About Me

No need to have a midlife crisis when you can choose to have a midlife transformation! I am Maaike Hunter and my passion is to help clients in midlife (40+) such as myself, who may be struggling with medical conditions pr physical challenges, to build a stronger body and improve quality of life with mobility and fitness. Having done this for myself, I know it is also possible for you!

About my own journey

At age 51, I have been on my own fitness journey for longer than 10 years. During this journey I have learnt many lessons, used a variety of trainers and coaches myself and completed various studies.

I intimately understand many of the struggles, such as breaking self-defeating habits, negative self talk and poor nutritional habits as well as physical issues. I have a misaligned hip, abdominal adhesions, asthma and allergies and have learnt to exercise and follow healthy nutrition in spite of the challenges. If I can do it, so can you!

I am a qualified personal trainer and an ASA certified middle and long distance running coach. My biggest passion is to help you achieve your fitness goals!

My own transformation over a period of 10 years, at age 40 on the left and age 50 on the right.

About my coaching


I started coaching clients part time in 2013 and full time in 2018. During the course of my experience, I have successfully coached clients with the following conditions or post surgery:


  • Abdominal Adhesions
  • Abdominal Surgery (Cesarean section, hysterectomy, etc.)
  • Aplastic Anaemia
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart surgery
  • Hemi-hypertrophy
  • Hip replacement
  • Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism
  • Obesity
  • Osteopenia / Osteoporosis
  • PCOS
  • Perimenopause
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Fusion / Disc replacement
  • Stroke


I employ a number of techniques in my training sessions, including but not limited to calisthenics, pilates, yoga, resistance training, fitball and aerobic sport training (swimming, running, cycling). I adapt the session to suit the circumstances and the particular client I am working with.

About my qualifications


In addition to my own personal experience and a close to a decade of part time and full time training of a large variety of clients, I have also completed professional studies as follows:

Fab Academe, California
Class of 2020, Internationally Accredited Diploma in Sports Nutrition.

Trifocus Fitness Academy 
Class of 2021: Diploma in Personal Training, specialization in special populations.

2019 REPS SA Registration, Personal Trainer.

National First Aid Academy
2019 valid until 2022, First Aid Level 1.

Trifocus Fitness Academy
Class of 2018 · Personal Training National Certificate.

International Fitness Academy
Class of 2017 Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer
Step – Kickboxing – Weight Training.

Fitpro-The Institute of Fitness Professionals
Class of 2013 · Exercise Science Certification.

What does silverfox mean?


A silver fox is a slang term for an older man, generally with gray or graying hair, who is considered attractive, charming, and classy.

How is term pronounced?

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News and entertainment outlets regularly publish lists of the top silver foxes of the moment. The men who end up on these lists are (often white) models, actors, or TV personalities such as George Clooney, Anderson Cooper, and Steve Carell. Here, silver fox suggests the men have become sexier with age and exude a kind of old-school class and charm.

While silver fox is most often used to describe attractive, older men, it can also be used to refer to older women. Attractive older women, especially those who have refused to dye their naturally graying hair, are sometimes called silver vixen, such as Helen Mirren or Jamie Lee Curtis

Silverfox (one word) is also the name of a Marvel Comics Universe character, a mutant from the X-Men series who can appear younger than she is and can hypnotize anyone she touches.