Founder and co-owner of KG Fit, Karen Gräbe, used her diagnoses with an Auto Immune Disease (Lupus) as motivation to change and improve her own lifestyle.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.
Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria.
Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens (a substance capable of inducing a specific immune response) and healthy tissue.
This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens - causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.
Any part of the body can be affected by lupus as it has an array of clinical manifestations affecting the skin, joints, brain, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels and other internal organs.
The “KG” stands for Karen Gräbe
Purple is the International recognized color for Lupus, and
The “;” in the Fit means that “my story is not done yet”
We want to be the best quality exclusive gym and overall fitness centre in South Africa. Serving clients in excellence with the highest quality in personal training, sound advice, medical support, wellness techniques and knowledge to change and enhance their length and quality of life
We will use the best and latest technology to assist our clients in their exercise and training. We want to make exercise and training fun, giving our clients as much variation as possible.
We will assist our clients in any means possible to sustain and reach their health and fitness goals.
We will also focus on our clients’ physical and emotional needs, interests and abilities.
We want to motivate, excite, exhort, assist and sustain people in their training.
We also want to lend a hand to the communities around us.
We will deliver innovative fitness and lifestyle programs; our friendly, professional staff will inspire and support you in your commitment to enhancing the quality of your life, one person at a time .
We value our people
We value our customer service
We value our community partnerships
We value our professional expertise
We value family