First Name: Mandi
Where you live: Johannesburg
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
My personal goal is to continue to thrive in the fitness industry, to work harder and get professional recognition. I wish to inspire the young and old, to live healthily and to create a community where I can share ideas and plans. To also have open fitness discussions and hopefully write a book about fitness that will continue to inspire many generations to come.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
Nothing sickens and saddens me more than gender based violence and femicide, hence I will use my wins to remind women that they are not their setbacks, sorrows or anything negative they’ve experienced and we shouldn’t look at our female peers as competition, but keep them close and work with them as resources to build and empower each other. I will save the money and hope that one day I will have all the necessary resources to open a gym company where I talk to people and discuss fitness issues and goals.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
I have always followed the Nike famous slogan.That nothing can stop you,always thrive to stand out like a sore thumb and be the best amongst the rest. Just Do It!
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
Personally, I believe that living a healthy lifestyle includes more than simply making healthy food choices, it involves being mentally strong because you’re not always motivated to train. I make sure I read a lot of health and fitness related publications to keep me inspired and help me maintain a level of fitness that will help my body achieve optimum levels of operation, plus regular exercise and proper sleep. Every morning after my classes I come back, have a little snack and head to the gym for a 2 hour session. So I spend almost 10 hours per week at the gym.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I believe that I am the Biogen face of fitness, because not only do I embody our brand philosophy #BE YOUR BEST but I also advocate a healthy lifestyle, and plan to achieve greater things in the fitness industry and I would fit in beautifully with the ambassadors team.