Maties Gym

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Payment Options Available in 2022

We accept the following payments: Credit/Debit Card, EFT, Cash, Snapscan and Debit Order. Take note that payment via Student Accounts is no longer available.

General Notice

Bookings are now compulsory during all Gymnasium Hours and for Group Exercise Classes. Members will need to follow the link "Book a Gym Session" on our website. Only 50% of Group Exercise Classes can be booked out, the remainder will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Bookings can be made up to 7 days and only one booking per day.

Face Masks

Please take note that face masks are compulsory when entering the facility. However, facemasks are not compulsory when partaking in vigorous exercise while keeping a 2-meter distance.

Updated Privacy Policy

From 1 July 2021, the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) comes into full effect. The POPIA is designed to protect how your data is collected, used stored and processed. We fully support POPIA and we are pleased to share the steps we have taken to protect your data. Please click here to view our privacy notice.

Men’s changeroom refurbishment

Please take note that the men's changeroom refurbishment will start on Monday 11 October 2021. Please make use of the downstairs Sport Science changerooms during this time. Please bring your own padlock to secure your valuables.

Informative blogs

Starting the Year Healthy

So, another New Year has come around again and the first thing most of us do when the 1st day of the year hits is set some resolutions for the year ahead. One New year’s resolution I hear every year, is “I want to be healthier and change my lifestyle”. This is one...

Strength Training vs Aerobic Training

Strength training vs Aerobic training Strength trained individuals might question whether they should include aerobic exercise in their programs due to the popular belief that muscular strength can be lost when combined with aerobic training. To explore the truth of...

TB Awareness Month

  TB Awareness Some of you might not know that March is TB awareness month. Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection mainly affecting the lungs that cause thousands of deaths every year worldwide. TB is the second greatest killer worldwide due to a single...

Hypertension

Hypertension High blood pressure, medically known as hypertension is something that many of us have heard of before and are screened for or asked about when visiting the gym or other training facilities. According to the South African Hypotensive Society 4 out of 10...

What do you know about Kidneys?

Our kidneys are 2 small bean-shaped organs, located in the upper abdominal area, against the back muscles. The saying: ‘dynamite comes in small packages could not be any truer for this small organ. It might be small, but it is lifesaving organs, responsible for...

Healthy Lifestyle

  Healthy Lifestyles - 22 February is Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day   Healthy Lifestyles Awareness Day is there to remind us to keep on track and be proactive about our health. We the year with a list of New Year's resolutions, whatever they might be a...

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Meet our Team

Francois Kotze

Francois Kotze

General Manager: Maties Gymnasium

 francoiskotze@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9133

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Francois Kotze has been at the helm of Maties Gymnasium since October 2012 and – when you talk to his peers – the reason why this gym can compete with the best in the country. He is also the person who ensures that only the best state-of-the-art equipment is used at the gym.

For Francois, being fit is part of who he is, and he has always loved sport and exercising. “You only have one health, so it is best to look after it.”

Talking to Francois, you soon realised how passionate he is about Maties Gymnasium. “Maties Gym caters for everyone – from the beginner to the elite athlete. The gym covers a big space and has many training areas to cater to members’ different needs.”

He says the best part of working at Maties Gym is (apart from free gym membership) is the opportunity it provides you for professional growth, being part of a renowned academic institution. “Here at Maties Gym, you meet people from different walks of life, and as we know, people influence your life in many ways.”

Jacques Pretorius

Jacques Pretorius

Financial Manager

jacp@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9499
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Jacques Pretorius joined Maties Gymnasium in June 2020, and his job is making sure the Gym’s financial affairs is also healthy.

For Jacques, being fit is part of having a healthy balanced lifestyle. “There’s no need to give up on things that may be considered “bad habits”. It’s perfectly possible to balance healthy living with eating ice cream or enjoying some wine with dinner,” says he.

Jacques believes you will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret to success is found in your daily routine.

If he were to market the Gym to his friends, he would highlight the wide variety of offerings catering to whatever a person’s fitness goals might be. “The friendly atmosphere makes everyone feel right at home and ready to start a great workout,” Jacques says.

The best part of working at Maties Gym for Jacques is the energy and positive work environment. “There is no workplace drama or grumpy co-workers at Maties Gym.”

Carl Wagner

Carl Wagner

Operations Manager

cwagner@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9920

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For the past four years, Carl Wagner is the person that makes sure all operational matters at Maties Gym is taken care of.

Apart from running around to make sure everything is working perfectly, Carl believes in being fit to improve the quality of life. “It makes everything you do only so much more efficient.”

If he wants to motivate someone to start exercising, he recommends that you set yourself a goal that will challenge yourself, like to train for an event. “What is important,” says Carl, “is to choose your own goal based on your interests and fitness level.”

Carl says he would recommend Maties Gymnasium as no other gym offers the same quality equipment and facilities as Maties Gymnasium.

