Box owner, head coach and nutritionist, Tanja is a Level 2 and CrossFit Kids Certified Trainer. Tanja, with an extensive background as one of the country’s top chefs, left the kitchen 3 years ago to pursue a career in the fitness industry. She still holds a passion for food, but now designs tailor made eating plans and is passionate about nutrition. With multiple specialty CrossFit courses, like aerobic capacity, weightlifting and running behind her name, she creates interesting and effective programming to keep everyone prepared for life. Tanja specialises in olympic weightlifting and also enjoys powerlifting and strong man exercises. She enjoys the art of coaching and aims to make every member better than they were yesterday.
Box owner Zonja has a long history in hospitality and, at 61, still enjoys CrossFit. With her keen business mind and customer relation skills, she is not only the box mom, but handles all the admin, member relations, accounts and of course she is the inhouse shoulder to cry on, friendly face that meets new members and welcome committee. She has a extensive experience in counselling and is always there to talk to. What would a box be without a mom?
Hailing from King Williams Town, a small treasure in the Eastern Cape, with a big appetite for exercise and sports training. A Corrective Exercise Specialist and Human Movement Scientist trained by some of the best in their respective fields at the High Performance Complex in Nelson Mandela University. Sipho Kenene is recognized as a National Strength & Conditioning Coach with experience in working with various sports teams throughout his fledgling career:
2014- Kings College East London, Head of Rugby and u13A Coach
2014- The King`s School West Rand- Open Shot Put Coach & u15 Netball Coach.
2015- Eastern Province Kings u19 Strength & Conditioning Coach.
2017- Eastern Province Kings u21 Strength & Conditioning Coach.
2018- Eastern Province Mighty Elephants First Division Currie Cup Senior Side.
2019- Greenwood Bay College u13A Cricket Head Coach.
Sipho is also National qualifying powerlifter in 2016 and he has dedicated himself to his profession by making use of the latest sports specific & functional training techniques with aim of improved daily performance.
Brett grew up in Port Elizabeth and had diverse sporting background having competed at provincial level track and field athletics, hockey and biathlon.
Coming from a robotics engineering background, he has always been interested in the mechanics of movement and CrossFit’s focus being on foundational movement and the techniques used to perform these movements was exciting to him. At 47 and in the best shape of his life (with thanks to CrossFit), he followed his childhood dream of becoming a physical education teacher by getting his CrossFit Level 1 certification along with specialty courses such as running and anatomy and now holds the spot as assistant coach at CrossFit Fuel Your Fire. He is an avid mountain climber and enjoys hiking and surfing. He is also a lover of obstacle course racing and has competed in a few national and international events.
The youngest of our coaching team, 16 year old Osean not only has 9 years of Martial arts under his belt, but also won National and World championship in his age division in Karate and Kickboxing in 2015. He is a qualified rescue diver and also has a passion for CrossFit, winning the 2018 South African Teen Champs in his age division. He looks to inspire the youth to keep active and driven by choosing an active, healthy lifestyle. 2019 will be a big year for Osean as he is looking forward to getting his black belt in Karate and kickboxing as well as obtaining his CrossFit Level 1 training certificate. He is our in house martial arts expert and is involved in coaching the kids and teens.