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Dexter Chapman

Dexter Chapman

General Manager: Tygerberg

dexterc@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 932 2888

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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."

He says personal service is the reason why Maties Gymnasium is so popular amongst its members. “Since our gym is so small, we make a point of getting to know everyone. I love working with the members.”

Elaine Abelse

Elaine Abelse

Customer Care

eabelse@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 932 2888
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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.”

Majedi Cornelius

Majedi Cornelius

Fitness Instructor

majedicornelius@sun.ac.za
 +27 21 932 2888
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Majedi Cornelius has been a fitness instructor at Maties Gymnasium since 2019. He believes being fit and active is a lifestyle choice and enjoys the opportunity to constantly better herself. 

"I always motivate people to start training by telling them it will be the best decision they will make all year." 

If people consider joining the gym, Majedi ensures that one can't put a price tag on the best training facility in the country. 

For him, the best part of working at Maties Gym is to monitor and assist the members with their fitness development.