A Modern Approach To Fitness

Tiger Athletic is the future of fitness. A modern approach to fitness, a private gym where sessions are strictly by appointment. You never share equipment, workout space, or your trainer. Sessions are completely private, in fact, it’s just you and your trainer on the floor during your appointment.
Training equipment is sanitized before and after every workout, that’s every hour! Tiger Athletic is a modern, science-based exercise experience, unrivaled in workout quality, strength & conditioning equipment, and coaching. We ensure the highest training and hygiene standards with no joining or cancellation fees.
Tiger Athletic
Tiger Athetic. Sandton, Johannesburg.
Founder Aubrey’s rigorous, results-focused methodology has attracted an exclusive, high-powered membership. Tiger Athletic is a ground-floor facility, in an office park in Sandton Johannesburg, combining privacy and relaxing surroundings. Members can relax with an espresso or beverage of choice before and after workouts or take a walk through our private urban short golf course. The change rooms feature absolute privacy without a soul in sight for added peace of mind.


Our Philosophy

Joining Tiger Athletic is a two-way commitment. Membership is capped so all applicants are interviewed and undergo a consultation and health appraisal with Aubrey must to both assess for contraindications to exercise requiring referral to other healthcare professionals and to provide the data around which your custom workout and nutrition plan is designed.

You must commit to working out at the gym at least twice a week, however, special arrangements are available for qualified candidates who routinely travel for business, reside between Johannesburg and elsewhere, and non Residents.

Master Tiger

The consultation and health assessment last an hour. We assess flexibility, cardio-respiratory fitness, strength, endurance, and body fat to zero in on the unique musculature of each client, isolating differences between right and left sides of the body, different parts of each muscle, and the two major muscle fiber types (those for strength, and those for endurance), in order to design a workout tailored to each member’s genetic aptitude, level of fitness, health conditions, and goals. Members are welcomed to book an hour to use the gym anytime in an available slot in addition to their personal training sessions.

Your personal trainer Aubrey approaches fitness scientifically, he graduated in coaching science with merit, is a former boxer, rugby player, and holds senior black belts in Karate.  “You can’t fail,” Aubrey likes to say. “We’re just gathering data to design the best possible workout experience for you”


Tiger Athletic Fitness & Conditioning is a private, appointment only strength & conditioning gym in the heart of Sandton. Our personal trainers are health and fitness professionals who use an individualized approach to assess, motivate, educate, and train clients. We design safe, effective, fun exercise solutions for in-person and online personal training clients.

Our ‘Fit for Life’, health first approach helps us to help you reach your goals safely and effectively through health and fitness assessment, best in class coaching, modern resistance, and cardio equipment, calisthenics, and boxing to provide a pragmatic, extraordinary 50-minute workout that is simple, efficient and effective.

Together changes everything. Lets workout.


Week 4: Turn It Up!

Just how active can you get? Our goal this week is to try and set a new personal best, everyday!  We all have responsibilities…,families, work, life to attend to…..TRY!!! It’s absoutely incredible that you are now in week 4 of the 10000 step a day challenge. You probably haven’t thought about this but by now you have walked in the neighborhood of 210 000 steps.

So How Far Have You Walked?

10 000 steps equate to about 7.6 kilometers or an hour and 40 minutes walking, depending on your stride length and walking speed. By now, if you’ve walked 10 000 steps per day you’ve covered about 160km! What’s 160km from you?

How to Join the Challenge

  1. Measure your daily steps, using a fitness tracker, a smartwatch or your smartphone.
  2. Join the challenge on the Tiger Athletic Challenge Group. We’ll be posting lots of helpful info and tips, answering all your questions and connecting you to other members of the community who are joining you for the challenge.
  3. Post your progress to the group. Keep the rest of the community updated with your daily walking by posting screenshots of your step-counting app or photos of your fitness tracker or what you saw on your daily walk. Maybe you walked through the park at lunch or took a hike over the weekend. We want to see it!

How High Have You Climbed?

What about if you turned those walking steps into climbing steps? How do your daily steps compare to some of the world’s tallest staircases and buildings?

  1. The longest staircase in the Guinness World Records can be found going up Niesen Mountain in Switzerland with 11 674 steps.
  2. Burj Khalifa is the current tallest building in the world and has 2 909 steps to get to the 160th floor. Visitors aren’t allowed to use the stairs, so every time you walk 3 000 steps you’ve reached the top!
  3. The annual race up the 1 860 steps to the top of the Empire State seems daunting until you realize that you have been walking 10 000 steps per day!

