First Name: Taati Margaux
Where you live: Windhoek, Namibia
Occupation: Fashion designer and Pilates Instructor
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
To achieve and maintain consistency with the mind-body balance. It is so important that our bodies and minds be in tune. I suffer from depression and it can get extremely hard during depressive episodes to connect to my body.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I believe in honesty. I would use my win to inspire other women by living my truth, every day. The good, the great, the bad, and the ugly. It is extremely important to me that those who look up to me, including my daughter and nephew, understand and embrace that being fit and healthy isn’t a destination but a journey filled with many twists, turns, ups and downs.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
Life is like a wheel. Sometimes we’re up, sometimes we’re down. When we’re down, we need to keep putting one foot in front of the other for the sake of progress.
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I love functional training as it uses movements that mimic everyday life to build stronger bodies with greater balance and flexibility to reduce the risk of injury. I do a functional training session in the mornings, and usually start my evenings with a Pilates session. I eat clean and have started my own vegetable garden. I am more of a vegetarian who occasionally eats chicken and fish.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I know all too well what it’s like to be consumed, devoured and crippled by depression. I have fought it for many years, and continue to fight it every single day through movement and fitness. I am a testament to the power and impact that leading a fit and healthy life can have. It isn’t just about feeling good physically. It is about feeling good mentally.