My Story

Hi, my name is Dinny Morris. I

I was that fat kid at school

You remember the fat kid in your class at school? The one who everyone teased about their weight? The one who was first in the queue for lunch and last out of the changing room for games?
That was me.
Like a lot of kids, I loved to eat

That day changed my life

In 1998 I lost my father to a fatal heart attack.

It was the biggest wake up call of my life. The biggest smack in the face ever. Afterwards, it took me a couple of months to even think remotely clearly.

Looking back on my Dad

Time to get moving!

After my wake-up call I started to study to be a personal trainer, moving from Oropi, in the middle of nowhere, to Auckland (the big smoke, to me).

To pay for my training I got a job in the hospitality business, and found I was pretty good at it. I loved the stress, the high intensity of dealing with people under pressure. By the time I got halfway through my studies I was managing bars and restaurants and earning a lot of money. So I took the easy option and dropped out of the course.

For the next eight years I pursued my hospitality career

Getting fighting fit with the

I went to Australia, then Thailand, where I landed up at a Muay Thai kickboxing camp. I thought

My training philosophy: Tough Love

My training philosophy starts by facing the fact that training is tough. It takes time. It takes commitment.


My qualifications

This is why, as well as taking the best foundation training I could find, I am constantly updating and deepening my knowledge by taking new courses, on subjects ranging from Mindset, Nutrition, New Equipment, Strength Training, Supplementation, Bodybuilding, Biomechanics. So when you train with me you know you are getting the latest and most authoritative advice in the industry.

These are some of the courses I


* Testimonials found on Dinny Morris Fitness have been sent to me by past and present customers and may not reflect the typical customer’s experience and are not intended to represent or guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. The testimonials are meant to be a showcase of the best results personal training with me can produce, and should not be taken as the results a typical user will get.