I have always had exercise and fitness at the core of my life. It started with a competitive sporting background when I was younger, which unfortunately ended early due to 3 knee operations. I then channelled that energy and focus into further studying in the health and wellness field, where I managed to obtain my Honours Degree in Exercise Sciences.
While studying I competed in 6 bodybuilding shows around the country which inadvertently set me up for a career in the fitness industry but not in the way I anticipated.
The competitions took a very heavy toll on me and I ended up developing an extremely negative relationship food, which took months and months to get through. I then realised many people were in a similar position to me and had a distorted outlook on the world on nutrition.
I dedicated many hours and days to then research and further study the science behind nutrition to find sustainable, healthy and long lasting approaches and techniques towards my own eating and for the hundreds of people I help on a monthly basis.
I am extremely passionate and professional in what I do. I take each client on as an individual and work with them closely to find the exact specific solution that is needed for that individual to progress, grow and move forward in their lives.
I understand how cliché it might sound, but if you have been following me for a while, you will see it is not just a body transformation but a life transformation that my clients go through.
I am very confident in my ability to bring to you a service that is one of the best around and I hope that I can have the opportunity to show you that.
BSc (Hons) Exercise Science
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Goood- Anonymous Oct 2020
Fast & Great work ethic, got my package made up personally for me from scratch within a week. Excited to get the show on the road!- Duke Theron Aug 2020
Would like to adjust my package tk the 6Months please...thanx- Jaco Smit Dec 2019
Dave is fantasic! I would highly recommend him! This 90 Day challenge I am currently on with him has given me so much more energy, I am sleeping better and the list of Pros are endless. THANK YOU!- Mark Middleton Jul 2019
I\'ve been training with David for a little under a year & all I can say is David is an excellent well dedicated coach that absolutely knows what he is talking about when it comes to dieting & training- Craig Lewis Jun 2019
Great personal trainer- Anonymous Jun 2019
Dave Watkeys is one of a kind, he has so much knowledge and make your plan easy to follow! I would recommend him in a heart beat- Jess Raath May 2019
It\'s been great working with Dave. Dave has taught me to stop limiting certain foods and actually eat and enjoy food. Training is never boring and always changing it up to meet my goals.- Dino Higham Mar 2019
Dave made me realize how exciting and easy it can be to diet and exercise. I\'m always looking forward to the next meal. Dave builds a personal relationship with his clients and strives for success!- Jp Lafond Feb 2019
Dave has change my life. He some how has managed to always tailor my plans to my lifestyle, even through a major back operation and while dealing with a auto immune disease. Dave is truly amazing.- Storm Hurlbatt Feb 2019
Been over 6 months now with Dave and I can in all honesty say he is one of the best coaches out there that really does acknowledge your wellbeing and state of mind. Extremely happy client! :D- Alicia Lotter Feb 2019
I cannot recommend Dave enough! I get to eat the things I love and still get to be healthy. What more could a girl ask for! Thank you for changing my views, my choices and my life!- Renell Jugmohun Feb 2019
Amazing Eating plans, easy to follow, quick prep times paired with great efficient training plans! Always there to answer any questions with great client relationship and a very personal approach.- Tiaan Nel Feb 2019
All I can is without Dave’s support and motivation I would not be where I am right now. I have had many times where I want to give up and he’s right there to pick you up again and continue stronger!- Tae Hulett Mar 2019
Dave is an absolute machine as well as a genuine down to earth coach you get more than just and online diet and program, you get a personal interaction with the man discussing your goals.- Vaughn Lees Feb 2019
His approach is straight to the point no BS and he has given me some great nutrition tips & tricks which have had a massive impact on accelerating my results.- Lihle Ndelu Feb 2019
They usually say behind every successful women is a tribe of other successful women but in my case it is Dave Watkeys who has my back. Honestly I would be lost and starving if it wasn't for you!- Melissa Nortje Feb 2019
Dave really goes the extra mile. He accommodates food preferances and takes your mental health into account when planning your meals and workouts. Definitely changed my outlook on life.- Michelle Pretorius Feb 2019
I am blown away with this amazing, versatile eating plan. No more being hungry whilst achieving my goals. It's easy to follow and tastes great. Dave Watkeys is a all round life-changing coach- Anonymous Feb 2019
Dave is the most hard working , supportive and inspiring coach a person could ask for! I have had the most amazing transformation working with Dave and all done in a healthy sustainable manner!- Allison Bragatto Feb 2019
I started with him a while back and took a chance and I dont regret a single bit of it. His attention to detail is amazing. Making me so comfortable in my meals and fitness while being effective also.- Duncan Reid Feb 2019
Starting with Dave was the best decision I could have made. I was unhappy in many ways - physically and mentally. If you are wanting radical change in a sustainable and long-term manner - contact Dave- Samantha Jones Jul 2020
Mr Watkeys is always accessible, always willing to assist. With an in depth knowledge, he guided me to my current and future success. He checks in on a regular basis to ensure I'm on track.- Shawn Zeelie Feb 2019
Dave possesses every quality you’d want in a great coach. He’s bright, motivational, passionate, disciplined, and hungry to get better. 4 weeks in and have loved every minute of the process!- Michaela McKenzie Feb 2019
Dave is definitely the best in the business. His diets are enjoyable and personalised to what you like to eat and his gym programs are designed to push you and get you to where you want to be.- Jacobus Calitz Feb 2019
So helpful and just willing to jump at any questions we have and to help as much as he can- Anonymous Feb 2019