First Name: Nompilo
Where you live: Port Shepstone Kwazulu Natal
Occupation: Health Promotion Program Manger
Facebook: Xulu Nompilo
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
My personal fitness goal is to exceed my capabilities. I want to see what kind of transformation I can undergo as I push myself harder. And by trying out new techniques and perfecting my form.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
My main goal is to reach out to women from all walks of life and bring awareness that fitness is a great way to overcome many struggles that women deal with, be it self-esteem, mental health and trauma from gender based violence.
I aim to do this by sharing my personal story of overcoming through various awareness campaigns and strong social media presence that filter down all the way to the grassroots in communities that have not yet engaged in the “fit and feminine” conversation
I will also engage with my audiences and monitor their feedback using tools such as surveys and live interactions.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“God made me the way I am, and I accepted myself, I am who I am and I’m proud of myself”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
My mental well-being depends on how active I am, the more active I am, the more productive I become. So I train five times a week, one session and two hours a day. I have 6 meals a day, off season or on season, nutrition is a great part of a healthy fit lifestyle! I have enforced the behavior of a healthy clean balanced diet, one cheat meal every two weeks. My Saturdays are reserved for my surfing lessons, very scary but I enjoy every single moment of it. My Sundays are my rest days. As someone who is living with a mental disorder, I tell myself there is so much to discover in this world, I should allow myself to explore.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I believe that my experience with health and wellness , specifically in the public sector, makes me the best candidate for the position. But over and above this I believe that my story of using fitness to break the chains that have been put on women everywhere is a great catalyst for this platform. My M.O. is to enable women to make healthier choices and change the narrative on women in fitness.