I was born in 1990, grew up in Johannesburg and relocated to Mossel bay to complete grade 11 and matric which was 2008. I studied at ETA (Exercise teachers academy and completed my certificate in personal training in 2010. I started coaching at the age of 16, I took kids and adults classes when I reached brown belt in 2007.
I was extremely sporty at school and played almost every sport there was available each term from netball, soccer, cricket, swimming, soft ball and chess. I was selected sportswomen of the year in Grade 10 and received and honoury award in grade 11 and matric for achieving at martial arts on a national level.
I started martial arts (traditional karata Tenshinkan) at Tiger Kia at the age of 15 in 2006. I graded for my 1st Degree Black belt in 2008 for Sport contact karate and mixed martial arts at Tiger Kia in MosselBay.
This became my passion, I lived, breathed and spoke martial arts!
We relocated to Port Elizabeth, this is where myself and my husband got married.
I knew I wanted to do personal training and had to take the risk, I started as a personal trainer at Virgin Active Lorraine in June 2013 with R5000 in the bank which was donated to me by Desmond as a gift to say thank you, this was his prize money he had won at the competition and I knew I was either going to make this or fail this!
My passion for the fitness industry boomed, Success story after the next, my clients are role models, my clients inspire me and together anything is possible!!
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My sensei entered me into my first Eastern Gauteng championships in March 2006 after only doing karate 2 weeks, I placed 1st in the Kumite (points fighting division), Placed 1st on Kata & Kumite
Boland Tenshinkan championships on 29th September 2007 & 2008 as well as entered the black belt open division (I was orange and then blue belt at the time) placed 1st
1 year later 13th October 2007, I entered South African national championships and placed 1st in both Kumite & Kata divisions.
A year later I entered South African national championships as a purple belt and placed 1st in both Kumite and Kata, My Sensei asked them to have me fight in the senior black belt open division, which they do not normally allow easily and I placed 1st in Kata and Kumite
I also started kickboxing (NMA-ISKA) and graded a separate belt in 2007, I graded for brown belt 3 in 2008.
I entered the SWD championships in March 2008, 2009 & 2010 and placed 1st in Continuous fighting, Points fighting and Kata division as well as in open senior black belt divisions. I fought my first full contact fight at Destiny 2009 and placed 2nd.
I entered NMA-ISKA Destiny in 2008, 2009 & 2010 and placed first in Contineous, Points and kata divisions as well as 1 st in black belt open division. I fought my first full contact fight at Destiny 2009 and placed 2nd.
Full contact became my new passion in fighting, I fought SASCA Mauythai and placed 2nd in Pretoria, I fought George Cape classic, full contact in George in 2008 & 2009 and placed 1st.
We travelled to Thailand in 2010 and trained with Masters in Mauythai, this as an experience of a lifetime, I will never forget.
I must thank my Sensei’s, they made me realize anything is possible if you put your mind to it!
I believe martial arts sculpted me into who I have become today and created my love and passion for exercise.
While completing my studies, I coached kids & adult martial arts classes as well as completed 365 practical hours at Virgin Active George in 2009 & 2010.
I started my first job in the fitness industry at Wellness World in George in 2011 where I became the branch manager and later started personal training.
Wellness world had a 6 month weight loss challenge nationwide, as a personal trainer I entered 2 clients (Desmond & Jene), out of +- 60 clients, Desmond & Jene Colyn placed 1st and 2nd. Desmond sent me an email “testimonial’’ thanking me for having changed him and his wives lives! This is where I realized personal training was what I wanted to do full time and wanted to HELP more people achieve success.
I competed in the IFBB body building provincial show in August 2014 and placed 3rd in the fitness bikini division.
My Biggest Passion is helping People Reach their dream… As a personal trainer I strive to always help people believe in themselves, with self-belief and determination You can Achieve Anything. Life is all about choices the Second You take that Step and have the will…You already half way there…
Fitness brings so much out in people it teaches a person Who they are really?? Can you do it? Can it be me? YES it can that is what I love the most about My job as a trainer. I am able to teach my clients step by step with only the Sky being the limit. When one gets fitter and stronger it also helps with their normal everyday day life to become easier. Being it confidence…more energy… I have never seen any negativity come from Training only positive. Fitness brings happiness. With that’ being said…
You come back harder stronger Faster Further each and every time. My dream is to keep on a helping People Reach their dreams Face Their Fears and Build Inner Strength. With a Strong Mind You can Achieve Anything. “Best Be Believing.
I also have a passion for competing in body building. I love stage… It taught be woman Power is really True there is such a thing. It taught me to stand up for myself and fight back. With that having the Will… Power…Determination and Mind Strength. My first competition was in April 2015 ifbb novice show places 2nd… Then August provisional ifbb placed 4th… August ibff placed 1st.. Then through to sa s was in the wrong category. So in 2016 bumped up a division. March Placed 3rd ifbb then August 2016 ifbb provisionals 3rd. Made it to SAS but got sick. My dream doesn’t stop there I will push for sas again right division then I want Worlds.
Hey there, I’m Viwe Nompunga. I grew up in East London, attended school at Hudson Park Primary School and High School. I matriculated in 2011, and moved to Port Elizabeth to further my studies.
I have always been very passionate about physical fitness and sports. I was Captain of the 1st Team Athletics and Cross Country teams for 2 years, and I represented Border Athletics for both disciplines respectively. I also played 2nd and 3rd team rugby in High School. I have taken part in several triathlons, adventure races and many road running races.
I started weight training in High School, but I only really took it seriously from 2013. I entered the Fitness World and have not looked back since. I aspire to help people reach their goals, and to lead a healthier lifestyle. I studied Sports Management and Fitness Instructor, and plan on furthering my studies in the Fitness field.
I joined the Star Fitness team in September 2016. Together, we strive to assist people to their goals through hard work, commitment and dedication. When it comes to motivating clients, I like to tell them “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you”. It’s going to be tough but it will be worth it once you’ve reached your goals.