Gawie Steyn (Co-Owner)
I have been training for a vast number of years. In 2010 I competed as a Novice at the Millennium Gold Plate Classic, IFBB Gauteng Central and IFBB SA Novice Championships. After that I focused more on being an administrator and became part of the IFBB Executive Family.
In 2011 I became Provincial Chairman of IFBB Mpumalanga and also jointed the IFBB Senior Men’s Worlds Team as an Official Delegate to India.
I continued as Provincial Chairman in 2012 but also became a member of the IFBB South Africa National Executive Committee. It was my first year as Team Manager of the Classic Body Building Men’s Worlds Team to Bulgaria.
In 2013 I became Vice President of IFBB South Africa and was again the Team Manager for the Classic Body Building Team to Austria.
In 2014 I resigned as Vice President of IFBB South Africa but stayed on as National Legal Adviser. The reason for my resignation was due to personal circumstances and to focus more on my company.
In 2015 I competed again as an athlete at the Millennium Gold Plate Classic, Mpumalanga Provincial Championships (placed 2nd) and IFBB South African Championships (placed 5th). I competed in the Men’s Athletic Physique over 178 cm divisions.
I was again selected to be Team Manager for the IFBB Senior Men and Classic Body Building Team to Spain.
In 2016 I competed at the Arnold Classic Africa in the Masters Men’s Athletic Physique Division as well as the IFBB SA Championships. I placed 6th and 5th respectively.
After the IFBB SA Championships in September 2016, I was appointed as Brand Ambassador for Magic Tan, a tanning company specializing in various tanning products, particularly stage tan for competing athletes.
My journey as an athlete was not without obstacles. In 2010 I was diagnosed with Bipolar Mood Disorder. Following a strict diet and training regime saved me from the pitfalls of depression. I became an advocate for persons with a similar disorder and felt the need to openly speak about my condition.
On the 20 December 2015 I suffered I heart attack. Initially I thought it was a minor episode but later learned that in fact it was a severe heart attack. Once again I became an advocate for persons with a similar condition. Again my strict diet and training regime saved me from suffering a much worse outcome.
Since 2006 at various intervals and times I organized regular events in Secunda wherein I got Marius Dohne, John Lesley, Marlene Koekemoer, Lizelle Hall, Andrew Hudson, Mario van Biljon, Chris Fitzpatrick, Justin Thacker and Dylan Ridley to name a few to present seminars and training sessions in Secunda. All of these seminars and training sessions were well attended and became very popular amongst our invitees. I am a strict believer in leading a healthy lifestyle and I have accumulated a large number of friends not only on social medial but in person during my involvement with IFBB South Africa. I believe that being an athlete and administrator helps in understanding the needs of both parties.
I am also the Legal Adviser of IFBB South Africa for the last 6 years. I am an Attorney by profession.
I am married for the last 18 years and have two sons, aged 10 and 13 respectively.
Karen Gräbe (Founder | Co-Owner)
With a dream in my head and hope in my heart, and being actively involved in the fitness industry for the past 10 years; I had to make my passion my profession.
After realising that there was a need in Secunda, for not only a gym, but a more complete lifestyle coach approach that could help any woman to transform her body with the correct nutrition and training programmes, I decided to create a brand one can relate to, and also be proud to be associated with.
Instead of waiting for it to happen – I had to make it happen...
Some of my most recent achievements are:
WBFF South Africa ⧫
Placed in top 5 in South Africa (Transformation Division)
WBFF World’s Championship ⧫
Competed with 40 Transformation Athletes from all over the World in Las Vegas
Mrs. Universal South Africa ⧫
Winner of Mrs. Universal South Africa 2017
Mrs. Universal 4th Overall Runner-up ⧫
Competed with 16 countries in Georgia, Europe
Mrs. Universal International Fitness Winner ⧫
Competed with 16 countries in Georgia, Europe
Antuanette le Roux (Receptionist / Team Assistant)
Antuanette le Roux was born and raised in Rustenburg North West Province; she is the eldest of 5 children.
Antuanette is a wife and a mother of two daughters.Antuanette found KG Fit by commenting on a post regarding bootcamp on FB.
At the local park Antuanette fell in love with bootcamp, this is where her path crossed with Karen Grabë and unknowingly Antuanette started her body transformation journey that day.
Karen Grabë saw the potential in Antuanette and so they started working together and over a period of 4 months Antuanette transformed her body into what she, Karen and KG Fit is very proud about.
Antuanette joined the KG Fit group in September the first and now shares KG Fit's vision and wants to help the masses transform their bodies into sculptors to be proud off in the same personal way it was for Antuanette.