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Performance Nutrition Challenge

We believe in a holistic approach to performance, and that means getting your nutrition needs dialled in as much as your training. Our Performance Nutrition Challenge will guide & educate you over a 10 week period.

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Performance Purist is South Africa's premier strength & conditioning gym, with facilities in Riverclub & Bryanston; Johannesburg. We cater for all ages & fitness levels, from professional athletes to those simply looking to improve their functional mobility, we have the knowledge and expertise to cater to your individual needs. We offer group training, semi-private and private sessions as well individual, personalised programs designed using tried and tested methodologies.

Training Specialities

Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic conditioning describes exercises that vary from moderate to high intensity. The goal of metabolic conditioning is to improve both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. Routines are intended to be completed in roughly 20 minutes and target the use of certain energy pathways. 

Resistance TRaining

Involves the performance of physical exercises which are designed to improve strength and endurance. It is often associated with the use of weights. It can also incorporate a variety of training techniques such as calisthenics, isometrics, and plyometrics.


The snatch, and the clean and jerk. The snatch is a wide-grip lift, in which the weighted barbell is lifted overhead in one motion. The clean and jerk is a combination lift, in which the weight is first taken from the ground to the front of the shoulders (the clean), and then from the shoulders to overhead (the jerk).

POwer Lifting

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. that emphasizes sheer strength more than technique, flexibility, and speed.

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Food for thought on a Friday.

Whether it be training or day-to-day life, more things are likely to frighten us than there are to crush us.The more we focus on simply applying ourselves and not getting caught up worrying about the outcome can we truly thrive.

Have a great Friday and a even better weekend.

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Movement No.2 for our first Purist Physical Challenge is the Strict Pull Up!

Join us on Saturday the 20th of August to show your support, everyone is welcome to come watch!


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We like giving our members something to aim for, having a goal is paramount in training, so on Saturday the 20 August we are hosting our first Purist Physical Challenge.

Three movements on the day, kicking off with a 1 rep max Deadlift.

Anyone is welcome to come watch!

#deadlift #strongfirst

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We love seeing our clients achieve.We especially like to see them get the recognition they deserve.

@helpmekaarkollege awarding our @sapowerlifting Sub Junior champion @_xander_nel an athletic achievement award this past week.

Xander is now x4 weeks out from @theipf Sub Junior world powerlifting championships where we know he is going to go big 🏆🏆


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Congratulations to Cass on qualifying for the AIG woman’s British open in Muriefield.

This will be a very elite tournament for Cass to showcase her talent once again on the world stage along with all of the female golfing elites.

We behind you all the way champ and couldn’t be more proud.


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Week 3 of the Winter Warm-up is here! Don't miss out, you can still come join any of our group sessions, completely free, for the rest of July.

Group times -

*Ts&Cs: Excludes past & present gym members; Limited to group training sessions.

#winter #training #fitness

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The ability to work hard should never be undervalued, but working hard with no direction won't get you anywhere. Having a plan & being consistent, as well as working hard is the key to success, not just for your fitness goals, but also life.

We help you outline a plan for your health & provide the environment to reach those goals, all you have to do is be consistent.

July is FREE , pull in, let us help you be that 1% better.

#fitness #health #conditioning

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Week 2 of the Winter Warm-up is here! You can still join us for the rest of July, FOR FREE. Join in on select introductory group classes, or for the more adventurous, dive in head-first with our Purist family.

Class times -

*Ts&Cs: Excludes past & present gym members; Limited to group training sessions.

#gym #training #fitness

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Are you looking for an environment that allows you to be better, move better and perform better?

We have it all with all the necessary expertise under one roof for the weekend warrior to all our athletic elites. We cater for all at the most optimal level.

Link in bio for more information or simply jump into any of our classes and come experience the Purist lifestyle for yourself.

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