I am an experienced long and short distance road runner, avid trail explorer, provincial Olympic distance triathlete, provincial swimmer, bikini fitness bodybuilding participant, CrossFit competitor and obstacle course race enthusiast.
As a result of unmanaged childhood anxiety, a series of abusive relationships and the loss of my parents, I suffered from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for almost 20 years. This resulted in a cycle of starving myself, abuse of laxatives, appetite suppressants, obsessive exercising and 48 hour binges as well as chronic bulimia. In 2016, I had had enough of sabotaging me, my future and my body – I took the tough decision to rehabilitate myself and spent 6 months in an intensive out-patient programme. It blew my world apart but at the same time, helped me rebuild a life I had only ever dreamed about. I decided to pursue my passion for running, fitness and nutrition coaching and furthered my education through NAASFP and the ISSA.
After completing a 3 year degree in marketing and other executive level leadership courses, I worked in tertiary education institutions as a Vice Principal, Programme Manager and Project Director. In 2016 I started Sole Buddies, and started coaching runners part-time. A year later in 2017, I took the plunge, left the corporate world and joined Kelfit Lifestyle as a full-time diet and fitness coach. I have not regretted my decision for 1 minute – finally I am doing what sets my soul on fire!
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Sole and SOUL... you get the whole package with Christine. Positive, supportive, encouraging; Christine has helped me shed 14 kgs and is building me back up to a 30 minute 5km! Love. Just Love. ”
• Penny •
business owner and mom
Fantastic one on one personalised experience to suit my goals. Christine is prompt on her responses and understands me as an individual. ”
• Carey-Lea •
competitive comrades athlete
The level of commitment is 100%. I was very impressed when Christine even told me what refreshments would be offered on the course at my upcoming marathon! This shows that someone takes time to research on what their clients are doing! I am miles away here in Zambia, but I feel like I communicate with someone here with me! ”
• Maya •
passionate new marathoner