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Zakes Mpakama

I’m a qualified and dedicated fitness professional, highly skilled in Personal Training and Boxing Coaching with a passion for growth and development, and commitment to improving my clients’ health, fitness, wellness, confidence, self-esteem and quality of life.

Sport & fitness have been a big part of my life since my early childhood back in rural South Africa. I played football and later began boxing aged 14. With 30 amateur boxing fights under my belt and 19 years of competitive boxing experience, my boxing career highlights are being mentored by a double world champion and having the privilege of coaching a Pan African boxing champion.

My passion for sport, fitness, health and wellbeing later led me to pursue Personal Training seriously and I now have 4 years experience in the field. This has enabled me to share my knowledge and experience, and help clients achieve their optimum fitness, sports performance, weight loss and conditioning goals with long-lasting results.

Specialist Areas

  • Body fat reduction
  • Muscle tone and development
  • Sport specific training
  • Weight loss
  • Boxing


  • NQF Level 5 Personal Training
  • Level 1 Boxing Coaching / England Boxing
  • RIDE Instructor Certificate / Virgin Active
  • BOXING Instructor Certificate
  • GRID Instructor Certificate / Virgin Active
  • Safeguarding Course Certificate
  • CPR / First Aid Qualified - Haven Ambulance Service
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (able to work with kids) 
  • CIMSPA Member