PROactive Fitness Hermanus

All-In-One Family Gym

Get proactive about your health and wellness with PROactive Fitness in Hermanus. Whether you feel inspired to embark on an active lifestyle, want to get rid of some excess padding or dream of being a bodybuilding champion, the PROactive team will help you achieve your goals. The gym includes a cardio section, weight training area and a dance studio offering everything from Zumba to Yoga. Added to this is South Africa’s first RealRyderTM® indoor cycle studio where you can simulate outdoor cycling in a safe environment. As well as nine personal trainers and three biokineticists who are on hand to guide you through your fitness regime, there is a qualified Isa Carstens therapist offering professional sports massage, beauty treatments and TanCan sessions. To round off your fitness experience, enjoy delicious juices, smoothies and healthy snacks at the PROactive Health Bar.

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Mathew Browne grew up in KwaZulu-Natal and then went on to spend six years abroad where he worked as a personal trainer at Holmes Place, the most elite brand name in fitness training in the United Kingdom. 

In 2002 Mathew returned to South Africa and settled in Hermanus. After managing a gym in Eastcliff for a few years, he realised his dream and established PROactive Fitness in 2009.

More about Mathew’s Training Credentials:

  •  BA Human Movement Studies at Natal UDW
  • Johnny G Level 4 Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Personal Training Level 5 GNVQ
  • ACSM Sports Nutrition
  • Multistage Endurance Trail & Road Running
  • MTB & Road Cycling
Personal Training and Biokinetics

Personal Training and Biokinetics

PROactive Fitness Hermanus has a team of highly experienced personal trainers and biokineticists who will help you achieve your fitness and wellness goals.

Personal Trainers

Nine qualified personal trainers are available to work with you on a one-on-one basis, or in small groups of three members per training session.

The personal trainers work closely with the biokinetics team to provide the best results.


Three biokinetics exercise specialists are on hand to assess high-risk members and prescribe healthy exercise habits that will improve health and physical weaknesses.
The biokinetics service is endorsed by Discovery Vitality and clients can be referred directly by a doctor.  

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There is a wide selection of classes for members of all levels of fitness, from beginners through to intermediate and advanced. PROactive Fitness in Hermanus offer classes include:

  • RealRyderTM® (Spinning)
  • Body Pump
  • Aerobics
  • Tae Bo® 
  • Pilates 
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Cardio / Weights
  • Pre and Postnatal Exercise Programmes
  • Ex-Fat (Versa Training)
  • Ex-Fat (Support Group)

For more information on classes and availability, please enquire directly at PROactive Fitness or take a look at the Exercise Time table here.

Weights and Cardio

Weights and Cardio

PROactive Fitness in Hermanus has modern weight training and cardio sections.

Weight Section

The gym has a full weight training section with dumbbells, barbells, free-weights and benches.  

Cardio Section
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The gym is fitted with cardio equipment that includes assault runners, treadmills, rowers, freeform ski trainers, cycles and air-bikes. 

Cycle Studio

Cycle Studio


PROactive Fitness in Hermanus is proud to be the only RealRyderTM® studio in South Africa. The cycle studio allows you to replicate outdoor biking, indoors, in a safe and friendly environment

Hop on one of the 25-bikes available and cycle your way to a full body workout that is perfect for your core stability, balance and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (that’s strength and flexibility).  Five of the RealRyderTM® can be connected to a screen to track the workout and can also be used in a fun interactive way to simulate an actual race.  