Realistically though, walking steps and climbing stairs isn’t exactly a one-to-one comparison, but you get the idea. If they were, however, how many times in a day could you climb the Burj Khalifa given your average step count?

How Many Calories Have You Burned?

Too far fetched to imagine? Here are some points a little more applicable to your daily life, calories burned! A lot of variables, of course, come into play, but the American Council on Exercise (ACE) estimates that the average person burns 3,500 calories per week walking 10,000 steps a day, even simpler, 500 calories a day

The brisker you walk or as we like to say, the more you turn up the intensity, the more calories you burn. If instead of focusing on shorter stints around your home or office, start trying to take more brisk walks around the block or up and down your street. Depending on your weight, walking 10,000 steps burns between 250 and 600 calories

Be The Best You

Dare yourself to add an additional half an hour walking to your daily routine, commit to a weekend hike or simply discover your neighborhood. It’s impossible to walk all day every day so pick one day, maybe the last day of this challenge and go for your all-time best daily step count record.

Then share it on the Tiger Athletic Challenge Group We want to hear about how far you walked, where you went and what you felt like. Did you discover another stunning hiking trail in beautiful South Africa? or A fun farmers market to stroll through on the weekend? Tell us!

Tiger Athletic is a private, appointment only gym. Whether you’re looking to diversify your workout regime or find a new way to sweat, we have you covered to tone, shape, or maintain your already enviable frame in Sandton’s most progressive and exclusive gym. 

Start today with a fitness evaluation.

Signature Workout

In shape, out of shape, haven’t trained for years or a complete beginner, our clients are trained as individuals by intensley trained trainers. Its always you, a training partner and your coach in our off peak fitness and weight loss classes run on the hour every hour between 9am and 4pm weekdays.

Our personal trainers are trained to cater for every spectrum of physical ability, we assess your genetic potential, present state of health and goals, then train you to realize your potential in modern, effective and fun 60 minute sessions. All you need is the right attitude and the desire to do your best. Leave the rest to us. Your success begins with your willingness to try.

Tiger Athletic is Sandton’s premier private gym. Sessions with our industry lading personal trainers are strictly by appointment, our signature fitness and weightloss program combine thorough sport science assessments, strength and conditioning and kickboxing in our state-of-the-art private gym.

Superior Instruction

Your personal trainer holds multiple black belts in karate, is a coaching science graduate with years of competitive and coaching experience and train hard every day to stay current with the latest and most effective developments in coaching science, nutrition and strength & conditioning programming.

We offer industry leading sport science assessment and instruction, you can expect unparalleled results. No matter what shape you’re in, our aim is to make sure you reach your goal while having so much fun that you won’t realize you’re getting the workout of your life…until you look in a mirror.

The ‘Total’ Workout

Fun, high-quality instruction makes learning easy, interesting and fun. You’ll be so engaged you won’t even notice that you’re burning 700 -1200 calories in every class.

Preferred Service Provider

As a private client you’ll be in great company. We train the hardest period. Tiger Athletic has been the training system of choice for many senior executives in Sandton’s top banks and law firms, law enforcement officials, professional athletes, educators, and fitness enthusiasts.


Amazing fitness results, increased energy levels and constant improvement will keep you motivated and looking forward to each workout. You will gain endurance, muscle, and flexibility at the same time, every time. Plus, you get the added benefit of learning to move, kick and punch the right way, on bags and pads so you stay injury free and walk with extra confidence.

Practical Life Skills and Total Fitness

Increased self-discipline, focus, and confidence in everything you do.
Muscular Development + Cardio Conditioning + Flexibility = Total Fitness.

Strength & Conditioning

Injury prevention is the most important reason to follow a strength and conditioning program. Our well-designed program will strengthen muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints, leading to fewer injuries in sport participation and life by addressing flexibility and strength deficits.

Every session targets every muscle in your body, helping you develop greater strength and muscular definition. Whatsoever your goal, you will get leaner, stronger and more flexible.

Cardio Conditioning

Through intense cardiovascular conditioning, punching, kicking, squatting, hinging, pushing, pulling and other primal movements you’ll expand the capacity of your heart and lungs while burning calories. The result, increased stamina to keep you energized all day.


In order to increase your range of motion, while protecting you from injury, we’ve incorporated stretching exercises to keep you feeling young and agile and active for life.

Practical Self Defence

We guarantee you will receive well-rounded, streetwise self-defence skills that work! To achieve this, we combine the greatest benefits of kickboxing and sports science with a highly educated approach in a state of the art strength and conditioning facility.

