Willem Marais

Personal Trainer / Owner

I have been in the fitness industry for over 6 years and I have a compelling drive for self-development and a great passion and enthusiasm for motivating people to achieve their fitness goals. I have had much success in helping people achieve their goals making them fitter, leaner and healthier. I did my studies in London, United Kingdom, and have trained with some of the best fitness professionals in Europe.

I also have a competitive side. I have been competing in karate for well over 15 years and have achieved many national and international medals and trophies. I have also been doing Jiu Jitsu for 2 years and recently did my first full contact Mixed Martial Arts fights. I believed that one should be tested on a competitive platform and by this you can measure your training against the best.

I have a results- driven approach that covers every aspect necessary to achieve your goals, whether they involve sports performance, weight loss, or a healthier lifestyle.

Time and effort spent training at with me will translate into peak performance in any athlete’s respective sport. If you are looking to lose weight, or need that jumpstart to getting back in shape, I have the knowledge and the means to help you become fit…and stay that way.


2014:   Functional Strength coach – Mike Boyle (Seminar)

2013:   Advances in Functional Training – Mike Boyle

2012:   TRX Suspension Training

Vipr Module 1

Fight Club Group Exercise

Sharpminds Emergency Solution First aid level 1

2011:   Certified REP’s Level 4 Lower Back Pain


2010:   Certified REP’s Level 3 Advanced Gym Instructor

REP’s Level 3 Nutrition & Weight Management

REP’s Level 3 Business Skills for Personal Trainer

REP’s Level 3 Fitness & Lifestyle testing and evaluation

REP’s Level 3 Advanced Personal training

REP’s Level 2 Gym Instructor – The Fitness training Company



  • Owner of Functional Fitness
  • Strength and Condition Coach:
    • Gordon Roodman (Pro MMA Fighter)
    • SA Indoor Cricket team
    • Team CIT MMA
    • Sean Robinson (Pro MMA fighter)
  • Gymbox Farringdon United Kingdom
  • British Military Fitness
  • Fitness First High Holborn United Kingdom
  • Corporate Team Building/Staff days
  • Karate Instructor