Bianca van Wyk

Age: 31
Lives: Johannesburg

I am such a geek! I am a qualified veterinarian by trade, but a fitness freak by passion. I am dedicated and motivated, and take fitness very seriously, without taking myself or life too seriously. I like to laugh at myself – humour is a prerequisite for a joyful and fruitful life – but self-love, self-appreciation and time for self-care are equally important. Life has challenged me in so many aspects. Except for the fact that I had to put myself through vet school by studying while working a part-time job, I had to endure 2 spinal operations because of a herniated disc at L5-S1. This had to be the scariest part of my life. Nobody likes going under the knife thinking that you might not be able to walk again. It petrified me! And that at such a young age! But as soon as I got cleared from rehab and was able to start working out, I made it my mission and goal to practice spinal-conscious fitness regimens. During this time, I have learned that nothing comes without hard work, dedication and consistency. I have also learned that you don’t have to do it all by yourself. In conjunction with physiotherapists,  biokineticists and my mom, I conquered my fears and started prepping for my first Bikini Fitness competition. I am willing to own up to the fact that I don’t always get it right, but I am always willing to learn! I am an animal lover and have an absolute passion for rescue animals and animal welfare organisations. I have 3 rescue dogs – two pit bulls (Akeela and Bartok) and Aurora, the drama queen Great Dane. She is the absolute representation of my spirit animal, quirky and clumsy but somehow manages to make it look good.

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How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?

Fitness is life. Being active in the gym spills over into everyday life. Remember, every workout counts. Whether you are working out in a studio or gym, dancing, cleaning the house or playing with the dogs, it is about your future – building today for your future. Every aspect you work on now, your future self will thank you for. Being a veterinarian and a girl can be physically taxing and mentally draining. And being a stronger version of myself does not only help with the physical aspects of work but also plays an important role in mental health.

What are your personal fitness goals?

I am a spinal injury survivor. I have had 2 spinal surgeries in 5 years, both before the age of 30. The one thing that I’ve always taken for granted – being healthy, strong, and fit – could easily have become my biggest obstacle. But I have turned it around and it has now become my greatest asset – my reason to excel. I am driven to push my body’s boundaries, while still respecting its limitations. I’ve learned that if you put your mind to it, your body will follow. My goal is to motivate others to step so far out of their comfort zone so that they forget how to step back. And that it is possible for anyone to pursue their fitness dreams – nothing should hold you back. Your only limitation is your mindset. You should stretch your imagination and keep focusing on your goals. I want to inspire them to be the best version of themselves.

21 Comments

  • Debbie Harker on September 5, 2021

    You are inspirational

  • Ilse van Aswegen on September 6, 2021

    Holding thumbs

  • Zoe Saaiman on September 6, 2021

    Your hard work is paying off. Well done, Bianca!

  • Venessa Grota on September 6, 2021

    Voted Niggie 😉

    • Tracy on September 7, 2021

      Bianca you are an inspiration to do many…..you go girl💛✨

  • Carrie-anne on September 6, 2021

    You go Bianca, rooting for you, voted!

  • Gert van Schalkwyk on September 6, 2021

    Dit is n voorreg om jou my bra te kan noem!!! Team Bianca all the way.

  • Carlo van Wyk on September 6, 2021

    Voted B

    • Lorna on September 20, 2021

      Team B all the way!

  • Henda Boshoff on September 7, 2021

    Voted! Good luck Bianca

  • Basil on September 7, 2021

    Voted! Good luck Bianca!

  • Larna Jackson on September 7, 2021

    Good luck Bianca. You are truly an inspiration to all of us!

  • Simbarashe Larence Chipunga on September 7, 2021

    Voted

  • Carien on September 8, 2021

    Geluk en sterkte – ek hou duime!!!

  • Sonya on September 8, 2021

    Voted, you go girl

  • Charlene on September 12, 2021

    Binx I am rooting for you all the way! You have worked so hard for this! You deserve this! Voted team Binx

  • Rudi on September 13, 2021

    You got this 👌🏻💪🏻💥

  • Charlotte on September 13, 2021

    Deel dieselfde passie🤎 jy is beslis ‘n inspirasie – weldone 💐💐🤎🔥

  • Nadia Snyman on September 21, 2021

    Such an inspiration sussa!
    Can’t wait to see you on the cover 😍

  • Vashoda on September 26, 2021

    Voted! 💝

  • daniel on October 2, 2021

    You got this. We will carry you all the way

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