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Aquathon Fundraiser for Paralympic Athletes

We are thrilled to share exciting news about our upcoming Aquathon Fundraiser event, designed to make a splash for a cause that truly matters. This event aims to support two remarkable Paralympic athletes on their journey to success, and we invite you to be a part of this meaningful initiative. Event Details:  Date: 24 February 2024  Time: 11:00 – 13:30  Location: Coetzenburg Olympic Swimming Pool (right next to Maties Gymnasium)  What is the Aquathon Fundraiser all about? Our Aquathon will be in the form of an exciting Aqua Aerobics class led by our very own incredible Aqua instructor...

JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE AND SKIP THE QUEUES

Follow the link below to renew your membership or join us for the first time (ps- we do not charge joining fees). https://signup.matiesgym.co.za/   

ATHLETICS EVENTS- 8 FEBRUARY 2024

Please note that Coetzenburg will host two athletics events on Thursday, 8 February 2024. Traffic around the athletics track and gymnasium will be congested.

Bookings

We only require bookings for the following group-exercise classes: Yoga, Pilates, Rebound and Cycling. 50% of the class will be allocated to bookings,  the remainder will be on a first come first serve basis.

Payment Options

Membership payment options in 2023 are as follows: Upfront payment options are Credit / Debit Card, EFT, and Snapscan.  Debit Order options are available on 6 & 12-month memberships and month-2-month memberships. From 1 Jan 2024, both gyms will be cashless.

Vitality Fitness Assessment

You can now do your Vitality Fitness Assessment at Maties Gym. Please contact eptBIO at bio@eptrecovery.com / 082 308 6885

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.

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Aquathon Fundraiser for Paralympic Athletes

We are thrilled to share exciting news about our upcoming Aquathon Fundraiser event, designed to make a splash for a cause that truly matters. This event aims to support two remarkable Paralympic athletes on their journey to success, and we invite you to be a part of...

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy balance between busy studies or work requires effective time management, prioritization, self-care, and a few practical strategies. Here's a guide to help you achieve that: Create a schedule - Allocate specific time slots for studying, attending...

Cancer Awareness

Cancer awareness is a crucial aspect of public health, aiming to educate people about cancer, its risk factors, early detection, prevention, and available treatment options.  Increased awareness helps individuals make informed decisions about their health and...

Online self-registration process

Exciting news!  Join or renew online and skip the queues!  Click on the link below to renew your membership or to join us for the first time.  Yes it's true, we don't charge any joining fees! https://signup.matiesgym.co.za    Members can now manage their profiles...

World Braille Day

World Braille Day is a significant occasion celebrated annually on January 4th, honouring the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of the Braille system.  This day holds immense importance in recognizing the impact of Braille in empowering visually...

Creating healthy habits

Creating healthy habits is a gradual process that involves making small, sustainable changes to your daily routine.  Here are some tips to help you establish and maintain healthy habits: Start small: Begin with manageable changes. Trying to overhaul your entire...

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Meet our Team

CORE TEAM   |   FITNESS INSTRUCTORS   |   PERSONAL TRAINERS

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 few 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.”

Réza de Greeff

Réza de Greeff

Sales & Marketing Manager

reza@sun.ac.za
+27 21 808 4510
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Introducing Reza, a dedicated and passionate Sales manager. For Reza, fitness is not just a lifestyle but a fundamental aspect of a fulfilling life. Reza firmly believes that exercise is the ultimate medicine, providing both physical and mental well-being. To her, being able to move is a privilege that brings vitality, energy, and even adds years to one's life.

When motivating others to start their training journey, Reza's message is empowering and encouraging. She emphasizes that it's never too late to begin and that the key lies in making the decision to start. By setting small and achievable goals, individuals can conquer any challenges they may face along the road to health and wellness. Taking care of one's body becomes a priority, as it's the only place we have to live.

When recommending Maties Gym to friends and family, Reza enthusiastically highlights its outstanding features. The gym boasts world-class equipment and a performance center that caters to people of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you're young or old, fit or unfit, everyone is welcome at Maties Gym. It's a place where personal fitness goals can be achieved, making it an ideal choice for anyone seeking a supportive and inclusive environment.

For Reza, the best part of working at Maties Gym is the strong sense of community among the staff. They become like a second family, providing unwavering support and camaraderie. Moreover, Reza cherishes the opportunity to meet incredible individuals and be a part of their unique health and wellness journeys. And, let's not forget the cherry on top – the amazing coffee at MyBrew, the gym's delightful coffee shop that adds an extra touch of enjoyment to the overall experience.