For him, the best part of working at Maties Gym is seeing so many young people making an effort to get fit and strong. “It is truly inspirational.”

Position Vacant

Position Vacant

Sales & Marketing Manager

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This position is currently vacant, if you are interested please send an email to gymsales@sun.ac,za

Position Vacant

Position Vacant

Financial Assistant

gymsales@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9133
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This position is currently vacant, if you are interested please send an email to gymsales@sun.ac,za

Dexter Chapman

Dexter Chapman

Fitness Manager

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 +27 21 808 3953

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Dexter Chapman has been working at Maties Gymnasium since 2019, and for him, the best thing about working here is the members and the opportunity to engage with people from different backgrounds.

He believes in keeping fit because it makes him feel good and relax. “I enjoy it to move – exercising is a good breakaway and gives me a chance to de-stress.”

His advice for people to get fit is to keep it simple. “Keep it simple, start small and be patient. Don’t do too much initially. Start slow and built up so that you don’t reach a stage of burnout. You only need one or two good sessions for you to turn training into a habit, and you will be on your way.”

Dexter says the variety of training equipment in Maties Gym cater to anyone who wants cardiovascular training, strength training, or both.

Elizabeth Pietersen

Elizabeth Pietersen

Health and Hygiene Supervisor

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For the past nine years, Elizabeth Petersen (or Lizzy as most people know her) makes sure Maties Gym is a healthy and hygienic space to train. She believes that Maties Gym is by far the cleanest gym in the country.

For her being fit is good for your mental and your physical health. Apart from being fit and ensuring the gym is clean, she loves the opportunity to interact with members in the gym.

Nano Fredericks

Nano Fredericks

Maintenance Technician

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Nano Fredericks only recently joined Maties Gymnasium with the huge task to make sure all the equipment is in perfect working order.

Nano believe it is very important for him to keep fit, because its improves his  health and decreases the risk of getting heart disease. 

“I always tell people that training has a lot of benefits. It improves brain health  and memory, builds self-confidence and increases your energy levels. It also helps to relieve stress.” 

Nano says Maties Gymnasium offers cost effective gym membership fees and caters for everyone. “It is a fun and positive working environment that makes my work enjoyable.”

Lindokuhle  Sambo

Lindokuhle Sambo

Group Exercise Manager

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Find your fit

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Aqua

Aqua is an aerobics class suitable for everyone. Completely suspended you will find yourself in a liquid weight room. This class will push and pull you through the water to upbeat music. A full body cardio and strength class improving your core, flexibility, balance, coordination and muscle tone.

Body Conditioning

Are you looking to get fit, strong and lean? Join our all-round fitness class leaving you wanting more. Body Conditioning will challenge your strength, muscular endurance and fitness while slaying up to 500 calories. Pumping music, encouragement and motivation will get you in great shape and loving your body.

Bootcamp

A class that challenges you with traditional callisthenic and body weight exercises. Interval- and strength training burning up to 650 calories. Squats, sprints and push-ups providing a killer workout to bring on the sweat and shape your body.

Cycle

A class where the instructors create their own unique classes which varies from instructor to instructor. Accompanied by the instructor’s unique playlist of powerful tunes, pump the pedals to improve aerobic fitness, burn calories and tone your legs as well as release endorphins to leave you with a natural high.

Kettlebell workout

A daring combination of aerobic exercise and weight training. Kettlebell workout  will increase your muscle tone and fitness!

Pilates

A system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, core stability, flexibility, posture and enhance mental awareness. Pilates is appreciated by everyone from elite athletes to seniors.

Punchline

For those who are up for a challenge. Punchline is an action packed combo of kicks and punches designed to build your fitness, improve your strength and endurance.

Slide

Slide your way to better balance, stability and muscle endurance. Taking you back to childhood memories this fun class will sharpen your reflexes and reshape your body.

Step

Not just for the body but also the mind! Step is an aerobics class using a step platform. Step sequences require some coordination while jamming away to high energy music. This class will melt away 700 calories leaving you fitter, leaner, stronger and more coordinated.

Weight Workout

Don’t let the weight room intimidate you! Come join us for a studio weight training workout. A class with burning interval sequences leaving you stronger, leaner and fitter.

Yoga

Yoga a full body and mind experience. Yoga combines physical exercises, mental meditation and breathing techniques to strengthen the muscles, increase flexibility and relieve stress.

Zumba

A 45 minute fusion of Latin and International music / dance, blasting up to 500 calories. Zumba combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. It sculpts- and tones the body, leaving you on cloud nine.

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Gym Hours

Monday – Thursday
05:30-22:00

Friday
05:30-21:00

Saturday
07:00-20:00

Sunday
10:00-18:00

Emailgymsales@sun.ac.za
Phone : +27 21 808 9133