Contributors

Dan Stamp

Dan is the founder and director of Ultimate Performance Ltd. He works in a number of sport and business high performance environments providing mindset and mental skills coaching. He works with Canoe Racing New Zealand, Netball New Zealand and a number of Motorsports including V8 Supertourers, Formula 3, Karting, Motocross and Jetski.
In his other field of work, Dan is a senior lecturer and academic leader at Unitec Institute of Technology, teaching performance psychology, athlete wellbeing and coaching to degree and diploma students.
Dan is originally from Bournemouth in England, and graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Science, majoring in Psychology. He is married to Sonya and has two young boys, Tasman and Kallen.
He loves the kiwi lifestyle and his favourite place is the beach, where he spends time Stand Up Paddling, fishing, scuba diving and having fun with his family.
Whether it be the boardroom or the race track, Dan can provide you with some essential skills and strategies required to cope and excel in high pressure environments.

Hayley Jenkins

Hayley Jenkins is a degree qualified nutritionist and health coach at Formula Fit.
Her specialty is working with clients on their personal health journey. This means providing nutrition advice you can take home and incorporate into your everyday life, whether your goal is just to feel more energised when you wake up in the morning or to perform at your best on race day.
Hayley’s love for rowing pushed her to achieve national title success and representing New Zealand. From here she was offered a Division 1 rowing scholarship at Michigan State University. After graduating, she took a role as a Nutritional Wellness counselor in Colorado, and completed a Holistic Health Coaching certification. She then went on to work as a rowing coach in Australia, and is now working towards her Master’s degree in dietetics here in Auckland.

Alastair Wootten

Alastair is the Owner of Human Performance facility Formula Fit. As a racer himself, Alastair’s background stems from Karting to Formula First, Formula Ford and TRS. Currently, Alastair is racing in a TA1 Corvette TransAm in New Zealand and was runner up in the 2017/18 Championship.
In 2007, Alastair graduated from the Elite Motorsport Academy. Upon his return, whilst continuing to race in the Toyota Racing Series he graduated from his studies at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand, and later began working in the fitness industry. 10 years on, Alastair works with drivers in both New Zealand and abroad with athletes from all forms of motorsport: circuit, speedway, karting and drifting.
Whilst motorsport with 4-wheels is his passion, Alastair has worked with a number of rally, jetski and motocross athletes such as Hyundai WRC driver Haydon Paddon and 2016 World Jetski Champion Tayne Lemon.
Qualifications:
AUT – Diploma in Fitness Training
AUT – Cert. in Sports Massage
Sport New Zealand Service Provider
Qualified Spinning Instructor
Gravity Personal Trainer

Nicky Felton

Dan Franks + Nicky Felton = Play Creative
We are a young, creative duo, who are full of ideas and are passionate about storytelling through video.
– Nicky is a communications and marketing guru. Dan is a tech whizz and video pro –
– Nicky rides horses, Dan rides bikes –
– Together we craft epic videos –
WHAT WE DO.
Videography is our JAM. We craft creative, inspiring, organic video’s from start to finish, to help them tell their stories to the rest of the world. We work with brands, companies, and individuals right from the concept stage, through planning, shooting, producing, and posting.
We GET communications and marketing, understand the current digital landscape, and pride ourselves on immersing ourselves into a business to communicate the story. Our style is natural, organic, and comes from a storytelling background so videos reflect our clients, inspire action, and are long lasting. Our goal is to work in with our clients to make the whole process as easy as possible, and to produce the best, most inspiring result we can.

Sonya Simpson Yoga (SSY)

I have studied in Contemporary Yoga and as a Student of this style, I am open to a range of poses, practices and movements.
Within my teaching, I encourage connection to breath and the balance of strength and softness.
The practice of Yoga is to connect with self, to find balance, to become present and focused and to quieten the mind, whilst strengthening and bringing movement to the body.
My classes sometimes flow through movements and sometimes find stillness but always there is the opportunity to move with the breath, listen to your needs in the moment and either challenge or rest.
Sonya Simpson 02102519820

Gordon McCauley

Born in Balclutha, New Zealand in 1972, Gordy grew up in Otago in New Zealands South Island and started cycling as a 14 year old after watching New Zealand cycling legend Brian Fowler take a silver medal in the 1986 Commonwealth Games road race.
His first race as a schoolboy was far from the winning form that we see today. The event was a 16km team time trial, and Gordy was dropped near the beginning and finished a long way behind his teammates.
Despite his less than glamorous start to racing, Gordon trained and developed into one of New Zealand’s own cycling legends.
Throughout his illustrious career Gordon has won the men’s New Zealand road race championships a record five times, plus the New Zealand Time Trial championships a record three times. He also has the honour of being the first ever New Zealander to break the 50 minute barrier for the 40km Time Trial with a time of 49 mins, 50 sec recorded at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
He is also the only rider ever to hold New Zealand National Road, Time Trial and Criterium Titles (although on different years).
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-Certificate in Sports Training and Development (SIT)
-Certified Training Peaks Coach
-Certificate of Optimal Sports Nutrition
-BikeNZ Level 1 Coach
-New Zealand U19 mens road coach 2012
-Nominated by NZ Olympic Committee for 2010 World fair Play Award
-2010 Peoples Choice NZ Cyclist of the year
-2006 New Zealand Road Cyclist of the year
-5 times New Zealand Elite Road Cycling Champion
-3 times New Zealand Elite Time Trial Champion
-2 times Oceania Elite Time Trial Champion
-1 time Oceania Elite Road race Champion
-1 time New Zealand Elite Criterium Champion
-Commonwealth Games Time Trial Bronze medalist (Melbourne 2006)
-2005 Oceania Pro Tour winner
Gordy retired from Elite racing early in 2014 but he is still competing in local and age group races.