Ryan has lived his life through movement, most notably as a local and international professional football player. From the age of 18 Ryan has played in multiple Premier League teams in South Africa, UK, Finland and Turkey. His career highlights include winning player of the month in the Finnish Premier League, playing six UEFA cup games and winning goal of the season in the South African Premier League. Ryan has also worked as a photographic model, appearing on multiple Men’s Health covers and in numerous other mainstream magazines. Ryan has subsequently run and managed his own gym, PointBreak, which has successfully operated for the last six years.
Ryan’s movement story comes with some dark chapters, the first of which was during his professional football career when he endured a potentially career-ending knee injury at 23 years old during his time playing in the Turkish Premier League. He blew out his posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during training and four weeks later his knee gave out entirely during a match in Istanbul. Up until then, Ryan had relied on his raw talent and natural strength which had carried him through most injuries, but this one proved to be the tipping point. He went into a deep depression and his parents advised him to either stop playing and start studying or to get back onto the field and address his body issues with more care. And so his fitness journey began. He slowly built up his physio and mobility, while paying attention to his eating and overall diet. Ryan wasn’t the player he used to be, but through applying the correct level of movement and care, he was able to play for another eight years professionally, which was a victory in itself. Another victory emerged for Ryan, which rapidly became his new passion – the love for health and fitness, which transformed his career and took him in a new direction – Ryan the gym owner. Together with a partner, Ryan launched PointBreak gym in Cape Town, which ran successfully for six years and catered for a host of clientele by offering a range of training options. In the midst of this new career path, Ryan found himself in a perilous situation. He was witness to a man falling three stories off a balcony and compelled to assist, Ryan jumped off to get to the victim’s aid. In the process he unfortunately broke and dislocated his left ankle, but also managed to stabilise the victim and, ultimately, save his life. The doctor who treated Ryan in hospital was convinced that his years of training and movement had saved Ryan from a shattered spine and potential death. His new passion for movement had in effect saved his life. Ryan’s story of movement runs deep and he’s seen the benefits of hard work and consistency. As a trainer he brings passion, commitment and hard work, with no short cuts – he is the ultimate movement warrior.
Maegan discovered her passion for health and fitness as a high school athlete specialising in high jump and javelin. After studying in the field she started working as a personal trainer to help others become healthier versions of themselves. An opportunity to work abroad on cruise ships as a personal trainer turned out to be the beginning of an amazing adventure connecting and training people from all over the world. Now back home she's applying her experience and knowledge to advance her career as a personal trainer and a lifestyle coach.
After working as a personal trainer on cruise ships for three years focusing on the well-being of others across the world, she returned home to focus on her community. Health and fitness has always been her passion, and now that she's found a movement suited to her skills, motivation and determination, she's never been more excited to train an even bigger online audience.
Kirsten is an Exercise Science Specialist. She initially had a five-year professional career as a ballerina & contemporary dancer in both the USA (Texas Ballet Theater) and Cape Town (Cape Town City Ballet). She represented South Africa internationally from a very young age as both a dancer and rhythmic gymnast. She grew up in a family where movement was one of the biggest parts of daily life and not much thought went into staying fit thanks to her natural love for keeping active. After dancing for years with scoliosis (curvature of the spine), Kirsten made the tough decision to end her career by listening to her body, and stepped back from the ballet stage. This took her in a new direction on her fitness journey after studying Exercise Science & Sports Massage, which is now her passion and full-time career. Kirsten is a huge advocate of movement, having spent most of her early life expressing herself through the art of dance movement and now applies this in her daily life in maintaining a level of strength, flexibility, power, and endurance that she developed over the years while dancing. During the course of 2019 she also started to explore the benefits of a plant-based diet and hasn't looked back. She is a passionate ambassador for helping people develop a healthy and sustainable lifestyle, that applies intention to every aspect of one's life.
Kirsten strongly believes that you’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. Moving your body each day is a form of self love and an investment to your health. After all, being healthy is your body’s retirement annuity. This couldn't be more true for Kirsten as she was told that ballet saved her back, which has given her so much gratitude that from a young age she has been strengthening the muscles supporting her spine. Movement has literally saved her body!