Meet the Team

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Johno Meintjes

International sports conditioning specialist and performance coach, Johno is a powerhouse of positivity and endless energy, especially when it comes to health and fitness.

Johno’s passion for fitness began in his school days, when he discovered the power that lay in strapping on a pair of running shoes and putting in the consistent effort to transform himself from an unfit kid into a successful sportsman.

Johno has worked with South Africa’s top national sports teams, helping athletes to rehabilitate, transform and prepare themselves for significant sporting career milestones. It is through Johno’s Fitness Faculty that he has brought his true passion to life: helping everyday people to change themselves for the better, forever.

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Coach Christelle Benson
Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Coach Chris is a dynamic, “can-do” serial optimist who believes that everyone deserves to sparkle and shine. She believes in kindness above all else and loves being outdoors and active. Her bubbly, empathetic personality is perfect for the fitness environment as a natural coach and cheerleader. Having witnessed and personally experienced the impact and transformations from healthy lifestyle habits, Coach Chris is passionate about keeping bodies in play mode. She lives by the saying: “You only have one life – live your best one!”

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Caleigh Opperman
Specialisations

HIIT training
Sports Conditioning
Sport and Rehabilitation Massage
Chronic Pain Management
Sporting Injury
Vegan Nutrition
Human Physiology

Caleigh is an outgoing, proactive and energetic human who has grown up with a massive love for all things health and fitness. She is a qualified Sports Scientist with her Masters degree in Human Physiology and has years of experience in high intensity training, chronic pain management and rehabilitation training. 

As a passionate believer in living a holistic and sustainable healthy lifestyle, Coach Caleigh is driven in achieving optimal health and fitness results in her clients, which will continue to be physically attainable for a lifetime. Having personally completed JEFF 1-on-1 Coaching Program herself, she is fully aware of the massive physical and mental commitment her clients have made to this program and is ready to support and motivate them every step of the way. 

Specialisations

HIIT training
Sports Conditioning
Sport and Rehabilitation Massage
Chronic Pain Management
Sporting Injury
Vegan Nutrition
Human Physiology

Coach Kim Stephenson
Specialisations
Exercise Physiologist
Endurance Sports Coaching
Functional Training
Weight Management
Exercise physiologist and sleep scientist. Kim holds a Masters from the Sports Science Institute where she was fortunate enough to work alongside some of the best Sports Scientists in the world. Kim has been involved in health and wellness all of her life being a competitive athlete in many disciplines. Added to this is a wealth of knowledge in the health tech industry. Her research passion and background drives her to stay updated on new developments in this space and to translate this knowledge to others enabling them to strive for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
Kim has coached from beginners to competitive athletes in swimming, running, gym, cycling and core training. She understands exactly what it takes to set goals and achieve results. She strongly believes in a personalised, holistic approach and values honesty, commitment and more than anything enjoying the journey.
When not coaching, Kim has a passion for anything outdoors, family, friends & good coffee. What does she live by every day? Aim to be the best version of yourself. Her mission is to help people realise their full potential and to guide them on this journey.
Specialisations
Exercise Physiologist
Endurance Sports Coaching
Functional Training
Weight Management
Coach Lee-Ann Persse
Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Having spent the last 10 years of her life as an Olympic rower competing on the world stage, Coach Lee has a lot of knowledge on not only the physical aspect of training but also the mental aspect. Coach Lee is passionate about how important it is to focus as much energy on the mental aspect as the physical aspect of health.

Coach Lee has a background in Sport Science and Sport Management. Since retiring from rowing, Coach Lee has been drawn to and has found a new passion in running. The numerous marathons and ultra-marathons she has completed include: 2x Two Oceans Ultra marathons, 2x Comrades marathons, 3x Peninsula marathons, The Knysna Marathon and Redhill Marathon. She has also conquered a 100miler! Her goal is to run 10 Comrades Marathons and claim her Green Number!

Coach Lee is passionate about women in sport and advocating for equality in this field! She is a massive foodie and in her spare time you will usually find her in the kitchen if she’s not outside adventuring!

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Coach Bridgitte Harley
Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

As an Olympic medal winner, and with a 14 year career as a South African paddler, Bridgitte is considered one of the country’s top female athletes. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from the health and exercise world – as well as her passion and drive – to her coaching role at JEFF. In her spare time she loves to cook, garden and surf. Her motto is: “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen!”

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Coach Jade Simon
Specialisations
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
High intensity interval training

Coach Jade 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 achieve their goals through a love of fitness, nutrition and movement. She is a former South African water polo player, is currently completing her personal training qualification and has her honours in Psychology.

