OUR BEST – TRAINERS

Be in control of your body and not at it's mercy - Joseph Pilates

Carey King

Pilates
About

Pilates is the foundation that I believe builds our bodies towards achieving overall health and strength. I have been able to successfully utilise Pilates to help my clients correct or prevent injuries. Pilates builds a strong core to support intensive training, to correct posture and build lean strong muscles. My clients have been able to develop a positive self-confidence and above all relax and destress.

Pilates has allowed me personally to recover from two pregnancies and restore my body to its strong and lean state and along the way has given me a passion for helping others who are in pain or wanting to feel better in their own skin.

Qualifications

Trifocus Comprehensive Pilates Course certification

Contact Carey

071 881 1327

pilates@bdagym.co.za

Experience

Post-partum
90%

TRX Pilates
80%

Comprehensive Mat Work
100%

Functional Training
100%

Injury Rehabilitation
85%

Core and Stabilisation
95%

Train hard, fight easy.

Sugar Dube

Boxing
About

I am a competitive boxer and trainer who aspires to reach a world class level. I am driven by my absolute passion for the skill, technique and art of boxing. From my background in boxing, I have witnessed how boxing can help improve self-esteem, build character and most importantly instill discipline. I have trained bullies and victims of bullying and both have learned how to fight without initiating confrontations. I aim to teach individuals how to above all else have self-respect and respect for others.

Being physically fit is an added advantage of boxing and leads to a healthier way of life. I strive to condition all of my clients at the same level of professional athletes by incorporating skipping, bag work, pad work, cardio and one-on-one sparring.

Finally, boxing is not just about walking into a gym and throwing a few punches, there is an art to it. Training with me you will learn footwork, head movements, bobbing and weaving, defense, accuracy and gain a new-found confidence in yourself.

Qualifications

12 Years of Boxing Experience

Contact Sugar

074 202 4172
boxing@bdagym.co.za

Experience

Fitness
85%

Conditioning
85%

Bag Work
90%

Pad Work
90%

Sparring
90%

Boxing Technique
80%

Discipline is doing what you hate to do, but nonetheless doing it like you love it - Mike Tyson

Paulo Brandao

Bootcamp
About

I started my fitness journey at BDA desperate for a change but somewhat lost and overwhelmed. I was skinny and had low self-confidence from years of bullying because of being skinny. I tried to take on this journey alone but found little to no results due to my lack of knowledge.

After a couple months I took the first step to a greater life and began to talk to the trainers and hired Jason Nafte as my coach. One year later and I can honestly say that my life has done a complete 360. I’ve grown drastically in both my muscle size and confidence. I have taken my new-found love for training further by studying and learning as much as I can about fitness so that I can offer the same help I needed when I started.

I am now part of the team here at BDA Gym and I am constantly learning of new ways to help others achieve their dream body with a healthy mind.

Qualifications

Certificate in exercise science with Trifocus

Contact Paulo

061 457 4800

paulo@bdagym.co.za

Experience

Bootcamp
90%

Fitness
85%

Weight Lifting Form
90%

Weight Lifting Technique
90%

Induction Programs
90%

Let your pain fuel your fire.

Natasha van den Berg

Weight loss and Transformations
About

January 2018 was the start of an amazing journey. I was an insecure woman, I hated my body, I felt like everyone was better than me. I felt empty inside, I had no desire to improve myself because I had no drive and no desire to accomplish anything in life because in my mind, I was not capable of achieving anything. After seeing my vacation photos of December 2017, I made the decision to change my life for good. I changed to a healthier lifestyle. I spent my lunch hours day in and day out grinding in the gym. somehow, when I was training, my mind cleared. I loved it so much that now I was focusing more on my weights and reps than “feeling sorry for myself”. I unlocked my passion.

