Lives: Roodepoort, Johannesburg
If I am not doing anything relating to chiropractic, sports, dancing or gyming, I am doing something adventurous like hiking. I chase anything that gives me adrenaline. I am a confident, independent woman, but I am always humble. I live by the motto: “Fly high with the eagles, but eat with the mossies”. It basically means, go out and achieve your goals and dreams, work hard and do great things but, at the end of the day, always remain humble and remember your roots. Food is a big aspect of my life, I love eating! I enjoy all types of cuisines. I come from a multiracial family. My boyfriend, family and support structure mean everything to me and they always push me to achieve my goals. No matter what I have achieved, I know it is because of the Lord and I will always give all the glory to him.
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How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?
Fitness has always been incorporated into my life. I was a sprinter throughout my schooling career. At the same time, I am a dancer across many styles: Ballet, contemporary, jazz, ballroom and Latin dancing. I started dancing when I was 6 years old and still dance every now and then. Yoga and Pilates got incorporated into my training program to help keep my muscles strong for dance. Dance created the foundation of my physique for what it is today. After high school I started weight training and it has become one of the biggest aspects of my life. I wake up and train. It is a part of me. Over the past 6 years, chiropractic has changed my view on what it means to be “fit” and “healthy”. It has taught me that being fit is not only about your external appearance, but what happens internally. Therefore, I also make sure I eat the correct foods that fuel my body appropriately, take the correct supplements to help my body function and recover, and ensure that I train my muscles correctly to prevent injury. I also take time to give myself positive affirmations and set goals for myself for the week ahead because one’s mental state plays a vital role on their overall fitness and health. I promote these things to my patients every day, and it is what I incorporate into my life every day so that I am fit and healthy.
What are your personal fitness goals?
To constantly work on my body so that I feel healthy and strong and so that I am able to perform my job every day as it is very strenuous on your body. To be recognised in the broader fitness industry to motivate and educate others of all ages on the importance of a healthy body, both externally and internally, and to help others achieve their peak performance. To use my chiropractic expertise to educate others to actively engage in a healthy relationship between their body, mind and soul. To promote fitness on a bigger scale on different types of strength training, workouts and stretching. To motivate and be an example to others on how they can lead an overall fit and healthy life.