who & what
what we do and why
We believe that nutrition and health management should be your number one priority. By reaching your optimum health you can achieve all other life goals with greater energy and enthusiasm. And when you are happy, so are those around you.
Whether you have an active lifestyle, the daily desk job or want to win the gold, we at NutriGen make your nutrition our number one priority.
Our dietary programs are formulated to suit your unique physical needs and, with over 25 years of experience, you can trust that we will get you in top form. For the athlete or for the individual, NutriGen is for you.
...the body-stat (electronic scale) will reveal your exact muscle mass, body-water content and total fatty tissue in your body....
our consultation process
Step 1. BODY PROFILING
The first step towards your health and fitness goals is assessing your unique Body Profile. Our process produces a calculated measurement of specific body fat zones via our 3 quick, easy and painless methods:
1) The Tape: Hip, waist, lower waist and thigh circumference measurement
2) The Caliper: Skin fold measurements
3) The Scale: Bioelectrical impedance measurement
STEP 2. TANITA BODY SCALE
TANITA body weight scales are pioneers in the accurate measurement of body composition. By utilising Bioelectrical impedance (a fancy word for electricity measuring various types of resistance in the body) the TANITA scales show accurately the total fat-free mass (lean muscle mass), total body fat and total water weight. The ratios between these 3 variables allow us to create your own unique meal plan, suited to your weight loss and fitness needs.
Step 3. NUTRITION GUIDE & MEAL PLANS
The science of sports performance is dependent on an athlete’s body composition. In order for any athlete to achieve his/her best power to weight ratio, endurance and strength, their diet plays a crucial role. This is where we set the pace. Perfect Replica Watches
Not all athletes require the same power output, endurance or even physical weight in their sporting categories. Most sport disciplines are unique in their physical demands on the athlete. This means that there is no mainstream diet that all athletes can follow in the hopes of achieving their best performance and results.
locally formulated and made
Formulated by a sports nutritionist, approved by a nutritional medicine practitioner. We formulate so you can win.
Check out our range of Nutritional Products designed for the professional athlete and the average weight-watcher. We will ship them to you anywhere in South Africa.
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YOUR HEALTH COACH & NUTRITIONIST
A sports nutritionist in private practice for the past 25 years, Karin’s aim was to ensure that her products were formulated to include two major criteria: the supplements had to include macro and micronutrients which provide immediate energy during training and events, and they had to support and maintain long-term cellular health.
MORE ABOUT KARIN
I initially visited in 2013 in order to loose some weight and to improve my running. Not only did I loose around 10kg relatively quickly, but my muscle to weight ratio increased which in turn translated into far better performance on the road. Additionally, I have managed to keep my weight down and continue to deliver far quicker times than I ever though were previously possible.Saul Greenblatt
Dear Karin, Thank you very much for your help and professional advice on my nutrition over the past 5 months. Since I met you I have lost a further 4 kg of body fat, got leaner than ever and finally got my dreamed 6 pack! Also, since I changed my nutrition, I got my best ironman results and qualified for ironman world champs in Kona Hawaii and feel more energetic and strong than ever.JP
I have the great privilege to state the following about Ms Karin Paquay : 1. Before I met Karin , I had already been a South African senior rowing champion and record holder , had acquired Protea colours for Sanshou ( the fighting aspect of Chinese Wushu also called Kung Fu fighting ) in 2005 when I had won the South African 70 kg Women’s title , and had represented South Africa internationally in that sportSandra Prinsloo
I have always been relatively active and when I became interested in road cycling three years ago, I enlisted Karins help in order to maximise results from the valuable time put in. Karins nutritional and hydrational advice has been essential in establishing a normal, pre-race, race and recovery routine all contributing to continual improved performances. Three years later and her suggestions and tweaks are still adding value. How I look after my body has effortlessly become second nature and created a sense of good health and self-gratification. It has also gradually had the positive spin off on the rest of my family who are now also showing more interest in their health. Thank you Karin for opening my eyes as to what good nutrition can do for you.Paul Wostmann
Eleven months later I’m weighing in at 58kg’s, I am lean and just completed Iron Man 70.3 Durban in 06:08. Karin helped me to see taking control of my physique not as a diet but rather as a “lifestyle”. Rather than dread my check-ups with Karin I look forward to them, it has been a hugely satisfying journey progressing from overweight, middle aged fat man to being a lean “athlete”.Lennie Glasser
Shaun has a long history in off-road racing and fortunate to maintain great long term partnerships with key stakeholders and sponsors such as Liqui Moly, Beta, Hyde, TRP, Michelin, Leatt. TCX and Cayenne that spans more than seven and a half years firstly riding Suzuki, Honda and currently Beta that started in 2012. I have secure a National and numerous regional and series titles over the years, the focus for 2016 season is the Enduro Nationals, EWCX. Lowveld Enduro, NiteX, and a few extreme events. The teams partnership with Nutrigen started in 2015, and this has been a key and important element to ensuring that all our on the bike nutrition needs are met. “Fantastic to be part of the team”Shaun Kirk
