First Name: Aretha
Where you live: Cape Town
Facebook: Aretha Bauwens
YouTube: Aretha Bauwens
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I’d like to get my lower stomach a little flatter after I had a baby #2 a year ago and suffered an abdominal separation. I want to stay toned, fit and strong for the rest of my life and have that summer body all year long.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I have a passion to help women feel good about themselves and be happy in general. I will use the opportunity to make sure that I reach more women and continue to inspire them to take better care of themselves. My ambition is to get more mothers to stop using kids as an excuse to stop taking care of themselves. I want them to see me as proof that it’s possible to get their bodies back in shape even after having children. I want them to know that taking care of themselves is about eating well, working out and staying healthy.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Don’t just wish for a good body, work for it.”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I exercise 5 days a week. I follow strict eating and workout plans provided by an online fitness coach. I measure my food portions according to recommendation and take my supplements daily. I don’t believe in cheat days and I only eat what my coach recommends.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I am very dedicated and disciplined. I believe that I will appeal to most women, and I am dedicated to helping other women fall in love with themselves in ways they never thought possible. I know what it does to a woman when she looks in the mirror and isn’t happy with her body. I went through it after having a baby, but I chose to do something about it to avoid being miserable. Now I am happy because I put in the work. I can wear whatever I want and I can stand in front of the mirror with pride. I believe my story can change someone’s perspective and, therefore, change their life.