First Name: Boago
Where you live: Gaborone, Botswana
Occupation: Student (personal training diploma)
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I want to lose fat while building lean muscle, I want to be able to lift my 1 rep max for all the compound exercises, and compete in a bodybuilding competition in the Bikini Figure category.
I also want to be able to move my joints through their full range of motion and finally be able touch my toes.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I’m going to inspire women to build sustainable lifestyle changes as opposed to relying on crash diets, waist trainers and diet teas. I’m going to inspire women to use both the 21 day rule of habit formation and 90 day rule of making sustainable lifestyle changes. I’m going to inspire the average woman to take a proactive approach to their health and fitness as opposed to following the stereotype that average sized women are obviously healthy and need not do anything to actively ensure that they are in good health. Healthy has no size. I’m going to inspire women to be disciplined as opposed to relying on motivation.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Just eat the cupcake. There is no point fixating and obsessing over it, just eat the cupcake”.
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I currently work out 6 days a week, from Monday to Saturday. I usually follow a push, pull and leg split. Sunday is my rest day. I usually have an active rest day and go hiking, or I use Sunday to do my gym laundry, meal prep, review my gym programme and progress for the week ahead. I ensure I drink 2 litres of warm water daily with a dash of apple cider vinegar. My diet is very simple. I ensure I get in my recommended number of daily steps by walking to and from the gym.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I’m a disciplined and committed individual. I’ve kept every single promise I’ve made myself over the past year, even on days when I really wanted to give up. I’ve overcome a lot of personal tragedy, but I found something that I genuinely love and I’ve poured myself into it wholeheartedly without leaving room for error or a plan B. Gym saved me when nothing else made sense and it gave me a sense of direction, purpose and achievement. I would love to help women like myself use the gym to work out as a healthy coping mechanism instead of turning to drugs and other unhealthy coping mechanisms.