It’s all in the name for Wanaka’s only full service gym. While COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the health and fitness industry initially, PROACTIVE24 has come back better and stronger than ever, with a series of key focus points and a proactive attitude.It has been an extraordinary 12-months of gym ownership for PROACTIVE24 club owner and director, Darryn Wilkie. Stepping into […]


By: Luke Henderson Luke Henderson’s passion for boxing knows no bounds. Originally hailing from the United Kingdom’s Cornwall, his journey to PROACTIVE24 – while a little bumpy thanks to 2020 – has seen the fitness fanatic infuse his passion for the sport with his love of small group training and TRIBE. Growing up on the coast in the United Kingdom, […]


Haagon East and Sue Richard are two very familiar faces around PROACTIVE24. Buying the gym in the October of 2007, the fitness industry stalwarts have built their empire through a vast combined knowledge and wealth of experience in the field of health and wellbeing. The dynamic duo decided to sell PROACTIVE24 in January 2020 to free up some time and […]

Stay Fit in Ski Season – Brendon Fox

By: Brendon Fox Living in Wanaka means a natural love of the mountains. From many a window, we’re lucky to be able to gaze up at the snow draped mountains, anticipating that first run of the season and the woosh woosh of skis through fresh powder. With the slopes now open for business, many of us will be strapping on […]

Mens Health – Aaron Callaghan

By: Aaron Callaghan It’s a topic that is broached by every man and his dog; what is the definition of health for men and how do we achieve it? With so much information out there dominating Instagram, Facebook, websites, blogs and magazines, it can be a bamboozling foray for the average bloke. Proactive24 personal trainer, Aaron Callaghan, has more than […]

Darryn Wilkie

The new decade has ushered in a new chapter for Proactive 24, with Dunedin based businessman Darryn Wilkie taking over the helm as the gym’s owner as of February 2020. In this month’s blog, we sit down with Darryn to delve into how he made the leap from construction to fitness and the advice he gives to those looking to […]