First Name: Tertia
Where you live: Johannesburg
Occupation: Dancer/Personal Trainer/Flexibility coach
Facebook: Tertia Dippenaar
Voting for the Final 12 will close 2 October at 20:00. The Final 12 announced 4 October at 13:00
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
As a performer, my goal is always to achieve the perfect balance between aesthetics and agility, which I achieve with a blend of mobility and strength training. I am always looking for ways to keep fit because I believe a healthy lifestyle must be accessible and also sustainable in the long term.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I would use this platform to build a community in which I could help educate and share resources on how to build a healthy lifestyle that’s a sustainable part of living a purposeful life. I would love to be an advocate for an active lifestyle and mostly plant-based diet as a disease prevention tool. I also believe that South African women need a relatable face to show them that health and fitness is accessible and sustainable and does not have to cost a fortune.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
Consistently show up for your health.
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I studied dance at tertiary level and was introduced to body conditioning and pilates. Cross training was important to improve my performance capabilities. I did my personal training certification while working abroad in Germany to learn how to help people build fitness from scratch and to enhance my understanding of how to keep my own body performing at it’s peak, as well as how to effectively fuel my body..
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I have 10 years experience working in an industry that scrutinises physical appearance and have managed through trial and error to achieve an effective balance of training for aesthetic appeal without sacrificing performance or health. I understand that women’s bodies require different approaches in different phases of womanhood. I am passionate about educating people and helping them understand that the mental and emotional benefits of fitness far exceed the physical ones.