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Founder and Personal Trainer
Jacky has a degree in Sports Science and is a Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. He has also worked with clients around the world as a personal trainer.
He has been fortunate enough to work with a wide range of people from very different ends of the fitness spectrum. Through promoting positive health changes with diet and exercise, he has helped patients recover from aging-related and other otherwise debilitating diseases.
He spends most of his time these days writing fitness-related content of some form or another. He still likes to work with people on a one-to-one basis – he just doesn’t get up at 5am to see clients anymore.
Sports and Conditioning Coach
Lisa Patten is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Level 2 Mad Dog Spinning Instructor, and Certified Sports and Conditioning Coach. She served for seven years as a Command Fitness Leader in the United States Navy and went on to compete in triathlons, ultra-marathons, and powerlifting competitions. Currently, Lisa works as a Corporate Personal Trainer for General Electric.
HFPA Qualified Personal Trainer
Oyisa Hackula was born in East London, South Africa where he currently resides working as an Industrial Engineer. He started strength and conditioning training in 2014 for high school rugby. He went on to play professional rugby from 2016 until 2018, but his passion for training continued while he still plays amateur rugby.
He started with a lack of knowledge in health and fitness besides what he heard from his rugby peers, coaches and society. This had lead to him developing a physique that wasn’t efficient or effective for his rugby playing in 2014. He decided to dive deeper into it through research, having one of his best rugby seasons in 2015.
Oyisa is currently an HFPA Qualified Personal Trainer (REPSSA) specializing in strength training, fat loss and supplementation. He has ambitions of reaching the world in showing how strength training, muscle building and fat loss can be made simple, but not easy and this is what he writes about.
Head Swim Coach
Mia Russell is currently the head swim coach at Aquasharks Swimming Academy in South Africa. She has worked as the head swim guide at SwimQuest Open Water Swimming Holidays in London and was previously a Swim Coach at Cybersmart Aquatics.
She has a AIDA International Level 3 Freediving Certification, PADI Open Water Advanced Certificate, SSI Level 1 Free Diver Certificate and RYA Beach Lifeguard Certificate.
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