At a discovery vitality assessment day I was warned that I have high cholesterol. I visited a doctor and was told to take medication for cholesterol. I was not keen on medication. I also started cycling around the same time. I heard about Karin from a friend of mine and immediately made an appointment to see her. That visit changed my mind on how I think about food. I have always been an active, sporty kind of person and always been on some kind of a diet, and yet during my visit to Karin I discovered that I was in pretty bad shape on the health side, overweight, high body fat percentage, constant heartburn and of course high cholesterol. Karin in her usual energetic way told me not to despair, there is something that can be done! Fast forward two years, and I am proud to say that I lost a lot of weight, got my body fat percentage down, have my cholesterol down to normal levels (no medication) and don’t suffer for heartburn anymore. My cycling has also benefitted in many ways, faster on the hills and lighter on the bike equals great riding!Sandra Pienaar
Karin’s approach to eating was nothing short of fantastic and resulted in me losing 14kg’s in 9 weeks. This helped take my cycling from finishing in the second bunch to winning my age group at 2016 SA Road Champs.Andrew Westaway
When my husband Dean told me that he wanted to get healthier and eat properly, I told him to follow the basics and will be ok. However, he booked an appointment with Karen Paquet and I had a little FOMO being a girl and all and decided to go on this adventure with him. Our first visit with Karen was an eye opener, as my little eating for my amount of sport I did and my picking on my kids food here and there when I was hungry was not really the way. I realized that when I got my first assessment done. From then both my husband and I have lost a fortune of weight, cm’s and fat percentage, and we are feeling great in so many ways. We started with Karen a few months prior to our first Half Iron-Man, and we did really well in this as my husband was a lot lighter on his feet, Myself included. I was faster and healthier and very much well guided on my nutrition intake – where I was usually bad. Since then we have done many more triathlons and our whole family follow the guidelines of Karen including my kids. She has changed our lives and we are truly thankful for this. My husband has lost 10kg and I cannot even remember the exact fat percentage but it is a lot, and as for me I have lost 5kg and dropped my fat percentage from 25% to 13%. Karen has guided us and shown us a lifestyle that we now thoroughly enjoy and our bodies have changed so much. We are full of life, energy and enthusiasm and we are able to select healthy options to eat, not because we have to, but because we want to. Thank you Karen, we really appreciate the change you have made for us and the guidance you have given.Dean and Simone Jacobs
My name is Emma Tarr and I am a competitive swimmer.I first came to see Karin when I was 13 years old.Karin helped me to understand the importance of eating correctly in order to be ableto perform at my very best.Over the months, I started to train better, have more energy and better endurance.Karin showed me how to prepare my body for high level racing.I then started to race even better. I continued to do many personal bests when I ate correctly.When I met Karin I was making finals at Level 3 National Level.At age 14 I have medalled at level 3 nationals and made several finals.I qualified for South African Nationals and Olympic trials 2016 and have several youth times as well as 2 senior national times.Since I have been seeing Karin, good nutrition has made me stronger, less prone to sickness and in general feel healthier.Karin always has time for me and helps me to be the best I can be.Emma Tarr
I heard of Karin Paquay and what she has done for athletes and helping them reach their goal weight and improve performance through word of mouth about 5 years ago. A couple of my friends have gone to her and have achieved great results. I used to come out of winter at about 86kg’s and then drop to maybe 81kg by the time 94.7 came around and had some reasonable performances, usually around the top 10 or just outside in my age group of sub-vets. I was about to turn 40 and wanted to see how much I could possible improve. After meeting Karin and getting on her eating program, which by the way is more a way of life than a diet, I started to steadily start loosing weight and transforming my body. Besides weight loss the focus is really to transform the body into the right balance between body fat, muscle and water. So every week the body fat started dropping and even some weeks I had no weight loss, but my body fat came down. The transformation was great as it wasn’t just a weight loss program but transforming my body into the right balance between weight, body fat and muscle. I dropped from 86 to now a race weight of 78kg, 3 kg’s better than usual and my results shot up from there to be in the top 3 at SA Half Ironman and Phuket Half Ironman. That got me slot into the world half ironman champs in Vegas which was a great experience. I also got my best 94.7 result last year, with a third position in Vets and a pb of 2:22 on the new route into Steyn City. Overall, I am very satisfied with the eating advise I have received from Karin and would recommend her to anyone. Not just the racing snake’s, but anyone that just want to have a healthier body, better body fat composition, feel better, have more energy and as a consequence improve results and times. Alex Otto Chief Investment Officer PHEMBANIAlex Otto
Benjamin Plattner currently rated as the fastest fly swimmer in his age group in SA dropped from 2:18.32 for the 200 m fly to 2:11.21 from October 2015 to April 2016 where he swam at the SA Nationals in Durban where he was ranked 22 of all the fly swimmers competing. This was also the qualifying gala for the RIO Olympics that recently took place. He has been with Karen Paquay since September 2015 and has been using Nutri Gen do enhance his performance.Other PB's include 100 FLY 58.33 (dropped 1.40), 50 FLY100 Freestyle DEC 2015 - April 2016 57.86 - 56.81(1 sec drop in 4 months)200 Free DEC 2015 - April 2016 2:09.35 - 2:02.66 (7 sec drop in 4 months).Benjamin Plattner