Cape Town , South Africa
Since junior school Gareth has enthusiastically taken part in swimming, cycling, running, surf life saving and various other sports. In 1999 he started as a personal trainer and running coach. He has coached swimmers who competed at a national level, and triathletes from complete novices to advanced level, whether their goal was to complete a sprint triathlon or finish an Ironman.
Exercise is a lifestyle that keeps the mind and body fit. Gareth can help you achieve your training goals
I was the fat kid growing up. My nickname was Slowy as I could not run and always finished last. Finishing last taught me I can only get better.
By laying a great training foundation you can do anything. A Personal Training Diploma followed by a degree in Sports Science from Stellenbosch University gave me the opportunity to train and work with some world class athletes like Tim Don, Conrad Scholtz, Dan Hugo, Andre Calitz and many others.
Training is about loving what you do. This has enabled me to win numerous Provincial and National Surf Lifesaving titles, attend 3 Surf Lifesaving World Championships and complete 3 Ironman triathlons as well as many Half Ironman events.
During my studies and training at Stellenbosch University I designed and manufactured stretch cords for swim training, which led to the start of my company, Justsports. I created a stretch cord training course that was presented at Stellenbosch. After university I joined Body iQ doing wellness assessments and became Regional Wellness Manager for Body iQ in KZN. I then joined Virgin Active South Africa as Regional Training Manager (KZN) and then Regional Fitness Manager (KZN & WC).
With running my own business manufacturing & distributing fitness equipment since 2000, fitness training & education has been a huge part of my day to day life.
My passion is helping people achieve their goals, and making sure they have fun while doing it.