Our Leadership Team
Our Founder, Korey Gibson
Our founder Korey has a long and successful sporting and athletic background which he combines with a love and dedication to family.
Korey’s long list of athletic accomplishments include: Former Junior Warrior & Rugby League Player in the UK & Queensland Cup Australia, King of the Mountain MMA Lightweight Champion Australia, Warriors Realm MMA Lightweight Champion Australia, ISKA MMA Lightweight Champion New Zealand
Korey sees MyFirstGym as his part in the fight against childhood obesity in New Zealand.
“With 33% of Kiwi kids overweight or obese, I want to help them live an active and healthy lifestyle. Our programmes get kids excited about physical activity and most importantly, we make it fun to help them form a lifelong love for being active”.
Korey’s vision is to not only get kids excited about exercise, it’s also for them to use MyFirstGym as a launch pad for a lifelong love of competitive or social sport. By building their confidence and their motor skills, MyFirstGym members will have a competitive edge in any sporting field they might choose.
As a dedicated family man, Korey loves spending time with his family, including his partner Tessa and his daughters Waitohi and Hapahapai.
Our Director and CEO, Dan Newton
Our Group CEO & Director, Dan Newton is a proud family man with 3 children and husband to Erica.
Dan is a fitness industry veteran and training enthusiast / multisport athlete, competing in Ironman Triathlons and multiple endurance racing disciplines internationally.
After graduating with an Exercise Science Degree in 2003, Dan worked as a Personal Trainer operating a studio on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. Dan later spent 10 years as a Senior Manager for large multinational health club brands, such as Gold’s Gym USA and Fitness First Health Clubs, and most recently, the former Chief Executive for the international 247 gym chain, Snap Fitness Australia.
Dan has spent his career at the heart of the fitness industry, leading global teams to open and operate successful health clubs. He has a passion for delivering fitness to the community and has found it his mission to bring new and exciting ways for people to exercise to market, which has led him to the children’s fitness sector.
Dan and the MFG founding Team see a unique opportunity to offer an unrivaled service to the young people of today. Dan sees MFG as an International brand that will provide communities with a destination for kids to fall in love with movement & fitness. A place that supports skill development and inspires kids to move their bodies through those important developmental years.
Dan also understands the demands on the busy families of today and hopes the MFG facilities can not just be an inspiration to the kids, but also be an inviting place for parents as they find their own time to unwind and relax.