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

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...

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Balancing Workouts and Studies

Fitness Tips for University Students Maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle during your university years can be challenging, with the demands of coursework and busy schedules. However, integrating fitness into your routine is essential for your overall well-being...

How Maties Gymnasium Builds a Fitness Community

A strong fitness community can be a powerful catalyst for motivation, support, and personal growth on your fitness journey. At Maties Gymnasium, we understand the significance of building a thriving fitness community. In this blog post, we will explore how Maties...


Meet our Team

Mornay Richardson

Mornay Richardson

General Manager: Tygerberg
 +27 21 932 2888

Mornay Richardson has been at Maties Gymnasium since 2019. He has high regard for fitness, and it is a very high priority in his life. “I always say I don’t want to be the parent that can’t play ball or play in the backyard with my kids.”

He is not afraid of pushing himself out of his comfort zone and says: “if you only do what you can do, you will never be more than what you are”.

Mornay says to do any project; you need the right tools. “I feel that is what Maties Gymnasium gives you. We cater for everyone no matter where you are with your project of sculpting a better you.”

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.

Elaine Abelse

Elaine Abelse

Customer Care
 +27 21 932 2888


For the past thirteen years, Elaine Abelse has been looking after the customer care division of Maties Gymnasium. “Here, I meet new people almost every day.”

Elaine regards fitness as a way of life. “It improves your quality of life and extends your life expectancy.”

She motivates people to start training, ensuring them that they will feel healthier when they begin training. “Training makes you love life and has the bonus of giving you a slim body.”

“And what better place to train than our gym,” says Elaine. “We have everything you need under one roof.”

Jesse Kagee

Jesse Kagee

Fitness Instructor
 +27 21 932 2888

Jesse is the newest addition to Maties Gymnasium Tygerberg starting out as a Part-time Fitness Instructor in 2022 he has grown and become a permanent fitness Instructor at Maties Gymnasium Tygerberg. Jesse is your go-to instructor and is skilled in boxing and weight training. Whether you are a beginner or advanced gym goer Jesse has you covered. 

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Workout programs for students

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.

Personal training services Tygerberg

This interval-based class combines full-body strength training with high-intensity cardio bursts designed to improve your endurance and tone your body.

Exercise routines for university students


A 30 min quick and effective class that follows a circuit set out by our Fitness instructors. No two express classes will ever be the same as our Fitness instructors will always push you to improve and achieve new fitness heights.

Stellenbosch Univeristy Staff doing group exercise


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.

Fitness classes for beginners in the tygerberg area


A 45 minute fusion of Latin and International dance, blasting up to 500 calories. This group exercise class combines cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. It sculpts- and tones the body, making it perfect for students and university staff alike

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Gym Hours

Monday – Thursday
05:40 - 21:00

05:40 - 19:00

09:00 - 17:00


Public Holidays
09:00 - 17:00

Landline : 021 932 2888
WhatsApp : 083 712 1721