While completing his studies, Doug worked under head strength and conditioning coach at the Titans cricket franchise Diederick Kruger, before completing an internship at the Institute for Sport Research based in Pretoria at the High Performance Centre. With an Honours degree in HMS (Sport Science) and a research thesis on the National rowers looking into training loads and recovery-stress profiles completed, he now works as a sport scientist and athletic development coach at the Institute for Sport Research. Douglas is the athletic development coach for the SAFA Girls National Soccer Academy based at the High Performance Centre where he is responsible for their daily training, injury prevention and performance testing.
Doug has always been passionate about health and fitness. Having dedicated his career to working with individuals and teams to improve their physical performances and achieve their fitness goals. He has worked at the High Performance Centre assisting the National rowing squad and more recently was a trainer and sport scientist at Kaizer Chiefs football club.
Over the years he has developed programs and training systems that are tailored to the individual in order to get the best results possible and is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health and fitness.