With his unwavering passion for fitness, genuine care for others, and infectious enthusiasm for Maties Gym, Reza is an invaluable staff member who inspires and motivates individuals to prioritize their physical and mental well-being.

Mikhail Davis

Mikhail Davis

Fitness Manager

+27 21 808 3953
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Mikhail has been a Fitness Manager since December 2023. He has high regard for fitness, and it is a very high priority in his life.

He is not afraid of pushing himself out of his comfort zone and is always up for a challenge.

Mikhail said, “At Maties Gym, we cater for everyone no matter where you are with your project of sculpting a better you. We all deserve to find out what our bodies are capable of”

For him, the best part of his day is interacting with so many different members, seeing their progress in their training and learning from them and his colleagues.

Calista De Lange

Calista De Lange

Group Exercise Manager

Calistadel@sun.ac.za
+27 21 808 9108

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Calista joined in 2021 at Maties Gym as a fitness instructor and with hard work and dedication is now our group exercise manager.

Calista says being fit is significant because it is a way of living a healthy lifestyle. “You don’t have to be in the gym every single day to be fit; you just need to be active every day, in my opinion.”

She always tells people who want to get fit that it will not be easy, but it will be worth it. “You are going to want to quit but don’t!”

One of Maties Gym’s good selling points is the high-quality equipment. “It is also a lot bigger than you would expect.” The best part of working at Maties gym for her is being part of and working at an elite high-performance facility.

Elizabeth Pietersen

Elizabeth Pietersen

Health and Hygiene Supervisor

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For the past eleven years, Elizabeth Petersen (or Lizzy as most people know her) ensures 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.”

Nadia Matheus

Nadia Matheus

Financial Assistant

nam2@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9210

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Nadia believes in the transformative power of fitness. With a deep understanding of how being fit positively impacts overall well-being, he is dedicated to helping others achieve their fitness goals.

Nadia's motivational mantra, "If you don't start now, you never will," serves as a powerful reminder to take that crucial first step towards a healthier life. Her enthusiasm and encouragement inspire individuals to begin their training journey and unlock their full potential.

At Maties Gym, Nadia is proud to be part of an authentic facility that offers a diverse range of equipment and classes. Whether you aim to enhance physical strength, reach personal fitness goals, improve flexibility, or boost mental capacity.

What truly excites Nadia about working at Maties Gym is the opportunity to meet international athletes, whose dedication and achievements serve as a constant source of inspiration. Additionally, she takes great pride in contributing to the personal goals of gym members and collaborating with her amazing colleagues.

Join Nadia and the rest of our dedicated staff at Maties Gym for an exceptional fitness experience. Discover the joy of meeting your goals, connecting with like-minded individuals, and embracing a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Leandre Nyathi

Leandre Nyathi

Financial Assistant

leandre@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 808 9210

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Introducing Leandre, a firm believer in the significance of staying fit for a healthy lifestyle. For Leandre, fitness is more than just looks—it encompasses overall well-being and vitality. When motivating others to start training, Leandre offers a powerful incentive: "Training now means living longer!"

If you're seeking a gym recommendation for a friend or family member, look no further than Maties Gym. Their exceptional customer care sets them apart, providing the best equipment and a pristine environment throughout the gym.

For Leandre, the best part of working at Maties Gym is contributing to a beautiful, healthy future for members. Join Leandre and experience the joy of inspiring others on their fitness journey at Maties Gym—a place where passion, customer care, and a commitment to wellness align seamlessly.

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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.

Full Body Workout

A daring combination of aerobic exercise and weight training. A full-body 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.

Uppercut

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

Les Mills - GRIT

Take your training to the next level with a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Strength workout.

LES MILLS GRIT STRENGTH is a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout that combines scientifically-tested moves and weight exercises to build muscle and cardiovascular fitness.

LES MILLS GRIT CARDIO is a scientifically-tested workout that uses body-weight exercises with a focus on speed. Develop anaerobic stamina and rapidly improve your cardiovascular fitness to get you fit – fast.

LES MILLS GRIT ATHLETIC is the next generation of high-intensity interval training. Use weight plates, body-weight exercises and explosive agility training to build an athletic 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.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga takes you to new heights (literally)! Do all your favourite yoga moves inside our aerial silk hammocks.

Rebound

Take a leap and try something new! Rebounding a great for lymph drainage and a fun way to stay active and jump off some of the extra weight!

Bring The Heat

Much like Uppercut - we combine the boxing bag and some shadow boxing to give you a high intensity workout while teaching you some martial arts movements on and off the boxing bags!

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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

Public Holidays: 07:00 - 19:00

 

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