COACHES



Please note that ALL of our coaches are qualified in CPR.


Sean Tangney
(Head Coach, Programming Director and Owner)


Sean comes from a professional sporting background. He started his career in fitness as a professional athlete and rowed for South Africa in 4 World Championships and numerous World Cup Regattas, as well as winning the African and South African Championships in various boat classes.

His passion for sport is not limited to Rowing, he has competed in various Ironman Triathlons, Dusi and Fish River Canoe Marathons and various other elite endurance sporting events. He also has SA Colours for Judo and won SA Champs in 2017 in his Masters age division.

Sean has been involved in Coaching, Sports Strength Conditioning and Personal Training for over 20 years, during which time he was selected to coach the SA Junior Rowing Team and completed a Coaching Science Diploma, Exercise Science, Professional Health and Fitness Diploma, a Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit Certification as well as CrossFit Mobility and CrossFit Weightlifting Certifications.

Coach Sean is a fierce CrossFit competitor, finishing 3rd in the Individual FiCT (Fittest in Cape Town) competition in January 2014 as well as qualifying as an Individual Athlete for the CrossFit Africa Regional Games in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
 
Sean’s talent for programming as well as his passion for coaching, enables him to inspire a love of fitness in others and motivates them to achieve their fitness potential in ways they never imagined possible.
 



Shelley Simpson
(CrossFit Coach)


Shelley has been an active CrossFit competitor since 2013 and you cannot miss her friendly smile and bubbly personality! 

Shelley studied a Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in Sport and Coaching and currently teaches at Pridwin Preparatory School.

She is an avid sports fanatic – playing Hockey and Cross Country at school. She is also an avid Cyclist and Road Runner as well as a competitive CrossFit athlete. She recently placed 3rd at the Polokwane Throwdown.

Shelley has experience in coaching Hockey, Athletics, Netball, Swimming and Bootcamp at school level. 

She has also recently completed her Level 2 First Aid qualification – so you are in safe hands!

Shelley’s quiet and consistent dedication to her own training and improvement as an athlete, as well as her cheerful and encouraging approach, has given her a great foundation as a Coach.




Darryn Anthony
(Weightlifting Coach)



Darryn Anthony is a South African weightlifter who represented South Africa at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's middleweight category (77 kg). Anthony placed twenty-second in this event, as he successfully lifted 135 kg in the single-motion snatch, and hoisted 160 kg in the two-part, shoulder-to-overhead clean and jerk. He is also the 2013 South African Senior RAW Powerlifting Champion.

Darryn is deeply involved in the South African Weightlifting community and his father is also well-known South African Weightlifting Coach, Andrew Anthony.

Kerry Tangney
(Owner, General Administration, Communication and Finances)


Kerry is Coach Sean’s wife and co-owner of CrossFit ProForm. 

Whilst she is certified as Level 1 CrossFit Trainer, she prefers to work behind the scenes and makes sure all the nuts and bolts that run our box are working optimally. 

Anything related to your membership, from sign up to payments, will go through Kerry. She also makes sure we are all kept up to date on the latest happenings and competitions within the local and national CrossFit community.

Basically, if there is anything at all that you need – just email kerry@crossfitproform.co.za!



Suzie Assenmacher
(CrossFit Coach)



Suzie has represented SA numerous times over the last 20 years in Underwater Hockey and recently competed in the 2016 World Championships, where SA won a gold medal.

She obtained Provincial colours in Mountain Biking XCO racing and Road Racing 2006, SA MTB half marathon Champion 2006 and has completed many MTB one day and stage races with podium finishes.

She has coached gymnastics and netball and is presently a Rowing and Cross Training Instructor at Virgin Active as well as being the Mountain Biking skills clinics instructor with TREAD magazine.

She has also completed her Level 1 CrossFit certification.

Suzie finished 5th at the 2014 Fittest in Cape Town individual competition and ranked 1st in her Masters age category in the African 2016 CrossFit Open. She was also part of our team that recently finished 3rd in the 2016 Fittest in Cape Town competition.

She is a well respected and experienced competitive CrossFit athlete and coach.

Bruce Patterson
(CrossFit Coach)


Bruce has been an active CrossFit competitor since 2013..

He is known at the box as ‘Bruce the Bullet’ .....because NOBODY can do a Burpee faster than Bruce! When it comes to bodyweight exercises, he is unbeatable!

Bruce studied filmmaking in Hollywood and returned to South Africa to become a series TV producer on some of the country's biggest entertainment shows. 

He then started his own production company called Pilot Films in 2010. Thus, he is well practised in directing film shoots – so don’t be surprised if he yells ‘CUT!’ instead of ‘TIME!’ during class!  

Throughout his school career, Bruce was heavily involved in Swimming and Athletics on a first team level.

After a shoulder injury put a halt to his rugby career in Matric, he took up Cross Country and got his colours.

He has since completed the Comrades in 2008, played club soccer, swum numerous Midmar Miles and cycled the Argus.



Contact Us

Sloane Square Shopping Centre

Corner. of William Nicol Drive and Sloane Street

Epsom Downs, Bryanston

083 669 2729 (Kerry)

kerry@crossfitproform.co.za




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