About Us

Body Mechanix Wellness Centre.

Highly trained professionals take your goals personally

Here, in a friendly and accessible environment in the leafy green suburb of Craighall Park in northern Johannesburg, you will find the ideal way to rediscover yourself. To experience everything you need to stay strong and alive for what life has to offer.

Body Mechanix Wellness Centre is owned by Mark and Ashley Ritchie. It is one of the largest Private Health studios in South Africa as well as being a Body Arts Science International (BASI®) Pilates Teacher Training Center. The centre has two large Pilates studios, one GYROTONIC® studio and a Private Gym. They also have an on site Biokineticist and Massage Therapists.

  • Variety of Specialised Pilates classes (Pre and Postnatal;
  • Cardio Pilates and Pilates for Children)
  • Private Gym (Personal Training from single to groups of no more than 4)
  • Biokinetics
  • Gyrotonics © Classes

Within the studio there are 3 Senior trainers, Hilde McCoullagh, Louise Pannell and Zayn Du Plessis. These trainers have many years of experience in functional exercises. The Trainers; Angie Waugh, compliment the senior team and are play a key support roll in the studio.

There are several part time trainers who are all certified in the BASI method. They are: Bonni Behr, Barbi May, Mel Eisenberg, Kirsty Goodman, Claudia Richards, Elisheva Raff, Talitha Marx, Emma Fraser, Chris Oettle, Andreas Bothner.

The private gym is manned by Mark. He is passionate about triathlons and mountain biking. Having been a gold medalist in Iron Man on several occasions, he trains his clients to be the best that they can be in any discipline.

It is our mission to improve your quality of life through functional movement.