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About Us

It is never too late to invest time in yourself.
Read more about how we can help you below.

Jarryd Irvine

Head Coach, Co Founder and Wellness Coach & Visionary

An honours graduate from the University of Pretoria that finds balance between busy-ness and relaxation means optimal motivation, productivity and performance. Establishing Actualise straight out of University was, in retrospect, a dream come true and has taught him far more about himself than he thought was possible. Passionate about alternative approaches, holistic insights, and integrative strategies to achieve successful well-being

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Gabriella Bertone

Actualise Swim Coach, Physiotherapist

A physiotherapist in the making with a passion for movement. Loves to get out and engage with people of all types. Thinks quickly on her feet and likes to explore the world around her.

Celia Erlank

Actualise Swim Site Supervisor, Mobile Personal Trainer

Sports Psychology graduate with a heart of gold and passion for sports, recreation, and people (of course). Enthusiasm, commitment, patience and fun is in the mix to achieve your full potential – a constant passion. Strong belief that sport is 20% physical and 80% mental ability – belief in ability means achievement of ability “If you replace ‘I’ with ‘we’, even ‘illness’ can become ‘wellness’.” ~ Unknown

Calvin de Gouveia

Actualise Swim Squad Coach, Accounts Manager

Passionate about everything he does and conducts his life with energy, balance and optimization. Despite a keen interest in financial management having started several small businesses, he loves the sporting world and seeing progress in and out of deep waters.

Ashleigh Gray

Actualise Swim Coach

Multisport athlete and coach with passion for children and their well-being. Disciplined and organized, she creates a strong learning environment with a creative edge of fun for optimal engagement

Meet our team of Human Movement & Motivation Specialists.

We have three tiers to enhance your wellness. Firstly, we have a timeline of pivotal moments and below that are some of our fundamental philosophies and what we envisage for your well-being.

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Our Story

2016:

  • July – founders Jarryd Irvine & Birgit Smythe begin developing an integrative, holistic wellness model for corporations to use for their employees
  • October – Actualise Wellness Solutions is set up as a Proprietary Limited organization in Pretoria, South Africa

2017:

  • January – first swimming clinic with Olympic athlete Douglas Erasmus is set up for 20 learners; the swimming programme at the Deutsche Internationale Schule Pretoria falls under Actualise’s scope where a holistic physical development programme for children is created; the school team is also developed and established in this time
  • March – home-based personal training begins for a few individuals where functional training and mobility is the focus (ages 35-58)
  • April – dryland programme for the swimmers is developed including practical fitness testing and conditioning sessions conducted, as well as collaboration with TuksSwimming is setup to allow access to swimming pools in winter
  • July – winter swimming and strength and conditioning clinic is run at Curro College Hazeldean for several learners looking to learn more about swimming
  • December – first official swimming assessments are done and the coaching team has grown to 4 key members

2018

… on it’s way

The Move2Improve Concept

Here at Actualise, movement is our primary vehicle and first tier to improve your wellness. Our vision is your optimal well-being. Why movement? What do you do every day? You move and believe it or not, your body needs you to move! It’s a physiological need to move, from walking to running and jumping to climbing.

Do you wish you could be more effective in performing simple tasks and limit fatigue when washing the floors? We’ve got you covered from weight-loss to optimal performance, fundamental movement skills to sport-specific skill mastery.

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Changing matterMINDmatter (… mind into matter)

Our minds play a greater role in achieving goals than our matter usually does. Our second tier demonstrates how important achieving a particular goal is to you. Whether you would stop at nothing to achieve it, maybe your smallest hurdle stops you.

We have solutions to shift from thought into action and Mind into Matter. Motivation theory is our foundation with Abraham Maslow being the father of the Hierarchy of Needs., with a pinnacle of self-actualisation. Hence, Actualise Wellness Solutions, the start of our endeavour.

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The Metamorphosis from Wealth to Health

Security is an element of well-being in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This includes financial security which affects our actions on a daily basis. Even if we do not realize this. A metamorphosis from inactivtiy and fixed mindset to movement, growth, and full potential is present in this final tier.

We have solutions and avenues for you to morph financial balance into financial wealth, as well as cultivating a social environment of wealth where innumerable skills can be obtained. Having a secure social support network would arguably make you wealthier than those with only secure finances.

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Founded on Theory. Driven by Practice. Sustained by Quality.

Your journey is our journey. Let’s walk, jump and run it together!