New employee Mark Watane climbed straight to maximum height with lots of movement on his first install with Gymleader New Zealand. Great baptism at Hamilton YMCA with our famous Draper Curtain product. Gymleader is the expert in sales, and servicing of gymnasium divider curtains to ensure you maximise your playing space. We will catch up with news around the Hamilton YMCA install later in the month. Welcome, Mark Watane to the team.
    Posted: Thursday 28 February 2019
    Gymleader New Zealand has just completed one of their many installs of a divider curtain at the YMCA gymnasium in Hamilton. Draper divider curtains are installed to fully utilise gymnasium space to allow play of all types of multi-activities at one time without the issue of balls or players interfering outside of their court space.
    Posted: Thursday 28 February 2019
    Fantastic to be back with the Gymleader team as the festive season came to the end last month and all the kids have returned to school over the past following weeks. Gymleader staff is hard at work now as we start winding up production for our 2019 work stream. Gymleader manufacture and supply well over 300 quality products from our famous basketball ceiling-hung units complete with glass backboards, volleyball and badminton systems to field goals and just so much more. We have a few changes with our personal which is proving to be very exciting and a new member Mark Watene joining us shortly to help deliver our products, services and installations across New Zealand. Check us out online or call 0800GYMLEADER and speak with one of our friendly team today.
    Posted: Thursday 14 February 2019
    Gymleader New Zealand has delivered so many special projects over 2018 for schools, stadium fit-outs to councils and so much more. Our team have been manufacturing and designing quality sporting equipment for over 70 years in the New Zealand market and are the leader in this field. If you are planning your next project and would like to discuss your ideas with experts don't hesitate to call us on freephone 0800GYMLEADER. See our full range online
    Posted: Thursday 14 February 2019
    Gymleader New Zealand specialises in the planning, design, installation and servicing of the modular climbing wall panels from Spectrum Sports Intl, USA. The climbing wall panels can be installed into current gymnasiums and are a fantatsic soulution fit with new projects in the early planning stage. To see how this product can engage the kids and maximise your playing space please call one of our experts on free phone 0800GYMLEADER. Check Spectrum modular climbing wall panels out online below. UV and weather resistant | 6 bolt on handle holds include per panel | 1.21M x 1.21M
    Posted: Thursday 14 February 2019
    WOW two schools one campus! Fantastic project complete with three full-sized indoor Gymnasiums – two of which can be joined to host events. Gymleader New Zealand has been installing 8 of our famous ceiling hung drop down basketball glass backboards complete with 4 basketball side mount back boards to maximise gymnasium space.
    Posted: Thursday 6 December 2018
    They dared to dream! Fantastic effort from our young football ferns and on behalf of the Gymleader New Zealand team we salute you. Their third-place finish at the World Cup in Uruguay was the first time a New Zealand team had claimed a medal at any FIFA world tournament - just such a massive effort.
    With all great sporting achievements it drives interest at grass roots with kids participation so if your club, school or team requires football nets, goal posts or football team dugouts don't hesitate to contact us 0800 GYMLEADER or view link below.
    Posted: Thursday 6 December 2018
    Gymleader Crew Corner - Introducing Matt Lane, Production Manager and Install Technician when onsite and has been with us near on 5 years. Matt has been in the engineering space for over 10 years and got his start after advertising on the supermarket “looking for work” wall and landed his first job making boat balustrades and rails in his home town Helensville, Auckland.

    Matt discovered his passion for making stuff, as he puts it, and going out on installs was something he really enjoyed. He had worked for a number of companies both big and small when the opportunity came up to join the team at Gymleader.
    Matt gets to both make and install sporting equipment for gymnasiums across New Zealand. Some of his work covers manufacturing our basketball ceiling hung units and basketball towers to the onsite installations hanging massive Draper divider curtains which can be 30 meters long with a 10 meter drop.

    What’s been your favourite project? The Fox Glacier gymnasium was a real cool job for me and a brilliant install for Gymleader. It was pleasing to see a whole community pitch in and build a centre from scratch with all the volunteers donating their time and being so rapt with all our Gymleader products. Their passion was next level! Matt experiences this vibe with most of the smaller towns as he travels all over the country installing Gymleader equipment.

