First Name: Kayleigh
Surname: De Villiers
Where you live: Pretoria, South Africa
Occupation: Full-time masters student
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I was motivated to get to a healthy sustainable weight which I am proud to say I have reached! During the pandemic I have just been trying to maintain what I have worked on before lockdown was implemented and keep practicing healthy and wholesome eating habits. During this time, I also entered my very first virtual competition which helped me build more confidence in myself. I am now passionately working towards a new dream of becoming a fitness athlete. I want to prove to myself that I can do anything I put my mind to.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
The ambassadorship will allow me to share my weight-loss journey with women who feel stuck. Having lost over 52kg, I want to show women that it is possible if you put your mind to it. The ultimate goal would be to inspire women to believe in themselves and embark on a journey that will forever change their lives. I hope to empower women and help them feel confident and comfortable in their skin. This platform would help me communicate the message that being “fit” is a feeling not a look and that it is about being the healthiest you. To be your best!
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Be brave enough to bet on yourself.”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I am a full-time masters student at Tuks and I am also busy with an online diploma in nutrition. I train six days a week, which includes both weight training and cardio. On weekends, I love going to our family farm and exploring with my dogs or even just fishing at the dam. When I get the opportunity, I still love horse riding. I eat a clean, sustainable diet but still allow myself to enjoy the good things in life, just in moderation. One of my favourite things to do is bake and once you start learning how to fuel your body you realise you actually can bake a cake and eat it.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I have never shied away from hard work. I am relatable and represent what it means to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I am committed to helping and inspiring woman to be the best versions of themselves and to motivate them to thrive in their everyday lives. I am all about making people happy and helping them build confidence in themselves. I believe my goals are aligned to the ethos of Biogen and Fitness.