First Name: Sandiswa
Where you live: Sunninghill, Johannesburg
Occupation: Finance Coordinator
Facebook: Fitness with Sands – Home
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I want to establish myself in the health and fitness industry. This includes educating myself further about nutrition, and trying different ways to keep fit, be it calisthenics, CrossFit, gymnastics, or pole dancing, to name a few! I still have so much to learn about this industry.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I will remind women of their worth. Taking care of yourself is the first sign of self-love because it benefits your mind, body and soul. I do not want to be a typical “fit girl with a great body”. I want to be the reason why women want to feel good about themselves. I started a movement called Fitness with Sands to inspire women to make healthier choices regarding their nutrition and their mental and physical health. I wanted to create an environment where women can feel safe and understood, while learning more about holistic health.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Pain is temporary, but quitting lasts forever.”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I train 3-4 times a week. My workouts include strength, endurance and core training. I follow a plant-based lifestyle, filled with iron, minerals and chlorophyll protein. Since I adapted to this fitness and nutrition lifestyle, I have gained more energy, alertness and mental sharpness.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
Entering this competition was my way to help boost my confidence. As someone who struggled with low self esteem from a young age, putting myself on a platform like this is my way to inspire others who also struggle with low self worth. The message I want to share is: self love is an inside job that requires full acceptance of who you currently are so you can move forward to greatness.