Kickboxing incorporates the most effective hand, knee, elbow, and foot techniques for an intense cardio workout. This method of defence enables you to protect yourself in stand-up confrontations before an attacker gets close enough to physically restrain you.

Key to Success

It’s easy to want to be in shape, it’s not so easy to find the motivation to go to a health club regularly, or the dedication to run on a treadmill or cycle after or during a long day, it’s not easy. Almost any workout done consistently will produce results, but not all workouts will give you the motivation to continuously train. In short, gym workouts are boring…so boring, in fact, that most people watch TV or stare at their smartphones to distract them from how slow the time goes by.

Tiger Athletic classes are motivating, exciting and fun. You’ll enjoy learning how to fight while training and getting into the best shape of your life. The combination of a fun workout, total body results and gaining the life-skill of self-defence is the ‘Total Workout’. This gives you three key reasons to take our classes. Finally, a fitness program you’ll be able to stick with and win!

Let’s Go!

Taking the first step is easy as contacting us below and starting is with a complimentary class on us!

Bring Your Bestie :-)

We Train The Hardest

“The universe doesn’t give you what you ask for with your thoughts – it gives you what you demand with your actions.”

― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

How about, 8 weeks, you and your bestie, in a modern, private, appointment only gym with an intensley trained trainer chasing a simple goal, to get you into your favourite outfit again! It’s easy, sign up to lose 5kg with our 8-week Get Fit program, and you can bring your bestie to all your workouts!

If ditching the gym to have brunch with your best friend makes you feel a tad bit guilty, cut yourself some slack and just bring them along, on us!  It turns out friendships can impact our health just as much as working out and eating properly do. Research proves, having an active and fulfilling social life is crucial to maintaining physical health. Turns out, you can have the health benefit of your friendship and working out, all at the same time!

In your teens, social isolation is equivalent to the effects of getting no exercise says Kathleen Mullan Harris, a sociologist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the lack of social connections in old age is equivalent to having diabetes, in terms of increasing hypertension. Working out with your best friend is a sure way of staying active and healthy for life.

In each of four studies tracking more than 20,000 teens into young adulthood, a survey on midlife and two surveys focusing on retirement and aging adults, the number and quality of an individual’s social life was compared with the four measures of physical health: BMI, inflammation, abdominal weight and blood pressure.

Researchers discovered a positive correlation between the number of social connections an individual had and his or her health. “With each additional social connection that you have, you get an added beneficial effect for your health,” Harris explained. “The more, the better.”This research validates previous research finding that individuals with active and thriving social lives can reduce the risk of mortality by 50 percent!

If you really want to lose the extra weight, eat better, get better quality of sleep, reduce stress and look good in your favourite clothes, try working out with your best friend. After all, working out with a companion has been scientifically proven to improve your exercise game and overall happiness!

Have you noticed a correlation between your health and the quality of your relationships? Do you make your social life and personal wellbeing a priority? Do you ever exercise with your friends?

Tiger Athletic is a private, appointment only gym. Whether you’re looking to diversify your workout regime or find a new way to sweat, we have you covered to tone, shape, or maintain your already enviable frame in Sandton’s most progressive and exclusive gym. 

Together Changes Everything. Let’s workout.

Book your complimentary workout below, and yes….Bring Your Bestie 🙂

New Year. New You.

There is no time like the present especially when it comes to gaining control over your health and lifestyle after an indulgant festive holiday. We’d like to make your fitness goals a reality in 2019. Become a new client and book 10 fitness sessions for January in December and get up to a 50% cash back to spend as you please!

Tiger Athletic is a private, appointment only strength and conditioning gym in the heart of Sandton. We offer a modern approach to fitness using exercise and nutrition programs based on your health assessment and goals.
We use our personal trainer and modern, state-of-the-art equipment, to provide you with a structured, action-oriented exercise and nutrition solution, improving fitness and appearance, reducing health risks and promoting healthy behavior through extraordinary 50 minute workouts that are simple, efficient and effective.
Our entire approach is designed around you as an individual, your unique physique, capabilities and goals. We assess, motivate, educate and coach you towards your personal goals in a professional and supportive environment.
Our assessment procedure and expert medical network ensure that you are looked after in the best possible way. Ensuring health first and lots of fun while you work towards your dream aesthetic.
Together changes everything. Let’s chat about your health?

Sugar Addict? Kick The Habit!

