The Fitness Factory is the brainchild of 2 Northwood Old Boys. Simon Vickers is the founder of the gym, and is also a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach. His partner, Richard Tyler, has been apart of the gym since 2015, but has since taken over as a partner. Richard is a well respected sports performance coach in Durban. The gym opened its doors on the 1 May 2011 and has grown from strength to strength over the past 10 years.

With its friendly staff, owners Simon Vickers and Richard Tyler, fitness staff/personal trainers Cameron Smith  and Nikita Van der Merwe are on hand to help with all your training needs. We also have a strength coach and kettlebell instructor, Yolandi van der Vyver, Emma Marshall and Michelle Strydom as private Personal Trainers on board, Leigh Vickers as a trainer and admin/social media lady, as well as our Biokineticist Claudia Cummins. 

We are affiliated with both Discovery Vitality and Momentum Multiply, so you can earn your points while training with us!

Opening Hours (Northwood):

Monday – Thursday’s: 5am – 8pm
Friday’s: 5am – 7pm
Saturday’s: 6am – 12 noon
Sunday’s: Closed
Public Holiday’s: 6am – 12 noon

Opening Hours (Underberg):

Monday – Friday’s: 5am – 7pm
Saturday’s: 6am – 3pm
Sunday’s: 6am – 3pm