In august 2018 I decided to get assistance from an experienced coach, Jason Nafte. he took me to the next level. I entered my first bodybuilding competition, PCA Provincials, and took placed first in the ladies toned figure cate- gory. this fuelled my fire. Two weeks later I won the PCA South African Championships, competing against the best of the best in South Africa. In October 2018 I represented South Africa in the PCA World Championships that was held in Birmingham, Great Britain. My passion for this sport and lifestyle has grown so much that I have changed my career to helping other individuals change their mindset, to realise that life is beautiful, that they are capable of becoming what they have always wanted to be. To show them that this is possible for anyone with a strong will and determination. I believe to be anything but average. The easiest thing to do is give up, the hardest it so keeps going.

As your trainer I will help you believe in yourself and help you uncover your own strengths and motivation. Dominate today, your ultimate goal is to be better than yesterday.

Qualifications

Trifocus Personal Training Certification

Trifocus Specialised Nutrition

BPCA Toned Figure Gauteng: Champion

PCA Toned Figure South African: Champion

PCA Toned Figure World’s: Qualifier

Contact Natasha

082 841 6516

natasha@bdagym.co.za

Experience

Weight Loss
95%

Transformations
90%

Contest Prep
85%

Bodybuilding
85%

Customised Diets
90%

Go big or go home.

Grant Herwill

Bodybuilding
About

As a professional athlete and body builder, I know what it takes to push your body in order to maximise your results. Contrary to popular belief, Body Building is far more than simply picking up or pushing some heavy weights. It’s a lifestyle; one that requires both dedication and determination. To sculpt your body the way you want it, you need to be disciplined and apply both these two qualities. The adage of, ‘If it was easy, everyone would have it’ definitely applies to Body Building and attaining the level of fitness that you desire.

Having both lived the journey of competing professionally and enjoying the results that come from staying true to the cause, I know how to get you where you want to be. I know how to prepare both your mind and body to get that complete, striking look, but also the character necessary to maintain it. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to help someone construct their physique into the image they’ve always dreamt of, it’s both my passion and my professional mission.

Contact Grant

076 425 3864

grantherwill@gmail.com

Experience

Bodybuilding
95%

Contest Prep
80%

Mass Building
80%

Weight Loss
100%

Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you, but you have to choose to embark on the inward journey to discover it.

Sabrina Del Sette-Graca

Yoga
About

My journey with yoga started fifteen years ago. I was drawn to the physical use of the body as a form of expression and creativity, and bringing the mind, body and soul together. After my very first class, I felt like I had finally found “home”. I completed my two year instructor’s training course, and have instructed students of all ages, sizes and abilities. Yoga requires only your body, mind and the force of gravity. Aside from the obvious physical benefits like flexibility and strength tailored and designed by your own body’s ability, weight and structure, it is a panacea for relieving stress and for teaching the body and mental pathways to heal themselves. Yoga is about a journey of self discovery, and it will deliver balance to whichever part of you needs it the most. I look forward to taking this journey together with you.

Qualifications

Two Year YYI Instructor’s Qualification (Young Yoga Institute)

YTF Registered (Yoga Teacher’s Fellowship)

Certified Anatomy and Physiology (Camelot International)

Certified Swedish Massage (Camelot International)

Contact Sabrina

060 910 9583

yoga@bdagym.co.za

Experience

Yoga
100%

Flexibility
95%

Rehabilitation
80%

Destressing
100%

Stretching
100%

Toning
80%

What we do in life echo’s in eternity

Michael De Azevedo

Weight loss
About

My name is Michael De Azevedo, I am the newest Personal Trainer of the BDA family. I love my job and live for fitness. Fitness has changed my whole life, I used to be 150kgs was sad and wasn’t happy with life. Fitness has changed my life and has made me the person I am today. I can proudly say I have lost 52kgs so far and am excited to help people do the same. I specialise in weight loss. Looking forward to meeting you all and helping you achieve your goals.

Qualifications

TriFocus Certified Personal Trainer

Boston Sports Management Diploma

Contact Michael

076 141 6615

mikede87@gmail.com

Experience

Fitness
80%

Weight Loss
95%

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