Online Fitness Coach, International Fitness Model, sponsored
Welcome to www.olafbirkner.com
Inspired by the movie "Conan the Barbarian" this German import's only dream, was to have triceps like Arnie one day. His fitness journey was born out of pure passion and vision; not having the means to join a gym he
invested in some weights and started training at home and enjoyed playing soccer and wrestling as a youngster.
Once he immigrated to South Africa in 1999, this move allowed him the opportunity to join a gym and to start training on his own, learning by trial and error. The fitness bug bit him and finally at the end of 2014, Olaf
committed to a stringent exercise and nutrition regime to start competing in 2015 at the age of 39.
This decision was taken to prove to himself and others that anything is possible, at any stage of one's life, irrespective of age or means. He is now more focussed and determined to build a life out of fitness and to assist
others to change their habits and create a healthier lifestyle.
On the eve of his 40th birthday he quips "I am in the best shape of my life"!
•1st Masters Physique at Millenium Gold Plate 2016•3rd Masters Physique Arnold Classic Africa 2016•2nd place master physique King Shaka classic 2017
Olaf Birkner Personal Training CertificateCATHSSETA 613/P/000193/2012 CYQ TRI913
Anatomy | Physiology | Biomechanics | Concepts of Fitness | Nutrition | Fitness testing | Principles of wellness | operate professionally | conduct a screening procedure | Motivate and encouragephysical activity | Lead and instruct individuals and groups | Design exercise Programmes | Provide safety and risk management | Maintain a sports and fitness environment and equipment | Includepersons with disabilities | Apply entrepreneurship to a fitness business | Examine social features in the workplace | Plan and conduct a research project | Operate a personal computer | Function as ateam | Apply workplace communication skills | Demonstrate professional values and ethics