About Us

Our Mission

We aim to share our wealth of international level and Olympic experience with clients of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. Our innovative and fun movement and classes will cater for children, teenagers and adults; enabling our clients to build a solid physical base. With our knowledge of acrobatics, we help create a rounded foundation from which to branch out into all sporting codes while enjoying a healthy lifestyle and enhanced physical capabilities.

Team Behind the Scene

Acro Hub as an idea was formed when we realised that there is a gap in the market to provide a quality service to children and adults who wish to engage and be educated in high level mindset and movement practices currently reserved for athletes operating at an elite level.

Through our own experiences in international sport, fitness and human movement we have adopted a unique and marketable model of acrobatics, fitness and exercise tuition that can be delivered to this market, composed of clients that range in age from very young to mature.

At the helm of Acro Hub, and heavily involved in the management and strategic direction of the charity, are husband and wife team Monique and Steve Gladding.

What sets Steve and Monique apart from competitors is their 78 years’ combined experience and involvement at the highest level of international sport.

Monique was an international gymnast who transitioned from gymnastics to diving at the age of 17. In this sport, she represented Great Britain (GB) and enjoyed a stellar career spanning 12 years. Besides appearances at multiple Commonwealth Games and medals won at both World and European level, in 2012 Monique represented GB at the London Olympic Games.

Steve moved from being an international athlete into the field of coaching at the age of 19. As a coach to athletes competing at the highest level, Steve has represented both Great Britain and New Zealand at three Olympics, multiple Commonwealth Games and over 10 World Championship events.

Alongside their elite performance exposure, both Steve and Monique have been involved in developing sport from grass roots to world class performance. They now want to use their knowledge and experience to encourage better movement, whilst making sport and exercise more functional and fun. They have been involved with the creation and running of kid’s gyms for many years. This experience started in 1989 when Steve was a part of the sports institute based in Crystal Place, London. This was a children’s gym that focused on early childhood movement to elite performance and was at the forefront of this industry in the UK. Having been through this system as an athlete and then working for the organisation teaching babies to adults’ effective human movement, the experience has given him an intimate understanding of the industry.

Having personally developed sport/activity at various levels on three continents, both Steve and Monique have witnessed the industry evolving and it is with their observations, experiences and partnership that they are now able to deliver a service that is cutting-edge, world-class and targeted at a market that will benefit the most.

Steve and Monique have teamed up with local Auckland coaches that have international pedigree and experience to share their knowledge. It’s this collaboration that gives you acrohub’s world class environment.

Steve Gladding

Monique Gladding

Henry Hansen

Ellie Price