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Trainers - Liezl - Optimum Function



Liezl has 20 years experience in the Health & Fitness Industry and strives to improve her clients’ quality of life by educating them in all aspects of physical fitness, habit modifications, nutritional awareness and stress management. 

Liezl has always been involved in sport, playing competitive tennis since the age of 8.

She carried this passion for movement on by completing her studies in Human Movement Studies at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa in 1996 and has been personal training and coaching people as well as constantly improving her knowledge ever since.

She is passionate about exercise, good posture, comfortable movement, nutrition and how it affects your shape, moods and wellbeing.

Liezl’s love affair for helping people enjoy movement and function led her to set up her own Personal Training business in Cape Town South Africa as one of the first self employed trainers in Tygervalley Health and Raquet Club (now Virgin Active). In 2000 she moved to Salisbury, UK and did the same for LA Fitness Salisbury in a pilot scheme for self employed trainers working in the LA Fitness chain. She subsequently moved on to mentoring personal trainers as well as managing and recruiting Personal Trainers for LA Fitness & Fitness Agents in the South of England.

In 2008 the love for working hands on with clients brought Liezl to Romsey where she and husband Andy set up Optimum Function.

“I now enjoy finding life balance between running a business, looking after our family, making time to exercise and playing tennis regularly.”


  • BA (Human Movement Studies)
  • CHEK (Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 2)
  • CHEK Exercise Coach
  • CHEK Scientific Back Training
  • Scientific Core Conditioning
  • Programme Design
  • Touch for Health Kinesiology (Levels 1-5)
  • Certified Metabolic Typing Advisor
  • NLP Diploma with NLP Excellence
  • Scientific Approach to Golf Conditioning
  • Dynamic Medicine Ball Trainer
  • Bosu Intergrated Balance Trainer
  • LTA Development Coach