    When Matt’s not on the job he enjoys time with his artwork, making metal sculptures and thoroughly enjoys music and staging live events. We asked what he likes about being at Gymleader his reply “Gymleader is constantly progressing and that’s what I’m about – that’s what has kept me here”.

    Great having Matt as part or of our team, we love the passion.
    Posted: Thursday 22 November 2018
    Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2019! Here at Gymleader New Zealand we appreciate your business and wish you the best in the coming year. Have a fantastic festive season and enjoy the summer break.
    Gymleader New Zealand office hours - closing Friday 21st, December 12noon and reopen in the New Year on Monday 7th, January at 8:30am
    Posted: Thursday 22 November 2018
    You will have to be quick for this one! Gymleader's fantastic table tennis table is on sale now for this Christmas holiday season. Made from premium quality materials and ready for all the festive season action your family can throw at it. To secure yours hit the link below or call now on 0800GYMLEADER.
    Posted: Thursday 1 November 2018
    Gymleader New Zealand is in serious growth mode with a number of new projects on the horizon and to help with this work we are excited to announce Mr Matt Spick our new Operation’s Manager for New Zealand and the South Pacific.

    Matt will bring a skill set to move our operations to the next level with a focus on premium quality products delivered with excellence in execution.
    Matt’s background is in engineering and has worked his way up through the trades. Has spent time as a Mechanical Technician, achieved his NDE (aka NZCE) at night school. Matt’s work progressed into a Mechanical Planning role where he developed an interest in maintenance, efficiencies, processes and systems.

    Matt joins us after 3 years as Operations Manager for 82c Hose & Fittings Ltd and jumped at the opportunity to join the Gymleader team.
    When asked what’s some of your key strengths Matt states “ honesty, approachability and wanting to get things done efficiently ”
    What pricked the interest to pursue Gymleader? “The varied business with a wide range of products and dealing with the cross section of people they interact with in the community.”

    Matt is a married man with 3 kids. He tells us the eldest is into basketball, daughter plays hockey and the youngest is into rugby, therefore Christmas lists have been formed already with the wish list of 1 basketball backboard and hoop, 1 hockey goal and 1 rugby goal post. Looks like Matt will have to be planning how to get that into the Gymleader’s work stream moving forward.

    Welcome to the Gymleader team Matt. To our customers and suppliers, Matt’s contact details are
    DDI +64 9 977 0867
    Mobile +6421306320
    Email [email protected]
    Posted: Thursday 11 October 2018
    Gymleader New Zealand still hand make all our famous 2 string bed mats in the Gymleader factory for high end trampolines. We have our very own in house loom and have been manufacturing sport equipment for over 50 years. If you need a quality trampoline from club level to the kids this Christmas then view our full range online or better still contact 0800GYMLEADER and talk with one of our friendly staff.
    Posted: Thursday 11 October 2018
    With all and any products that are supplied to playcentres and or kindergartens it is always important to know that you are purchasing safe quality products that will stand the test of time. Here at Gymleader New Zealand we were lucky to catch up with one of our wholesalers Strata Sports customers - Bucklands Beach Ohui a Rangi Playcentre we put a few questions to them
    Posted: Thursday 4 October 2018
    Gymleader is bringing the largest rock climbing wall installation in a New Zealand school to Tangaroa College in Auckland.

    As the official New Zealand agents for US company Spectrum Sports, Gymleader will oversee the installation of the wall, in what is set to be a major boost not just for the school, but the wider south Auckland community.

    Gymleader operations manager Glen Kavanagh said it was an exciting project to be part of.

    “The school approached us about it and through our relationship with Spectrum Sports, we have secured the deal,” Kavanagh said.

    “It’s got benefits for the school themselves obviously, but they are also interested in helping their community. There are plans to bring a rock climbing club in to use it as well, so it’s a way of the school being able to give back to the community.

    “We are setting it up in a way that in a couple of years the school can look at expanding the wall if required.”
    Posted: Thursday 20 September 2018
    Gymleader New Zealand and the league of nations: 
    Gymleader has a multi-cultural team that customers can engage internationally with our bilingual staff.
    If there is any assistance required both domestic or off-shore call us we can help.
    Languages: English - French - Fijian - Samoan - Punjab - Hindi – Afrikaans – Rarotongan
    Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018
    Wow what a fantastic gym for the Cornerstone Christian College with the final handover taken place on Monday 10 September 2018. Gymleader installed our famous ceiling hung basketball backboards along with our side fold cross court backboards as well. Both products are proven in field and are made from quality materials as is the rest of the sporting equipment secured:
    Volleyball, Netball, Badminton complete with all floor sockets and of course umpire stands.

