I am really proud of each and every one of these lovely ladies, they have all seen a transformation in one or more areas of their lives, the unintended consequences of taking care of yourself first are vast and far-reaching. Had I hinted at what they would actually achieve in such a short time I don't think they would have believed me. It's much more fun being on a voyage of self discovery anyway .. 



Before we started to work together, I had spent 20 years in corporate, I walked away because of a bully. At the time I went through months where every day was filled with anxiety and I struggled to sleep because I couldn’t see a way out. I realised that the price I was paying was too high – I was at rock bottom, mentally and physically exhausted, and my relationships with the most important people in my life suffered a great deal as a result, I got the point where I realised how bad things were.

I was tired. I was frustrated. I was ready to give up. I had to be honest and say it out loud, it was over, I had to leave. It was the only way forward.

Soon after I left, I started my own business - Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd. This was a big leap of faith, I had no idea at the time whether or not it was going to work out.

Either way, I realised that I had to prioritise my health and relationships with Heinie and the boys. I set a goal: To get into the best shape of my life, for life.

I met an amazing body transformation coach, Colette Pienaar, creator of The Ultimate Body Formula. A couple of her straplines ‘prioritise you on your list of priorities’ and ‘your family needs you to be your best self’ resonated with me and so my first step towards recovery was to invest in a coach – for the first time ever.

The only reservation I had was in investing the money in myself. I’ve never paid someone to get into shape, I don’t do the personal training thing, I guess I felt guilty for spending the money on myself. But after my first chat with Colette and realising how comprehensive her programme is - a complete transformation (mind, body, spirit and soul) - I was sold. It was the best investment ever. In hindsight, a no-brainer.

The process has been one of self-discovery.

In six months of working with her, I felt strong, confident and I knew that the new direction I had chosen was right for me. Honestly the best investment in myself ever. As my results started to appear, my confidence grew and the challenges I overcame to get this far soon became less relevant as the person I was becoming, and the future I was creating became so exciting, I was all in!

Colette is a very experienced coach and one of the most generous people I know - she provides me with additional support when I feel overwhelmed and need clarity.

The best results I have got from working with Colette are;

1. The ability to face my fears,
2. be kind to myself,
3. and to celebrate success

#bodytransformation  #ultimatebodyformula  #beautifulinsideandout




I’m an ambitious, driven and passionate individual – a ‘high achiever’ who makes winning a habit. I’m sure you know the sort. With my own cybersecurity business and IN Security Movement, I was becoming increasingly aware that my high energy was dwindling. With an important mission to do – to attract and retain more women in cybersecurity – I knew I needed to be super charged, fit, healthy, and on form. I wasn’t. In fact, I’d started to put on weight around my mid-rift, something that had never really happened before. Despite trying my usual “diet tricks” nothing shifted the weight gain, and I was becoming increasingly frustrated.

Being a speaker with a global client base, I travel the world frequently. I’m also a single parent and have to do a lot of running around after my children. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to fit a health and fitness regime into my erratic schedule.

The process has been, super easy and enjoyable! The app was my daily “go-to.” I used it for my workouts and meal planning. The recipes were gorgeous, and my while family enjoyed trying new meals out every day. Colette kept me on track every single week, too, as we had our accountability calls. Then, there were the weigh-ins! Being target driven, this helped me to stick to the goals I’d set at the start.

The best result for me has been, getting my figure back! I wanted to get into a size 10 again and I’ve surpassed that, in places. I feel fitter, stronger and more energetic than ever before.





Before working with Colette I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I was carrying more weight than I should and not exercising.

I had never done anything like this before, so didn’t know what to expect, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to manage to do what I would be asked to do.

Colette is so easy to work with. She tailors a complete program to you and helps you to work around the situations you face. I was travelling a lot for work, so she put together a full program to accommodate this, and guided me through the best things to eat and how to manage travel, diet and exercise.

There are so many things I have taken away from doing her program, but the one that comes to mind is self-belief, and the knowledge that if I ever go back to where I was I know what I have to do and I also know what I have to do in order to not go back there!

#bodytransformation  #ultimatebodyformula #beautifulinsideandout

Kate Back

I could not believe the transformation I was experiencing - 7kgs of body fat lost in 12 weeks - my husband couldn't believe it either. My friends didn't recognise me, they were totally blown away and so was I.
After watching this happen to a couple of gym friends who had worked with Colette, I was a little skeptical but I needn't have been. I am confident in a bikini for the first time ever and strut my stuff on the beach whenever I get the chance - I feel like I have my life back.
I can keep up with the demands of my professional life and with my boys. Now 18 months later, I am still easily maintaining the results I achieved. NOW THAT, I'VE NOT EXPERIENCED EVER!

Elena Napper

I have been going to the gym for nearly 20 years, tried diet after diet, hit the treadmill hard and blasted out the cardio sessions, I even did the London Marathon but with all of this I never saw any changes in my body.
Looking back I wasted precious time doing the same thing I had always been doing. Yes, I felt fitter but I wanted to LOOK fitter and stronger and I wanted to feel confident and look trim.
Diet after diet and 4 cardio sessions a week but no progress, until I met Colette – she completely turned my training around, educated me on what to eat and when and I now have a body to be proud of, I feel more confident, stronger.
I’m the best I can be and I’m 48!”

Libby Campetti

Working with Colette has helped me to find renewed energy and drive by putting myself on my priority list for the first time in a long time. I have successfully managed to get my fitness back after having my kids, and have found ways to balance my family and demanding career with making time for myself.
I am a positive, organised person, who is now super focused, happier and less stressed about things. I love working out in the gym and I now make the most out of the limited time I have available. Taking control of this area of my life has helped me function better and move forward.
Colette is THE ANSWER for busy women like me, committed to achieving nothing but the best in all areas of business and life.


My situation before I started work with Colette was one of slight desperation to get back in shape, and pure intrigue in the food and recipes that I saw she was generating – they looked delicious and healthy!
I knew she could advise me on how to cook, and how best to make life-long changes to my diet to help keep me feeling fit and healthy.
The whole process from my initial inquiry to the final weigh and measure was personal, transparently clear, supportive and informative.
The one best result I got from working with Colette is “knowledge”. I know more about my body and how best to nourish it than ever before.
- Jodie


The process has been perfect for me. i.e. predictable, accessible and confidential….so that I felt " safe" to give it a go. You didn't make me feel stupid for trying!!
The best result has been my ongoing change in body shape and the fact that I did reach all of my goals.
I have dropped two dress sizes and weigh what I did 15 years ago!!
- Rhona


Having previously worked with Colette I knew I had to be fully committed to the program in order to ensure I got the best results I could. I had to manage my schedule to make time for myself.
Working with Colette is always a great experience!
She understands the need to keep programs simple to fit into peoples daily lives.
She is very committed and supportive in helping you achieve results.
Having her on my side made the whole process of getting back on track easier and I am determined more than ever to continue and strive for even more fat loss!
- Sheetal


Before I started working with Colette I had started to let myself go and didn’t know how to get myself back on track, I wasn’t happy with how I was looking or feeling.
Her program wasn’t easy and it isn’t a cheap or quick fix, but her approach definitely worked for me.  She provided me with the motivation and a structured program of eating and exercise which over time developed into new habits for me.
These habits have now become a lifestyle choice which I will continue from now on.
Losing 3 stone, dropping dress sizes etc are all great but what the best result and the most surprising was the impact her approach has had on my wellbeing.
I just can’t believe how much lighter I feel on the inside as well as the outside. My approach to life is so much healthier.
I am so much stronger, happier and more confident in all aspects of my life.
- Caroline