Unleash Your Ultimate Physique

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Introducing our new “Slim and Trim” Fitness Program, a transformative journey designed for individuals aspiring to sculpt a leaner, more defined physique.

Whether your goal is to shed unwanted fat, tone your muscles, or simply embrace a healthier lifestyle, our program is your gateway to achieving remarkable results and welcomes all participants.

Fitness enthusiast or taking the first step on your health journey? Our program is crafted to challenge, inspire, and transform you.

We offer flexible scheduling options to match your commitment, convenience, and budget! Book a no obligation goal setting with one of our trainers to discuss your needs and then choose from 1-1 private, semi-private and small group sessions!

Secure Your Spot: The Time Is Now

Call 044 533 0155 or email info@plettsportsclinic.com


A warm welcome to Byran van Vyk, our new personal trainer from Cape Town. Byran brings a wealth of knowledge in muscle growth, toning, and rebalancing.

With a holistic approach that focuses on lifestyle-tailored, realistic goals, Byran is here to guide you through building strength with perfect form, improving nutrition, and achieving fat loss.

He’ll make your fitness dreams come true! Welcome aboard, Byran!

Learn more about Byran


May 10, 2024 NewsPhysio

We’re thrilled to welcome Robyn Page, our new Physiotherapist from Cape Town, to our team.

Robyn has a special interest in women’s health, sports injuries and rehabilitation. With her background as a dancer and qualified Pilates teacher, Robyn takes a holistic approach to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, including general injuries, overuse injuries, post-op procedures, and neurological conditions.

Great to have you on the team Robyn!

Learn more about Robyn


June 30, 2023 Therapy

As we wrap up this introduction to our life and health coaching series, we hope it has offered you a glimpse into the transformative power of coaching and its potential to profoundly impact various aspects of your life. It’s important to remember that wellness extends far beyond physical fitness. It’s a holistic journey that encompasses mental health and overall wellbeing, making it integral to leading a fulfilling life.


At Plett Sports Clinic, we believe in a comprehensive approach to wellness, one that combines physical health with mental and emotional resilience. Through our coaching services, we aim to guide you on this journey, helping you navigate challenges, develop a healthier mindset, and cultivate habits that foster lasting wellbeing.


As we delve deeper into the topics of self-love, trauma counselling, addressing GBV, stress management, and positive psychology in our upcoming blog posts, we hope to offer you valuable insights and practical strategies. These are tools not just for temporary change, but for sustainable transformation – changes that empower you to lead a healthier, more balanced life.


So whether you’re seeking ways to manage stress more effectively, recover from past trauma, or simply foster a more positive outlook, this series could be a significant step towards your wellness journey. Remember, change begins with a single step. Let this blog post series be that step for you.


We look forward to accompanying you on this journey towards wellness. At Plett Sports Clinic, we believe in your potential to thrive. Together, let’s turn that belief into a reality.


To your health and happiness,

Donald Ravenscroft and Shannon Skae

Health and Life Coaches

Plett Sports Clinic


Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com

Call: 044-533-0155


June 30, 2023 HealthcareTherapy

Stress, in one form or another, has become a constant companion in our fast-paced world. Whether it’s financial worries, work pressures, relationship conflicts, or other stressors, these challenges can often feel overwhelming. But remember, stress doesn’t have to rule your life. At Plett Sports Clinic, we’re here to equip you with the tools, habits, and structures you need to manage and reduce your daily stress.


Understanding Stress:


Stress is a normal part of life, but when it starts to interfere with your wellbeing, it’s time to take action. Persistent stress can lead to various physical and mental health issues, from headaches and sleep disturbances to anxiety, depression,, poor health and auto immune issues. Recognizing your stress triggers and understanding how to deal with them effectively is the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life.


Our Approach at Plett Sports Clinic:


At Plett Sports Clinic, we view stress management as a journey of self-discovery and self-improvement. Through our life and health coaching services, we help you identify your stressors, understand their impact on your life, and develop personalized strategies to cope with them.


Dealing with Everyday Stress Factors:


  1. Finances: Financial stress can be all-consuming. We help you manage this stress by guiding you through effective financial planning strategies and mindful spending habits. It’s about gaining control over your finances, rather than letting them control you.


  1. Work: The workplace can often be a significant source of stress. Our approach helps you build resilience, enhance time-management skills, and foster a healthy work-life balance, making your workdays less stressful and more productive.


