MEET THE TEAM BEHIND
BODYSYNERGY

ILANA NIENABER, HEALTH COACH

As a certified health coach, I am passionate about people and helping them to feel empowered to make behaviour changes in their lives.

Through active listening, empathy and compassion, I facilitate change in my clients.

My clients and I work together as a team to understand the emotional, behavioural, physical, nutritional, exercise and lifestyle factors that may influence their weight management goals. I do not take on the role of expert, rather a support system, health educator and active partner in helping my clients in unlocking their potential and reaching their goals.

Apart from being a certified ACE Health Coach, I also have a BA (Hons) Psychology from University of South Africa.
In addition, I was a counsellor at the South African Depression and Anxiety Group for 3 years 2012-2015.

I enjoy writing and educating people on living a healthier lifestyle and believe that I can help people to make healthier choices in order to live a happy and healthy life.   

JOHN SMIDT, YOUR ONLINE PERSONAL TRAINER AND NUTRITIONIST

My interest in the fitness industry began roughly 19 years ago when I decided to take up weight training to improve my martial arts.

The first workout was all it took and I was hooked.

From there I wanted to learn as much as I can about training and nutrition to improve my own performance.
I sucked up any information I could find on training and nutrition at the time and made progress in leaps and bounds as I applied my newfound knowledge. This soon led to training friends and helping other people in the gym as everyone wanted to know my “secret”. Seeing the positive results training and proper nutrition had on me and everyone I helped fueled my desire to help even more people and the personal trainer in me was born.

I started my own personal training business, Bodysynergy, in 2007 and decided to focus on making personal training more accessible by offering mobile and online personal training. 

I continually strive to improve and expand my service offerings to make personal training more accessible to people all over South Africa and the world. At the same time I hold myself to a high standard of se
rvice and pride myself on my work ethic. I aim to never let “Good-enough” be good enough.

With my extensive 20 years plus experience in the fitness industry and my professional qualifications you can be sure of a knowledgeable trainer and the very best professional service.
  
  
QUALIFICATIONS
ACHIEVEMENTS
Diploma in Fitness and Nutrition
Intec College 

Certified Fitness Trainer
International Sports Science Institute (USA) 

Specialist in Sports Nutrition 
International Sports Science Institute (USA) 

Level 3 First Aid certificate
Altra Med
  
1st Place WBBF Bodybuilding SA Championships
2011 

1st Place WPF Gauteng Central Bodybuilding championships

2008 

IFBB Bodybuilding Gauteng Colours

2002 

National colours in Powerlifting

2001 

North West Provincial colours in powerlifting

1997
  

Photo's by Marlize Rousseau