Build your Emotional Fitness

At 5th Place we train people, groups and organisations how to
become and remain emotionally fit

Build your emotional fitness by regularly attending an Emotional Fitness Class. We offer online recorded classes.

The difference between winning and losing at the highest level of sports play comes down to who is better prepared emotionally.

5th Place's Emotional Fitness College offers courses which educate and enable you to build your emotional fitness and change your life.



At 5th Place we train people, groups and organisations on how to become and remain emotionally fit. Our emotional fitness training is based on the most recent developments in Neuroscience and over 30,000 individuals have attested to the effectiveness of our programmes.

We have a holistic, five fold approach to our interventions.



5th Place Emotional Fitness College

Our Emotional Fitness College offers a number of courses for you to build your Emotional Fitness. currently we support overall emotional fitness and anxiety. More courses are currently in the works for anger, burnout, depression, sleep, and stress.

Emotional fitness updates and news

Explore the latest news and information from people, friends and clients about emotional fitness. We share stories, testimonials, ideas and tips and more from across the world. We invite you to stay connected with our community of emotional athletes as, together, we make the world a better place. Updates are published mid-week.

5th Place Emotional Fitness The difference between emotions and feelings

The difference between emotions and feelings

By 5th Place

People often use the terms feelings and emotions interchangeably but they are different. At 5th Place we use the following definitions when it comes to emotions and feelings and building emotional fitness.


Retreats, research, a rabbit and a recce

By 5th Place

A trip to Parys, south of Johannesburg, to review the week and consider research needs leads to a recce for a retreat venue, the meeting and making of more friends, gold that is not metal and a pensive rabbit for the garden.


The connectedness of a common ailment

By 5th Place

While working on a model of emotional fitness™, a book reveals that we are all connected by a common ailment. It also uncovers the patterns and the processes we follow that trip up the very best intentions to develop, learn and change. In the meantime, a birthday is celebrated and seeds are planted.


Last minute dot com

By 5th Place

Three lovely opportunities offered and accepted. A reminder that it’s in the coming back that change takes place and another, different, reconnection with an old friend.


Really Important Things to Do

By 5th Place

A real rest day, long walks, relaxing and reading. An opportunity to connect with an old friend is a reminder of a Really Important Thing to Do


Closing out, shutting down, staying in

By 5th Place

As the cold cloak of winter waved in, weeks of work are closed out, allowing for some time to shut down to rest and renew, while staying in where it is warm and cosy. A week of classes, cuppa soups and podcasts.


About 5th Place

Positively impacting wellbeing

At 5th Place we support the physical and emotional wellbeing of people by enabling and educating them on how to build emotional fitness. We can do this one-on-one or on a scale to match the size of the problem with groups of any size.

Shape of Emotion

Building emotional fitness

Shape of Emotion offers a tool to build emotional fitness and address the scale of the mental, emotional and physical health challenges faced by society today.


5th Place Offerings

Emotional fitness offerings for everyone

5th Place offers the opportunity to learn how to become and remain emotionally fit. Being emotionally fit leads to improved physical, psychological and relational health and will transform the experience of your life.

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Today's accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.

—Robert H. Schuller