First Name: Lara
Where you live: Potchefstroom
Occupation: Student & Freelance Photographer
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I like to incorporate different activities and exercise into my fitness routine to challenge myself in different ways. Two years ago it would have been to do a men’s push-up but now I can do eight. My 2020 goal is to do a full handstand and I started practicing in lockdown. I’ve signed up for a few virtual runs and increased my pace and distance in each one and I have still two to do for this year and will challenge my running with both.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
While being a freelance photographer and studying education, I enjoy working with people and bringing out the best in them! Through this ambassadorship, I will be able to do that on a larger scale! It is my passion! I want to show women that fitness and health isn’t just what you see, but what you feel and think!
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Small daily changes will make a big impact on your life.”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I train with weights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and incorporate mindful training like long active walks, jogging or sprints on Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Saturdays anything goes, maybe a hike or another long walk whilst listening to a podcast. I believe in a balanced lifestyle on a physical, emotional and intellectual level. I listen to my body to know when to push myself further and to realise when I should stop.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I am a people’s person and want to reach as many people as I can! I love being real with people and relating to them. I am a goal setter and love challenging myself to get better and stronger. I am a positive person who looks for the good in every situation. I know that one can see something good and learn from anything life throws at me. I want women to see a real young woman going for great things and working through the hardships!