Margo Liebenberg

Vital Stats

First Name: Margo

Surname: Liebenberg

Age: 23

Where you live: Cape Town

Occupation: Performing Artist and Dance Teacher

 

Social Profiles

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/margo_fonteyn/

Facebook: Margo J Liebenberg

 

Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

My fitness goals are to balance strength with flexibility, endurance and power while fueling my body in the best way possible for optimum performance.

How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?

If I win this competition, I will encourage women to accept every part of their body. Helping them plant the seed to celebrate their individuality and reiterate that they are powerful beings regardless of what the next person looks like or how fit they are. We all have strengths and weaknesses. I will strive to support them in embracing both and help them manifest a mentality that thrives for bettering the individual every single day with small reachable steps to becoming an overall healthier human being.

What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?

Manifest the mentality, then make the move. ( I’ve made my own one up, haha! it works for me )

If I had to choose one from one of my favourite athletes, it would be

“From the inside, out”- Karina Elle

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

I use fitness for functionality, strength, career longevity, as a stress reliever and because I simply enjoy it. I train Monday to Saturday. I have enjoyed and continue to be enticed by the challenge of trying to balance my flexibility and strength.

– I am currently doing cheer conditioning which consists of tumbling, body weight strengthening and stretching.

– I dance everyday as ironing out dance technique and form only promotes safe dance practice and aids in performance. Once technique is established you can push yourself to greater lengths. I am trained in Hip Hop, Modern Dance, Tap Dance and Classical Ballet.

– Weight training, plyometric Training and High Intensity for strength and power. And then there’s the bonus of aesthetics!

I like to split my training days. Usually starting my week off with legs. Mid- week, I focus on my upper body and will split it into a pull and push day. For me this keeps my training less monotonous and I believe it increases muscle mass really well. I will add core as I believe that training core is an integral part of fitness and aids in all of the above. It also aids in good alignment of the spinal column therefore assisting proper posture. I also eat 4 – 5 meals a day with snacks in between. I believe in eating nutrient- rich foods that will fuel me for what I’m about to do throughout the day. I don’t believe in restricting too much as a healthy relationship with food is crucial for your overall well-being. However, there are certain foods and drinks that I try to stay away from as I don’t find them necessary and they just give me bad break-outs! haha! I have a HUGE sweet tooth though!

Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?

I believe I am ‘Biogen Face of Fitness’ because I know what it feels like to not be the best. I know what it’s like to work hard and reap the rewards of the process. I celebrate the small victories towards the goal regardless of if others are “ahead” of me. I know that I am on my own journey of becoming better and stronger for MYSELF without comparing myself to others but rather learn from them. The performing arts industry can be rather fickle and you can easily fall into the comparison trap and become despondent. With my training I was pushed to be robust and resilient to the pressures of life and people and although quite a stressful environment, I have learned an immense amount and I wouldn’t change anything about my training. Having gone through a process of having to push myself through uncomfortable times, like not feeling good enough in a dance class and having to work harder than the more “talented” individuals, has made me realize that even if it comes naturally to you, whatever it is, nothing beats hard work and no one can take that internal drive away from you but you. I know I have full control. I believe that I promote authenticity in everything I do and say. In having this trait, I know I will achieve a high interaction with people and create a safe environment for people to relate to myself and one another.

57 Comments

  • Lisa on August 22, 2020

    Wow!! MARGO. I am so proud of you!πŸ‘. YOU are the real deal. Super talented and really good at what you do. You’re such an inspiration always helping people to the best of your abilityπŸ’•You really deserve this!!!!!

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      Thank you so much Lisa! I hope through this I can keep inspiring and help even more people! πŸ™πŸΌ β˜€ πŸ’›

    • AndrΓ© on September 4, 2020

      Looking great! Keep working!

  • Courtney Garder on August 22, 2020

    Yaaas girl!! You deserve this!β™₯️β™₯️ You’re such a hardworker!🌹

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      I appreciate this so much, thank you Courtney πŸ₯°

    • Natalie Van der Merwe on August 25, 2020

      So beyond inspirational – I follow Margo on Instagram and her authentic interaction is so amazing! <3

      • Margo on August 25, 2020

        You are such a sweet soul Natalie x thank you πŸ™πŸΌ πŸ€—

  • Summer Geffen on August 22, 2020

    Ah i love this. Such an inspiring young woman.

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      You’re amazing πŸ™πŸΌ thank you so much Summer 🌸

      • Robyn Smith on August 25, 2020

        Absolutely inspiring to see this! You really deserve this! You’re such a hard worker and you give your all to help those around you. You’re genuine, passionate and motivated to be the best, healthiest version of yourself. You’re going to do great things my friend!

        • Margo on August 25, 2020

          I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you and all you’ve done for me. You’ve supported me in everything I do! And I can’t thank you enough for being that kind of sustenance, it never goes unnoticed x thank YOU Robs x

  • NIKKI JACOBS on August 22, 2020

    Love this human being… So inspirational and respecting of all types of women
    As youthful as she is, Margo is a woman true to her word and a role model for young and old.
    My vote for Margo a million times over.
    Nikki Jacobs

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      I am immensely grateful for the guidance you’ve given me so farπŸ™πŸΌ thank you so much x

      • Isabella Amy on August 25, 2020

        Wow margs! I am so proud of you friend πŸ‘β€, you are the definition of glowing & especially growing . πŸ’ͺ Keep at it babes , cheering you on always

        • Margo on August 25, 2020

          You are a gem, do you know that? I will keep at it for sure πŸ™πŸΌ thank you for your love and support x

  • Nosisi Ntozakhe on August 23, 2020

    Yes bbeπŸ”₯πŸ”₯,you got this❀️

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      Giiirrlll! Yes! Xo

  • Matthew on August 23, 2020

    Margo! Literally watched your transformation over the past few years and im so proud of how far youve come. Win or lose, you’ve inspired many including me, and that’s a win in itself. Keep pushing girl, we’re just getting started!!

