About Nic

Nic Gill (Gilly) is a professional performance coach and consultant with huge expertise sporting performance and health.  

He is best known for his work in rugby with 23 years working in the sport. For the last 16 years Gilly has been the strength and conditioning coach for the New Zealand All Blacks (204 Tests), a period of unprecedented success for the team which has included more than 170 rugby test wins and the World Cup title in 2011 and 2015.

As an Associate Professor in Human Performance at the University of Waikato, Gilly is constantly refining and evolving his philosophy for being fit and healthy and having the 'winning edge' in life and in competition.

Gilly grows Avocados and tries to challenge himself every year with something that "gets him outta bed" to stay fit and healthy.  


May 2018

Ironman PB

9.36 Australian Ironman (Qualified for Kona, World Champs; 4th in Age Group)

Apr 2018

Over 2 hour Ocean Swim

Completion of 1st "Seaman's" Sea Monster Swim (7.5km)

Nov 2017

Associate Professor in Human Performance

Appointed as Associate Professor of Human Performance (University of Waikato)

May 2017

Ironman PB

Ironman Australia 9:38 (Qualified for Kona; 2nd in Age Group)

Oct 2016

Perfect Record

Perfect Rugby Championship (6/6, 30 points)

Aug 2016

Results in Rio

NZ Mens and Womens Team Pursuit (both 4th at Rio Olympics)

May 2016

Ironman PB

Ironman Australia 9.48 PB

Oct 2015

World Champions

Rugby World Cup Champion

May 2015

Personal Best

 Ironman Australia 9.52 PB

Sep 2014

All Blacks Century

100 Tests with the All Blacks

Jul 2014

Assoc. Professor

Appointed as Associate Professor of Sports Performance (AUT University)

May 2014

Nic's 2nd Ironman

Nic Gill’s 2nd Ironman 9.55

Dec 2013

All Blacks Unbeaten

All Blacks “Perfect Season”

Nov 2010

Grand Slam

All Blacks “Grand Slam of Home Unions”

Nov 2008

Grand Slam

All Blacks “Grand Slam of Home Unions”

Jun 2008

Research Fellow

Appointed as Research Fellow of Sports Performance (AUT University)

Jun 2007

Win Pacific Nations

Junior All Blacks winners of Pacific Nations Cup (unbeaten in 3 years)

Mar 2007

Rowing World Champions

New Zealand win Coxless Four at World Championships

Aug 2006

Rowing World Champions

New Zealand win Single Scull and Pair at World Championships

Mar 2005

Rowing World Champions

New Zealand win Single Scull at World Championships

Apr 2004

Nic's First Ironman

2004 Nic Gill 1st Ironman 12:01

Sep 2018

Published Book "Health Your Self"

Sep 2018

Published "Health Your Self"

A 300 page book that contains the knowledge people require to build their own health and fitness plans

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