MEET THE TEAM

JEFF Instructors

Get to know the JEFF team on screen!

DOMINIQUE LECLERCQ

INSTRUCTOR

Physiotherapist, Sports Enthusiast & Pilates Instructor.

Biography

Dominique Leclercq is our JEFF physiotherapist and pilates instructor, currently pursuing her master’s degree in women's health. As an endurance athlete Dominique delights in testing her physical boundaries with a positive attitude and smile on her face. If she’s not pursuing her passion for helping you along your unique health and fitness journey, you’ll find her seeking adventures with her mountain bike.

Specializations

✓ Strength Training
✓ Nutrition
✓ Women’s Health
✓ Pilates
✓ Pregnancy and return to sport post-partum

INSTRUCTOR

Honours in Psychology & Body Weight Training Specialist.

Meet Joe

Biography

Coach Joseph is a firm believer that through creating holistic lifestyle changes one can positively affect the development and advancement of the human mind and body.

With an honours degree in psychology, he is extremely passionate about helping others become the best versions of themselves. Coach Joe’s approach is to lead by example, hold his clients accountable, and provide them with an individualised plan to succeed.

High-intensity training, running, swimming, squash, and yoga describe Coach Joe’s weekly routine. With personal training experience and leading an active lifestyle over the past few years, he understands the importance of balance and moderation when it comes to implementing lifestyle changes.

As a proud member of the LGBTQ community, Joseph strives to create a safe space for individuals, helping them find confidence within themselves, no matter their circumstances.

“It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you.”

Specializations

✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength & Conditioning
✓ Behaviour Change

JADE SIMON

INSTRUCTOR & COACH

Former water polo player & the JEFF cheerleader!

Meet Jade

Biography

Jade is a former South African water polo player with her honors in psychology. She believes that a positive mindset is a fundamental building block in achieving anything in life. She is passionate about making a positive impact on people, helping them to achieve their goals through cultivating a love of fitness, nutrition and movement.

As a past client of the JEFF 1-on-1 Coaching Program, Jade fully understands the commitment required and what an incredible impact (both physically and psychologically) that JEFF has on one’s life. In her spare time, Jade prioritises her family and friends. She enjoys going on scenic hikes in the Cape and getting stuck into a compelling sci-fi series on Netflix.

Specializations

Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ Human Physiology

KATHLEEN BOOYSE

INSTRUCTOR

Certified yoga teacher and mental health advocate.

Biography

Kathleen Boyse is a certified yoga teacher and mental health advocate. At the heart of her teaching technique, inspired by her mother's 30-year dancing career, Kathleen sets out to promote the deeply healing benefits of yoga and meditation, both mental and physical. As a lifelong learner she stays on top of the latest practices to continually evolve, grow, and bend alongside her students.

Specializations

Yoga
✓ Mindfulness
✓ Fitness & Nutrition

JEFF Collaborators

 

Meet our collaborators! We have partnered with a range of independent ‘collaborators’ (many of whom you already know and love) where they will be bringing you fresh new programs, challenges and fitness-related content each month as part of their own independent offerings.

EDGAR KATUSHABE

COLLABORATOR

Elite South African Powerlifter.

Biography

Edgar Katushabe, an elite South African powerlifter with a background in biokinetics and a master’s in human movement science, is powered by his passion for strength, conditioning, and the amazing capabilities of the human body. With a happy and enthusiastic personality that permeates into his unique style of training, he forms lasting bonds with his clients. He’s excited to have an open conversation with you about what makes you tick, and why.

Specializations

✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ High intensity interval training

SERI KRAVITZ

COLLABORATOR

Professional water polo player with over 10 years international experience.

Biography

Amy Wilson Hardy comes to JEFF with years of sporting experience in rugby, having competed in the Rio Olympic Games, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and more. Motivated by that post-workout high, she inspires her clients to give it their all when reaching for their health and fitness goals. Outside of rugby and training hard, she loves being outdoors, cooking, and relaxing evenings snuggled up on the sofa with her boyfriend and two dogs.

Specializations

✓ Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition

AMY WILSON HARDY

COLLABORATOR

Professional rugby player and fitness enthusiast.