Fact: we love our sugar and sugary treats. Arb fact: Former US President Ronald Reagan had to have jellybeans on his desk always. Vending machines and even till points almost everywhere feed our cravings for sweets. With South African sales of sugar filled drinks and other sweets soaring and the highest percentage of fat children and adolescents on the planet, we as a nation are addicted to sugar in all its glorious forms.

While sugar is not literally addicting, (scientists long ago proved that people are born with a preference for sweets), this innate desire does not disappear as we grow older. Some people find it impossible to leave the dinner table without dessert; others can’t fathom a day without chocolate. Many women blame hormonal surges for the sweets cravings they get around the same time each month.

Sugar and other sweeteners add calories with few other nutrients and have no doubt helped contribute to our current epidemic of obesity. True, sugar is not alone in promoting obesity, a lack of exercise and excessive calories from poor nutrition habits also contribute.

Sugar has been blamed for everything from diabetes, tooth decay, obesity, and heart disease to disruptive behaviour in the classroom. But sugar by itself will not cause any of these conditions, except for cavities.

A comprehensive review of scientific research, published in the journal Nutrition Research in 1997, showed that sugar is not a direct cause of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, or hyperactivity. A more recent government report concurs that sugar is not by itself linked to any of those conditions. However, too many calories, in any form, can contribute to obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Changes in our behaviour are often attributed to changes in our blood sugar levels. When you consume a meal made up of simple, refined carbohydrates – like a doughnut or a soft drink – the result is a spike in blood sugar. Your body responds to this spike by secreting large amounts of insulin to normalize your blood sugar level. In response to the insulin, your blood sugar level drops quickly, leaving you with a feeling of sluggishness and irritability. When your blood sugar gets too low, hunger reappears, and the roller-coaster ride resumes, that is, if your next meal is also mostly simple carbohydrates. These are the carbohydrates that the latest diet books denounce, not the healthy, fibrous carbohydrates that come from whole fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

At Tiger Athletic, your personal trainer will help you choose these healthy carbohydrates or give you nutritional advice that adds protein or fat to your meal, so your blood sugar will rise and fall more normally without the negative side effects.

When we say we have a sugar addiction, we may mean anything from a mild desire to intense cravings for sweet foods and drinks. Some people go so far as to equate the effects of sugar to a drug, saying it calms them and helps them deal with stress. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Guide Pyramid recommends we limit added sugars in our diet to 12 teaspoons per day, as far back as 2001, the average American ate and drank the equivalent of 31 teaspoons of sugar daily, however, even with these scary numbers, South African children still managed to overtake American kids as the fattest on the planet! We are failing the next generation!

Sugar finds its way into virtually every kind of processed food, from tomato sauce to soups and, especially, soft drinks. One 330ml can of your favourite soft drink contains approximately 10 teaspoons of sugar. As if that is not bad enough, some data suggest that we consume an average of 155 litres of soft drink per person annually. That’s a lot of sugar – and extra calories!

Sugars have 4 calories per gram, or 15 calories per teaspoon. If you want to shave calories, it’s a good idea to limit added sugar in your diet. Sounds simple enough, but what about those hard-to-ignore cravings? Here’s the trick: Gradually decreasing the amount of sugar you eat, and how often you eat it, will help you reduce your desire for sugars while lowering your caloric intake. Old habits are hard to break but our personal trainer will guide you into making small and gradual changes in your eating style will help you break free from your sugar addiction.

Many people, newly diagnosed with diabetes find that after they start eating fewer sweets, foods like fresh fruit taste sweeter and can satisfy their cravings for sweets. Remember, moderation is the key. If you can control the quantity, you will be able to enjoy sweets on occasion.

Here are some tips to help you break the sugar habit:

