Natasja has been very active since her school years and received Protea/National colours in Sport Aerobics during her high school career at Stellenberg High School. She represented South Africa in The World Championship that took place in Belgrade, Serbia. She then attended the University of Stellenbosch where she acquired a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management degree.
Her passion and interest in the fields of health and fitness prompted further studies in those areas. She received her qualifications as a fitness instructor, personal trainer and sport massage therapist, from The International Academy of Health and Skin Care in Cape Town. She was awarded with the price for producing the best practical performances in her class.
Natasja jumped straight into the ‘deep water’ of health and fitness training and run the gym on board a cruise ship carrying 3000 guests. Travelling and teaching yoga, Pilates, spinning and performing personal training Natasja gained valuable experience and improved her skills base continuously. Amongst a number of other services performed to the on board clients, Natasja helped some with weight loss, sport specific workouts and increasing the range of motion of the ‘handicapped’ and elderly, resulting in them having a comfortable and pain free time on board.
The travel bug bit her to such an extent that she took her career into another adventurous area of travelling the oceans – sailing yachts, and travelling to some of the most exotic holiday destinations in the world.
Natasja is an outspoken advocate for sharing knowledge and experience, and has done just that with people all around the world, enabling them to improve their health and reach their fitness goals. She believes the emphasis of health and fitness coaching must be on a ‘personal’ level. Natasja relishes the opportunity to teach her ‘home town’ clients on a regular basis on how to improve their quality of life.
She keeps up with all the new fitness trends and undertook additional training to further her knowledge in the fields of yoga and Pilates during the last year.
Natasja is committed to provide a service that focuses on the individual and each person’s needs and goals. She strives to encourage, support and challenge her clients to feel strong and confident and to live a healthy life – filled with the excitement of being alive!