Imtiaz Desai MSc (Hons)

Imtiaz Desai MSc (Hons)

Director of programming


  • Masters of Science (Hons): Exercise Rehabilitation (Biokinetics), New Zealand
  • Postgraduate Diploma of Science: Exercise Rehabilitation (Biokinetics), New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science: Sport & Exercise Science, New Zealand
  • CrossFit Level 1
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting
  • CrossFit Rowing
  • Freestyle Gymnastics Seminar (Carl Paoli, Naka Athletics)

Imtiaz is an exercise scientist with 12 years of experience in the health, fitness and sports industries. His areas of expertise include exercise rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and Olympic weightlifting. Imtiaz was introduced to CrossFit by CFNZ in 2008 before returning home to South Africa to pursue his passion of health and fitness, and get married!

Imtiaz heads up the coaching team, and is in charge of all training programs at CrossFit Jozi.