First Name: Laura
Where you live: Brakpan
Occupation: Personal Trainer and Online Health & Fitness Coach
Facebook: Laura Smith
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Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
Winning the Biogen Face of Fitness. I have wanted to enter the competition for years and I am thrilled to finally be a part of it. I aim to maintain a consistent healthy lifestyle that brings my body improved performance, my mind clarity, and my soul happiness. With each passing year and decade, I want to be able to look back and be fitter, healthier, stronger, and more experienced than my younger self. To be my best today, but even better tomorrow.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
My life revolves around helping women lead a healthy, fit lifestyle. I would like to use this platform as a springboard to not only educate women on how to get started but also help them to take real action. While I want to inspire all women, those who have tried before and failed are the ones closest to my heart. Those are the women I want to reach and to encourage them to act.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
Find your fit.
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I am all about balance. I train 5-6 times a week and include a combination of resistance training and cardio into my routine. I use a variety of equipment along with body weight training. I love HIIT workouts and getting sweaty. Sometimes I focus on isolation, heavy weight training to target specific muscle groups, and other times I train multiple muscle groups with bouts of cardio between. I change my nutrition approach to meet my needs at the time. The fundamentals I focus on are portion/calorie control and balanced nutrition, always including a lot of whole foods and supplementing correctly to ensure my body is getting everything it needs.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I am driven by my need to help others. My entire fitness journey has revolved around how I can have a positive and impactful change on someone else, and I have committed my life’s work to do just that. I collaborate extremely well with brands I love and thrive on teamwork. I’m authentic, real and unapologetically myself. While small, I have been a consistent name and individual in the South African fitness industry for years and will bring the same ethics, passion, and gusto to my role as the Biogen Face of Fitness.