Personal Trainer & Running Coach

Train to run effortlessly!

The more you run, the more effortless it becomes. To remain injury-free, your running coach helps you to build your base intelligently, including strength, balance, and mobility training.

Meet our Coach & Personal Trainer

Charmaine is a certified health and fitness expert who works with individuals across various sports disciplines, particularly endurance athletes. She integrates targeted strength, mobility, and power exercises into her clients’ endurance programs to boost performance and reduce injury risk. Working with her will instill confidence in your fitness journey.

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Her approach to health and fitness uniquely combines diverse backgrounds in health education, yoga, and mindfulness teaching. She holds credentials from respected USA-based institutions such as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), USA Track & Field (USATF), and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

This comprehensive experience in running, endurance, personal training, and corrective exercise underpins her holistic approach to health and fitness.

Her ultra-running achievements, which include earning permanent numbers in prestigious events like the Comrades and Two Oceans ultra-marathons, are a testament to her commitment to rigorous training and her understanding of the challenges athletes face when fitting training into busy lives. Her personal journey inspires and motivates her clients.

Comrades Marathon profile

Charmaine’s experience with menopause offers unique insights. Her tailored solutions for women in peri- through postmenopausal stages draw from her journey and studies with Dr. Stacy Sims, an expert in Menopause for Athletes. This blend of personal insight and expert knowledge makes her a reliable guide during this life phase.

She remains deeply committed to supporting newcomers and seasoned athletes alike. Her holistic approach extends beyond physical training to include nutritional advice, stress management techniques, and lifestyle recommendations. This comprehensive support helps individuals rediscover vitality, confidently pursue their goals, and maintain a balanced lifestyle.

Private Online Running Coach

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Passion for Running

Charmaine’s love for running spans over thirty years. She completed her first ultra-marathon just a year after starting her running journey in 1989. Now, she shares her wealth of experience in distance running and coaching, helping others achieve their endurance goals, whether completing their first 5k or conquering a 100-mile race. She is committed to your success and invites you to explore her running history and personal records in the link below.

The Power of Strength Training on Fitness

Charmaine’s journey showcases the transformative effects of strength training. She transitioned from primarily running and cycling to incorporating weightlifting into her training when a bone density scan revealed Osteopenia during menopause. Realizing that running alone wasn’t enough for bone health, she embraced weight lifting and plyometrics. 

This decision improved her bone density and ignited her passion for weightlifting, functional fitness, and mobility. It also led her to become a Certified Personal Trainer, helping others maintain strength and fitness, especially aging athletes.

Charmaine emphasizes the importance of maintaining mobility for improved movement and functionality, particularly for aging individuals. She encourages them to take control of their health by focusing on proactive steps. Charmaine’s approach includes personalized mobility exercises and stretches to keep joints and muscles flexible and functional.

Her story is a powerful example of how adapting fitness routines to address health needs can lead to profound life changes.


Our functional strength and conditioning program enhances your physical and mental well-being, helping you move and function at your best as you age.

Personalized Fitness Goals: With our support, you can achieve your fitness goals by building muscle, increasing strength, and improving balance and coordination. Whether you’re a beginner or have experience, our personalized approach caters to your unique needs and goals. Let us guide you toward a healthier, stronger you!

Does a runner ever stop coming back?

Jim Ryan 1986

The rewards of running, as in life, come only in direct proportion to the amount of effort I’m prepared to exert and the extent to which I can summon the required discipline and application.

Tim Noakes