Lives: South Africa, Sandton
I am a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful boys. I am a product manager at a large telecommunication company with BTech in IS and Information Technology as well as a Computer Systems Engineering diploma. I have a fitness instructor certificate and am in the process of studying personal training. I pursued this since I started to do online fitness with my virtual buddies. I find working out to be medicine as I suffer from anxiety and exercise has been my go-to to sort out my mental illness. I have been blessed to touch and challenge others through my fitness content, my journey and my challenges. I find it fulfilling to see others achieve both health and physical goals through my journey. I believe that your potential does not have a plateau as long as you keep challenging yourself. We just need to keep re-climbing the mountains. I am a strong believer in time management and making every effort to balance the wheel of life. I do think fitness has made me see the wheel more clearly. I have big dreams when it comes to this space and I am a firm believer that I was born for this. I honestly make fitness fun and exciting.
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How does fitness fit into your lifestyle?
Fitness has been my life since I started working out in 2006. The first thing I did was to enroll in a gym. I have found no excuses in making time for that workout in between my corporate, family, and business demands. Fitness is also a priority – the biggest one even. When the pandemic hit, the drive I had inspired others to do the same and the online fitness movement transpired. I have inspired many to achieve their body goals and improve their health status. I work out close to 6 or 7 times a week. I try to find rest time in between, however it fulfills me to put in that fit day. Most importantly, fitness is medicine to me.
What are your personal fitness goals?
To understand how important health is when it comes to holistic fitness because I think we tend to underestimate our health. To create a strong upper body – I would love to do those superman push-ups. Increase my glute muscles as well as my hamstrings, shins, and quads.
Include more rest days as it’s an important aspect of fitness and self-care. And conquer my Comrades Marathon. This was a journey I was supposed to complete during 2020 but with the pandemic, this has been delayed.