A family of fitness professionals
Who we are
We are here to help budding fitness professionals get to where they want to be.
We know exactly what it takes to make it in this industry, with an expert team that has more than 90 years combined experience in the world of fitness and education.
From online to face-to-face learning, studying with us is more than just earning a qualification. We’re a family;a family that we want our students to feel part of. Our graduates stay in touch, with supported job opportunities and future career development long past their graduation date.
What Makes Us Different?
Fit Futures Academy has enlisted the help and expertise of high-profile fitness industry leaders from across the industry to develop our curriculum. That means years of research, refined, to develop a programme that caters to students’ individual needs.
First year of REPs registration paid for
In order to complete your studies, you will enter an independent assessment process. Once this is passed, you will have met all individual education requirements to register with the NZ Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
Our graduates enjoy their first year of REPs registration, valued at up to $460, paid for by Fit Futures Academy. Internationally recognised, REPs registration gives independent verification that a registered individual/facility meets the industry standards of personal training. It also gives you an international accreditation to train clients in more than 20 countries.
All Fit Futures Academy students are assigned their own tutor. There to help with any questions, your tutor is there to support you through the entirety of the course. Tutors will call students once a week and can be there for you as much or a little as your require.
Once graduated, we would love to stay in touch – and offer continued assistance once the course is complete.
We understand the need for affordable education. As an academy, we offer tailored payment plans for anyone that needs financial flexibility. In addition, we also offer pay-in-full options for further discounts.
From online to face-to-face study, we offer our students the options to learn in a way that best suits them. Fitting around your lifestyle, it is important to us that you are able to study easily around other commitments. Catering to your needs, at your pace, we are here to help you be the best version of you, on your own terms.
Meet The Team
Our Key Advisors
Starting his career in 1988, successfully opening Hunt’s Fitness and Squash in Fitzroy, Leon began his career in the fitness world after seeing how providing a fun, safe and high-quality exercise environment could positively impact people’s lives.
From this initial success, he went on to purchase a second location for Healthlink in Melbourne, before looking to warmer climates and seizing the opportunity in Queensland, purchasing Bodyworks Health Club, Brisbane and Southside Squash and Fitness.
It wasn’t until 2001, however, that Leon brought all of his assets under one brand for consistency of customer experience. In effect, he sold his assets and started a new brand, Goodlife Health Clubs. By 2006, Goodlife had 11 locations and by 2007, 23. Leon remained as CEO for another 3 years growing the largest fitness franchise in Australia, with over 40 locations.
Following the sale of Goodlife, Leon purchased the developer rights to Snap Australia and New Zealand to grow the business to 246 Snap Fitness clubs and 19 9Round studios within just 9 years.
In 2019, Leon was inducted into the Fitness Industry Roll of Honour for his enduring contribution to the fitness industry.
Michelle started her fitness career at the age of 17, training a gymnastic team to win the Level 6 State Championships.
Incredibly passionate about the holistic approach to wellness, incorporating fitness as just one component alongside diet, lifestyle, mental, emotional and spiritual health, Michelle has three decades’ worth of experience to draw from to assist people in achieving their fitness goals.
After co-creating health club chain, Goodlife Health Clubs, with her husband, Leon – the pair have now begun building the Total Fusion concept. Bringing together their love and belief in all aspects of fitness training, from functional fitness, H.I.I.T, yoga, pilates, cycle and the new science of Hyperthermic Conditioning (heated training).
Michelle is very excited by the prospect that what they are creating will enable many people to train in all these modalities at an affordable price, as well as witnessing the industry’s renewed passion for movement.
Empowering and enabling people to be the fittest version of themselves continues to be her life’s mission.
Starting his career at a personal trainer in 2006, Andy moved up quickly in the fitness industry. Opening the first Snap Fitness in New Zealand in 2010, he turned his first profit aged 22, taking the role of Snap Fitness AU CEO in 2013 at the age of only 25 - leading 2 years of the company’s biggest growth.
It didn’t stop there for Andy, with great ambitions, he brought 9Round to Australia and New Zealand, growing the fitness brand from 14 to 24 clubs in just 6 months. He also founded Nomergy Wellness Technology, with a year 1 turnover of over $700K and year 2 of $800K, as well as heading up the Scrub Co Beauty line and becoming CEO for Snap Fitness NZ. In 2018, he sold Snap Fitness AU and NZ for a multi-million dollar deal. Overall, he has successfully sold over $6 million in his own portfolio investments.
Andy has also proudly raised over $200,000 in the last 18 months for mental health organisations.
Starting out as a personal trainer, Korey now has over eighteen years’ experience in the health and fitness industry. His career, taking off when he started his own outdoor fitness company.
Over the past two decades, his professional success has seen him own, co-own and operate several businesses including: Fit Futures Academy, The Health Hub, MyFirstGym, Waakaainga Sales Software, Nomergy Wellness Technology, Boot Camps Training Systems, and the incredibly successful Snap Fitness NZ – franchising 37 Snap Fitness clubs across New Zealand.
Korey has also enjoyed immense professional sporting success as an MMA fighter claiming several titles including New Zealand’s number one lightweight fighter, 2009-2010. His current MMA record stands at 7-0-0. Previous to this, he had a prolific Rugby League career representing New Zealand, the Auckland warriors and the Taranaki Māoris.
With a deep sense of pride in his Màori heritage, Korey is currently studying Te Reo, with the ambition of speaking his native tongue fluently.
Becoming a father and uncle are his greatest joys.
KOREY PAUL GIBSON
Challenge what you know, learn, train and grow
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