Born in France, multilingual 23-year old Stefan is a graduate of the Cape Institute of Allied Health Studies, having completed a National Diploma in Therapeutic Massage. This is addition to his qualifications as a Personal Fitness Trainer completed thorough the Exercise Teacher’s Academy in 2004.
Stefan has, over the last 6 years gained wide-ranging international and local experience in the health and fitness industry.
In 2005, he worked in the United Kingdom as a contracted lifestyle consultant in gyms such as LA Fitness. More recently, in 2006-7, he applied his personal training skills at the GymBugs private personal training gym in Tokai, and as a Lifestyle Consultant at Constantia Virgin Active.
He regularly massages the Springbok Rugby team, and as has completed work for various Super 14 teams including the Crusaders, Highlanders, Hurricanes and Waratahs. He has massaged at the 24-hour Cape Town Marathon in Green Point and worked with with the South African synchronized swimming team.
Stefan began his apprenticeship with MASSAGE ON THE BEACH (MOTB) in November 2007, as a beneficiary of the Hand-up Hands-on Apprenticeship Opportunity. Having worked with clients from over 25 countries, his abilities are an asset to MOTB.
The qualities Stefan brings to MASSAGE ON THE BEACH, are both a dedication to his craft, and a commitment to excellence in his work. His gentle manner provides an easy environment, whilst his quality combination of deep tissue and relaxation massage is sought after by sportspersons, international and local clients.
Stefan himself is a regular competitor in sports. His love of cycling has seen him complete 6 Argus Cycle tours and 5 Double Centuries, a 200km race held over 1 day in Swellendam. He is a past competitor in 3 HiTec Boland 90km hiking competitions where he achieved 1st and 2nd place in respective years in the school category. Stefan is a regular surfer and rollerblader.
Stefan has future development plans for massage on the international cycling circuit, and to start his own specialist massage service for the South African sports events arena.
It is people like Stefan, which make MASSAGE ON THE BEACH the little miracle it is.