  1. Relationships: Relationship conflicts can drain your emotional energy. We guide you in improving communication, setting healthy boundaries, and resolving conflicts, helping you foster more satisfying and stress-free relationships.


  1. Other Stressors: Life can throw numerous other stressors your way. At Plett Sports Clinic, we help you build a comprehensive toolkit of stress management techniques, like mindfulness, relaxation exercises, and healthy lifestyle habits, to tackle these challenges effectively.



Managing stress is about learning to balance the different aspects of your life, equipping yourself with effective coping strategies, and developing a resilient mindset. It may not be an easy journey, but with the right support, you can navigate the complexities of everyday stress with confidence.


Are you ready to take the reins and manage your stress effectively? Join us at Plett Sports Clinic. Let’s start your journey towards a less stressful and more fulfilling life today.


Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com

Call: 0445330155


June 29, 2023 HealthcareTherapy

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global issue, deeply rooted in social norms and inequalities, often causing profound harm to individuals. It takes many forms, including sexism, sexual harassment, abuse, rape, and many others, causing untold damage. At Plett Sports Clinic, we recognize the lasting impact of such experiences and are committed to offering support to those affected, aiming to empower and assist them on their healing journey.


Understanding Gender-Based Violence:


GBV manifests in many ways and is often perpetuated by ingrained societal attitudes and prejudices. Victims, irrespective of their gender, can face a wide range of consequences, both physical and psychological. They may experience feelings of fear, shame, guilt, anxiety, and depression, which can severely impact their everyday life and wellbeing.


Our Approach at Plett Sports Clinic:


At Plett Sports Clinic, we firmly believe that no one should have to carry the weight of their traumatic experiences alone. We are here to support, listen, and guide you as you navigate your path to healing. Our approach acknowledges the unique pain caused by GBV, focusing on understanding, empathy, and empowerment.


Through our life and health coaching services, we create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can express their feelings, fears, and anxieties. We assist you in unpacking your experiences, helping to break down the harmful effects of GBV, and work towards rebuilding a sense of safety and control.


Dealing with Sexism, Sexual Harassment, Abuse, and Rape:


Experiences such as sexism, sexual harassment, abuse, and rape can leave deep emotional scars. The journey to healing from such trauma often requires addressing feelings of violation and powerlessness, rebuilding trust, and reclaiming personal autonomy.


At Plett Sports Clinic, we approach these challenges with great sensitivity. Our team helps you recognize and validate your feelings, understand the dynamics of these violent acts, and develop coping strategies. We focus on reinforcing your self-worth, confidence, and resilience, aiding you in establishing healthier relationships and interactions.




Gender-based violence is a heavy burden to bear but remember that you’re not alone. At Plett Sports Clinic, we stand by your side, offering you the support, respect, and care you need to overcome the pain and regain your strength.


Are you ready to start your journey towards healing? Reach out to us at Plett Sports Clinic. We’re here to support you every step of the way in moving beyond the shadow of gender-based violence.


Please remember to get in touch by calling or emailing us:

Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com


June 28, 2023 HealthcareTherapy

Life is often a tumultuous journey, and unfortunately, it may sometimes include experiences that deeply hurt us. These negative events or traumas can create emotional wounds that continue to affect our daily lives, long after the incidents have passed. Here at Plett Sports Clinic, we understand the profound impact trauma can have on an individual’s life, and we’re committed to providing the support and guidance needed to move forward.


The Weight of Past Trauma:


Trauma, whether it results from narcissistic abuse, PTSD, or other devastating experiences, can leave scars that persist over time. It can create a lens through which we perceive the world, often shrouded with fear, anxiety, and distrust. These feelings can infringe on our ability to function, form relationships, and find peace within ourselves.


Our Approach at Plett Sports Clinic:


At Plett Sports Clinic, we believe that while trauma may be a part of your story, it does not define you. Our mission is to empower you to reclaim your narrative. We aim to guide you through your healing journey, helping you process and understand your experiences, instead of remaining stuck in painful memories.


Our life and health coaching approach is centered around acknowledging your past, understanding its impact on your present, and focusing on creating a healthier future. We work to identify and break the patterns that may be keeping you trapped in the cycle of pain, instilling strategies to cope with distressing emotions and memories.


Dealing with Narcissistic Abuse and PTSD:


Victims of narcissistic abuse and individuals struggling with PTSD often feel isolated, misunderstood, and overwhelmed. These complex traumas require a delicate and patient approach. At Plett Sports Clinic, we provide a supportive environment where you can freely express your experiences and feelings without judgement.


