What We Can Learn From These Kick-Ass Fitness Females

These female professionals keep at the top of their game. Stay on top of yours by learning from the pros.


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Aneeka Buys – Personal Trainer At Virgin Active

“Finding the time to train can be quite challenging, especially with kids who are quite little. So I get them to join me – sprints, lunges, squat jumps… They get sidetracked, and that’s fine. I’m teaching them that exercise is fun, and that they should love everything their bodies can do.”

Irène Scholz – Founder And Owner Of We Are Bold

“Like any engine, your body needs all its parts to work together. That’s why I’m a big believer in functional training. It will help you move better, so you’ll be able to do all the things you want to do – play a sport, climb a mountain – but you’ll perform better, and go for longer.”

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Mapule Ndhlovu – Personal Trainer At Virgin Active

“One of the first things I work on with a new client is patience. You have to understand that what gets real, long-lasting results is consistency over time. Another factor: diet. You can work as hard as you like but if you’re not eating properly as well, you’re just sabotaging yourself.”

Sanchia du Preez – Physical Trainer At The Armoury Boxing Club

“The key to throwing the perfect punch? Technique. Power doesn’t come at the end – it starts at the legs, flows up to the twist of your hips, through an extended arm and finally – bam! – through your fist. And remember, no matter how good you are, you’ll get hit. Shake it off, keep moving.”

Monika Human – Personal Trainer And Sports Coach

“If you want to become a more effective endurance athlete, you have to work on your power. It sounds counterintutive, but strength training – single leg squats, deadlifts – will help you become faster. You’ll cover more ground with less effort, and have more energy throughout.”

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