Tshepo Masipa

Vital Stats:

  • First Name: Tshepo
  • Surname: Masipa
  • Age: 42
  • Area you live in: Pretoria
  • Occupation: Supervisor Urban Management at City of Tshwane

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Tell us more about yourself:

What are your fitness goals?

I would love to improve my endurance, body conditioning and build lean muscle. I also want to reduce my body fat, be fit and lead a healthier lifestyle. Above all, it isn’t really about my goal; fitness is my therapy. It has helped me improve my confidence, my eating habits, how I view my health and those around me. It has given me a purpose in life to look forward to everyday life challenges and enjoy the simple things life brings. In the long term, I would love to go back to running or join a cycling team as this is not just a once-off; it is a lifestyle.

Any sporting / fitness achievements we should know about?

I completed my Personal Training certificate with IIFT in April 2017. When I was about to start my practical and pursue my fitness career, I went through two knee surgeries, left and right knee in 2017. Stayed almost a year without training, and if I had to train, it would be limited to exercises given by my physio. I am still in a healing process, but today, I can do 90% of the moves I couldn’t do. I have my little gym at my home in the garage, and I enjoy helping those women achieve their goals too. I have come a long way, and I am still in the process of pursuing my dreams. My dreams are to be a fitness influencer, own a fitness centre and inspire the most unreached communities in our rural and semi-rural areas.

Why do you think you’re the USN Face of Fitness?

I realised I am able to inspire most woman to start looking into changing their lifestyle and better their health. I guide my colleagues on healthy eating and they always give positive feedback on their results. My little daughter is only 8 years old and she already understands about making healthy choices though as a child is not always easy. I have a little gym in my own garage at home to assist those who want to reach their fitness goals at an affordable price.

Fitness is my therapy and through it, I manage my stress levels, anxiety and depression better. I haven’t been obese personally but I relate to a lot of people who find it hard to quit or stop certain bad habits for their health as I have been through the same challenge as I have went through the same path in a different way.