Through our life and health coaching sessions, we help you understand the nature of narcissistic abuse and PTSD, equipping you with knowledge and tools to counter their effects. We guide you towards building self-esteem, setting boundaries, and developing resilience, leading to more positive experiences in your relationships and daily life.




Overcoming trauma is not a quick process, and it’s certainly not easy. But with compassion, patience, and the right support, it’s entirely possible. At Plett Sports Clinic, we’re here to help you every step of the way, providing a safe space where you can heal and grow.


Are you ready to break free from the past and start moving towards a healthier future? Come join us at Plett Sports Clinic. Your journey to healing from trauma, whether from narcissistic abuse or PTSD, starts here.



Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com

Call: 0445330155


June 21, 2023 Healthcare

Every journey of transformation begins with the self – the point where we realize that our greatest power lies within us. The path to wellness and achieving your best self can often seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Plett Sports Clinic is dedicated to walking that path with you. Our approach is centred around cultivating self-respect and fostering a positive body image, because we believe that health and wellness go beyond the physical, extending into the realms of mental and emotional wellbeing.


The Plett Sports Clinic Philosophy:

In the words of Plett Sports Clinic:

“We create the foundation for respecting and loving yourself. We work on setting and creating healthy boundaries both with yourself and others. We reframe your thoughts around your identity, beliefs, and behaviour and how that affects your relationship with yourself, self-care, and relationships with others.”

Our mission is to not only help you build a healthier body but also to cultivate a healthier mind. We take a holistic approach, understanding that your mind and body are interconnected. When you learn to love and respect yourself, you set the stage for a positive body image, leading to healthier choices, stronger habits and a happier life.


The Importance of Self-Love:

Self-love is not about vanity or selfishness; rather, it’s about developing a deep and profound respect for yourself, accepting who you are with all your strengths and weaknesses. It’s about understanding that your worth is not defined by physical appearances or societal standards. Self-love lays the foundation for self-care, mental resilience, and overall well-being. It gives you the strength to set boundaries, stand up for your needs, and live a life that aligns with your core values and beliefs.


Promoting Positive Body Image:

In a world full of unrealistic beauty standards and constant comparison, maintaining a positive body image can be challenging. But it’s crucial to remember that your body is your personal temple, uniquely yours and serving you every single day. Appreciating your body, celebrating its abilities, and taking care of it is an act of self-love.

At Plett Sports Clinic, we encourage you to step away from harmful comparisons and societal pressures. Instead, we guide you to embrace your individuality and value your body for its function over its form. Through our life coaching sessions, we aim to shift your perspective, fostering a positive body image that’s grounded in respect and gratitude for your body.



Embarking on a journey towards self-love and a positive body image is one of the most empowering decisions you can make. Remember, it’s not about perfection; it’s about progress and being a little better each day. At Plett Sports Clinic, we’re here to support you at every step of this journey, helping you establish a positive relationship with yourself and your body. We offer you the tools and guidance to develop a mindset that nurtures self-love, resilience, and overall wellbeing.


Are you ready to embrace a healthier and happier you? Come join us and experience the Plett Sports Clinic difference.


Your journey to self-love and positive body image starts here


    Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com

    Call: 0445330155



    June 21, 2023 Healthcare

    Navigating Wellness with Plett Sports Clinic: An Introduction to Our Life and Health Coaching Series

    Welcome to Plett Sports Clinic’s blog post series, where we delve into the multifaceted world of life and health coaching. We believe in the power of coaching to transform lives by Improving one’s fitness and health, by reframing one’s relationship to oneself, and by promoting growth, wellness, and resilience.

    Through our series, we aim to provide insights into our unique approach and its core principles, helping you understand how our coaching process can support you on your journey towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

    Our life and health coaching at Plett Sports Clinic revolves around five fundamental pillars:


    1. Self-Respect and Positive Body Image: We believe that the journey to wellness begins with self-love and embracing a positive body image. This is not all about oneself, self-love and being self-centred! Rather, we work to cultivate an environment that encourages self-respect and sets the foundation for healthy boundaries, reframing thoughts around identity, beliefs, and behaviours.
    2. Trauma Counselling: Trauma, whether stemming from narcissistic abuse, PTSD, or past negative experiences, can deeply impact one’s life. We offer compassionate guidance and support, equipping you with the tools to navigate through these challenging experiences and work towards healing.
    3. Addressing Gender-Based Violence (GBV): GBV can leave profound emotional scars. We approach this sensitive issue with great care, helping individuals understand and overcome the effects of sexism, sexual harassment, abuse, and rape, fostering a sense of safety and empowerment.
    4. Coping with Stress: Stress is a pervasive part of modern life, impacting various aspects, including finances, work, and relationships. We offer practical strategies and habits to help manage stress more effectively, promoting a balanced, healthier lifestyle.
    5. Positive Psychology: At the heart of our approach is positive psychology. We strive to shift your thinking towards a more optimistic, realistic perspective, fostering gratitude, grace, and confidence. This shift can empower you to create positive changes in your life.


