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Training for everyday athletes

Cross-train Group Workouts & Semi-private Personal Training
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If you can only fit a 30 minute workout into your hectic schedule, our Power 30 group workouts are perfect for you. With an emphasis on efficient interval style training combined with light strength functional training, these exhilarating full body and around 300 calorie burn workouts and will help you firm up, sleep better, improve mood and feel amazing overall. The workouts are supervised by group training instructors. Body assessments are done monthly to monitor lean and fat mass and ensure that you hit your health and fitness goal on schedule. No joining fee and no contract.


Personalised training programs for strength, bodybuilding, sport specific, rehabilitation or improving overall fitness. We cycle your workouts using industry standard and proven methods to ensure you receive a balanced variety of training disciplines and hold you accountable to ensure you stay on track to reaching your fitness goal. All workouts are supervised by certified personal trainers.  Tracking of body composition (fat and lean mass) is done with a fortnightly assessment where weight and body measurements are taken. This is a highly effective way to monitor training and nutrition progress. Active Life Personal Training is a semi-private training environment, where up to 7 clients share the equipment and trainer. In today’s economic climate, this is a highly affordable way to have your own personal trainer. No joining fee and no contract.


If you’ve tried all the various diets and fads or can’t understand why something that works for someone else doesn’t work for you, you’ve probably realised that a “one size fits all” strategy can have severe and discouraging limitations. If you want to lose body fat safely and keep it off permanently, as a certified Precision Nutrition coach, Burgess will coach and show you how the best nutrition plan to follow is the one that’s best for you, whatever your eating preference and personal challenges are.

Once you’ve signed up and started, if you don’t think our programme has helped you to lose body fat, put on lean muscle or improved your fitness levels, we will refund you. Simple as that.

Personal Training

  • R600 for 2 appointments per week
  • R800 for 3 appointments per week
  • R1000 for 4 appointments per week
  • R1200 for 5 appointments per week

Nutrition Coaching


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Instead of opting for a quick fix to slimming down I found a great new lifestyle where exercise is now a daily part of my routine that I cannot go without!

Carlin L

The attention and care you have given to me and which you give to all that attend makes Active Life a very special place and one that I do want to share with as many people as possible!

Leslie S

I am stronger, better toned and more flexible, I have a better physical and emotional balance and most importantly, working out has become fun.

Michelle B

The results I’ve achieved have been phenomenal… I feel great, I look better, everyone compliments me on it, and I’m generally a happier person.

James S

It's more fun in a group!

All the energy, friendship, motivation and fun of a group with all the benefits and accountability of a personal trainer.

Morning group training: in the Gracie Jiu Jitsu unit, Parklands Centre, Link Road, Parklands (in the Gracie Jiu Jitsu unit)

Morning and evening group and personal training: Active Life Gym, Koeberg Centre, corner Charles Hoffe and Pelican, van Roibeeckstrand / Duynefontein

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If you’d like to find out more about how we can help you reach your fitness and nutrition goals, send us a contact request or call us.
If we can’t answer your call we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Burgess Cell: 083 294 4446
Bernard Cell: 082 574 9912

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Burgess Patterson

Burgess Patterson


Burgess turned his passion into a career and after taking over Active Life in 2012 transformed it into it’s current two site setup, with morning group training in Parklands and semi-private personal training (Olympic weightlifting, strength training or bodybuilding) in the afternoon in Duynefontein. As a certified Precision Nutrition coach, Burgess offers a complete fitness and nutrition coaching service to all clients. Together with Marianna, Burgess runs the Active Life trail and road running activities.

Bernard Pretorius

Bernard Pretorius


Bernard coaches group classes and semi-private personal training – strength, bodybuilding and Olympic weightlifting. He competes in the local weightlifting and fitness competitions and is a keen mountain-biker. In addition to looking after clients during working hours, he runs the Active Life team cycling activities both on and off road. As Active Life and together with Burgess, Bernard’s goal is to provide clients with a fun and life-changing fitness experience.

Jason Ulrich

Jason Ulrich

Group Trainer

Jason has always been passionate about health and fitness and is accomplished in karate. You can often found Jason running up and down Table Mountain in his spare time and on top of all that coaches boot camp style workouts for Active Life.

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