Meet the head coach and Atlantic Seaboard tri coach – STeve Attwell
STeve’s passion for all things triathlon was sparked while working in the UK as a product specialist for Nike, overseeing group training across London for Nike’s popular annual 10km ‘Run London’ events. After competing in a number of triathlon, duathlon and cycling events in England, with two London marathons under his belt, he decided to move to sunnier climes and pursue his love for the sport in Cape Town.
STeve represented the South African Duathlon team in France 2013. He has also competed at the World Triathlon Champs in Switzerland (2007) and Germany (2008), and is an annual Western Province representative at both SA duathlon and triathlon champs. This year he completed his second Ironman.
In addition to be a TSA accredited Level 2 Triathlon coach and a certified IRONMAN coach, STeve is also Chairman of the ATC Multisport, a multisport club he set up with a fellow triathlete in 2006, which is now South Africa’s largest club with an impressive 850 members. ATC prides itself on attracting new and beginner athletes to the sport, whilst at the same time having some of South Africa’s top multisport athletes as members. Click here for further information www.atcmultisportco.za.
Realising that triathlon can be an intimidating sport for beginners, Steve set up ‘Embark’ in 2010, specifically to coach and mentor beginner athletes and give them the confidence to become triathletes.
You can follow steve on twitter on @atlanticsteve
Meet the Atlantic Seaboard beginners tri coach – Fritha Jooste
Fritha Jooste is a qualified foundation phase teacher with a diploma in coaching science. She has many years of coaching and teaching experience, teaching children and adult learn-to-swim; developing young, up and coming swimmers and helping current swimmers improve their stroke to become more efficient in the water. Fritha has always been involved in the open water swimming scene, and has compleed the Robben Island swim twice, along with many other open water oceans swims, a couple of sprint and olympic distance triathlons, a Torpedo Swim Run and the IRONMAN 70.3 Durban last year. She now takes the reigns as the beginner coach for the Atlantic Seaboard, with a strong approach towards the swimming. Fritha says, “I am excited to be a part of the Embark coaching team as well as training for the IRONMAN 70.3 Durban again this year!”
Genine is passionate about living an active and healthy lifestyle, and encourages her patients to do the same. She has been an athlete herself from childhood, having been involved in various sports. She achieved provincial colours in swimming and biathlon during her high school years. She started running 10 years ago and has competed in numerous marathons and half marathons. She is currently focussing on triathlon and since joining EMBARK two years ago, she has completed 3 IRONMAN 70.3 races. Her genuine interest and experience in sport has led to a passion for rehabilitation and prevention of sports injuries.
Genine is a qualified physiotherapist working in Sea Point. She started her own practice in 2016 and she has a special interest in Sports Injuries. She completed both of her degrees in BSc Sport Science (2009) and BSc Physiotherapy (2013) at Stellenbosch. In 2016 she completed a post graduate diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (OMT1).
Genine is actively involved in the Atlantic Seaboard Embark triathlon groups (beginner and 70.3). She takes the group for a weekly strength and conditioning session which focuses on injury prevention and improving performance, triathlon and running specific.
It is very frustrating when join a training program and set yourself a goal and then a few weeks in it you get injured. Generally this happens if you have been doing too much too soon or you haven’t been focusing on your recovery between sessions. “Don’t let a niggle become an injury”. Listen to your body and stick to a training program prescribed by your coach. If you feel any pain or niggles during a session back off from the training and see if it settles. It’s generally your body telling you are over doing it. Sports Massages are great for recovery when you have done a tough session and your legs feel fatigued and sore. They promote healing, improve circulation in them and reduce muscle soreness.
Genine Manchip Physiotherapy offers:
- Sports Injuries
- Movement analysis (Assessing your Strength, flexibility and movement patterns)
- Dry Needling
- Sports Strapping
- Simple gait analysis for runners with injuries
- Injury prevention exercise programs.
Location: In “health Point” on the 3rd Floor in the Point Mall. 76 Regent Road, Sea Point.
Office hours: 08:00-19:00 Monday- Friday
Contact Details: Practice hours: 0210013308
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