I am excited to share my knowledge of Olympic Weightlifting with you!
I am Winston (Winnie). I have a degree in Sports and Recreation Management for which I wrote my dissertation on the effectiveness of CrossFit in comparison to other exercise programmes. CrossFit won! I love to compete and have always been very active and played a lot of sports, it was natural for me to strive for a career in that area. I have been doing CrossFit for two years — it was love at first sight.
CrossFit has led me towards Olympic Weight Lifting where I am currently training and competing with a view to making the Kenyan team at various upcoming championships. It is still early days but I am excited about the prospects that this holds. I am also excited to share my knowledge of Olympic Weightlifting with our Athletes at CrossFit Kwetu and get you ripping somwinniee serious weight off of the floor!
Fitness is health and health is fitness and there's no other way to attain it quicker than through CrossFit.
I am consumed with the love of helping people become more fit and seeing their lives change as a result, be it from getting an asthmatic person to run his first kilometre without the use of an inhaler, or an elderly person getting his first proper full push-up, or supporting a new CrossFit athlete as she completes ‘Fran’ in less than 4 minutes.
I have been intrigued with fitness and generally human body mechanics ever since I was young. After studying computer web design in college, I followed my passion by pursuing a LVL III advanced diploma in anatomy and physiology and biomechanics. Half way into this journey, I took up an ITEC advanced diploma in personal training.
I soon found myself working in the some of Kenya’s best fitness centres. I was sure, with no doubt in my mind, that fitness and improving people’s physical capacities was my love. After a couple of years in the strength and conditioning field, I had realised three things: 1) there were some adaptations and functional physical capacities that neither I nor my clients could attain, 2) a certification in an outdoor boot camp programme may be the solution to addressing my first realisation, and 3) CrossFit workouts showed me that my fitness and strength could improve unlike any other programme.
How did I learn about CrossFit? By luck, a few military personnel started working out at the prestigious 5-star hotel in which I was employed. I witnessed them doing some crazy stuff at very high intensities and with a variety of movements (unknown to me at the time, it was CrossFit). I shortly joined their workouts (WOD – workout of the day). After two weeks, mine and their fitness levels respectively improved. The tipping point to reaching a marked level of fitness and strength was when we included muscle-ups and handstand push-ups for rounds.
I was hooked! After a bit of further research into CrossFit, I booked my flight out to India to earn my Level 1 certificate. Now I coach and write programmes for the same guys to whom I owe gratitude for introducing me to CrossFit.
Shortly after attaining my Level 1 Certificate, I was contracted as the land trainer for the best swim team in Kenya at Peponi School. I have implemented CrossFit as their strength and condition programme — which has attributed their successes in the pool. I have also used CrossFit to help the then under-13-years runners attain the championship for 2 consecutive years by clocking less than 19 minutes on one of the toughest routes in Kenya in the 5km run.
I am now part of CrossFit Kwetu community, working with a group of very experienced and professional coaches. Our number one goal is to offer safe, efficient and effective coaching to our community and I am loving every minute of every day!
Fitness is health and health is fitness and there’s no other way to attain it quicker than through CrossFit.
I practice and specialise in Holistic Massage Therapy treatment, deep tissue massage, myofascial therapy, active release technique, trigger point therapy, muscle testing / balancing (Applied Kinesiolgy), pregnancy and labor massage.
I am the director of Holistic Muscle Therapy, where I practice and specialise in Holistic Massage Therapy treatment, deep tissue massage, myofascial therapy, active release technique, trigger point therapy, muscle testing / balancing (Applied Kinesiolgy), pregnancy and labor massage. The type of bodywork I administer goes below superficial connective tissue with the intent of breaking up old structural patterns allowing the free flow of nutrients and oxygen in the blood. This type of deep tissue therapy requires the application of a considerable amount of pressure, which in some cases may cause some discomfort.
I’m available by appointment every day at The Box.
- 2 x 45 min massages as an add-on to your membership, KSh 5,500 monthly
- 20 – 30 min Focus Sessions, KSh 1,500/- (for particular problem area)
- 90 min session, KSh 3,500/-
BENEFITS OF DEEP TISSUE/TRIGGER PT THERAPY
• Reduces pain
• Increases range of motion of limbs by restoring mobility
• Relaxes and soothe muscles
• Breaks up scar tissue due to injury
• Aids muscles to stay flexible
WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE / TRIGGER POINT THERAPY?
• Athletes (weekend athletes as well)
• Individuals with chronic joint or muscle injuries
• Individuals that perform repetitive work that causes considerable strain on muscles and joints
• Individuals who suffer from stress
* Pregnant women (labour massage)
Book your massage. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Call me 0725287325.
Excited to bringing CrossFit to Kenya first!
A teacher friend of mine, had introduced me to CrossFit and I was hooked. After fearing I would need knee operations and that my days of lifting anything heavy were over, after 2 years, I am in the best shape of my life.
After spending 12 years working as a Physical Education teacher, being passionate about sport and ensuring young people have the skills to not only keep themselves fit and healthy but to also be successful in whatever athletic endeavours they may choose, I found CrossFit. From there I have not looked back. I am excited to bring CrossFit to Kenya, my home for the last 5 years.
I have attended CrossFit Level 1, 2 and Kids trainer seminars and continue to develop my knowledge with further courses whenever possible. Being in Kenya it is not always easy to access courses. I also wish to delve further into olympic lifting — with a respective course on my agenda.
We are all very excited to bring CrossFit to Kenya first. The fitness community wants access to and deserves the best that the world has to offer. It is our belief and our passion that in the sphere of health and fitness CrossFit offers just that.
Growing up, I played soccer (American football), basketball, tennis and volleyball. Through sports, I developed a passion for fitness. I had the opportunity to play collegiate tennis in America and begin teaching fitness classes during my time at the University of Tennessee.
Fast forward a decade later and the birth of my son and I was itching to teach fitness again. Since then, I have taught Bootcamp, Tabata, HIIT, Barre, TRX, Spinning, Aqua Spinning and other cardio and strength classes. I tried CrossFit for the first time when my family was posted in Kinshasa, DRC. It was during that first class that I discovered what a TRUE high intensity workout really was. I was hooked from the beginning (after I regained enough strength to get off the floor). My favorite aspect of CrossFit is seeing people do something that they could not do two weeks ago.
I am a certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor and fitness nutritionist. I am excited to train the athletes at CrossFit Kwetu and be a part of East Africa’s first box!
I always took a distinctive path led by intuitions, dreams and focus. I grew up in a healthy environment at the edge of the French Alps and had rather athletic teenage years, competing nationally in running (within sport-study programs), and very naturally I studied sport science at University in Lyon. After University I moved to the UK and embraced every stage in the fitness industry working for leaders like 5 star hotel spas.
In the last 3 years, and with “Wildfitness” fitness holidays, my career took an amazing turn. It became more holistic, alternative, challenging, more me. Along with living with outstanding colleagues, having a real “barefoot lifestyle” and head coaching (impacting more than 300 people’s lives on retreats!), I traveled the world to pass on my passion, re-wild people and to practice myself (Muay thai, parkour, and multiple adventures!). Today it’s with ‘Intu-fit‘ that I want to carry on on this path, to keep sharing and partnering with like-minded people because I still get goosebumps every time I see someone transformed and happy.
It’s with a very infectious energy, sincere passion and dedication, that I engage myself to revive people’s intuitions towards better health and performance, with a real philosophy and an explosive French touch. I am very excited to contribute my Intu-fit experience to the CrossFit Kwetu team in leading its athletes to become agile and strong athletes.