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 was 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.

His current sporting passion lies in Enduro Motorbiking. In December 2019 he completed the Roof of Africa.
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.

Allan Knoetze
(CrossFit Coach)

Allan has been involved in CrossFit and Weightlifting since 2013 and is a very familiar face in local Individual and Team CrossFit competitions as well as Weightlifting competitions.

He was a finalist in PTA Throwdown in 2015 and was part of the 4th place team to finish in Battle of Jukskei 2015.

Allan started weightlifting in 2015 with a 2nd place finish at Gauteng Senior Champs in 2016 and 5th Place at SA Senior Champs.  He is currently very involved in SA Masters Weightlifting.

He proudly represented SA at the World Masters Weightlifting Champs in Germany in 2016 and placed 6th overall.

Allan recently earned 2nd place overall Best Masters Weightlifter 2017 as well as his SA Masters Weightlifting Colours. He has also qualified to compete at the 2018 World Weightlifting Champs in Barcelona.

Some other sporting background –  Achieved KZN and SA National Colours for Yachting in 1996/97.
Represented SA Hobie Cat 16 World Champs – 1996 and 1997 in Spain and Dubai

Ant Barnes
(CrossFit Coach)

Ant Barnes has been an active CrossFit competitor and ProFormer since March 2015!!!

You cannot miss his friendly smile and positive vibes! He is most definitely a legend amongst our ProForm community.

When he was 15, he sustained a brain injury playing Rugby - which limited his ability to play any form of contact sport. As a result, he took up Squash until he discovered CrossFit and Functional Fitness Training!

Ant has completed his CrossFit Level 1 Certification and his quiet enthusiasm makes him an asset to our team.

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

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

Whilst she is certified as a 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 fitness community.

Basically, if there is anything at all that you need – just email!

Bruce Patterson
(Head Coach and Owner)

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.

Mike Smith
(CrossFit Coach)

At age 11 Mike’s life changed forever. It was the first time he picked up a hockey stick and the first time he discovered true love. He went on to represent his country and his love for competitive sport was born.  

Throughout his sporting career, he has nurtured a love for the outdoors, fitness and anything else that comes with being active. He loves to fish and hike through our beautiful country.   
Mike has trained in CrossFit for over 3 years and has spent time at a multitude of different gyms. 

‘I feel that I can finally say that I have found my forever fitness home at ProForm. The people are second to none and the programming is unmatched.'  

I feel honoured to be a part of the coaching team at ProForm as I am in the company of people I looked up to whilst I was starting out on my journey. I look forward to learning, winning, losing and having fun with my extended fitness family. 

Mike’s quiet and consistent dedication to his own training and improvement as an athlete is impressive.

His cheerful, friendly and encouraging goes a long way in his career as a coach and we are excited to have him on board!

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