Making every day the best day everrrrr : Our Journey to creating the most epic group fitness experience

The HIIT Squad started from humble beginnings in 2014 while Matt was away building on a tiny island in the Pacific called Nauru.  After seeing the impact being away from loved ones had on colleagues Matt started running circuit style classes after work each evening. These quickly grew to have more than 40 people a session. 

Matt then returned home to New Zealand in 2016, we got engaged (now married), fitness qualifications were gained, and we set about launching The HIIT Squad in our home town of Christchurch. Things soon took off from one person classes to running full classes every day of the week.


We expanded our offering to include corporate classes, sports teams and mum specific. We also started working with professional athletes such as the Crusaders and All Blacks.

We quickly outgrew our first space and moved in to our own studio in early 2018. And the rest, as they say, is history.

At the very essence of what we do, is the people. The HIIT Squad is and always will be about the people. Building better humans. It is the kind of place you want to sweat in, with a community you want to be a part of.

We want to break down the barriers to get anyone and everyone moving. To get a room full of epic people sweating and building a culture of belonging. Every single one of our members should walk through the doors of the studio and feel like they are home.

The HIIT Squad is super proud to have collaborated and worked alongside some of the worlds premier brands including lululemon, Red Bull, Wanderlust and Adidas. We have run sessions in the most amazing locations including Bali, Kaiteriteri Beach, Canada and lots and lots of classes in Christchurch.

And we are just getting started.

Matt + Whit

Matt Bateman