Grant Hansen

Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, CHEK Exercise Coach, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, REPS registered

Grant is a registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. He has over 15 years of experience and working in New Zealand within the primary healthcare sector. After completing a Sports Science degree, Grant started working in the gyms around the North Island and was a Personal Trainer in Sydney. On his return to New Zealand, Grant began working in a community health setting and completed further studies to become a Clinical Exercise Physiologist.

Grant believes that exercise is a keystone to living life purposefully and with vitality. Exercise is one of the foundational pillars and integrating this into your life can help you create a balanced body and mind. Grant sees exercise as a lens into wellness because with movement this often results in numerous other positive lifestyle changes. Grant walks with people on their health journeys, helping them discover the right type, dose, frequency and amount of physical activity. This is both an art and a science.

As a Clinical Exercise Physiologist, he provides safe and effective exercise prescriptions for people with chronic medical problems. Also, he aims for people to navigate their way to self-management which means that they have the confidence, knowledge and environment to maintain their physical activity without requiring a clinician ongoing. This is an empowering way of enhancing peoples’ well-being as it builds self-reliance and removes the need for external support.

Grant specialises in delivering exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programmes with the goals of preventing, managing and rehabilitating individuals with chronic conditions and diseases, and injuries. Following an assessment, Grant prescribes exercise to individuals aimed at reducing the risk of disease related to physical inactivity, and improving their exercise capacity.


  • 2014–2017 Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Universal College of Learning, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 2007–2010 Bachelor of Human Performance, Universal College of Learning, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Health and well-being for people with long term conditions
  • Lifestyle change
  • Health promotion
  • Holistic lifestyle coaching
  • Self management support
  • Group facilitation

Grant believes that the collaboration of clinical exercise physiologists with other allied health services is vital moving forward.

His goal is to help people integrate exercise and lifestyle changes so they can live a purposeful, intentional and vibrant life.

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