5 most-promising Africans under 30 who are kicking serious butts in business in 2019

July 01, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Money Moves

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

July 01, 2019 at 06:00 pm | Money Moves

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Mariam Manack , 29, South Africa, Founder & Director of iTrain

Mariam Manack is described as a sports scientist, nutritional advisor, fitness and lifestyle coach. She started as a personal trainer in 2011 and without any gym equipment, would train clients at home using sheer charisma. Business began to look up and she had to set up something bigger, hence, iTrain, a health and fitness studio for women, empowering women through health and fitness. In 2017, she was honored by the Minara Chamber of Commerce as the youngest Muslim woman to receive a finalist award at the Business Recognition Awards and the Minara Entrepreneurship Competition. Also, she hosts the iTrain-run clubs yearly and has partnered with BMW on some projects and is also a brand ambassador for Puma. She plans to open up a couple more studios in different parts of the country as her business is growing, with the worth of her business estimated to be around $115,000.

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