I started working at Tūtaki Youth Inc. in 2017, prior to that I had been contracted here as a personal trainer and class instructor. I really enjoyed working alongside the team at Tūtaki and when the opportunity arose to become an employee I jumped.

Tūtaki Youth Inc is a positive friendly place and we have strived to cultivate the same atmosphere in the Lions Den Gym. We have managed to create a high-class gym facility despite the challenges of being a non-profit organisation. Our gym provides the equipment and space for the everyday person to top level athletes in a fun, positive, and hard working environment.

My wife Kiri and I live locally with my son Zildjian. I have spent most of my working life in Taranaki and have been involved in coaching, personal training and group training for over 10 years now. I graduated from the New Zealand College of fitness in 2008 and in the year 2013 was the first year in which personal training became my full-time job.

Positivity, passion, kindness and hard work are the words that come to mind when describing the team here at Tūtaki Youth Inc. It’s a great place for young people here in the youth space and a great place for the rest of the community in the Lions Den Gym & Fitness Centre.