personal coach/trainer. 


We have systems in place to review personal trainers to ensure clients and trainers needs are met. We aren't surprised with their response! Ben's clients cannot rave enough about him and his approach to ensuring their success. While being methodical and scientific his delivery is real easy to understand.


Ben demonstrates the quality of a Personal trainer/coach that deserves recognition. He is one of the greats! When he is chosen as PT of the year I can say with confidence that he will keep growing into a world figure that seeks to keep pushing boundaries to ensure the best for his clients.