Dane started working at Tūtaki in 2017 as a Fitness Services Coordinator for the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre , prior to that he had been contracted here as a Personal Trainer and Class Instructor. Dane takes one to one personal training sessions, group training, consultations, program developments and looks after the equipment maintenance.  Always looking for new innovate ways of encouraging others to engage in training he has recently lunched Strong Cubs – strength based training for children.

The team have created a high-class gym facility whilst being a non-profit organisation. The gym provides the equipment and space for the everyday person to top level athletes in a fun, positive, and hard working environment. The profit from the gym helps support the front line work carried out by the social work team.

Dane and his wife Kiri live locally with their family.  Dane has been involved in coaching, personal training and group training since graduating from the New Zealand College of fitness in 2008.