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Who is Chi?

Updated: Feb 20, 2023

Chi said like Chai tea is full of energy and enthusiasm for life!

Chi graduated with a BA Honours degree in psychology, drama, and education. While studying at Rhodes University in South Africa, she further qualified as a BASI (Body Arts and Science International) Pilates and Gyrokinesis Instructor. Her continued love to further her education has provided her experience in teaching and learning in Dubai, the USA, Italy, France, Spain, South Africa and now Switzerland. Her passion for movement is applied to all her different clientele’s needs. She has chosen to redo her BASI Comprehensive Pilates course numerous times, doing the Mentor Program with both Rael Isscowitz and Theo van der Riet, and participating in “Learn for the Leaders” in America and South Africa. An additional privilege has been learning from Joseph Pilate’s second-generation lecturers: Karen Clippinger and Brett Howard. Chi also has multiple certifications among top international Pilates lectures. She believes she will forever be a student in her element, soaking up all that there is to learn.

She has represented South Africa twice for Ironman 70.3 World Championship and has since turned her passion to the trails where she has podiumed in The Africa Otter Trail Challenge, Expedition Africa 120 Drakensberg Adventure Race, War Trail and more recently Burra500. Her mental grit and physical talents have allowed her to endure multi-sports throughout Southern Africa for up to 4 days of non-stop racing, 26 consecutive hours of cycling, cross-country riding from Johannesburg to Cape Town and the 9 Peaks Challenge which includes 155km of trekking. Chi’s passion for cycling and adventure has provided her with the opportunity to become a leading brand ambassador for LIV bicycles, which promotes and supports cycling for women at all levels. As an enthusiastic and competitive athlete, she further educated herself through Ironman University to do Online Sports Coaching.

Chi’s interests go beyond the physical aspects of how the body moves. In 2020 and 2021 she advanced her studies by becoming a Life Coach through the UK International Career Institute. She completed the widely acclaimed diploma in Counseling and Psychology. Chi runs her own business called EnerchiFitness where she offers in-studio and online Pilates, Sports Coaching and Life Coaching. In her free time, when she is not studying, teaching or racing you can find her blog writing.

Chi’s appreciation of the inter-relationship between the body and mind allows her to incorporate the ideal exercises to enhance your physical capabilities.


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