    Maximising gym space for many sports to be delivered!
    Posted: Thursday 13 September 2018
    Gymleader crew corner - Say talofa to John Nansen one of Gymleader’s most experienced staff members who has been welding since 1984. Johnny arrived to New Zealand after 10 years working with the Samoan Government Water Dept developing a wide range of skills.

    Johnny’s family landed in New Zealand where he spent sometime in Wellington before working with Coco Wire and making shopping trolley’s for Countdown supermarkets here in Auckland. His nephew Otto who at the time was working for Gymleader, told his uncle about a vacancy here at the company and as they say, the rest is history.

    Johnny’s job, when he first started at Gymleader 14 years ago was making Gymleader trampolines and he states they used to manufacture around 100 units a week back in the day. The Gymleader trampolines were shipped off shore to the Netherlands and made to the highest standard from the best materials. However with customers changing and the company evolving with new products, Johnny has had to learn a new range of skill sets and there is not one piece of Gymleader equipment today that this man has not made across our in-house manufactured product range.

    In 2008 Johnny was the first welder fabricator to manufacture our famous basketball ceiling hung units here at Gymleader and has been producing them as our in house expert since then - currently he’s working on 24 units for a big install project in Christchurch.

    During his time he has helped train many of the team and is always the first man on the factory floor.

    The best thing Johnny likes about the Gymleader is the owner “he’s happy” and the people.

    Great having Johnny as part of our team we love the passion.
    Posted: Thursday 6 September 2018
    Gymleader crew corner - Say hello to Trevor Cook who joined our company with a great wealth of cheffing & baking knowledge who has always held a passion for Waikaraka Family Speedway and stock car-racing.
    Trevor loves and has always wanted to be in motorsports. This passion has seen the head chef from Wild Fire take advice from his son to follow his dream and get into welding school to gain his qualifications and get his ticket.
    Trevor walked into welding school sighted a sign Level 3 & Level 4 asked the teacher what they meant and from her response chased to be top of the class. Trevor study hard and gained 100% in his level 3 and 99% on Level 4 and it would be fair to say is very proud of this achievement.

    Once he became qualified in welding he was given an opportunity to join our team and Trevor can tell you that was 22 August 2016 and has just celebrated 2 years with us at Gymleader. When asked what’s his best feeling working with gymleader? He replied “each morning he drops his daughter off at school and I’m proud to see all the sports equipment that is out on the school fields and play grounds are made here at Gymleader with the team from our hands - how cool is that?”
    Trevor still following his dream today being in and around speedway stock cars and loves it… he’d love it more if Gymleader ever became a sponsor on his own race car.

    Great having Trevor as part of our team we love the passion.
    Posted: Thursday 6 September 2018
    Fantastic excitement for all the Ormiston Senior School kids when the new Gymleader basketball "3 Way Tower" was installed. The 3 Way basketball tower in a sold unit made from quality materials to stand the punishment of the outdoors and the constant dunking of the seniors playing basketball.
    Gymleader products proving again to be the best choice in premium sporting equipment as the school and community focus on getting kids active. Call one of our friendly staff to discuss your next project on 0800GYMLEADER
    Posted: Thursday 30 August 2018
    On all Gymleader jobs we use the very best sporting equipment and currently this week at Cornerstone Christian School in Palmerston North the team have installed 2 x 030/039 Ceiling Hung basketball backstops and 2 x 030/001 Side fold Basketball Units. The shots displayed are a mid-Installed and we look forward to catching up with the Gymleader team next week as we view the the final stages on the work coming to completion.
    Posted: Thursday 23 August 2018
    Tokoroa High School underway with a very cool revamp for their gymnasium. The new Gymleader side fold basketball back boards are now installed with the next staged being set for the arrival of indoor soccer, volleyball, indoor netball and Swedish bench seating.
    Posted: Wednesday 8 August 2018

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