Gymnastics for Kids

 
The Owners

Zanis Gymnastics Academy offers training of the highest quality since 1991. The owners, Zani and Annemarie, are both qualified teachers with years of teaching experience. They each has a Honores Degree: Zani in Sport Psychology and Annemarie in Northern Sotho.

All coaches at Zanis are highly qualified, professional coaches and they coach under the watchful eye of owners Zani and Annemarie. Zanis Head Office is located in Polokwane with branches in Limpopo. All branches follow the same training programmes as prescribed by Zani.

Polokwane
Zani Prinsloo

Biography:

Zani has made her mark in South African Gymnastics circles throughout the years. Zani herself has been awarded by SAGF as the "Best Coach" in various disciplines for 14 years since 2001: Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Boys Artistic Gymnastics, Tumbling, as well as Rhythmic Gymnastics. Zani is one of the top all-round coaches in the country for Level 1-7!

Zani has been coach for the South African Zone 6 Girls Artistic Team twice in her career. She is also a qualified judge in Rhythmic and Men's Artistic Gymnastics, as well as coach for boys, girls, rhythmic and trampoline. Zani is also a qualified Fitness Professional.

Academic:

  • University of Pretoria - 5 years
  • BA Physical Education (HED)
  • BA Honores (Sports Science)

Teaching:

  • Full time teacher 1991,1992 at Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • Full time Gymnastics Coach since 1991
  • Started coaching gymnastics at the age of 16
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Coach
  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Judge
  • FIG (International) Level 1 Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Trampoline Coach

Gymnastics Achievements:

  • Won SAGF Artistic SA's 4 times as a gymnast
  • Coached TUKS Women's Artistic Team: Best University Coach
  • Chosen as Coach for SAGF Zone 6 WAG Team 2003 & 2005
  • Coach of more than 23 Zanis Gymnasts selected for Federation (SAGF) colours and Inter-Africa participation
  • Limpopo Gymnastics Administrator 2008 – 2017
  • Limpopo Gymnastics President 2017 – current

Awards/Certification:

Awarded Best Coach in South Africa, 14 times:

  • 2001 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2001 Lev 4-6 Women's Artistic
  • 2002 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Tumbling
  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2004 Lev 1-3 Women's Artistic
  • 2005 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2006 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2009 Lev 4 Rhythmic
  • 2010 Lev 4 Rhythmic
  • 2010 Lev 5 Rhythmic
  • 2012 Lev 2 Rhythmic
  • 2012 Lev 3 Rhythmic
  • 2014 Level 6 & 7 Rhythmic
Polokwane
Annemarie du Plessis

Biography:

Co-Owner Annemarie du Plessis is Zanis Financial Administrator, logo and attire designer for Zanis, as well as a freelance Wildlife Photographer. All the web-site photos is a proof of her talent. She has been awarded Best Coach by SAGF for boys artistic Level 4,5 and 6 for three years in a row. Annemarie is a highly qualified boys artistic and rhythmic judge, as well as coach for boys, girls, rhythmic and trampoline.

Annemarie was a teacher at Ben Vorster High School for 10 years. During this period she was awarded by ATKV Best Director of school plays, and also received the De Jager – Haum Award for Best Playwriter.

Academic:

  • North-West University, PUKKE - 5 years
  • Baccalaureus Primariae Educationis
  • BA Honores

Teaching:

  • Full time teacher at Hoërskool Randburg (1 year)at Hoërskool Ben Vorster, Tzaneen (9 years)
  • Received DeJager-Haum AWARD, written best play 1992
  • Awarded best director in SA - ATKV 1993

Background & Gymnastics Qualifications:

  • SAGF Level 2 Rhythmic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Judge
  • SAGF Level 2 Boys Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Girls Artistic Coach
  • SAGF Level 1 Trampoline Coach

Gymnastics Achievements:

Awarded Best Coach in South Africa:

  • 2003 Lev 1-3 Tumbling
  • 2005 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • 2006 Lev 4-6 Boys Artistic
  • Coached Boys Artistic SA WINNERS since 1997
  • Coached Boys Artistic Gymnast selected for SAGF Zone Teams, 2003-2011
  • Coach of more than 23 Zanis Gymnasts selected for Federation  (SAGF) colours and Inter-Africa participation
  • Limpopo Gymnastics Administrator – 2008 – current
  • Africa Geographic Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 – 2nd Runner-Up
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