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Christie Houghton

Owner & Personal Trainer
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Christie is a strong believer in leading a balanced and healthy lifestyle and set up Active Soul to encourage and support other women to achieve their health and fitness goals. She is passionate about ensuring Mums look after their bodies, return to exercise post pregnancy safely and achieve that constant balance we strive for between being a Mum, career women, partner and having essential time out for themselves.

Christie prides herself on being positive, enthusiastic and motivating, catering to their individual needs in a fun and supportive environment so they feel fitter, stronger and filled with a sense of achievement.


Christie created Active Soul nine years ago alongside the realisation that all too often Mums put everything else ahead of themselves – and while this has to happen sometimes – it’s easy to completely lose sight of their own needs.

Over the years, Active Soul has evolved to provide a holistic approach to women’s health, fitness and wellbeing, offering classes that cater specifically to individual needs regardless of where Mums are at on their fitness journey.

Christie is passionate about Mums looking after themselves post-pregnancy and runs a monthly course at the Parents Centre in Birkenhead educating New Mums ensuring they ‘reset, recover, restore and realise their new potential as they move to embark on their post natal fitness journey.

As a new Mum herself, Christie understands that being a Mum can be a juggling act but has an empathetic and special way of reminding all of the mums she works with that in taking time for themselves, rebuilding fitness from the inside out and enjoying a workout, they will be better equipped to deal with everyday life both physically and emotionally.

Active Soul is all about community and Christie organises two annual charity 5K events that bring people together while raising awareness and funds for chosen charities.

Just one more way Mums can get out there, moving and feeling better for it!


  Baby Friendly
  Women’s Health Physio Partners


  Resistance Training
  Core and Posture
  Swim Fit
  Travelling sessions
  Early Risers


Active Soul partners with the following Women’s Health Physiotherapists.

Locations & Times

New Zealand Auckland Birkenhead

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Early Risers
6:00 am
45 mins
Traveling (BoxFit through winter)
7:00 pm
60 mins
Early Risers
6:00 am
45 mins
Mums and Bubs
9:30 am
60 mins
Stretch and Strengthen Yoga
7:00 pm
60 mins
Hit the ground running
8:45 am
45 mins
Mums and Bubs
9:30 am
60 mins
6:30 am
60 mins
Early Risers
6:00 am
45 mins
Stretch and Strengthen Yoga
9:00 am
60 mins
Sunday Traveling
8:30 am
60 mins

9 Reviews

Nikki Stone

Huge thanks for all your help getting me back to exercise and helping with everything post babies! You’re great and so knowledgeable.

Carolyn Wilson

Never thought I would see the day where I looked forward to exercising! Since meeting you I’ve been able to do that and I’m so grateful. Thank you for all the motivation.

Amy Whiting

I started going to Christie at Active Soul after having my second child, coming up 7 years ago now. I loved that I could take my baby to the classes as I didn’t have any family in Auckland to assist with childcare. Everyone was so friendly and I could get into fitness whilst being there for my little girl. I loved it and looked forward to going every week. Although I no longer have babies, I still go to Active Soul. Christie is fantastic and really supportive of what everyone’s personal needs and goals are. I don’t live on the North Shore but it’s worth the drive over the bridge to be part of Active Soul.


I love your classes and it was just the kick in the butt I needed to get me going. Thanks for being such a great motivator and friendly leader.

Katrina King

Christie is the most amazing trainer, both one on one PT and in the group classes. She has created a wonderful community of smart, passionate and inspiring women who share great laughs while working their butts off!

Alice Francis

I have been going to Christie for nearly 2years which is hugely impressive by my exercise standards!! She has kept me motivated, (I have done the same thing twice in the whole time), doesn’t let me quit,( turns up on your doorstep if you don’t make a session). I have had a damaged Achilles and RSI and she adapts the exercises to suit.

I get to start my day with a great bunch of women who inspire me and have become friends, especially Christie who despite my grumpy moods at 6 am puts up with me and I am lucky to call her my friend.

Olivia Dyet

I have been training in Christie’s group once a week for the majority of a year and love it! I have never been a runner and am starting to feel like one thanks to her groups. she is so down to earth, fun and pushes really hard for awesome exercise goals. What I also really love is that it is so kid friendly I have the option of taking my son if I need to. Highly, highly recommend.

Melinda Hopkins

I think Christie is one of those ‘once in a life time’ people who can support you to turn your life around and be the person you want be. Thanks Christie, you’re amazing.

Melanie Christie

I’ve been training with ‘Active Soul’ for 2 months and have seen amazing results in that time. Christie is passionate about fitness and it shows through the energy and enthusiasm she brings to every session. Her easy going, friendly personality creates a comfortable atmosphere for me for me to train in and she makes each workout challenging, creative and most importantly, fun! Christie places a high value on correct form with each exercise and motivates me to push past my perceived limits to get results. As a result, I have increased energy, my balance and flexibility has improved immensely and I feel stronger and healthier. Thanks Christie, you are the best!