Where It All
Started

Founded in April 2014, Zenzele Fitness Group (“Zenzele”) is a company that provides wellness solutions to corporations, government institutions, universities and commercial institutions. Our service offering is focused on gym facilities and includes gym design, fitment and operations. We offer best in class solutions because we work with the best possible partners and hold ourselves to the highest standards.

Zenzele Fitness Group designs, furnishes, outfits, operates and manages fitness facilities across South Africa, extending beyond the idea of a simple gym. Top-of-the-line technology and equipment allows for the tracking of all activities and facilities while the company works closely with medical experts nationwide to deliver excellent service to users.

  • Level 1 BB-BEE Contributor
  • 100% Black owned
  • Top Entrepreneur Award
  • Obama Young African Leaders Initiative Winner 2016

Tumi Phake

/CEO & FOUNDER

Award-winning entrepreneur, business speaker, mentor. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zenzele Fitness Group. A former banker with seven years’ experience in investment and banking, Tumi holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Financial Management.

Inspired by his passion for health, fitness and business, Tumi’s vision is to positively impact on the burgeoning Chronic Disease Burden facing South Africa using the power of physical activity as both a prevention and treatment modality. At present 40% of all deaths in South Africa can be accredited to Non-Communicable Diseases or NCD’s and the world health organisation believes that this will grow 24% in LMIC countries like South Africa over the next 10 years.

Mail&Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s list - recognized as a South African under the age of 35 who is a ground-breaker in his industry. South African ambassador for the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in the USA - a leadership programme established by former President Barack Obama for young African Leaders.