“Don't let aging get you down. It's too hard to get back up” – John Wagner


Liz Grantham

Our Founder

Liz GranthamLiz has over 30 years’ experience in marketing & advertising providing innovative, integrated, thoughtful solutions for global clients like Visa, Shell and Sony Mobile, working on various projects including the Olympics.

Her love of a challenge and making BIG things happen, together with a need to manage the stress that comes along with running a business, endless deadlines, keeping clients happy, being a present and mindful mom – led her on the journey to what has become “TheOptimal.me”. This is her greatest challenge yet!

“I believe that all the hard work, experience, and endless curiosity, together with the need to not only survive but thrive as I get older, has led me to this point. The joy of finding long term solutions to feeling even better and being excited about what’s ahead is just something worth sharing … and so that’s exactly what I’ve done!”


Jannie Classen

Jannie ClassenJannie Claassen is a transformational body coach, teacher, trainer and registered physical rehabilitation professional and your guide in all of our workouts. Functional movement is his passion and life’s work. Over the past 35 years he has worked directly with clients and travelled the world as a Reebok representative, presenter, educator, assessor and lecturer. He is a qualified Kinesiologist, a practitioner of Cranio-Sacral therapy and Visceral Manipulation and has studied Thai Massage Therapy. And at 59, he’s the perfect example of what we’d like to be when we grow up!

Phys-Ed – HED, ACE, Hons BED.

Certified in the USA by AFAA and ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)


Simone Berzen-Levy

Simone Berzen-Levy

Simone is an experienced Physiotherapist with a career spanning more than three decades. She currently works as part of a multidisciplinary team in the treatment and management of people living with chronic pain conditions. She facilitates mindfulness informed movement and exercise programs for the cohort of patients she sees.

Simone is passionate about motivating people to improve their strength, balance and fitness at all ages, many with ongoing pain and  health issues. Simone agrees that engaging  routinely in functional exercise that we enjoy, can improve mind, mood and body. ‘Movement is like medicine’

BSc Physiotherapy