About Peri Zourides

CEO – Chief Encouragement Officer

peri-croppedPeri Zourides is the owner and head trainer at Seven Star Energy Centre. He completed his Exercise Science studies from the Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) in 2008.

He has a sports background in football and basketball, was involved in traditional Chinese Martial Arts for 12 years and Kettlebell training since 2007. He works as a personal and group trainer, is a sports conditioning coach, martial arts instructor and corporate wellness facilitator. Peri works with people to improve their physical and mental states through better movement and breathing patterns, increased sports and athletic performance and improved energy management principles for a well balanced life.

These goals are attained with a variety of different techniques such as Kettlebells, Natural Movement systems, traditional Chinese Martial Arts, Feldenkrais and Yoga

Qualifications and Courses

  • HFPA Exercise Science and Personal Training
  • National First Aid Academy Certified
  • SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 1, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline
  • SFG Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Level 2, trained by David Whitley and Fabio Zonin
  • SFG Plan Strong Attendee, trained by Pavel Tsatsouline and Fabio Zonin
  • Primal Move Certified Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 1 and 2, trained by Cameron Pratto
  • HKC Certified Kettlebell Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • FitPro Kettlebell Ballistics Instructor, trained by Shaun Cairns
  • Muscle Activation Level 1 & 2, trained by Douglas Heel
  • DNAlysis, DNA Fit Practioner, trained by Ian Craig and Daniel Meyersfield
  • XLR8 Bronze Level Trainer, trained by Waldo van Heerden
  • KNVB (Dutch Football Academy) World Coach
  • Olympic Core and Strength Conditioning, trained by Craig Sutton
  • Pain Management, trained by Dr Andre Sorger
  • YMAA Martial Arts Instructor, trained by Corlius Birkil, George Mentis and Aiden Lottering
  • Feldenkrais Method, trained by Barbara McCrea
  • Fascial Manipulation Introduction – Level 1, trained by Stefano Casadei
  • Branson Centre for Entrepreneurship Basic and Advanced Business Course Graduate
  • * selected as 1 of the top 6 entrepreneurs in the group to present Seven Star Energy Centre
  • * selected as 1 of 15 entrepreneurs to be sponsored for the week long, Creel Price entrepreneurship international boot camp
  • Indian Club Bell Basics, trained by Master SFG Shaun Cairns

Working Experience

  • Seven Star Energy Centre Owner and Head Trainer (2008 – Present)
  • YMAA (Yang’s Martial Arts Association) (2000 – 2012)
  • YMAA JHB Head Instructor (2008 – 2012)
  • YMAA JHB Kids Kung Fu Head Instructor (2009 – 2012)
  • Personal Trainer – Lonehill Sports Clinic (2008 – 2009)
  • Personal Trainer – Seven Star Energy Centre (2008 – Present)
  • 1st Team Basketball Head Coach – St Stithians College (2000 & 2004)
  • Head Basketball Conditioning Coach – St Stithians College (2008 / 09)
  • Head Football Conditioning Coach – St Stithians College (2008 / 09)
  • U14 & U15 Redhill Basketball Head Coach (2010)
  • Personal Trainer to Happy Jele of Kaizer Chiefs (2008)
  • Assistant Conditioning Coach Fourways High School Rugby (2008)
  • Personal Trainer to Art in Motion, Junior Dance Company (2008)
  • School Referee – Basketball and Football (2004 – 2010)
  • Workshop Lecturer (2009 – Present)
  • Personal Trainer to Trevor Hall of Super 15 Lions (2010)
  • IDC Class Instructor (2012 – 2013)
  • Waterfall Estate Class Instructor (2012 – 2013)
  • Waterfall Estate Training Co-Ordinator (2012 – 2013)
  • DNAlysis Practitioner (2012 – Present)
  • Stepping Stones Kung Fu Instructor (2013)
  • FSP Contributing Editor (2014 -) – FSP Link

About Pedro Almeida

CHO – Chief Health Officer

pedro-croppedPedro Almeida began is passion for health and fitness since he was 5 years old, where started his sports career as a roller hockey player. In 2000, he completed his graduation as a teacher of Physical Education by the ISCE (Portugal) and since that time as devoted his life to the development of physical abilities of students, athletes and people in general.

He has a sports background in roller skates, roller hockey, inline skates, inline hockey, swimming and gym instructor, having worked with people of all ages, both in schools, sport clubs and gyms. As a sport science specialist, his work is based on understanding people needs and prescribe measures that contributes to a healthy lifestyle, prevent injuries and/or diseases, increase their general physical condition, their sport performance and their quality of life through a scientific approach to exercising and creating good psychological and emotional feelings.

Qualifications and Courses

  • Golf Mechanics by Dave Bensted-Smith (South Africa)
  • MovNat Certified Instructor, Level 1, trained by Cameron Pratto
  • National First Aid Academy Certified (South Africa)
  • Physical Education teacher at Higher Institute of Educational Science (Portugal)
  • Post graduate certification in Health and Exercise Science at College of Sport of Rio Maior (Portugal)
  • Personal Fitness Trainer course at Fitness Studies Center (Portugal)
  • Roller hockey coach (level 2), at Portuguese Skating Federation
  • Inline hockey coach (level 1), at Federation International of Roller Sports (Singapore)

Working Experience

  • Seven Star assistant trainer (2014 – Present)
  • Private Home Personal Trainer (2013 – 2014)
  • Physical Activity Gym Instructor, Portuguese Badminton Federation (2010 – 2012)
  • University Teacher, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (2010 -2012)
  • Head and Conditioning Coach of University Roller Hockey Team, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (2009 – 2011)
  • District Youth Roller Hockey Head Coach, Skating Association of Leiria(2009 – 2010)
  • Physical Education Teacher (2008 – 2011)
  • Roller Hockey Senior and Junior Head and Conditioning Coach, BIR Valado dos Frades (2008 – 2010)
  • National Coach of Inline Skatingand Inline Hockey, Macau Roller Sports Federation (2006 – 2008)
  • Coordinator of Training Roller Sports Schools, Macau Roller Sports Federation (2004 – 2008)
  • Swimming Instructor, Leirisport – Sport, Leisure & Tourism of Leiria(2003 -2004)
  • Superior Sport Technician, City Hall of Leiria, asSwimming instructor at the first cycle of basic education in the program “Learning Swimming” (2001 -2003)
  • Head and Conditioning Youth Roller Hockey Coach, SC Marinhense (2000 – 2004)

Speciality Training Areas

  • Plyometrics, agility and coordination training
  • Strength, conditioning and healthy weight loss
  • Scientific core and back training
  • Roller skating and roller hockey

About Irving Fina

Staff Trainer

pedro-croppedIrving Fina is a certified TACFIT® field instructor and Ip Chun Wing Chun practitioner under Sifu Dean Jones. He also has a Brazilian Jujitsu background and In addition to this, he has attended survival Jujitsu seminars hosted by Alberto Gallazi. He has an extrovert, bright personality and enjoys other sports like skate boarding, surfing as well as recording music and doing live stage performances. Irving believes in the balance of flow between Breath and movement. He believes that if fitness or training is administered properly it transforms into its own discipline that can be attributed to meditation techniques such as reclined yoga.