Due to popular demand reserving a seat for a RealRyderTM® class is essential. For more information on when these classes take place and to make sure you have a spot, please enquire directly at PROactive Fitness.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

From 6:00 in the morning things start vibing-up at PROactive Fitness in Hermanus. The various classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced members include:

  • Pilates
  • Step Classes
  • Zumba Dance
  • Body Pump 
  • Tae Bo 
  • Aerobics
  • Yoga
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The salon is situated inside PROactive Fitness Hermanus and is open to gym members and to the public. A qualified and highly experienced Isa Carstens therapist invites you to treat yourself to rejuvenating and pampering beauty, wellness and massage therapies in a tranquil environment where only the finest products are used. Services include but are not limited to:

Beauty and Wellness

  • Kalahari Facial Treatments
  • Kalahari Product Sales 
  • Bio Sculpture Manicures 
  • Bio Sculpture Pedicures
  • Bio Sculpture Evo Gel Overlay (Manicure and Pedicure)
  • Waxing
  • Tinting
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  • Professional Massage 
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bellabaci 
  • Hot Stone
  • Mommy-to-be Massage 

Therapist Accreditations:

  • 1998 - Isa Carstens
  • 1998 - SAAHSP (South African Association of Health and Skincare Professionals) 
  • 1998 - CIBTAC (The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology)
  • 1998 - CIDESCO (Comité International d'Esthétique et de Cosmétologie)


Enjoy that bronzed summer look all-year-round with PROactive Fitness and TanCan. TanCan is a stand-up, high power, sunbed that has 48-UV light bulbs that allow you to achieve a lasting tan with controlled doses of UVB rays.

Sessions are 10-minutes long and booking is essential. For more information about TanCan and to book your session contact PROactive Fitness directly. 

Changing Rooms, Showers and Sauna

Changing Rooms, Showers and Sauna

The modern changing rooms, showers and infra-red sauna at PROactive Fitness Hermanus are kept impeccably clean on a continual basis throughout the day. 

To find out more about these and other amenities, contact PROactive Fitness Hermanus directly.



The PROactive Fitness Hermanus team prides itself on the healthy exercise environment it offers clients.

In line with this, every-nook-and-cranny of the gym, the training equipment, changing rooms, showers and sauna are sanitized using cleaning products that are approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Anti-Odour™ Product Range

Eliminate germs, sweat, foul odours and lingering stains for good! The Anti-Odour™ hygiene product range is stocked at the gym and is perfect for people with active lifestyles. The range includes an eco-wash, shoe refresher and hand sanitizer. 

Read more about Anti-Odour™ hygiene products here.

Health Bar

Health Bar

Take time to refuel and replenish at the PROactive Fitness Hermanus bar where you can indulge in:

  • Freshly squeezed fruit juices
  • Smoothies
  • Protein shakes
  • Barista-style coffee
  • Healthy snacks
Become a Member

Become a Member

PROactive Fitness Hermanus wants your time at the gym to be an adventure, not a jail sentence! Life is already full of obligations without having to be tied down to a lengthy gym contract. With this philosophy in mind, Mathew offers various gym memberships that can be paid on a month-to-month basis giving you the freedom to train, and pursue your fitness goals, at your own pace. 

Membership Packages: 

  • Individual 
  • Family
  • Student 
  • Corporate 
  • Daily 
  • Monthly
Discovery Vitality

PROactive Fitness is a licenced Discovery Vitality affiliate, meaning that all Discovery Members can punch in their codes after their workout. 

Fitness tests are available and points earned can be used for Discovery discounts.



“Friendly professional staff. Great environment for exercise.”  Terence Demmer
“Mathew is the owner of PROactive Fitness, it is as a result of his inspiration that I gym here. The general vibe is welcoming, and the staff are so friendly and helpful. I have no issues recommending PROactive Fitness to anyone.” Shaun Murdoc
“We joined this gym for a month whilst on holiday in Hermanus! Great equipment with friendly and very helpful staff. Matthew has a great set-up here for anyone who wants to improve their fitness.” Tristan Hills
“The best gym in Hermanus. Just the most comfortable setting to enjoy one's workout. Staff are always friendly and the opening hours are perfect.” Ingrid Olivier
“I love exercising. My membership here has a lot to do with the owner, everyone followed Mathew here when he opened PROactive Fitness, he is a great example to all of us. All of his staff live a fit life and offer great service, the gym is also fully equipped with everything one needs. Mathew is always here and runs his gym well. The PROactive Fitness centre reflects the ‘all-rounder’ lifestyle that it promotes.” Anel Henn



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