Ilisha Erasmus

Age: 31
Lives: Johannesburg 

I was in a car accident on 30 September 2018 that left me paralysed. It took me a long time to get up and start from scratch, learning everything all over again: how to dress myself, how to sit without balance, literally everything. I believe I’m here to Inspire and motivate everyone else around me through my passion for fitness. I know that it’s possible. If I can do it, there’s no excuse for anyone else. We can make it work.

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How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?

I love being healthy, working out, playing with my kids and being active. I always try my best to work out 5 times a week for an hour. 

What are your personal fitness goals?

My personal fitness goals are to be the best I can be in fitness and to show everyone else that you don’t need legs to be into fitness or reach your goals. I believe that I can inspire and motivate everyone around me to live healthier.

39 Comments

  • Nikki on September 3, 2021

    Ilisha Erasmus, more than beauty, true inspiration to so many. Including me. I vote for you, Ilisha, for the face of Biogen

    • Ilisha on September 6, 2021

      Thank you so much Nikki 🤗 much appreciated

      • Louise on September 21, 2021

        Your my star

    • Tassney Jacobs on September 6, 2021

      This lady has my vote… Wow such an inspiring story and truly proving that she can overcome any obstacle. Passion, grit, courage, strength wow. Super excited to see her evolve even more

      • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

        Thank you so much Tassney, I really appreciate all your support

    • Edith Jacobs on September 17, 2021

      An inspiring motivating soul, with soooooo much to give!!!!!!!

  • Stephan on September 3, 2021

    If there is one person that inspires in so many ways, it is Ilisha…you have my vote!

    • Ilisha on September 6, 2021

      Really appreciate it 🤗 thank you so much Stephan

    • Anzel Harding on September 6, 2021

      Ilisha is one of the strongest and most beautiful people you will ever meet.
      She cares more then the average person. She is an inspiration to more then those who love her, but those who have ever met her can tell you the same.
      Funny, ambitious and works extremely hard and nothing has ever gotten her down where she didn’t get out of even stronger. I vote Ilisha throug and through she deserves it.

      • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

        Always trying the strongest I can be to be able to handle what God gave me. It’s not an easy journey and it’s definitely not one I would’ve chosen myself, but God gives the hardest battles to his strongest soldiers they say. Thank you Anzel for supporting me and I’m thankful that I can be the one Inspiring you 🤗

  • JENIFER WHITELEY on September 3, 2021

    Huge repect for this girl

    • Dion on September 3, 2021

      You are definitely an inspiration to people that take things for granted. I watched you go from strength to strength and it gave me strength and positive motivation to overcome my problems with my kidneys. I am far more positive now than ever. It just needed me to open my eyes and see that the strength in you motivated me to not be selfish and be thankful and that life isn’t that bad. Thanks. Hugs

      • Ilisha on September 6, 2021

        Thank you so much Dion. It makes my heart extremely happy knowing that my story motivated you and gave you strength to overcome your problems. I believe we all have a battle to fight, we just have to keep fighting and never give up. Thank you for this Amazing comment I really appreciate it 🤗

    • Ilisha on September 6, 2021

      🤗🙏

  • Dean Dawson on September 3, 2021

    Awesome IIisha! Truly inspiring

  • Belinda on September 3, 2021

    You are a fighter and it’s totally incredible how you fought back against all odds. You look like a super human, so beautiful and a ray of light to so many others out there

    • Ilisha on September 6, 2021

      Thank you so much Belinda 🙏 it’s not an easy road, but giving up is never an option 🤗 without God I wouldn’t have been able to fight back, but He is making it possible. Thank you so much

  • terize kotze on September 6, 2021

    Bokka ek is so trots op jou, sterkte met jou journey !! YOU GOT THIS !!

    • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

      Baie baie dankie mooiste, ek waardeer dit ongelooflik baie

  • Louis on September 7, 2021

    Ilisha is die soort mens wat jou met trane in die oe laat… nie trane van hartseer en jammerkry nie maar trane van bewondering en respek. Dit is n plesier om in haar teenwoordigheid te wees en haar nederige vasberadenheid te ervaar. Sy is pragtig van buite en binne!
    YOU GO GIRL!

    • Chanelle on September 7, 2021

      Baie geluk jy is rrg n inspirasie nig lief jou♥️🤗

      • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

        Dankie my nig ek waardeer dit so baie. Dankie vir jou ondersteuning, eks lief vir jou ❤

    • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

      Baie baie dankie Louis….. Eks ongelooflik dankbaar dat ek almal so kan aan raak

      • Hettie on September 21, 2021

        Ilisha is ‘n voorbeeld van vasberadenheid, wilskrag, deusettingsvermoë en netheid. Haar persoonlikheid spreek boekdele en sy maak ‘n verskil in almal se lewens. Sy probeer altyd eers self voor sy sal hulp vra. Elkeen wat voel dat hy naby aan moed opgee is, kan net na haar kyk en besef daar is alryd nog ‘n rede voor om te lewe. Ons is baie lief vir haar en vertrou dat sy haar mikpunt sal bereik. 💕

  • Susan De Beer on September 7, 2021

    Wow! What an inspiration!

    • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

      😁🙏🤗

  • Chrissie Kruger on September 7, 2021

    Our inspiration !

    • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

      Dankie baie 🤗 ❤️

  • Charleen on September 7, 2021

    Ilisha is one of the role models I teach my kids at school about 🌸 that nothing is impossible.

    • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

      Aawwww how amazing is this 🥺 thank you so sooo much. I totally agree with you, no matter what they are going through they should know that nothing is in possible 💯

  • Vishal Shastri on September 8, 2021

    IIisha is a true inspiration. You have a heart of Lioness. Ur a fighter that will never give up in life. Stay Blessed and all the best. You gonna make it. 💪💪❤️

  • Ilisha on September 9, 2021

    Thank you Vishal….. Giving up just isn’t in my blood. No matter what I’m going through, I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me 🙏…. Thank you for believing in me ❤️

  • Nick on September 10, 2021

    BEST…BETTER THAN DA BEST
    TRUE CHAMPION & REAL BRAND AMBASSDOR FOR FITNESS INDUSTRY..
    INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION FOR MILLIONS

    • Tracy on September 11, 2021

      You are such an inspiration. A perfect Ambassador.

  • Antoinette Venter on September 14, 2021

    Wow you are such an inspiration to all🙏

  • Nadine on September 15, 2021

    Voted inspiration for us all

  • Edith Jacobs on September 17, 2021

    You have inspired me in so many ways. If there is a true champ out there, It’s Ilisha!!!!

  • David on September 20, 2021

    Blessings vir jou en almal wie jy lief het🌸😇

  • Celeste on September 21, 2021

    You have made the impossible, possible by determination, willpower and mental strength. Courage has allowed you to reach for the stars but you landed on the moon. Inspirational and motivational. My vote is your vote

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