Chantel Goncalves

Age: 41
Lives: Johannesburg 

I’m a mommy to a beautiful 5-year-old boy. I’m incredibly passionate about health and fitness but most of all, having a healthy and happy mindset. This has been the biggest transformation for me and if I can inspire or help another woman feel better and good within themselves, this would be my greatest achievement! I love weight training and surrounding myself with like-minded people. On weekends, you’ll find me training with friends at the gym or joining in a fun outdoors HIIT event. I’ve made the most incredible friends through this journey and the love and kindness I’ve received has been the biggest blessing to me. I never thought that at 41 I would have achieved and experienced all that I have and I want to show any other woman that you can do anything that your heart desires if you just go for it!

Voting for the Final 12 will close 2 October at 20:00. The Final 12 announced 4 October at 13:00

How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?

Over the last 17 months I’ve gone through one of the toughest times of my life. For me being able to show up every day for myself in the gym has honestly been the one thing that has kept me pushing forward. I think without having this already as my daily routine and having learnt so much by creating small habits for myself and the love and self respect I’ve shown myself, I don’t think I would have got through like I have. It has become a big part of my life! I love weight training and seeing how my body has changed and become stronger. I love nourishing and fuelling my body and I look and feel younger than I have in my 20s and 30s! 

What are your personal fitness goals?

I love building a strong healthy body and becoming the best version of me. Over the last 2 ½ years, the biggest transformation has been my inward journey. I’m so proud of the woman I’ve become and want to continue to grow as a person and focus on a healthy mindset. I would love to be able to help and inspire other women, especially moms, to create healthier mindsets and more self love, good self-esteem and positive self-talk. I’ve started looking into studying the Fitness Life coaching course to hopefully turn my passion into a profession.

40 Comments

  • Kiki on September 2, 2021

    Amazing , Well done hot momma!

    • Cristina Batten on September 7, 2021

      Well dome Chants

      • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

        Thank you so much C! Appreciate your support! Sending love

        • Jackie Adami on September 23, 2021

          Incredible and beautiful, you certainly have my full vote and support Chants, your dedication and achievements are nothing short of spectacular. Jackie

      • mandy on September 7, 2021

        voted babe. good luck! you ars such a inspiration

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Thank you so much beautiful! Back at you, so proud of you!

  • Charlene on September 6, 2021

    Most amazing woman – Thank you for always inspiring nd motivating me.. You truly are an amazing person…

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Ohhh back at you my beautiful friend! So incredibly grateful for you! Thank you for showing me so much love and kindness. You are my daily inspiration! So much love for you

  • Lauren Blaine on September 6, 2021

    You are incredible! So inspiring xxx

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Thank you so so much my beautiful friend ❤️ Love you and appreciate you so much xx

  • terize kotze on September 6, 2021

    You are going to do so great !! what an inspiration !!!

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Thank you so much my beautiful friend x adore you and so grateful for you xx

  • motlhabanekokey@gmail.com on September 6, 2021

    I honestly cannot think of anyone who is more fitting to be the face of Biogen. I watch you post your post workout content every day and I’m inspired. The messages that comes with the content are authentic and heartfelt. I am so happy you’re looking into turning your fitness into a business because your heart is is in it & I’ll be happy to attend those classes or seminars! You are amazing keep doing what you do🥂

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      This is absolutely incredible! Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and read a piece of my journey! Mental health and a heathy mindset is so important because I have struggled and I know many woman do and they are not brave enough to say or think it’s just them! If I can change 1 woman to let them see how ENOUGH and WORTHY they are just by being right here, my heart would be so happy! Thank you again beautiful x

  • sarah on September 6, 2021

    Good luck Chantel, you work so hard and are such an inspiration to so many. xxx

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Thank you so so much beautiful ❤️ Appreciate that so much x

  • Sumaiya on September 6, 2021

    This beautiful woman truly deserves this achievement. She epitomizes what a woman truly should be. I am completely in awe of her resilience and compassion ♡

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      My heart ❤️ thank you for always seeing such wonderful things in me! I see them in yoi and connecting with you on my journey has been incredible! Uplifting and inspiring woman and helping each other along x

  • Regine on September 7, 2021

    Good luck Chants

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Thank you so much my beautiful friend x

  • Robyn on September 7, 2021

    You have continued your journey with grace and elegance … beautiful inside and out …. we are rooting for you 🧡

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      Appreciate this message so much and seeing my heart! Thank you for always encouraging and supporting me!

  • Waz on September 7, 2021

    It’s been epic to watch you on your journey Chan – Def a lifestyle for you

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      We have both been on a journey! Thank you for always supporting me!

  • Maxine on September 7, 2021

    Good luck Chantal – you just continue to grow and inspire

    • Chantel Goncalves on September 7, 2021

      You’re amazing Maxine thank you for always supporting me! Sending love

  • Cindy De Wee on September 7, 2021

    You look INCREDIBLE and have my vote!!! Wishing you all the best on this journey ❤️

  • Simone on September 7, 2021

    As a mother is f two I find your journey so inspirational, you never give up and that’s the best quality of all

  • KOKETSO MOTLHABANE on September 7, 2021

    Sending you all positive vibes 😀

  • Taryn on September 8, 2021

    You are incredible! Good luck..You are so deserving of this

  • Kirsten legg on September 10, 2021

    So proud of you and all you’ve done to reach your goals
    I stand in awe of you ❤️

  • Bronwyn Cox on September 11, 2021

    Only your face and body up there 🥇

  • Roman on September 11, 2021

    Nice one beautiful lady.
    I know you will be THE winner 🏆

  • Thea on September 13, 2021

    Looking so good. Hard work paying off. Respect. Love Thea and Blue

  • Nerina on September 14, 2021

    You go girl!

  • Natalie Francisco on September 15, 2021

    Like a baws!

  • Cristina Batten on September 21, 2021

    You are an amazing person and an inspiration to many. You deserve to win this.

  • Cindy on September 21, 2021

    You got this babe!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽

  • Kelly on September 22, 2021

    Voted!!! Get it!!! Xx

    • Liane Huesmann on September 25, 2021

      Incredible!

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