Biography

Amy Wilson Hardy comes to JEFF with years of sporting experience in rugby, having competed in the Rio Olympic Games, Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and more. Motivated by that post-workout high, she inspires her clients to give it their all when reaching for their health and fitness goals. Outside of rugby and training hard, she loves being outdoors, cooking, and relaxing evenings snuggled up on the sofa with her boyfriend and two dogs.

Specializations

✓ Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition

GREG MALLETT

COLLABORATOR

Experienced fitness & sports coach.

Biography

Greg Mallett is a fitness instructor with 15 years experience, as well as sporting experience in water polo and provincial rugby. Coming from a lineage of coaches and teachers, Greg emanates an infectious passion for health, fitness, and nutrition. Having previously undergone major surgery, he's returned to the fitness industry with a host of life lessons that empower his clients to realise their health and fitness dreams. Greg is nurturing and enthusiastic and can lead you along the road to success.  

Specializations

Fitness and Nutrition
✓ Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management

JEFF Coaches

Looking for a coach who will be here for you, every day, to help you to reach your goals? Get to know our JEFF coaches and find your cheerleader in your health and fitness journey!

Coaching capacity key:

HEAD OF NUTRITION

Qualified sports scientist, dietitian and performance nutritionist.

Biography

Adrian, head of Nutrition at JEFF, is a qualified sports scientist, dietitian and performance nutritionist. He believes that a well-structured training plan needs to tie in with a tailored nutrition plan to achieve the best results on one’s personal health and fitness journey.

Adrian grew up with a bat in his hand or a ball at his feet. He loves long-distance running, having completed numerous ultra marathons and will squeeze in a run wherever he can. He is a husband and dad of two and enjoys adventuring on the mountain with his family.

His passion for sport, exercise, and good food is tangible in his efforts to encourage others to appreciate what their bodies can do – all the while enjoying the journey along the way.

 

Specializations

✓ Sports Conditioning
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ Marathon Training

JANELLE BODDY

COACH

Certified marathon coach, and qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy.

Meet Janelle

Biography

Coach Janelle studied sports and nutrition through the Canadian NAASFP association and is a certified marathon coach, and qualified in cognitive behavioural therapy. She is passionate about health and ensuring her clients reach their genetic potential. She loves taking part in CrossFit competitions as well as the Comrades Marathon, and is motivated by testing not only her physical capabilities but enhancing the mental toughness that comes with endurance sports.

Spending quality time with her children and family is an important aspect of Coach Janelle’s life. She believes there is always a reason to smile and approaches her client relationships with a positive, encouraging, and upbeat energy.

Specializations

Marathon training
High intensity interval training
Weight management
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional training

COACH

Qualified fitness instructor & licensed Electro Muscle Stimulation trainer with a degree in psychology.

Meet Lucy

Biography

Coach Lucy grew up in the UK and holds a degree in psychology, is a qualified fitness instructor and licensed EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) trainer.

Prior to meeting her partner, moving to South Africa and having 3 boys, Coach Lucy led international Charity Challenge expeditions. These expeditions included leading group hikes around the globe, including the Great Wall of China, Kilimanjaro, The Grand Canyon and Annapurna, as well as cycling from Vietnam to Cambodia. Joining people on their challenges, helping them overcome their individual barriers, gain strength and achieve their goals was a life-changing experience that led her to uncovering her love for coaching.

She is passionate about helping her clients find their inner and outer strength and seeing the positive impact that it has on their lives and those around them.

Specializations

Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ HIIT Training

DIETITIAN & COACH

Registered dietitian and sports scientist.

Meet Sam

Biography

Coach Samantha is a registered dietitian and sports scientist. She thrives off of her chosen career path and is very passionate about all things related to health, nutrition and fitness. Her goal is to inspire people to live their happiest and healthiest life.

Coach Samantha believes that health has many aspects: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social, and that we need to consider all of these elements to live a healthy, balanced life. She maintains that we are all unique and works closely with her clients to provide them with tools to become the best versions of themselves.

Although most of her time is spent debunking nutrition myths, in her free time you can find her outside, either on a mountain or the beach, with friends and family.

Specializations

Nutrition
✓ Strength Training
✓ Weight Management
✓ Fitness

COACH

Former rugby player and coach, certified personal trainer.

Meet Shaun

Biography

Meet Coach Shaun: a former rugby player and coach, certified personal trainer, and lover of all things fitness. After achieving qualifications in sports management and fitness respectively, Shaun wasted no time to begin his own fitness journey culminating in an incredible career of nearly 15 years.

