- First Name: Shannon
- Surname: Foord
- Age: 25
- Lives: Amanzimtoti
- Occupation: Designer
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
I’d like to improve my physique and reach the Fitness Bikini division within the IFBB BBSA, where I hope to also one day represent South Africa on an international stage. I am also working towards qualifying for the Arnold Classic Africa. Other fitness goals include running the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon and the Comrades Marathon.
What sporting achievements should we know about?
I have run too many 10km races to count, and have completed 7 half marathons. In February I ran my first marathon – the Maritzburg City Marathon – where I qualified to run the Two Oceans and Comrades. In August 2017 I competed in my first competition – NABBA KZN Provincials – where I placed first in the Beach Model division and I went on to compete at SAs. This year in June, I competed at the IFBB East Coast Classic Bodybuilding Championship and I placed first in the Beach Bikini U/163cm division.
Why do you think you’re the next USN Face of Fitness?
Health and fitness has not always come easy to me. Due to health and self-image issues, I decided at the end of 2016 to change my lifestyle permanently, and I haven’t looked back! I share a lot of my journey on my social media channels. Through my struggles I’ve motivated others to keep going and they also realise they are not alone in their struggles. Through my triumphs, I have shown others that you are capable of whatever you set your mind to – I believe mindset is everything! This is what I think the Face of Fitness winner should be – someone who shares the good and the bad of their fitness journey, and continuously perseveres and proves to other women that this is a sustainable lifestyle filled with ups and downs. Leading a health and fitness lifestyle has shown me that I am capable of so much more than I ever thought possible. I have realised that I am worth the effort this lifestyle requires. I want to inspire other women to realise that they too are worth the effort! I already use USN products and genuinely feel it is the best supplement brand with so much variety and innovative flavours. I feel that I would be able to authentically represent the brand in my fitness journey.