Anna-Tina aka Member Number ONE

Meet Anna-Tina aka Member Number One!

This creator and owner of AnnaTinaOriginal was the first person in South Africa to sign up for EMS training 8 years ago.

Swiss-born Anna-Tina moved to Paris after school to study fashion design and ended up living and working in the French capital for 7 years. She met her now husband in Key West, Florida, whilst on holiday and never left Africa again after she visited him in his home country Namibia the following year. With their two children, aged 5 and 8, they live in Woodstock, Cape Town now. “There is never a dull moment in our lives” smiles Anna-Tina, “juggling the demands of kids, our home, my business and our social life; keeps us rather entertained”.

Anna-Tina loves making things with her hands and what started as a hobby of hand-made gifts for her friends, has turned into a small business. She makes high-quality handmade blankets and ladies’ clutch bags. Every piece is original and unique in its colour, textures and fabric combination. “Besides selling online via Instagram and Facebook (@annatinaoriginal) I will also be at kamersvol.com in Cape Town (16-19 March) and Johannesburg (26 Apr-1 May). The best thing about my business is that my hobby and passion became my work and I feel privileged for that” she says. “Juggling the business with my family’s activities and everyday errands and still trying to find time for myself is the biggest challenge”.

“I love running as that always helps keep me balanced, but unfortunately it is the one thing which my available time currently doesn’t allow for”. “I join my children now regularly when they go surfing and being in the water allows me to dive into a peaceful happy space and is very therapeutic. I joined BODYTEC 8 years ago when the first studio opened in Cape Town. After the birth of my son, I struggled quite badly with back pain and BODYTEC EMS training was a perfect fit as it strengthened my back muscles and eased my back pain. The muscle toning and time-saving was a bonus!”

When we ask Anna-Tina if anything changed over the past 8 years at BODYTEC she smiles; “Yes, Boris, the founder of BODYTEC used to train me himself when I started in 2011, but since then I’ve been trained by a couple of great personal trainers who took over from him when he got too busy developing the franchise”.

Anna-Tina trains at BODYTEC City Bowl.

How BODYTEC EMS does more for you in 20 minutes

Stronger and more intense muscle contractions

BODYTEC uses Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to achieve stronger, more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone.

Focuses on specific muscle groups

Your personal trainer can control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity of the various muscle groups on the EMS device according to your individual goals.

It activates up to 90% of the muscles

During EMS training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction.
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