Situated in the picturesque village of Hilton, Pietermaritzburg
this gym has as much character as the little town it resides in.

Velocity Sports Lab



Velocity Sports Lab Hilton is a contemporary privately-owned gym in Hilton, Pietermaritzburg located in the new Hilton Health Centre in the picturesque and charming village of Hilton.

Being a private fitness facility means that the environment is individual, inviting and energizing. This is a community space that motivates like-minded people who share a common goal…


Mondays – Thursdays 05h30 – 20h00
Fridays 05h30 – 19h00
Saturdays 07h00 – 14h00
Sundays 08h00 – 11h00
Public Holidays 07h00 – 13h00
Flexible Membeships



Design your own strength routine.
State-of-the-art Technogym weights that cater for all levels and allow you to tailor make your training programme to suit your fitness and strength goals.


Track your progress.
Our cardio equipment and pure strength machines, in conjunction with the Technogym Wellness System, allows you to track your improvements day to day.


Aerobic & Personal Trainer Studios
Find the groove to move you.
The gym is equipped with a large aerobic class studio allowing you to join in a conditioning, cardio, dance, movement, yoga or Pilates class.  Our timetable will keep you on top of your game and we keep our members in the loop with new classes
Kickstart your fitness.
We have a state-of-the-art spin studio that is equipped with Technogym Group Cycles. We also have the added advantage of the Suunto Fitness system to track your HRM throughout the spinning classes. We have pure cycle classes most mornings and evenings


Revolutionise your swimming technique.
All the benefits of a traditional pool, but in a smaller space. Endless Pool Elite, a counter-current swimming machine that is revolutionizing swim instruction.

Specific swim coaching and technique analysis is available in our Endless Pools. Improve your form, indoors, whatever the weather.



Find your power.
Functional training helps provide you with the strength, stability, and mobility you need to thrive in your life and sports. You use basic functional movement patterns like pushing, pulling, hinging, squatting, rotating, carrying and gait patterns.

Trial Running


Every Wednesday Velocity Sports Lab Hilton and EAP Active hold a Wednesday run. The last Wednesday of every month is the official timed run. We start next to Grace College. During the summer months we start at 5:30pm and during the winter months we start at 5:15pm. It is very important to remember your headlight during the winter months.

All ages and levels welcome. There is NO fee and is open to the public. Babies and dogs are welcome to join as well.



We understand that everybody is unique…

Llewellyn Mackay

Llewellyn Mackay

Boxing Coach

  • Higher Certificate in Exercise Science
  • Personal Fitness Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach (HFPA)

How clients will benefit

Boxing offers members multiple health and wellness benefits.  These include: enhanced cardiovascular health, total body strength, decreased stress, improved body composition, improved hand-eye coordination and better footwork.

Life motto: “Hard work beats talent, when talent does not work hard”.

073 963 3044

Joy Klassen

Joy Klassen


  • Human Kinetics – (Hons.) – University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Certified Hydrotherapist

How clients will benefit

Everyone will benefit…and the results are truly remarkable.  Especially those with conditions related to: whiplash, post-op orthopaedic injuries, arthritic conditions, cardiovascular conditions and poor posture. Joy also specializes in core strengthening for post pregnancy moms and people with back pain and weakness.

072 925 6881

James Kelly

James Kelly

Personal Trainer

  • First Year Fitness Certificate, ETA college Durban 2014
  • Spinning instructor certificate, HFPA Durban
  • Group Aerobics certificate, Trifocus Academy

How clients will benefit

As a qualified personal trainer James always delivers his best service.  He has been helping clients get into the shape of their choice since 2015.  James is very passionate about a healthy lifestyle. He’s willing to work with any clients to achieve their goals. Either with Sports specific training or just general fitness/weight loss/muscular strength training. No programme is the same, this keeps the exercises different and fun and doesn’t allow your body to plateau.

Life Motto: “An hour workout is 4% of your day. No excuses!”

083 254 2105 or (033) 343 0883 I


Biokinetics is defined as the science of movement through the application of exercise in rehabilitative treatment. Biokineticists are concerned with promoting health, maintaining physical abilities, and final phase rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries and chronic conditions. They achieve results by using scientifically based physical activity programme prescription, specific to an individual’s needs and goals. Both Tara Van Alphen and Cathryn Masterson are registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. They are both exercise specialists who are driven to improve a person’s physical well-being and quality of life. Their Services Include: – Individual scientific assessment – Evaluation of body posture, body composition, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. – Evaluation of Fitness, muscle strength, flexibility and other health screenings. – Discovery Vitality Fitness assessments For more information please contact Cathryn on 0825569983, Tara on 0714821625 or our landline on 0217917608.
At Velocity we offer some of the best sports and remedial massage around. Willie Louw, is a fully qualified sports scientist, Lynotherapist and massage therapist. He has worked with some top rugby teams and cycling teams and every year works at the Cape Epic. For more information please contact: Shana at Velocity: 021 7917608 Willie: 0712959968 |

Chris Allan is a registered Physio who operates from Velocity Sports Lab. He qualified in 1996 from Wits University and has worked at The Centre for Sports Medicine in Rosebank and at The Sports Science Institute of South Africa in Cape Town. He has assisted on numerous provincial and national level sports teams. He currently runs his own sports physiotherapy practice at Velocity Sports Lab, ably assisted by physio Kelly McKenzie. His practice offers pre- and post-operative orthopaedic rehabilitation, injury prevention management and return to sport. Chris Allan has always upheld the highest standards in service delivery and is committed to efficacy and an evidence based, innovative approach to rehabilitation and manual therapy. Chris obtained a MPhil in sports physiotherapy from UCT in 2013. His research dissertation, which was awarded a distinction, was on the biomechanics of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in runners.



Our resident dietitian, Mariella Dierks is a passionate triathlete and runner. She did her undergraduate degree in Sport Science and completed her honors in dietetics and nutrition last year.

She is passionate about sharing her knowledge and recipes with the world and this is what drives her.

” I find such joy in enriching fellow athletes with knowledge about nutrition and to show them how to make a healthy diet an easy part of life because having time to cook complicated meals and snacks is a luxury that athletes, especially us triathletes, simply don’t have. So come join me on my journey of making nutritious, easy, delicious food.”

Contact Mariella at Velocity Sports Lab Hout Bay to make and appointment
021 791 7600
082 574 5573


Our resident sports scientist, Tim Ellerbeck, coaches and trains athletes looking for a competitive edge and those in need of sport-specific guidance. Whether your goal is to finish your first 10km run or push for a podium position at World Championship level he can help you. Tim deals with the following options – personal training sessions, training programs and training camps. He’s happy to accommodate any special requests to cater for an individual’s needs. Depending on the level of coaching required, interested parties can be assisted with an internet based training program, or on the flip side one can have fully integrated one-on-one training sessions (with internet supplementation*) at Velocity Sports Lab, for athletes based in Cape Town. Contact Tim Ellerbeck: 021 791 7600

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