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 23, 2020

      Matthew! 😭 It’s been a journey! Thank you for the support and always having my back πŸ™πŸΌ

  • Sergio on August 23, 2020

    Get it friendπŸ’ͺπŸ”₯

    • Margo Liebenberg on August 24, 2020

      Thanks so much my friend πŸ˜­πŸ’–

  • Elizabeth King on August 24, 2020

    You’ve got this! Thank you for being such an inspirational human being.

  • Margo Liebenberg on August 24, 2020

    Thanks for being so supportive and helpful! Always πŸ™πŸΌ

  • Francois Wagener on August 25, 2020

    So proud of you Margo!! Yes friend yes!!πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      Franco! Pal, your hype never fails to make me keep pushing on 😭😍πŸ₯°

  • Tamica on August 25, 2020

    This is amazing! You’ve come a long way and you inspire so many on a daily basis, including me! Xx

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      So blessed to have met you πŸ™πŸΌ I learn from you too and I’m so thrilled that we’ve grown so much together!

  • Aidan Katzef on August 25, 2020

    Fitness personified!!! 😍😍😍

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      You G! πŸ˜­πŸ’–

  • Devin Butterworth on August 25, 2020

    Friend you are so powerful and inspiring and I love you so much for that! You deserve this and everything good that comes your way. Keep being the genuine person you always are, you’ve got this x

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      I love you too friend 😭 it’s been such a journey and I’m so glad that you’re still around after all the stages we’ve been through! I can’t thank you enough for always being there to put a smile on my face!

  • Davin on August 25, 2020

    Always a light and a inspiration to all that are lucky to meet you. Stay strong and keep going, you inspire more than you know.

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      Thanks for being the best big bro ❀️

  • Claire on August 25, 2020

    πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸΌ Thank you Claire!

  • Robyn Jacobs on August 25, 2020

    So proud of how far you have come! My Instagram inspiration. Always passing on a few fitness tips, sharing workout routines as well as sharing a laugh from day to day! I always enjoy your content and your contagious laugh. Keep inspiring us and always reach for the stars ✨

    • Margo on August 25, 2020

      Robyn man 😭 this means a lot! πŸ€— I definitely will!
      P.s workout session soon πŸ˜‰

  • Liseth on August 26, 2020

    I hope you win Margo ❀ you are so inspiringπŸ₯Ί

    • Margo on August 30, 2020

      Liseth 😭 this means so much x thank you πŸ€— πŸ’•

  • Mikayla on August 26, 2020

    You are absolutely amazing Margo. I’m so proud of you and all you are achieveing. #higher ⚑

    • Margo on August 30, 2020

      Thank you for being such a cheerleader always being positive and such a kind soul πŸ€— #higher! Xx

  • Darren Rockman on September 3, 2020

    An inspiration for so many! Keep on keeping on!

    • Joshua Thomas on September 4, 2020

      You go little springbokkie! 😁 Show SA what you got and how you’ll change and inspire the lives of othersπŸ’ͺ

      • Margo on September 6, 2020

        HAHA Josh! you make me laugh! I most definitely will, thanks friend!

    • Margo on September 6, 2020

      Darren, you all round all star! Thank You!

  • Ezra kenny on September 4, 2020

    Greatest person I’ve ever met . Super inspiring and never a dull moment . Truly believe in her ability to bring positive change through working with Biogen SA . πŸ’―πŸ‘‘

    • Margo on September 6, 2020

      Ez, you are such a special human. Thank you for your humble support. It is cherished xo

  • Morgan Marshall on September 4, 2020

    An inspiration to so many women out there! She deserves to win this no doubt. Thank you for being so kind and genuine!! πŸ¦‹

    • Margo on September 6, 2020

      Ms. Marshall ;D Wonderful woman, thank you for leaving this message. I’m so thankful for it x

  • Kerryn van der Merwe on September 4, 2020

    Margo you are ROCKING IT! KEEO IT UP GIRL! YOU DEFINITELY HAVE MY VOTE!

    • Margo on September 6, 2020

      You’ve always been in my corner, and I am forever grateful x

  • Lucille on September 5, 2020

    Margo, you a true inspiration and extremely hardworking. If there’s anyone who deserves to win this competition, it HAS to be YOU. You definitely have my vote!!!!

    • Margo on September 6, 2020

      Aunty Lucille, thank you for the support and care *hugs*

  • Sabrina on September 7, 2020

    Inspiring young woman ✨

    • Margo on September 7, 2020

      So are you! πŸ’•Thank you for the support Sabrina πŸ™πŸΌ

  • Chantel on September 9, 2020

    You look so AMAZING, Margo. I know how hard you work. Good luck! Chantel Brown

  • Kaylee on September 12, 2020

    If ever there was a time that I was proud of you this is it! You’re so inspiring baby sister ❀️
    You set your mind to something and you go for it and even though I’m the older one here I look up to you so much! you deserve this win and so much more!!!

    Always rooting for you
    ❀️❀️

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