Personal Training

You get personal trainers that are more interested in how they themselves look and never seem to focus fully on their clients; and then you get Adele van der Walt, a personal trainer at The Practice who is quite the opposite…

A good personal trainer needs to give 100% of their attention and focus to their client, a great personal trainer needs to give even more. That’s Adele. Her varied background gives her a unique ability to offer proven training and weight-loss guidance as well as the empathy to assist with injury and illness rehab.

Adele is a former gymnast, giving her superb insight into how the body works in terms of strength and flexibility and how the mind adds commitment and discipline. She has worked on cruise ships, lived abroad and has also run a guest house. All of these have given her the ability to understand and connect with people, a hugely important quality for a personal trainer.

In terms of qualifications, Adele is a Level 1 Personal Trainer, a Level 1 Crossfit Instructor and has a Crossfit Gymnastics Certification.“After a break where I ran a guest house for a while, I got back into personal training through Crossfit. I have a passion for working with people and helping them become the best version of themselves. Each person has unique strengths and weaknesses and I thrive on getting to know and understand my clients and then helping them achieve their goals,” said Adele.

Adele is based at The Practice Linden branch. She likes the environment as well as the facilities.

“The Practice is more private than a mainstream gym. Many prefer this kind of environment where there is no noise or egos to deal with. It’s also a very safe and secure facility, which gives my clients peace of mind,” said Adele.“The equipment and facilities at The Practice are of the highest quality and always very clean. It’s a pleasure for my clients to train here,” she smiled.In terms of clients, Adele guides a broad cross section of men and women who range from sportsmen and women recovering from injury to time-pressed professionals looking to improve and become fitter, leaner and stronger.

Adele van der Walt
Contact Adele
Personal Trainer @ The Practice
57 1st Avenue
South Africa

Health and wellness has always been a part of me and what I do and I feel privileged to be able to share my passion, education and experience with people both during personal training interactions as well as during the CrossFit classes that I teach.

After competing in gymnastics for many years my journey in the fitness industry officially started when, after retiring from gymnastics, I completed the following certified courses:

      • • Exercise Science
      • • Human Anatomy and Physiology
      • • Personal Training
      • • Aerobics Instructors
      • • Kick Boxing Instructor
      • • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
      • • CrossFit Gymnastics Coach

My own personal training business in Johannesburg eventually led to an incredible opportunity of traveling abroad to manage the entire health and wellness division on board the Queen Mary 2. Apart from being an incredible adventure and allowing me to travel the world the experience and knowledge I gained while working with exercise and health specialists from the US based Canyon Ranch was truly valuable and I believe has changed the way I approach the service I produce for my clients.

My focus is to help my clients be the best version of themselves that they can be. Working closely with physical therapists and with a keen understanding of human movement and gymnastics I focus on and specialize in:

      • • Strength and Skills Development
      • • Rehabilitation from Injury
      • • Conditioning for Injury Prevention
      • • Joint Mobility and Movement

I believe that your personal training session should be about you and your goals and during your sessions you will have my full and complete attention as we work together to make your health and wellness goals a reality.

Outside of the health and wellness world I spend most of my time with my husband, who I met doing gymnastics many years and who also competes in and trains Crossfit, and our two fur-kids – Rocky and Ziggy.

If you would like to join me for a personal training consult or if you have any questions with regards to my services, please get in touch. I would love to assist you in reaching your health and wellness goals

Robyn Gie
Contact Robyn
Personal Trainer @ The Practice
57 1st Avenue
South Africa