First Name: Fulufhelo
Where you live: Pretoria
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
A triathlon is definitely on the cards.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I will also use the platform for my unblinking focus on preventing non-communicable diseases and expand on it , while also instilling a love of fitness in women.
I am big on promoting a positive body image and self-love, yet drilling into the difference between the concept of being body confident and in allowing unhealthy behaviors.
I will use the platform to spread the very same message as I believe more women need to hear it.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
A healthy mind is housed in a healthy body
Any noteworthy sporting or fitness achievements we should know about?
An ardent fitness activist who has been identified as the SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) United Nations SDG Champion (SDG 3-Ensure health and wellbeing)-2019
USN face of fitness top 12 (2019).
Won the people’s choice for 2019 USN Face of Fitness by getting the most public votes demonstrating influence and leadership.
Women’s health influencer of the month (April 2020)
I initiated-Fitness masterclasses to encourage people to stay healthy and fit and classes often draws over 200 participants
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I used to eat anything with the mindset that I have a faster metabolism and would never gain weight anyway. I could have absolutely anything I want. I used to love simple carbs such as cakes, chocolates.
But once I started to educate myself I realised this was not a healthy approach.
I started fitness to keep healthy but as time went on I started falling in love with it so much. I wanted to build muscle.
I had a goal to transform and build muscle and I was having a hard time eating enough calories to build muscle. I started calorie tracking to ensure I am consuming enough protein and calories to meet my goals. I kept a calories-ingested versus calories-expended journal.
I learnt that no workout is good enough to transform a body without a solid diet plan behind it. Once I got over the hurdle of actually showing up to the gym consistently I had to ensure that my results were not sabotaged by bad eating habits.
That means I have to eat the right pre-workout foods and post workout foods.
I started fuelling my body right so that I don’t sabotage my results.I fuelled my workout with high-quality carbs, and followed up my exercises with lean protein and yet more carbs.If you want to put on weight, you cannot be shy with the carbs and Good fats .I’m putting better food in my body and building a healthier relationship with food
My training regime includes high intensity interval training 2-3 times/week & Compound Exercises (squats ,deadlifts , pull downs, Rows)
I basically have specific workout routines that I follow each and every week.
Tuesdays- shoulders & core
Wednesdays- I do triceps & biceps
Thursday- legs & core
Saturday- full body
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I embody what it means to be The Biogen Face of Fitness
I embody a fitness lifestyle. I am passionate about fitness and that is evidenced in the way I live and shared it everyday
I regularly share on wellness/fitness topics with my audience on social media platforms, radio and tv
I share my journey constantly and share content that is educational through my stories/posts and IGTV