Haere Mai | Welcome

Hi there! I’m Sarah Butler, creator of Māia Fitness & the Māia Method. I am an accredited personal trainer, accredited artistic roller skating coach, a proud Māori Wāhine and even prouder māmā.  

Born and raised in Melbourne, I competed as both a Victorian and Australian representative for 13 years, attending 4 Junior World Championships  and 5 Oceania Championships throughout my Junior Career. In 2018, I moved to Aotearoa, New Zealand where I began a personal journey of development as both a senior competitor and skating coach. 

Having now lived and skated in two countries, I have experienced two similar but different cultures of competitive artistic roller skating who were both suffering from the same problem. None of our Oceanic skaters had access to an affordable strength and conditioning program that was tailored to our needs as roller skaters.

In response, I developed “The Māia Method”, a science-led approach to skater development, created by my team of International Competitive Skaters & Fitness Professionals. 

My dream is to nurture and develop the next generation of Oceanic Skaters, and create a Trans-Tasman movement of athlete development in my beloved roller skating communities. 

Our Team

Sarah Butler


International Athlete
NZFRS Coach & Personal Trainer
Bachelor of Exercise Science (In Progress)

Macarena Carrascosa


International Athlete
NZFRS & World Skate Coach
Bachelor of Science

Mercedes Carrascosa


International Athlete
Bachelor of Communications (In Progress)