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Richard Kerr-Phillips

  • Founder of Razor's Edge Personal Training

  • Strength trainee with over 17 years experience

  • REP’s Certified Personal Trainer through NZIHF

  • Bayesian Bodybuilding Certified Personal Trainer

  • Nominated for Personal Trainer of the year for the Snap Fitness Franchise, nation-wide, 2016

  • Awarded Personal Trainer of the year for the Snap Fitness Franchise in Auckland City, 2014

  • Master of Science degree in Sports, Exercise and Human Performance, University of Muenster, Germany,  2021

  • Represented New Zealand in the World Bench Press Championships, 2022

  • Represented New Zealand in the IPF Powerlifting Commonwealth Championships, 2022

  • National Bench Press Champion in the 83kg Class, 2020

  • Completed a six-month solitary silent meditation retreat in Tharpaland International Retreat Centre, Germany 2017/2018

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About Us

Our Philosophy

For us, physical training and inner development go hand in hand and are mutually supportive. Training hard begins with cultivating a strong mindset, to be able to endure physical difficulty in order  to reap physical reward; this ability is transferable. The same attitude taken toward inner development leads to the strengthening of ones own values, and the ability to live by them.

It is from our wish to share our lifestyle, that combines inner development and physical training, that the idea ‘The Razor’s Edge’ was born. The trick to training hard, physically and mentally, is to find the effort applied toward bettering yourself, enjoyable - to delight in the work you are doing, knowing where it is taking you. Then the ‘hard work’ becomes something you look forward to and love doing. When you love the work you do, achieving your goals is certain. This is our most important lesson to teach.

Perceiving effort, in itself, as enjoyable, takes practice. The difference in the quality of life experienced by those who succeed in finding effort enjoyable is massive, but the difference in their approach to the world is fine, as fine as a razor’s edge.

Read on below to meet the team!

Shauna Dougherty

  • Personal Trainer with 5 years experience

  • REP’s Certified Personal Trainer through NZIHF

  • Specialises in strength training, muscle toning and conditioning, muscle building, fat loss and weight lifting technique

  • Lifetime passion for health and fitness

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