  • Book an assessment with a personal trainer at Tiger Athletic and get professional help.
  • Read the label on all processed foods. Check the amount of sugars and choose products with the least sugar per serving.
  • Become familiar with sugar terminology. Recognize that all of these are sweeteners: corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, dextrose, honey, molasses, turbinado, and brown sugar.
  • Keep up with your journal, and use the notes section to document your mood, setting, and activity whenever you feel the urge to eat sweets. Review your notes and look for patterns or triggers that you can alter to help control your sugar intake.
  • Select one behaviour to change each week. Try satisfying your sweet tooth with a snack-sized chocolate bar instead of a full-sized one. Next week, trade in a soft drink for sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice.
  • Satisfy your desire for sweets with the natural sweetness of whole fruits or no-sugar-added juices.
  • Buy unsweetened food and beverages and add small amounts of sweeteners if you need them. Enjoy whole-grain cereal with one teaspoon of sugar instead of presweetened cereals, which contain much more sugar per serving.
  • Try using less sugar in your coffee or tea. Gradually decrease the amount you use to let your taste buds adapt.
  • Don’t substitute artificial sweeteners for sugar; this will do little to alter your desire for sweets. Moderate amounts of artificial sweeteners are not unhealthy, but they won’t help you retrain your taste buds.
  • Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder — and it also intensifies cravings. Allow yourself small portions of sweets on occasion. Try to satisfy your cravings with a piece of sugarless gum. If you totally deny yourself, it will be hard to think about anything else. On the other hand, if you know you are allowed one small treat per day, you will savour every bite.
  • Quench your thirst with flavoured waters that are calorie-free. Jazz up plain or sparkling water with fresh mint, a slice of lemon, lime, or orange, or a splash of fruit juice.

If you’re a sugar “addict,” kicking the habit will do your body good. Doctors newest nutritional recommendations suggest a balanced diet, low in fat, with a reduced sugar intake, along with regular exercise, as the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

Your Tiger Athletic Weight Loss Program of exercise and good nutritional advice supports these recommendations. It is designed to promote a weight loss of ½ to 1 kilogram per week and to encourage the eating of healthy foods while weaning you from excessive sugar. So, book a trial session, sign up, stick with the plan, follow our tips, and find out just how sweet better health can be!

Tiger Athletic Fitness & Conditioning is a modern, private, appointment only gym in the heart of Sandton. Our personal trainer is a fitness professional who uses a personalised approach to assess, motivate, educate and coach clients regards their health and fitness needs.

Together changes everything. Let’s get you healthy!

SOURCES: Nutrition Research, 1997; vol 17(9). Family Economics and Nutrition Review, Jan. 10, 2002. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, May 1998. Food Review, Winter 2002; vol 25(3). USDA Economic Research Service. USDA Economic Research Service, 1990-1997 Food Consumption Data, April 1999. Clinician Reviews, 2001; vol 13(11). WebMD

Happy With Your Personal Trainer?

Sit down with your strength & conditioning coach and set some goals, discuss your health history, clearly lay out a program and ask questions. Defining what you want to accomplish and establishing where you are in your wellness journey will determine where you start.

You’re different, so we train differently. You’re unique, your goals are unique, and your situation is unique, so your personal trainer takes the time to get to know you and your unique situation. We want to make sure we fully understand your goals, healthy history, what you’ve done in the past and why you want to become healthier.

Tiger Athletic is a modern, private, appointment only personal trainer gym in Sandton. We offer simple, hard, effective strength and conditioning personal trainer sessions.

Lose weight, gain weight, or just be able want to walk up the stairs without pain. Our programs are tailored to specific needs, goals, and ability. Everyone’s fitness journey has its own Genesis. Regardless of where you are in your journey, together changes everything.

Let’s workout. Complimentary session?

Your Body. Your Rules.

Tiger Athletic offers custom fitness solutions based on your health assessment and goals in our private, modern, appointment only strength and conditioning gym in Sandton. We offer a structured, action-oriented exercise and nutrition programs to improve fitness and aesthetic appearance, reduce health risks and promote healthy behavior through extraordinary 45 minute workouts that are simple, efficient and effective.

In South Africa at least 62% of the population is overweight, raising the risk of morbidity from hypertension; hyperlipidemia; type 2 diabetes; coronary heart disease (CHD); stroke; gallbladder disease; osteoarthritis; sleep apnea and respiratory problems; and endometrial, breast, prostate and colon cancers. Obesity and being overweight is the second leading cause of preventable deaths globally. Let’s get you healthy.

All sessions in our state-of-the-art strength and conditioning gym are personal trainer led. We have a private shower and change room,  premium coffee, tea and cold refreshments are available as well as audio and visual entertainment in a de-stress area. You can pop in, workout and return to your everyday grind refreshed and refocused in under an hour.

Your personal trainer Aubrey, is a Coaching Science graduate and holds a 6th degree black belt in Karate with 25 years experience as a high performance athlete and coach. He designs safe and effective exercise programs and provides the guidance to help clients achieve their personal goals through one on one’ or small group training.

Physical exercise is the most effective way of actively preventing and fighting diseases which are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, bad eating habits, stress and an ageing population. Across the globe annually, millions of people die each year because of physical inactivity.

Start your journey to a healthier self, by booking an initial consultation below.