Thrive (v): to grow or develop well.
To prosper and flourish.

Our goal isn’t focused on how much weight you lose or how much muscle you gain. Our goal – no! - our dream - is to help you advance and thrive, by creating a supportive and inclusive space where you meet and nurture your best self.

Our Approach - it's all about fun

Ready? OK… let’s go! Our experienced trainers lead 45-minute indoor and outdoor, as well as live-streamed classes where they create a full-body workout like no other, offering workouts from Thrive Move, Thrive Power and Thrive Flow.

Thrive is a judgment-free zone. Our down-to-earth community is made up of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels where each member works towards their own goal at a level they’re comfy with.

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Our Space

Picture this: four indoor pods, each fully equipped with four exercises to target your upper or lower body, core, or give you that cardio boost. Don’t worry – our trainers are always on hand to help. Want some sunshine and fresh air? Head outdoors to The Turf and try one of our outdoor classes. We are also offering online classes, so you can now train in the comfort of your own home, with our trainers live-streaming classes to you.

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Our People - the best for you


Brad Tooley has been with Thrive since we opened our doors back in March 2019 Brad has always had a love for everything around health and wellness, and when he studied in the fitness industry, this love (and wanting to use it to help people) was cemented. He has been working in the industry for 3 years now and wants to be able to teach as many people as he can for as long as he can, in order for them to become a better version of themselves ... and yes, meet their best self! Brad focuses mainly on taking our HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training) and Turf (outdoor) classes at Thrive, as well as Personal Training sessions. He is passionate about the fact that he gets to impact so many people\'s fitness journeys every single day! \"I love the ocean and in my spare time love going for surfs with my mates as well as playing golf as often as I can on the weekend. I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach those goals!\"


Nurit has been in the fitness industry since 2002. Having qualified for her teaches in Austria she has gone on to other areas pertaining to wellness and body maintenance. She is a qualified fitness instructor , Balletrip Ambassador, pilates teacher and Personal Trainer. Nurit is also very involved with the arts and performed in many musical theatre productions within South Africa and Europe. Singing and dancing being her forte. Her understanding of the body is of utmost importance and being able to make people aware of their bodies and how to improve is what she enjoys doing the most. Nurit enjoys doing what she loves and nothing is more satisfying than feeling confident in your own skin. Stay healthy, work hard and make working part of your lifestyle


Boxing Coach
Bruno \"The Major\" Mukulu was born in DRC Congo, and came to South Africa in 2010. Growing up, Bruno always had an interest in combat sports, wrestling, judo, boxing and karate, and at age 11 he decided to participate and hasn’t looked back. From Japanese Jiujitsu to karate, taekwodo, judo, and boxing – Bruno is now a professional MMA fighter, training 6 to 8 hours every day.


With over 20 years in the fitness industry (10 years overseas), Lydia has gained the reputation for delivering results based workout experiences in both the group and personal training environment. Whether its presenting to literally thousands of fitness enthusiasts or working on a one to one basis - her experience, qualifications and ultimately caring attitude ensure that no stone gets unturned. With a global network of fitness experts at her disposal you can be sure that you are in safe hands with Lydia every time.


Yoga Coach
Mandy has always been an active person and really enjoyed physical exercise, but it was her first hatha class at a gym more than 15 years ago when she really fell in love with the world of yoga. Though Mandy still enjoys other forms of exercise, Yoga is her true passion and has been teaching since 2014. Mandy has various qualifications under her belt including Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga, Aerial yoga and Budokon Yoga. Her classes are fun with a strong emphasis on listening to ones body and finding what works for you.


Stephanie is a qualified Sport Scientist with a passion for health and fitness. Her journey started in the fitness industry over 22 years ago and has grown from strength to strength. She loves to inspire and empower people to meet their BEST SELF through fitness.


Yoga Coach
Carla is an experienced yoga teacher who has been a student of yoga for nearly 20 years and  has been teaching yoga since 2012. She teaches Vinyasa and has a special interest in yin, restorative and trauma focused yoga.


