First Name: Thandeka
Where you live: Soweto, Johannesburg
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I initially wanted to lose a potbelly I had but after falling in love with working out, my main fitness goal is to achieve lean muscles and flexibility.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I come from a very humble background, and I’ve therefore watched women undermine themselves and not make self care a priority. To eliminate that I recently started uploading simple workouts to motivate my Instagram followers to lead a healthy and fit lifestyle. I will use this ambassadorship to not only encourage fitness on social platforms, but encourage women from Soweto to prioritize themselves, and lead a healthy lifestyle. This platform will help me put to sleep some misconceptions, and help educate those who are not exposed to helpful and nutritious information.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“Fitness is not about being better than someone else. It is about being better than you used to be” – Kylie Kardashian
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
My fitness lifestyle includes eating healthy meals, and performing bodyweight, resistance, and yoga workouts. My workouts are normally 50 minutes long. I do not partake in any diets but I do practice healthy eating. I eat food from all food groups, in moderate potions and drink loads of water. This has also positively affected my skin. I occasionally hike with my close friends and family members for a change of scenery.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I believe in consistency and hard work and in using the knowledge that I’ve attained through my life experiences to encourage the next person. The Biogen Face of Fitness does everything to the best of their knowledge and ability to help others achieve their goals. She is also willing to learn, and is teachable, is responsible and always seeks to leave everyone and everything in a better state. I believe that I am the face of Biogen because I have these traits, and believe and want to be a part of women empowerment.