Meet the Northern Suburbs tri coach –Hendrik de Villiers

Hendrik is extremely passionate about sport and education, both tools that he believes can change the world for the better. He was a professional triathlete for 10 years until 2012, when he took a clean break to carve out a career as a financial planner and working in corporate.   After six years he is now in a position to put financial planning on the back-burner and shift his focus back into his passion and love for the sport. His triathlon career speaks for itself, but before that he was a 3-time World Biathle Champion. Hendrik represented South Africa on the global stage, starting off as a 4 time series winner of the 5FM/BSG/Energade sprint series, a 5 time national and African Champion, 2006 London Triathlon Champion, 2006 Commonwealth Games 10th place finisher and 2008 Olympic Games team member. He was also the first ever South African to win a World Cup, back in 2007. He has focused on coaching a few Elite and top Age-group champions in the past, including Brad Weiss in his early days and a couple foreigners. Now, having worked in corporate, adding a waistline number or 3 and moving into the prime of his life with three kids being 9, 7 and 7, he understands better what general life is about and is more than ready to give back and make a positive change in the broader triathlon community, as well as his own lifestyle. His training approach is old school, no muss no fuss, yet holistic and getting the balance right.  Keep it simple and get the basics right, which gets you to 95% of your maximum, before you add in more advanced training techniques.What you see is what you get and it’s very easy to know exactly where you stand with your coach, and he appreciates the same in return. He has a TSA (Triathlon South Africa) coaching certificate and a SSA (Swimming South Africa) Learn To Swim certificate and is highly skilled in stroke correction and technique improvement. Keep the fun and passion high and the motivation will look after itself. Lastly train smart…does not exclude training hard!



Meet the Northern Suburbs running coach – Janelle Boddy

It’s You vs You. Do today what others won’t, so tomorrow you can do what others can’t.   Janelle is a NAASFP Certified Marathon Running Coach residing and teaching in the Northern Suburb of Durbanville. (Group, Individual, Student and Online)   While as a Running Coach I love to share my passion for running and being healthy, I am also driven by the reward of seeing my clients succeed! We are born to run, and the science lies in teaching our bodies to perform these movements naturally while enhancing our genetic potential, injury free. Our Group training is not only about safety in numbers, it is the amazing energy of camaraderie and sharing in each other’s success! I cater for Beginner and Intermediate level, as well as developing and enhancing skills for the more competitive athlete. Your training has got to work for you, it is key that we find ways to maximize your time and achieve the desired results! It’s my job to make you run, it’s your to do it!   Lace up and don’t look back, you not going that way




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