Master Trainer Programme

Our Master Trainer Programme ensures that every Physical IQ student is able to receive expert guidance from highly-qualified and experienced fitness professionals, guiding students through practical work experience to best prepare them for a successful career in the industry. As a Physical IQ student, you will receive 3 to 5 contact sessions with a Master Trainer, each with a particular focus.

The Physical IQ Master Trainers have been identified through their professional qualifications and/or practical industry experience. Each of our Master Trainers are passionate about preparing students for success, providing high-quality education backed up by relevant real-world experience.

Meet our Master Trainers

Leshma Ghela

Leshma Ghela is a social, bubbly person who is passionate about fitness and helping people become healthier. Having always enjoyed fitness, Leshma decided to join the industry by achieving her Diploma in Exercise Science. She loves the fact that she can make a change in people, and particularly enjoys working with younger children and the elderly.

Richard Woolrich

With his Honours in Medicine, focusing on Exercise Science and Biokinetics, Richard Woolrich joined the fitness industry to change people’s lives by helping them move better. Richard has an impressive history in the industry, having worked with a range of fitness institutions as well as conducting specialised training for endurance athletes.

Yolanda Kruger

Having always been driven to better herself in her sporting endeavours, Yolanda Kruger started working as a fitness instructor and found making a change in people to be extremely rewarding. Today, Yolanda has been a trainer at Virgin Active for 16 years, having picked up a wide range of fitness certifications along the way.

Cameron Tonkin

With an impressive array of qualifications in various fitness sciences and psychology, Cameron is particularly focused on myofascial release and postural assessment. Entering the industry after a school opportunity sparked curiosity in the human body, Cameron is inspired to help every brave individual take their first step on a journey of health and wellbeing.

Neil van Jaarsveld

Having accomplished various impressive sporting achievements in his youth, Neil returned to the world of sports in 2010 after a period in the corporate world. Since re-joining the industry, Neil has accumulated an array of fitness and coaching qualifications. He currently works as a Franchise Personal Trainer at Virgin Active, and his passion for making a different in young people’s lives sees him helping out as a Sports Conditioning Coach for high school athletes.

Paul Oberholtzer

With his Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Technology, Paul is an avid fitness fanatic who enjoys warrior races, trail runs and weight-lifting. Paulus got attracted to the industry after losing a lot of weight, and has never looked back since. As a personal trainer at Virgin Active, Paulus specialises in athletes who want to perform at the top of their abilities, taking an intensive proactive approach to each of his clients.

Master Trainer Programme

Our Master Trainer Programme ensures that every Physical IQ student is able to receive expert guidance from highly-qualified and experienced fitness professionals, guiding students through practical work experience to best prepare them for a successful career in the industry. As a Physical IQ student, you will receive 3 to 5 contact sessions with a Master Trainer, each with a particular focus.

The Physical IQ Master Trainers have been identified through their professional qualifications and/or practical industry experience. Each of our Master Trainers are passionate about preparing students for success, providing high-quality education backed up by relevant real-world experience.

Meet our Master Trainers

Leshma Ghela

Leshma Ghela is a social, bubbly person who is passionate about fitness and helping people become healthier. Having always enjoyed fitness, Leshma decided to join the industry by achieving her Diploma in Exercise Science. She loves the fact that she can make a change in people, and particularly enjoys working with younger children and the elderly.

Richard Woolrich

With his Honours in Medicine, focusing on Exercise Science and Biokinetics, Richard Woolrich joined the fitness industry to change people’s lives by helping them move better. Richard has an impressive history in the industry, having worked with a range of fitness institutions as well as conducting specialised training for endurance athletes.

Yolanda Kruger

Having always been driven to better herself in her sporting endeavours, Yolanda Kruger started working as a fitness instructor and found making a change in people to be extremely rewarding. Today, Yolanda has been a trainer at Virgin Active for 16 years, having picked up a wide range of fitness certifications along the way.

Cameron Tonkin

With an impressive array of qualifications in various fitness sciences and psychology, Cameron is particularly focused on myofascial release and postural assessment. Entering the industry after a school opportunity sparked curiosity in the human body, Cameron is inspired to help every brave individual take their first step on a journey of health and wellbeing.

Neil van Jaarsveld

Having accomplished various impressive sporting achievements in his youth, Neil returned to the world of sports in 2010 after a period in the corporate world. Since re-joining the industry, Neil has accumulated an array of fitness and coaching qualifications. He currently works as a Franchise Personal Trainer at Virgin Active, and his passion for making a different in young people’s lives sees him helping out as a Sports Conditioning Coach for high school athletes.

Paul Oberholtzer

With his Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Technology, Paul is an avid fitness fanatic who enjoys warrior races, trail runs
and weight-lifting. Paulus got attracted to the industry after losing a lot of weight, and has never looked back since.
As a personal trainer at Virgin Active, Paulus specialises in athletes who want to perform at the top of their abilities,
taking an intensive proactive approach to each of his clients.