Meet Your Trainer

After completing her first Comrades Marathon in 2010, Lee realised that she had found her calling and immediately knew what she wanted to do with her life. Her dream soon became a reality as she began to change her own lifestyle in order to live fit and healthy.  She then realised she wanted to help others also to achieve their fitness goals and YourTrainer was established, thereby turning her passion into her new fitness business where she could help others to find their way to a better and healthier lifestyle.

Lee has since completed three Comrades Marathons as well as a half-Iron Man and many other marathons and triathlons.  She also has her eye on participating in the full Iron Man in the very near future.

After qualifying and completing her personal training qualification, Lee has been actively working with people, in and outside of the gym, assisting them to lose weight, through effective fitness development, where clients gain strength and learn to live healthily.

Lee truly enjoys seeing so many clients excel at their fitness goals through her guidance and assistance.

Lee also has a passion for professional sport and this has led her to begin working with the Gauteng Cricket Association. She has regularly worked there for the last five years with the high-performance squad as a contract coach, assisting in core strength training, stretching techniques and she also provides sports massage therapy to the squad.

Lee is a qualified sports massage therapist, an accredited spinning instructor as well as being a certified pre- and post-natal fitness trainer.  She also has a passion for nutrition and has attended several workshops and seminars on the topic.

Her motto: “Whatever your goals, I can assist you in making it a reality.”.

From humble beginnings as a child and as a 9year old boy with bad eating habits and hyperactivity, Michael slowly started to become interested in exercise and eating healthy. It wasn't long before he realized he had a great passion for living a healthy lifestyle. What followed after that change was a never-ending journey of sports, he excelled in sprinting, cross country running, was a single figure provincial golfer, provincial squash player, an amazing road cyclist just to mention a few!

Michael joined the SA Air Force as an instructor in the early 1990s during his national service and what he learned about discipline, hard work and dedication were invaluable.

Because of his passion for keeping himself fit and leading a healthy lifestyle, it seemed completely natural for him to pursue a career in the fitness industry. After he completed his studies he has been helping people reach their health and fitness goals for more than 15 years.

Michael got married in 2008 to the most amazing life partner, that shares the same passion for fitness as he does. She is a Pilates instructor and also loves weight training.  He is very grateful to have her constantly supporting him in all his life ventures.  He is also a very proud father of a very bright, active 7year old daughter

Michael has been a competing bodybuilder for 12 years & was sponsored athlete by EVOX advanced nutrition for 7 years.
His achievements over the last 12 years include:
Bodybuilding shows
2004 IFBB novice provincials 3rd place out of 23 athletes U75kg
2005 WPF Chaz Classic U75kg 4th place
2005 WPFSA Champs 6th place U75kg
2007 IFBB intermediate show 2nd place U80kg
2008 Silver Star Classic WPF U80kg 4th place
2010 Silver Star classic WPF 3rd place U85kg
2010 WPF SA champs Emerald casino WPF 5th place U85kg
2011 Shameen Classic CT IFBB U85kg 6th place
2011 Millennium gold plate  IFBB U85kg 2nd place out of 23
2011 Extreme outdoor games bodybuilding IFBB Open division invitation only 4th place overall
2011 Silver Star Casino Classic WPF 3rd place U85kg division.
2012 IFBB provincials
Over 40's division 4th place - A list of my shows Bodybuilding
2004 IFBB novice provincials 3rd place out of 23 athletes U75kg
2005 WPF Chaz Classic U75kg 4th place
2005 WPF SA Champs 6th place U75kg
2007 IFBB intermediate show 2nd U80kg
2008 Silver Star Classic WPF U80kg 4th place
2010 Silver Star classic WPF 3rd place U85kg
2010 WPF SA champs Emerald casino - 5th place U85kg
2011 Shameen Classic CT IFBB U85kg 6th place
2011 Millennium gold plate IFBB U85kg 2nd place out of 23
2011 Extreme outdoor bodybuilding IIFBB open division - invitation only 4th place
2011 Silver Star Casino Classic 4th place.
2012 IFBB provincials - Over 40's division 4th place.
2012 NABBA Pretoria classic Over 40's division 3rd place
2013 Chaz Classic WPF - U90kg division 3rd place.
2013 WPF SA champs 4th place U90kg
2014 Rossi Classic WPF - U85kg Top 5 placing
2014 WPF SA champs 3rd place U85kg qualified for world champs
2015 NABBA provincials - Over 40's open division 6th place.
2016 Millennium gold IBFF plate U85kg 5th place.

Michael has also trained male and female clients to stage ready level and really enjoys seeing his many clients transform.

Since he started working as a fitness professional, he has completed many courses in the field, some of which include:

NFPT USA Certified Personal Trainer
Fitpro Sports Massage Therapist
Fitpro Foam Roller
Fitpro Scientific Weight-loss
Fitpro Plyometrics
Fitpro Functional Nutrition for trainers
Fitpro Bootcamp Workshop
Fitpro Stretching
Fitpro Fitness Forum
Fitpro First Aid

Michael likes to think of himself not only as a personal trainer but as a complete fitness partner to his clients, with special attention to detail

His Motto: “Whoever you are, your Health and Fitness dreams can come true”!!

Jeff has been involved in the fitness industry since 1986.

