Abraham Dyer

Abraham Dyer

Head Coach and Programmer

Back squat 160kg, deadlift 220kg, Power Clean 130kg, 3.21 Km run and 2:59 1km Row.

Best achievement was 2nd in the masters for worlds Toughest Mudder 2016

Qualifications

CF Level 1, MAX Fitness Business Diploma, TRX instructors course, KB Iron Instructor course, ZUU Level 1-2, 8.5 years NZ Army

About Coach

Man, it is hard to condense my life story into a short few paragraphs, but I was raised by a single mum who worked incredibly hard to build a great teaching career and I learned a lot about resilience and being driven for success. After school, I joined the NZ Army and got to travel the world and be exposed to some pretty difficult environments. I think that's what led me to want to be in the fitness industry. I have always been attracted to fitness from an early age, competing in many forms of sport. From weightlifting and wrestling to cricket, rugby and league. When I was in the army that grew and when I left, I was drawn to being in the fitness industry. Not long after I decided to study again, I was taken through a workout called "Jacobs Ladder". This was a set of stairs in Auckland CBD, and the WOD was 10 rounds, 20 Push-ups, a run to the top, and 10 burpees. It crushed me and I loved it. Ever since then I wanted more and more and soon after I opened 808 in 2014 and haven't looked back.

Turning Point

I was always a pretty selfish kind of guy when it came to "my time" and I never thought of being a father at all. It was probably my biggest hurdle in being able to achieve anything because all I cared about was myself. Then I had my daughter and my complete view of the world changed. I soon realised that I needed to be much better than I was being, and I had to start thinking of others. That's when I thought about 808 and what it could be. A place where you can achieve more than you know. That when the community is strong, you will be much stronger individually. That being a leader isn't about being the rah-rah coach, but being the great friend, the best unreasonable friend sometimes and most importantly just a good human.

Motivation & Passion

My deepest passion for coaching is being able to teach, and coach a movement that someone never thought was possible. The human body and mind is an incredibly strong mechanism and when you can help someone unlock that, it is like a WOW moment.

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