Words: Zena le Roux; Images: demand-digital.co.za
Training with Stef assists clients to reach their health and fitness goals in Erasmuskloof. Owner Stefan Scheepers tells us more:
Tell us more about your business.
Health and Fitness is our forte. We assist clients from all ages to reach their respective health goals. Whether the goal is to adopt a healthy lifestyle, become toned via our amazing classes, lose fat, gain muscle or do pre and post-natal training, our trainers and assistants at Trainingwithstef will see you reach your full potential.
Why fitness? Where did the inspiration come from to start the business?
Fitness makes sense, it’s like 1+1 = 2. It is beneficial to everyone – the young, old, long, short, fat, skinny, pre and post-natal women – everyone can benefit from a more health and fitness orientated lifestyle. The amount of effort you put in is directly linked to the type of results you can expect. In other words, if you give 100%, expect all you can achieve, in a realistic way off course. Fitness also teaches you a lot about real life and how to imply routine and good habits. We fell in love with changing people’s lifestyles and realised that there’s no one size fits all, so the dynamic part also excites us.
Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
We used to reside in the Elarduspark / Moreleta Park area. We had the privilege to connect with many people in the area and build great relationships with people in and around the area.
How did you find your premises?
Trainingwithstef was contacted for a job opportunity early in 2017. We visited the premises and immediately felt welcome. This led to us setting up a fitness centre in the beautiful and well maintained Wolwespruit MTB and Trail Park situated in Erasmuskloof.
Why is it ideally suited to your business?
It’s very central, a unique set-up, very beautiful and located outdoors. It is also kids and dog-friendly with easy access.
What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?
Erasmuskloof is an upmarket area, our prices are very competitive and very well suited to our client market.
What do you love about this neighbourhood?
The people – they’re funny, down to earth and genuine. Trainingwithstef has only had great encounters with people in and around the neighbourhood.
Any tips for business owners looking to buy/rent in this area?
Bring something different to the party. Marketing and business studies would definitely also benefit your business.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
The fact that we get to be outdoors all day long and also that we get the chance to work with people. Our slogan is: Fun yourself Fit – so we have fun whilst getting fit.
What’s your most popular item/service?
Our SteFIT Boot Camp is very popular – it involves group functional fitness with varied workouts every day where we pull, push, squat, twist, jump and so much more. This intense session of cardio and conditioning will test your limits and burn loads of calories.
What is the hardest part of your job?
The hours. We work when other people aren’t working, so it’s quite a challenge to constantly work after-hours. We sometimes find it challenging to stay focused with all of life’s distractions, but we manage to stay positive and take one day at a time.
Training with Stef
083 280 9153