Esther Keown


Esther graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business majoring in Finance and Economics from Auckland University of Technology. In 2012 she completed her personal training certificate at the New Zealand Institute of Sport.

Whilst studying for her Bachelors, Esther worked Part-time at Les Mills on reception and as a gym instructor. After finishing uni Esther went into the corporate world securing Graduate role at BNZ she was situated in the Institutional Banking department looking after the Banks largest corporate clients, dealing with their long-term requirements as well as day to day transactions. Esther’s main passion is running after some tough decisions she decided to leave the corporate world behind and focus on her Athletics. This seems to have been a sensible decision as she has won 8 National medals and plans to win many more. It has also worked out well for the lab as we have been lucky to have her working part-time for us for nearly a year. Esther is responsible for the day to day administration of Sports Lab, you will most likely recognise her voice over the phone, and she will be there to welcome you to your appointments.

Outside of the Lab:
Competing at the highest level on NZ athletics means Esther spends most of her spare time either running or exercising putting in an impressive fifteen + hours a week of training. She is passionate about helping people pursue healthy living and is Head Coach of Adidas Runners that meets every Tuesday. Esther loves a laugh and socialising as well as going on adventures exploring beautiful New Zealand.