A strength and conditioning, and physical training specialist, his work has ranged from taking classes in commercial gyms to training elite and National sportsmen and women. He was the Highveld Lions Cricket fitness trainer for 24 years. During that time and since, he has also trained most of South Africa's top squash players, and trained many of South Africa's elite rugby, soccer, tennis, hockey, beach volleyball, rowing, golf and touch rugby players.

As an optometrist specialising in sports vision, he has worked with martial artists, rally drivers, cyclists and athletes, as well as children with concentration problems, accident victims, and others who benefit from training the brain-body link, visual and motor skills.

Jeff does creative and energising strength and strength-endurance training to promote his longevity and extends this to his clients. He works with all ages and fitness levels to prove that age, and lifestyle constraints, are no barrier to improving wellbeing and quality of life.

 

"You don't get involved with Lions franchise cricket for more than 2 decades if you aren't one of the leading men in conditioning and training of elite athletes. Jeff's ability to move across sporting codes is his major advantage."

    (Neil McKenzie, former Proteas cricketer)

 

"It was during my time with Jeff that l fully developed my physical ability in a mature way specifically suited to my body type and to squash. This physical ability gave me self belief, which is the winning combination."

(Craig Wapnick, former SA no 1 and World no 16 squash player)

 

"As a strength and conditioning coach, Jeff is one of the best in the business. He is the coach l go to when l need assistance with an athlete. His knowlege about vision training, speed and movement is extraordinary."

(Andre Volsteedt, former Sharks Rugby Academy, Blue Bulls Rugby and Stade Francais Rugby fitness trainer)

CrossFit coach and personal trainer for over 4 years, athlete, and sportswomen for over 25 years (being a figure skater and Ice Hockey Player representing South Africa Internationally at various championships).

Enthusiastic about instructing groups and individuals in CrossFit and other exercise activities, educating clients about the fundamentals of CrossFit and general sporting movements by demonstration.

Passionate about helping my clients become healthier and reaching their personal goals, as well as working with all types of athletes and helping them achieve their goals and reach their full potential in their respected sports.

From a young age, Cameron has always played any and every sport he could possibly be involved in. Playing provincially from primary school years to touring nationally in the latter high school years Cameron has turned his passion for sports and performance into a full time profession as a qualified coach who specializes in strength and conditioning as well as functional training.

“Facilitating both high quality educational sessions as well as bringing energy to all these sessions is what I do best and where I thrive, so expect a lot of challenging workouts while having an absolute blast!”

Cameron has been in the industry for over 5 years and since worked with a wide range of general clients & athletes ranging from various different levels of ability, Cameron is able to apply this knowledge to a more holistic approach to your health and wellness journey.

Let’s get started today!

Kuku has been working in the fitness industry for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience in group and private training. 

She has a passion for people and teaching them to strengthen their bodies. Getting older doesn't mean getting weaker. Kuku is in her 60’s, yet feels stronger and more comfortable in her body now than 30 years ago. Being a mother and grandmother is physically taxing and maintaining core strength and stability enables her to keep up with her energetic grandson. She loves seeing people develop an understanding of their bodies and grow in confidence as they get stronger and healthier. 

Her qualifications include the international Johnny G spinning certification, Pilates qualification through Trifocus, aqua-aerobics and various other fitness qualifications in different disciplines through Virgin Active. She is also qualified and experienced in teaching pre- and post-natal exercises.

Melanie is a qualified personal trainer and fitness instructor through Trifocus fitness Academy. 

She specialises in body transformation, general well being, strength and conditioning and nutrition in all age groups.

Her clients have achieved great results, including enhanced work performance and motivation.

She looks forward to assisting you to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Lauren has been an integral part of the fitness industry for the past 18 years, driven by a lifelong passion for sports. Initially drawn to swimming, she soon discovered that running held a special place in her heart. Lauren predominantly engages in long-distance running, conquering over 50 ultra and marathon distances. Events like Comrades and Two Oceans have evolved into true passions, with Lauren forming a close bond with her permanent numbers.

In her fitness philosophy, Lauren advocates for a holistic approach, emphasising the interconnectedness of eating habits, physical fitness, and lifestyle choices. Her belief is rooted in the idea that these elements work hand in hand to create a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle.

Lauren boasts an impressive array of qualifications, including personal training, Pilates, sports massage, reflexology, sports nutrition, as well as expertise in pre and postnatal training and sports rehabilitation.

Passionate about her multifaceted role, Lauren finds fulfilment in helping others achieve their fitness goals.

Her guiding motto encapsulates her approach to both her own fitness journey and her work with clients: "Progression, not perfection." This mantra reflects Lauren's commitment to continuous improvement and the acknowledgment that every step forward, no matter how small, is a significant achievement in the pursuit of wellness.

Cameron Harris

From a young age, Cameron has always played any and every sport he could possibly be involved in. Playing provincially from primary school years to touring nationally in the latter high school years Cameron has turned his passion for sports and performance into a full time profession as a qualified coach who specializes in strength and conditioning as well as functional training.

“Facilitating both high quality educational sessions as well as bringing energy to all these sessions is what I do best and where I thrive, so expect a lot of challenging workouts while having an absolute blast!”

Cameron has been in the industry for over 5 years and since worked with a wide range of general clients & athletes ranging from various different levels of ability, Cameron is able to apply this knowledge to a more holistic approach to your health and wellness journey.

Let’s get started today!

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