Be the change
Richie Hardcore

I'm Richie

I am an educator, speaker and activist, working in family and sexual violence prevention, masculinities, mental health and fitness.

I’ve been drawn to this kind of work because of some of my experiences from childhood. I’ve seen firsthand how sharing my journey and the tools I consistently apply can help move through challenges we face and make adversity a super power.

I am also a retired multiple New Zealand Muay Thai champion, and now work as a coach and personal trainer, having helped some of New Zealand’s most successful fighters achieve their goals.

Get to know me

Public Speaking

I have social change at the heart of everything I do.

I spent time as a community worker in drug and alcohol harm reduction, a campaigner against domestic and sexual violence, and a sexual consent educator. I am also an experienced radio host and MC, and I use my skills to help educate, inspire and challenge.


Personal Training

For me, physical wellness has always been one of my personal priorities. It creates a range of positive knock-on effects – better mental health, less stress, happier relationships and a more productive life. This underpins my work as a personal trainer, helping my clients work towards overall wellness rather than focusing on just weight-loss or physical fitness.

My positive approach means I can work with and relate to everyone, from fighters to celebrities to corporate and charity groups. My list of past and present clients includes peoples from all walks of life from fighters, fitness , comedians, musicians, actors and media personalities.

Fight Coach

I earnestly believe that fighting saved me – from depression, potential drug and alcohol abuse, and ironically, from seeing violence as a solution. Over two decades, I won national and international titles. Now I train people from all walks of life in Muay Thai and kickboxing, drawing on the disciplines of boxing, other martial arts, and functional training modalities like Cross fit and ZUU. I am passionate about guiding  clients through transformations – both in their fitness and skill, and in their approach to life.

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