First Name: Clarissa
Surname: Fleischer (de Melim)
Where you live: Cape Town
Occupation: Client Service Director (for a digitally-led marketing agency)
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
My personal fitness goals are two-fold:
- Competitive goals –
– To qualify and compete in IFBB’s South African Championships 2021.
– To place top 6 at IFBB’s South African Championships 2021, and be invited to represent our country on an international stage.
- Personal goals –
– Inspire and motivate women to have the courage to chase their health and fitness dreams.
– Strive to continuously make positive changes in the lives of people around me.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
My ambition in life is to break down the generic societal norms for health, fitness and beauty that women aspire to live by. I believe that each of us has our own potential and ability to be the best version of ourselves – and that, that will look different for each and every one of us.
I don’t believe in conforming to norms or being defined by tick boxes. I believe that being authentic is beautiful and that every woman has the ability to achieve all of their wildest health and fitness dreams if they have the courage to pursue them.
That thinking is what I would love to bring to the table if I am to be lucky enough to win an ambassadorship with #BiogenFaceOfFitness.
I believe that my own personal values are 100% aligned with those of #biogen & #faceoffitness and that together we will be in a position to encourage and motivate women and perhaps even men to be the best version of themselves irrespective of what that may physically look like.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
My fitness lifestyle/ journey is somewhat new in nature, I started my fitness journey in Dec 2018. I joined Rise by Hayley Trex and my life has completely changed since. The main reason for starting my fitness journey was to improve my self-confidence.
The fitness bug bit me hard and I’ve never looked back. My work life is very demanding. I work for a marketing company and it’s not really a 08h00am to 17h00pm type of job. It’s more of a ‘you work till you’re done type of job’. Being healthy and fit has not just improved the way I feel and think it has also improved my work/ life balance.
Going for a run, a hike, a ride on my bike or hitting the gym is where I get my energy from. It helps me regroup and fuels me for the life challenges that I need to deal with on a daily basis.
Fitness is more than just being physically active and fit for me, it’s more of a mindset and a way of living.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
My values are 100% aligned with what Biogen’s Face of Fitness stands for. I am an ordinary working woman with extraordinary ambitions in life. I believe in being the #bestYOU, you can be every single day. Whether it’s a day at the office, in boardrooms with clients, in the gym or on stage competing – always give it 110%.
Although a super determined mindset can get you far in life, we always need a little help and motivation. That’s why I really enjoy Biogen’s product offering. It caters for my fitness lifestyle from shakes to accessories and also caters for my #worklife lifestyle, with an epic range of vitamins to brain boosters.
I believe that being the Biogen Face of Fitness will help me fulfil a personal goal of inspiring and motivating others and showcase that you can be the person you’ve always dreamt of being. This amazing opportunity will be a doorway to touch many people’s lives and help them to be the best versions of themselves.