Class of 2010

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Karen van Tubbergh

City & country of residence
Bellville, South Africa

My work
Cycling coach and doing sports massage

My current sports nutrition practice
I'm an exercise physiologist, just giving the 'normal' nutritional advice for my athletes. After finishing this diploma I will definately use it to help my cyclists and other sportspeople.

My goals in sports nutrition
To supplement my cyclists' training programmes with the best nutrition advice for optimum performance. To educate the general cycling population, as well as in other sports. I also feel it's necessary to educate athletes at school level, and especially

My own sporting background
I participated in netball, tennis, cricket, and athletics at school. I have played action netball for a few years after university. Currently I'm a recreational cyclist - I love the sport on and off the bike!

My favourite sporting moment or heroes
Well, I get excited being at cycling events, especially if my athletes are participating. I've been to a few Cape Epic mountain bike stage races where I have massaged, but probably the most exciting was when I got invited by a Swiss team to go to the Tra

My favourite foods
sushi (I have become addicted), Thai food

Other things of interest about me
Apart from my passion for cycling, I'm also a cricket fan and I love the outdoors. A good book (suspense, espionage) and good music are also on my 'favourites' list.