Every Craig coaching programme is individually designed to meet your own exercise and nutritional needs and goals and delivered through "virtual" coaching and "in-person" instruction.
The Craig Coaching Team is made up of the founder, Ian Craig and a number of skilled affiliate members who compliment the company's attributes.
Ian Craig MSc is an exercise physiologist, nutritional therapist, NLP practitioner and a coach. As a competitive middle-distance runner for 20 years and now a recreational cyclist and triathlete, he specialises in sport from an integrative health perspective. He runs 3 nutrition & exercise clinics in his adopted home of Cape Town and writes and presents internationally on the new concept of ‘Functional Sports Nutrition’. Ian is the editor of the Functional Sports Nutrition magazine, the module leader of the Centre for Nutrition Education’s ‘Competitive Athlete’ postgraduate course and a lecturer at Stellenbosch University.
James Raaff MSc loves movement. Excelling as a top-level gymnast, competitive surfer and avid golfer, he progressed to becoming a Biokineticist (medical exercise rehabilitation) and a Pilates Instructor Trainer. He integrates the use of Pilates into his orthopaedic rehabilitation practice at the House of Holistic Health in Cape Town. James established James Raaff & Associates in 2001 to specialise in training Pilates instructors, a dream that has introduced him to five continents, several countries and countless amazing people.
Dr Philip F. Rüther is a registered Medical Practitioner in Germany and a registered Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture in South Africa. He uses a personal and holistic approach, combining ancient and traditional knowledge, guided by modern scientific research to treat the whole patient, not just the symptoms. He integrates and balances both Eastern and Western medical philosophies. In combining these systems he individually serves his patients needs at the House of Holistic Health in Cape Town.
Tamsin Hodgson is a registered physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. As a graduate of Orthopaedic Mainpulative Therapy (OMT1) her focus is on prevention and conservative management of neuromuscular-skeletal dysfunctions and pain. She uses a combination of dry needling, craniosacral therapy, exercise rehabilitation and skilled hands on therapy such as mobilisation, manipulation and massage to treat her clients.
Stellenbosch University Sports Performance Institute (SUSPI) is a sports company that offers a wide range of first-rate services to the sport, fitness and wellness industries. These services include sports coaching, exercise laboratory testing, strength and conditioning, nutrition, psychology, exercise recovery, physiotherapy and sports medicine. SUSPI hosts educational workshops for athletes, coaches, sports science students, practitioners and general population.
Michael van Staden was a professional cyclist and the 2009 U23 Road and Time Trial plus Tour of Mauritius white jersey winner. He is a qualified Level 2 Power Coach for Bike Max Power , accredited by Training Peaks. Michael was also the owner of the South African supplement website My Daily Supplement and now runs a resourceful sports news and information website called Sportsbiz.
Kate Neil MSc has been integral in defining the role of a nutritional therapist and has been committed to improving educational training standards for nutritional therapy since 1987. She is the founder of the Centre for Nutrition Education in Berkshire, UK, a college that educates Nutritional Therapy students to the qualifications of BSc and MSc. Kate also started the peer-reviewed journal, The Nutrition Practitioner and regularly lectures, talks at seminars and contributes to several publications.