I started my journey in the health and fitness industry in 1982.
I wanted to play first team rugby but needed to be bigger and stronger, so I began powerlifting. My strength went through the charts for a guy my age and a broke a few squat records, and made the first team rugby; but I couldn’t put on any size as I had to remain in the u/56kg division.
At the and of my final year of school I went to the military for 2 years. In this time I moved from powerlifting into bodybuilding where I started competing. I picked up what I could from everyone that was in the gym and tried to learn as much I could, however I always just just made the top 6 at the bodybuilding shows. It was clear I wasn’t genetically gifted .
I wanted to be a bodybuilder -and a damn good one – regardless of what my genetics dictated. I would do whatever it took to get there. I began reading everything I could. Back then, we had no internet, so I relied on the information I got from the various bodybuilding magazines that I read.
I eventually got my first coach -Chris Scott. Chris was like a father to me. He took my bodybuilding to the next level. I started becoming that person that was a threat at the shows. Although I was with Chris, it never stopped my thirst for knowledge.
One day Chris said that he thought I should try things my own way, but he would be there for me should I need help. I did what Chris had taught means paired it with my own personal knowledge. I won my first National Championship.
From this moment on, I won almost all my competitions and internationally on 13 different occasions.
But I still wasn’t happy. I wanted to know why the international competitors were so much better than the local talent, so I started working with what I considered to be the best overseas coaches.
Today I am recognised as one of South Africa’s top bodybuilding and fitness coaches. I’ve been on national TV in various talk shows. I’ve been featured in leading bodybuilding and fitness magazines. I’ve coached more South African champions, World champions, Universe champions and made more pro’s than any coach I know in South Africa.
It is with these many years if experience and knowledge gained that I bring you Genius Training Systems.