Tiaan spent 8 years as a Biokineticist at the Sport Science Institute of South Africa where he gained a vast amount of experience and developed a special interest in injury rehabilitation and strength & conditioning. He was head of conditioning for UCT’s 1st rugby team for 7 years. In 2010 he moved into the private sector establishing his Biokinetics practice at Bishops Diocesan College. 


Tiaan discovered CrossFit in 2011, loved its concepts and has since applied the CrossFit training principles to his programming with great success.  In November 2013 Tiaan opened the doors to CrossFit Impi, and hasn’t looked back since.


  • BA Honours Biokinetics (UFS)

  • BA Human Movement Science (UFS)

  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA – USA)

  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certied Trainer 

  • IWF Olympic Weightlifting for Sports



Chrisna has a strong background in business management and a passion for fitness.

As the co-owner she gets to express both these passions. Her goal is to create an environment where both staff and clients get the opportunity to develop in the best version of themselves.

She wants to create a space that’s professional, non-intimidating and conducive to community engagement. More importantly the environment and staff must guarantee results while ensuring you have the best time of your life.

Not only is Chrisna a dreamer, but she is a doer - she has great plans for the future of IMPI and it’s wonderful community.



I see athletes for one on one strength and conditioning, conduct testing of athletes from various sports and programme a way forward to improve their performance or help them return from injury, conduct  physiological testing and online coaching of endurance runners, prescribe and lead running specific strength and conditioning classes and coach CrossFit classes.

I love coaching because I see exercise as a crucial part of one's well being and movement as a fundamental part of being human. I am passionate about helping people move better and live their daily lives with less pain and greater confidence and in so doing, realise they are capable of much more than they ever would have thought.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

  • Bsc (hons) Biokinetics

  • Msc Exercise Science



Christopher is half city boy, half farm boy, from Jozi. He has a devilish sense of humour, identifies with Stoic philosophy and is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has a passion for Olympic weightlifting and you’ll most often find him doing a bro sesh in the corner to his favourite ‘90s tune.


Chris first fell in love with Crossfit in 2013 in the CBD. The ability to be competitive and still be part of a greater community inspired him to learn more about the sport. Chris went on to certify as a CrossFit Level 1 trainer and coached part time. This was not all for the "farmboy", he continued he studies and went on to certify as a CrossFit Level 2 trainer as well as obtaining his Olympic Weight Lifting certification. Chris took the leap of faith in 2019 to pursue his career in fitness and dedicates his time to helping members realise and reach their fitness goals. 



  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified Trainer

  • Olympic Weight Lifting Basic Certification



Keren started her CrossFit journey and joined the Impi family in 2017 when she moved down to Cape Town from Johannesburg. She immediately fell in love with the sport. Over the years she has competed in various friendly local competitions and has dropped into many boxes in South Africa and the US.  

Keren has always been active. She has a background predominantly in acrobatics, soccer, and general strength and conditioning training.  
Keren completed her CrossFit Level 1 Certificate in San Diego in 2018. She has formally been coaching at CrossFit Impi since May 2019. She is also CrossFit Impi’s ROMWOD coach. She is, in fact, our first and only female coach (the rose amongst the thorns). 


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer

  • Bachelor of Social Science UCT

  • Pending: Honours Psychology UCT



Eben started his CrossFit journey after moving to Cape Town from Stellenbosch, where he completed his studies, as a new challenge and a way of meeting people. After 3 years of being a member at CrossFit Impi, he decided to get more involved by becoming a CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer.

Eben works as an Investment Analyst at a boutique asset management company in the Cape Town. He has a BCom degree with majors in Statistics, Financial Management, and Investment Management, and a BCom (Hons) degree in Financial Analysis. He has also passed all three levels of the CFA Program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience.


  • CrossFit Level 1 Certified Trainer


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 CrossFit Impi is a real family gym where you immediately feel at home... There are load of classes to choose from, which I found super convenient. The coaches are encouraging and motivating. If you are looking for a space a is isn't intimidating and loads of fun, Impi is the right place for you"




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