Yoga Coach
Claire is a qualified 500hr advanced Hatha and Vinyasa yoga instructor. She also teaches yoga to children and gives kids yoga workshops. She believes yoga with it’s movement, breathing and meditation are the perfect combination to bring softness into our lives and invite spaciousness into our bodies and minds (with a little dash of sunshine and sparkle into our heart and souls)

Ian & Stephanie

General Manager and Coach
Ian and Steph met in the fitness industry 20 years ago and never looked back. They have a passion for bringing people together through exercise.


Pound Coach
Your in-house pound fitness expert. He has been teaching since beginning 2019. He is also a qualified pharmacist. Health and fitness is a true passion for this high energy, friendly and caring instructor.


Sean is a qualified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor. He teaches BalletRIP, Conditioning, HIIT, Stretch, Spin and Warrior Workout. Sean\'s classes are energetic, fun and well designed. Having been exposed to fitness and movement for most of his life, Sean has a great understanding of the human body. His formal dance training makes him meticulous about form and quality of movement.


Zumba Coach
Franco is our in-house Zumba Instructor.  Franco is trained in Zumba® B2, ZumbAtomic®, Zumba® Gold, Zumba® in the circuit, Zumba® Toning, Aqua Zumba® as well as Strong by Zumba®, Pound fitness, bootcamps and body conditioning. 


Tyla Dee Nurden is a qualified Personal Trainer and group instructor, specialized in fitness modules Methodology X and BalletRIP. She\'s also a professional perfomer having in depth knowledge and understanding of the body and its anatomy as well as the importance of mobility to achieve optimum results and protection from injury. Tyla\'s aim is to help people get moving, fitter, healthier, stronger and to FEEL MORE ALIVE.


Mind Coach
Vikki Heath has been a Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist since 2003 helping thousands of people to thrive and be happy so that they can look forwards to their future and let go of the past. Whatever challenges life throws at us we can always control our attitude and responses even if we can’t control the actual events.


Dance Coach
Following a successful professional dance career in Los Angeles, Diane brings her passion for dance and fitness to Thrive Fitness in Cape Town. Take your fitness to a new level with Miss Hollywood in Hout Bay!

The Pienaars

General Manager and Coach
Ian and Steph met in the fitness industry 20 years ago and never looked back. They have a passion for bringing people together through exercise.


Eszter has been in the fitness industry for many years. She is passionate about her work and grateful that she gets to meet diverse people all the time. She has worked at various health clubs in Cape Town and Johannesburg and strives to give her best and be creative in order to keep her clients happy.


A former Aerobics champion with a wealth of knowledge in the fitness industry. Shaun is a qualified Personal Trainer, massage therapist and fitness Master trainer just to name a few.



\"\"Kelly Scholtz is a registered dietitian with more than 10 years of experience in nutrition. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2007 with a BSc Medical Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and then completed a professional culinary course at the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver. In parallel with a long-term private practice in Hout Bay, Kelly has worked in product and menu development, foodservice management and nutrition programme development in the NPO space. Kelly is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa and is a spokesperson for the Association for Dietetics in South Africa. Kelly creates individualised and practical eating plans, informed by current science and tailored to suit your lifestyle, preferences, routine and budget. She has a special interest in guiding her patients not only to meet their performance, health or therapeutic nutrition goals, but also to cultivate a good relationship with food – one that encourages mindful and sustainable food choices.




Front of house
Growing up, Dillon wasn’t comfortable in his own skin. At 18, he decided to take control of his life and began training to change not just his appearance, but his mindset too. As his confidence and energy grew, he knew he wanted to be part of the industry that could create the same positive change in others. Thrive Fitness is thrilled to have him onboard.


Jon White has been lighting up dancefloors globally since 1998. He’s performed alongside some big artists and DJs, such as Will.I.Am, Jessie J, Fatboy Slim, Paul Oakenfold, Basement Jaxx, Roger Sanchez, and Pitbull. His corporate clients feature global heavyweights like Nike, MTV, Ritz-Carlton and more. And now, he’s bringing that same energy he’s famous for around the world to Thrive Fitness by providing new music every month to keep you moving and motivated from minute 1 to minute 45.


General Manager
When Ian’s dad had his first heart surgery at only 34, Ian knew that he wanted to help people lead longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Determined on making a difference, he was drawn to the fitness industry, which he’s now been in for nearly 20 years. Ian is committed to building a space that helps people meet their best self, and Thrive Fitness does just that!