Our Coaches

CALVIN ELS

Calvin has always had a big interest in sport and excelled in rugby and rowing at school and at intervarsity level. He founded Iron Gate in Johannesburg in 2015, which grew into a big community over the four years. Iron Gates core principles aim to established good movement standards in order to create a strong foundation. He believes everyone should be challenged and his success in programming lead his Iron Gate competitive team to excel in competitions around the country. He is passionate about health and believes it’s the key to help manage chronic illness.

Calvin completed his CF-L1 in his first year at Iron Gate and his CF-L2 six months later. By combining his keen business background with his passion for fitness he’s been very excited right from the beginning to join Dave in creating a Box filled with a mutual passion for greatness. He continues to bring experience to his programming and he believes Iron Gate has adapted to the times and will thrive on its transition to an online platform going forward.

ACHIEVEMENTS

• CF-L1
• CF-L2
• CrossFit Movement & Mobility
• CrossFit Weightlifting Trainer Course

GEORGINA ELS

Georgina was exposed to functional fitness in 2013 and quickly became a competitive athlete. She is a qualified physiotherapist and worked closely with all the Iron Gates members to not only treat their injuries but to also implement rehabilitation programs to prevent injuries and improve performance.

She completed her CF-L1 as a tool to better understand the sport but has continually implemented the principles in her patient’s management. She believes that exercise is the tool to health and that the beauty behind functional fitness is that it is modifiable to each individual’s needs. This is the key to getting the best results with less risk of injury.

ACHIEVEMENTS

• BSC(hon) Physiotherapy (Wits)
• CF-L1
• CrossFit Movement & Mobility