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Training for everyday athletes

Cross-train Group Workouts & Semi-private Personal Training
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Intense, full body workouts condensed into 45 minutes every weekday morning. Using a combination of bodyweight and strength training with cardio, you’ll become leaner, stronger, more flexible and re-learn to move your body just as you did when younger. This package includes the Saturday BoxFit workout. Highly personalised group training, monthly assessments and general nutrition coaching ensure constant progress towards your fitness and nutrition goals. Contact us to arrange a free try-out session. What are you waiting for?


A personalised cross-training, strength or body-building programme in a private gym in Duynefontein fully supervised by personal trainers. Personalised training programmes and regular assessments ensure accountability in order to reach those fitness goals. Additional nutrition coaching from a certified Precision Nutrition coach will help you develop long-term and sustainable healthy nutrition habits that will help you lose body fat and keep it off. Contact us to arrange a free body assessment and needs consultation.


High intensity boxing skills, light sparring, bag work and MMA moves on Saturdays 7:00 – 8:00. The class is suitable for everyone from beginner to advanced and is coached by EFC fighter, Francois “The Saint” Cundari. Your own wraps and gloves are recommended but not essential to start as we have a couple of club pairs to borrow. Contact us to arrange a free try-out session.


If you’ve tried all the various diets or can’t understand why what 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 I will show you how the best nutrition plan to follow is the one that’s best for you, whatever your eating preference (low carb, high protein etc) and personal challenges are.

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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.

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



Semi-Private Personal Training

  • for 8 sessions (12 sessions for R797)

Nutrition Coach


Morning Unlimited Group Training and BoxFit: Parklands Centre, Link Road, Parklands (in the Gracie Jiu Jitsu unit)

Evening Semi-private Personal Training: Duynefontein

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Unlimited Group Training & BoxFit

Semi-private Personal Training

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.
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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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