Coach Jade is a past client of the JEFF 1-on-1 Coaching Program herself, so she fully understands the commitment and perspective of her clients and what a fundamentally incredible impact (both psychologically and physically) this program will have on their lives. She is a born cheerleader, motivating and supporting her clients along their journey.Family and friends are very important to Jade, and she loves sharing her time with the people who mean most to her. She enjoys going on hikes in the Cape on weekends and getting stuck into a good sci-fi series on Netflix.

Specialisations
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
High intensity interval training
Bronwyn Wienand
Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional fitness
Rehabilitation

Bronwyn has been a competitive swimmer from a young age, and that’s taught her that hard training, excellent time management and preparation are key in hitting personal goals. She’s a qualified sport scientist and she’s got experience coaching people in various disciplines, from swimming, to soccer, to personal training. Her passion is in inspiring and motivating people to move, to get mentally stronger and to achieve things they never thought possible.

Personally, Bronwyn is a beach and water lover. She loves long beach walks with her dogs, swimming in the cold ocean, hiking the mountains and quality time with friends and family. 

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional fitness
Rehabilitation

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Coach Adrian grew up with a bat in his hand or a ball at his feet. He’s a sports scientist, dietician and performance nutritionist. He believes that nutrition can make or break your success; a well structured training plan loses its effectiveness when it doesn’t tie in with a considered nutrition plan.

He has a passion for sport, exercise and good food and helping others to appreciate these things too. He loves long distance running with a few ultra marathons under his belt. He’s a husband and dad of two, squeezing in a run wherever he can. Trail and time on the mountain makes him happy.

His purpose is to share the power of food, encourage people to appreciate what their bodies can do – and to enjoy the views along the way! 

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Fitness & Nutrition
Marathon Training

Specialisations

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

Janelle Boddy

Janelle studied sports and nutrition through the Canadian NAASFP association and is a certified marathon run coach. She’s passionate about health and ensuring 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 Janelle’s life. She believes there is always a reason to smile and always approaches her client relationships with positive, encouraging and upbeat energy.

Specialisations

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

Kate King
Specialisations

Functional Training
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Weight Management

Kate King

Coach Kate is all about connecting with people on a personal level. Her purpose is to help people to find healthy tools that really work for them; building their self esteem, encouraging self-love and guiding them to be their best selves along the way. 

She’s personally passionate about using fitness as a therapy – she loves being active and she believes that exercise has the potential to unlock great healing and happiness in people. 

Kate’s genuine, empathetic energy makes her the perfect coach. She’s a great listener, offering her clients a safe space to be open, to unpack their life challenges and to work in real partnership with her towards their goals. 

Specialisations

Functional Training
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Weight Management

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition

Coach Louis was taught about discipline and the importance of a healthy lifestyle from a young age, and he’s never looked back. Louis played semi-professional rugby at the Sharks then went on to a career in personal training. 

He believes that a positive mindset and hard work achieves anything and his passion lies in helping people to change their lives positively – physically, mentally and emotionally. 

Personally, he loves family time and being busy – you won’t catch Coach Louis in front of the TV… unless there’s sport on!

Specialisations

Sports Conditioning
Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition

Specialisations

Endurance sports coaching
Weight management
Strength and conditioning
Rehabilitation
Nutrition

As a lifelong sports fanatic, a former SA pro cyclist and a duathlon and road running champ, Coach Dee is no stranger to constantly pushing the boundaries for better performance. She’s an experienced fitness and lifestyle coach; qualified in exercise science, accredited endurance sports coach , personal training, fitness technology and sports nutrition.

Dee believes that everyone should have the opportunity to discover the joy that comes with fit and healthy living. She loves providing guidance, support and motivation in helping JEFFs to reach their personal goals, to be the best version of themselves.

Dee’s major passion in life is spending time with her son, bonding over sporting activities together. She believes that parents have the privilege and responsibility of leading by example and showing their kids what it means to lead a happy and healthy lifestyle.

Specialisations

Endurance sports coaching
Weight management
Strength and conditioning
Rehabilitation
Nutrition

Specialisations

Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional Fitness
Post Pregnancy Fitness

Liz Naudé

Liz is a certified Personal Trainer with a sincere passion for supporting healthy, sustainable life changes!

A mother herself, she understands the importance of helping others to find balance – supporting them to make their own health and wellbeing a priority.

She enjoys the challenge of a good Obstacle Course race and quality time spent with her son, family and friends.

Liz thrives on interacting with her clients and being there for them every step of the way. Her clients are of the utmost importance to her, so you can expect to always feel encouraged, valued and supported through your life-changing journey!

Specialisations

Weight Management
Strength Training
Fitness & Nutrition
Functional Fitness
Post Pregnancy Fitness