The faces of Functional HIIT 


Elise Niu | Director and Lead Trainer

Founder of Functional HIIT NZ, Elise is a qualified personal trainer with more than 19 personal years’ experience in the fitness industry in New Zealand and Australia

Elise has worked for Crunch Fitness in Australia, represented New Zealand in the world cup winning Touch Rugby Mixed Team, coaches community sport and is training to be nutritionist.

She takes a holistic approach to her client relationships, helping them transform their bodies and minds, by building strength and body confidence.



Lizzy Romanos | Yoga Instructor 

Lizzy discovered the magic of Yoga 17 years ago.  She has completed various styles of Yoga training under the guidance of numerous teachers throughout Australasia.  

Her goal is to help you become a self-loving Yoga ninja on your mat!

At Functional HIIT, Lizzy teaches Vinyasa Yoga which combines strength, athleticism and flexibility with breath being the centre focus.

Whether you are a beginner or seasoned Yogi, these classes will provide you the space to build on your practice, get strong and supple, and go inward to develop more self-awareness and hopefully some self love.