Nkululeko Dlamini, affectionately known as Nyawolomshini, has gained fame in South Africa as an aerobics instructor with enviable glutes. However, what many people don’t know is that he is a qualified schoolteacher with a degree in Education from the University of Free State.
“Teaching is in my blood,” he says.
Teaching runs in Nkululeko’s family, with his mother and sister also being educators. Despite his qualifications, his journey into fitness instruction was driven by his passion rather than a struggle to find a teaching job.
After completing his degree, Nkululeko pursued his love for soccer and joined Jomo Cosmos in Johannesburg. However, he became frustrated with the back-and-forth nature of playing for teams in South Africa and Swaziland. He realized his true calling was to coach and improve the fitness of soccer players, addressing areas such as quad and calf training that he felt were lacking.