History of PhysEQFiT
It Started with a Dream
PhysEQFit is a dream that realized for two sisters who not only share a passion for overall wellness but also strive to live by four key principles: make a difference; be an inspiration; be the change you want to see and leave a legacy behind. They believe that their different fields of expertise and qualifications are a unique combination of skills that complement each other in providing a holistic solution to achieve ultimate wellbeing.
Ronel and Marli Jooste started PhysEQFiT Guesthouse in Centurion, in April 2016 together with their two staff members, Joyce and Evah. The guesthouse is 100% female owned and managed. The guesthouse was built up from scratch, with no experience of the hospitality industry and no database of guests, into a successful guesthouse in less than 3 years. To date this dynamic all-female team have received multiple business awards and accolades.
Meet The Team
Director at FinanciallyFiT Group
FinanciallyFiTLife offers financial consulting and training for businesses and individuals. Ronel developed various online financial courses focusing on personal and business finances. She strives to help people and businesses become Financially FiT for Life.
Ronel is a Chartered Accountant by profession. She spent 10,5 post-articles at the Momentum / MMI Group as Head of Financial Reporting, where she gained valuable experience in the banking, investments and insurance industries. She has also completed her Management Development Diploma (MDP) at GIBS Business School where she was awarded the Top-Achiever award.
Ronel is the contributor of the financial articles for various magazines including Finesse, Accountancy SA and Woman Entrepreneur. Ronel has been featured by the international Woman Entrepreneur magazine as one of the Top-10 inspirational female entrepreneurs in 2019.
Ronel has been crowned Mrs. Pretoria-Tshwane 2019 1st Princess – a dynamic woman making an impact in the community.
Ronel is passionate about fitness and is a qualified personal trainer. She has participated in multiple Telkom 947 Cycle Challenges, Cape Town Cycle Tours (Argus) and Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic cycling races, as well as the Comrades, Old Mutual Two Oceans and Old Mutual Om, die Dam ultra-marathons. She enjoys spending time in the gym and on the golf course.
Ronel’s accolades include:
- Received 9 business awards / nominations during 2019;
- Author of the award-winning book Financially Fit and Wealthy;
- Founder of the Ronel Jooste Dream Foundation;
- Award-winning speaker and CC10-accredited Toastmaster;
- SA Top-100 Difference Maker;
- Avid property investor and Top-10 South African investments blogger
As a registered Psychometrist and Counsellor at the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), has more than 10 years’ experience in the human capital sphere; the latter both in the Private and Public Sectors.
She successfully runs an independent psychology practice since 2011, was nominated as a finalist for Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Year 2018 and was awarded as Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business in the SME category in 2019.
She is accredited in a vast variety of psychometric instruments (cognitive, personality, emotional, risk behavior, competency-based, integrity, etc.). Since completing her Masters in Psychology, she equipped herself with a Diploma in Personal Nutrition, as well as Personal and Life Coaching. She is also a qualified and accredited Trauma Incident Reduction, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Multi-level Processing (MLP) and Time-Line Therapy Practitioner as well as Life Coach.
She is a COMENSA Practitioner and member of the South African Medico Legal Society (SAMLS). She is currently enrolled for her PhD in Psychology at the University of Pretoria. Marli often joins Ronel on the sports field and enjoys a round of golf, swimming, and cycling.
Joyce Mahlangu has more than a decade’s experience in the hospitality industry. She started out as a cleaner and is in charge of the guest rooms. Joyce takes pride in her work and always receives top ratings for the cleanliness of the guest rooms. She aspires to become the office manager and is currently enrolled for a computer course.
Evah Masilela loves to cook and is in charge of the kitchen at PhysEQFiT Guesthouse. She also started out as a cleaner, but is developing into our own master chef. Evah receives multiple compliments from happy guests for her delicious food. Evah completed a few cooking courses and achieved 3rd-place overall in the Hirsch’s Domestic Worker of the Year competition during 2017.
IN THE MEDIA
Featuring The PhysEQFiT Guesthouse Story
The PhysEQFiT Guesthouse story is much more than a story of business success. It is an inspiring and beatiful story of people development, personal growth, upliftment, and empowerment. It is a story of a team of ladies believing in their bigger vision and working together towards achieving that vision. The PhysEQFiT Guesthouse story was featured on the international BizLadies platforms.
What People Are Saying
– Very clean and neat. The neighborhood is wonderfully quiet, you would never guess it is basically situated right next to the highway. Very well located and great for short-term stays.
– Such a beautiful and tranquil guesthouse. Well managed with fantastic and caring owners that welcomed us with open arms.
Love the privacy and private entrance in this very safe and beautiful area. This is your home away from home!
– Ronel is a great host. I had a very quiet room with garden and pond outside. The room had everything I needed plus a tasty little breakfast in the fridge each morning. Highly recommend.
– PhysEQFit is a perfect place for anyone to stay, either for business or vacation. I particularly like the fact that is is central and close to major locations around Pretoria. Closeness to Gautrain station +more