from humble beginnings

OUR story


green outdoor gyms

Tim Hogins is at the helm of GOG, an innovative company that is galloping forward at an incredible pace. From a R3M turnover in his first year of business, GOG is in the formidable position of being at the dawn of turning over R150M in the year 2018. A diversified portfolio of companies feed this growth, spearheaded by Hogins unyielding drive to move forward and build strong, proudly South African businesses. It’s an inspiring narrative for the 37-year-old, a story that has humble beginnings in the dusty streets of Randfontein, a community on the west of Johannesburg. His upbringing was by no means privileged and after matriculating in 1996, Tim was faced with the daunting battle of building a career without any means with which to do so. His first formal training outside of school was a field security course after which he worked as a security officer for approximately 12 months. During this period, he heard of a bursary initiative for an IT programming course. He applied, and after several failed attempts at aptitude and computer literacy tests, Tim was successfully awarded the bursary, through which he became a qualified MCSE and IT technician.

Unlocking the potential of

Health & fitness

From 2010, Green Outdoor Gyms has recorded substantial growth figures and become the leading name in Outdoor Gym and Play gym facilities. The company has set new standards of quality and completely unlocked the potential of health and fitness through the use of outdoor gyms.

Very soon into this growth, Hogins saw a real need to diversify and use his experience in gym installations to broaden his company portfolio. In addition to installing hundreds of gyms around Southern African, the company has also invested over R45 Million in two Lifestyle Parks in Gauteng. These projects are both self-funded and self-sustaining businesses. A third lifestyle park, GOG Kids is also under construction at Chameleon Village, Hartbeespoort.

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