Physical Trainer at KeNako Academy

Jan-Harm Venter

An expert in Personal Training, Sport Specific Training, Functional Training and Calisthenics, Jan-Harm’s arrival at KeNako Academy has excited and motivated the students with his approach to physical and sports training.

Jan-Harm completed his Bachelors Degree in Human Movement Sciences at NWU (North West University).  Whilst studying Jan-Harm played University Rugby for the NWU U19 and U21 teams.  He received a bursary from the Andre Markgraaf Rugby Institute for U19 & U21 teams.  Unfortunately a shoulder injury crushed his dreams of becoming a professional sportsman so he completed his 4th year at NWU, studying PGCE and completing a Sport & Recreation degree, with extra subjects.

KeNako Academy, Physical Skills Professional, Jan-Harm.

Jan-Harm at the Functional Training Area in the KeNako gym.

After traveling abroad, Jan-Harm decided to get involved in the recreation industry.  He obtained his Dive Master level in Scuba Diving and subsequently worked at the Virgin Active in Pretoria.

He then decided to broaden his horizons and he relocated to the Far East where he worked in a number of different sporting and cultural disciplines.  He says that working in sports such as badminton and soccer (whilst in the East) has added a new dimension to his knowledge as a Sports Conditioning Coach and Teacher.  Jan-Harm returned to South Africa after a 5 year overseas sojourn, with much knowledge and lessons that “money cannot buy”.  He had accepted a position ‘back home’ with the Fitness College, ETA, lecturing 2nd year sports coach students.


General wellness and wellbeing of children in terms of

  • Fitness and physical development
  • Nutritional needs
  • Positive body image
  • Development of basic skills to help a child participate in physical activity
  • Developing a lifelong healthy relationships with physical activity

Exercise intervention with health related chronic problems e.g.

  • Child obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Sport conditioning
  • Strength training
  • Speed and power development
  • Improving coordination
  • Skill development
  • Fitness and health assessment
  • Sport specific fitness assessment and conditioning (team and individual sports)
  • Individualized exercise program prescription for any sport/individual

Rehabilitation of

  • Poor posture and sedentary lifestyle related problems (back, neck and shoulder pathologies)
  • Any other musculoskeletal injuries
  • Bilateral integration (poor coordination problems etc.)