Being raised on the sunny shores of Durban, Coach Shaun never found it difficult to be outside and active. When he completed his schooling years he was certain he would pursue a career that allowed him to instil this kind of passion in others, and guide them toward reaching their goals and dreams that they may have previously thought impossible.

Outside of the fitness world, Shaun is usually found at home with a fire on the go, sports playing in the background, surrounded by his beloved Jenna and his 4 dogs.

Specializations

Fitness & Nutrition
✓ Strength Training
✓ Weight Management
✓ Sports Conditioning
✓ HIIT

COACH

Holds a Bachelor of Science in Sport Science.

Biography

Coach Zamo is a sport scientist who fell in love with the fitness industry while in Norway where she participated in a number of sports as part of her schooling. Her introduction to different sports triggered her further interest in the science of movement and its effects on the human body, physiologically and mentally. This led to her studies in sports science where she majored in both physiology and psychology. She then furthered her studies and completed her honours in high performance.

She firmly advocates that everyone can be their own superhero and believes fitness and health is a big key in helping people realise how awesome they really are.

As a mother to a toddler she has adopted the beliefs that, “you will never have the time, unless you make the time” and “children are great imitators, so give them something great to imitate”.

Specializations

Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ Marathon Training

LAUREN WALSH

COACH

Passionate about fitness, and has a 10-year background in the hospitality and catering industry.

Meet Lauren

Biography

Coach Lauren has a 10-year background in the hospitality and catering industry that has taught her resilience, perseverance, and a love for people and food. She has always been driven to succeed, and through some difficult life lessons has come to realise that her purpose is to give back and to be of service to others. Having succeeded in pulling herself out of her rock bottom in December 2015, she began the journey of a sober life, learning how to trust herself and her passion for fitness and nutrition.

Coach Lauren strives to reassure and encourage her clients to live out their dreams, as she did. She is driven by her desire to offer this help with compassion, acceptance and understanding.

Prioritising fitness and movement as her daily therapy has allowed her to cultivate mental, emotional, and physical strength. Her systematic approach to fitness and nutrition from a holistic standpoint has played a pivotal role in how she has become the woman she is today - overcoming insecurities to gain authentic self-confidence.

Specializations

Fitness and Nutrition
Strength and Conditioning
Sports Conditioning
✓ Weight Management

LIZ NAUDE

COACH

Certified personal trainer, comprehensive pilates instructor and body kindness advocate.

Meet Liz

Biography

Coach Liz is a seasoned coach and instructor at JEFF. She is a certified personal trainer and pilates instructor with a passion for facilitating healthy and sustainable life changes.

Known as the ‘Self-Care Coach’, she believes that embarking on a passage to a healthier mindset should be at the forefront of one's health journey. Self-love, self-worth, positive self-talk, and body positivity are key elements in her approach. She encourages finding sustainable habit loops, a routine that fits in with your life, and consistently working on a positive relationship with food and exercise.

A mother herself, she understands the importance of helping others find balance, supporting them to make their own health and well-being a priority. She endeavours to make those on their health journeys feel encouraged, valued and supported every day.

Specializations

✓ Strength Training
✓ Nutrition
✓ Pilates
✓ Functional Fitness
✓ Post Partum Fitness
✓ Body Positivity
✓ Behaviour Change

TASH HOFFMAN

COACHING TEAM LEAD

Has a background in psychology and years of involvement in community development.

Biography

Coach Tash has a background in psychology and years of involvement in community development which has given her a working understanding of how powerful the mind is in physical transformation. As a JEFF 1-on-1 Coaching Program graduate, she shares her first-hand experience of how she overcame the challenges that fuelled her success.

Coach Tash is a natural encourager and has an innate ability to draw out the beauty within the people she meets. As a wife and busy working mom to 2 active kids, she is driven to find ways that enhance a sense of well-being and balance in life – thrilled when she is able to help other women do the same.

Passionate about social justice, Coach Tash is involved in many community outreach projects necessitating disaster relief and volunteer work. In her spare time, Coach Tash loves to experiment and discover delicious meals, and spend time with her family enjoying the great outdoors. Her happy places include the beach, scenic hiking trails, and being elbow-deep in the dirt of her veggie garden.

Specializations

Weight Management
✓ Strength Training
✓ Fitness & Nutrition
✓ High intensity interval training