    Each blog post in our series focuses on these fundamental principles, illustrating their practical applications and showcasing the potential benefits of life and health coaching.

    By understanding and applying these principles, you can start to foster change, not just in specific areas of your life, but in your overall perspective and approach to wellness.

    We invite you to join us on this enlightening journey. Through this series, we hope to provide valuable insights into the transformative power of life and health coaching and its potential to positively impact your journey towards wellness.


    Welcome to the start of a powerful journey with Plett Sports Clinic. Let’s explore, learn, and grow together!

    Hope you enjoy the series.


    Please remember to get in touch by calling or emailing us:

    Email: info@plettsportsclinic.com

    Call: 0445330155


    Are you a woman over 40 struggling to lose weight? Have you tried every diet and exercise plan but still can’t seem to shed those extra pounds? The issue may not be your willpower or discipline, but rather, an imbalance in your hormones.


    According to Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-trained gynecologist, and author of The Hormone Reset Diet, hormones play a crucial role in weight loss. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate various functions in the body, including metabolism, appetite, and fat storage. When our hormones are imbalanced, it can lead to weight gain and difficulty losing weight.


    Let’s explore the impact of hormones on weight loss, including insulin resistance, cortisol, and estrogen dominance, and discuss strategies to balance hormones to support weight loss, including the role of intermittent fasting and the keto diet.


    Insulin Resistance and Weight Loss


    Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that helps regulate blood sugar levels. Insulin resistance occurs when cells in the body become less responsive to insulin, leading to higher blood sugar levels and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance also promotes fat storage, especially around the midsection.


    Dr. Gottfried notes that insulin resistance is prevalent in women over 40 and is often a result of chronic stress, lack of exercise, and a diet high in refined carbohydrates and sugar. To support weight loss, it’s essential to address insulin resistance by adopting a low-carbohydrate diet that focuses on healthy fats, protein, and fiber.


    The Keto Diet and Weight Loss


    The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet that has gained popularity in recent years for its weight loss benefits. The keto diet works by putting the body into a state of ketosis, where it burns fat for fuel instead of carbohydrates.


    Dr. Gottfried notes that the keto diet can be an effective strategy for weight loss, especially for women over 40 who struggle with insulin resistance. The keto diet can help lower insulin levels, reduce inflammation, and promote fat loss. However, she cautions that the keto diet may not be suitable for everyone and recommends working with a healthcare provider to determine if it’s right for you.


    Cortisol and Weight Loss


    Cortisol is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands in response to stress. When cortisol levels are chronically elevated, it can lead to weight gain, especially around the midsection. Dr. Gottfried notes that chronic stress, lack of sleep, and a diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates can all contribute to elevated cortisol levels.


    To support weight loss, it’s essential to address cortisol levels by adopting stress-reducing strategies such as mindfulness practices, yoga, and regular exercise. Additionally, a diet that emphasizes whole foods, healthy fats, and protein can help support cortisol balance and reduce inflammation in the body.


    Estrogen Dominance and Weight Loss


    Estrogen is a hormone that plays a crucial role in women’s health, including reproductive function and bone density. However, when estrogen levels are imbalanced, it can lead to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. Estrogen dominance occurs when there is an excess of estrogen relative to progesterone, another hormone that helps balance estrogen.


    Dr. Gottfried notes that estrogen dominance is prevalent in women over 40 and is often a result of environmental toxins, stress, and a diet high in processed foods. To support weight loss, it’s essential to address estrogen dominance by adopting a diet that emphasizes whole foods, fiber, and cruciferous vegetables, which support estrogen metabolism.


    Dr. Gottfried has a wealth of information in her latest book – Women, Food and Hormones. It’s a must buy, we highly recommend it. It answers so many of women’s health and weight loss challenges, providing the answers to the problem.


    We use her protocol within our nutrition coaching programs, connect with one of our coaches if you are interested to discuss this more. Get in touch now.

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