First Name: Ziyanda
Where you live: Pietermaritzburg
Occupation: Student, Sports Coach
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Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
My fitness goals include building a balanced and a well-rounded fitness regimen that works for my body and that can be fun because to make a habit of fitness one needs to enjoy it. My goal is to build lean muscles, increase strength and endurance. I want to be a stronger, healthier version of myself by remaining committed and consistent in my fitness journey. One day I would love to participate in the Comrades Marathon.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I will use this amazing platform to inspire and empower women from all backgrounds and all fitness levels to be the best version of themselves, and that they can rise above anything. If I was able to use fitness to fuel myself out of depression so can they. I will use this ambassadorship to empower women to truly unlock their full potential and to live healthy lives.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I thoroughly enjoy bodyweight training with compound and functional movements, as well as strength and resistance training. It leaves me feeling strong and capable and I love to see what my body is capable of doing. I also incorporate cardio and HIIT training. I train 4-5 times a week, twice a day depending on how busy my day is. In the morning, I do cardio with HIIT training and in the evenings, I do strength training or resistance training. In the afternoons I would normally have my netball or basketball training sessions.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I am a representative of the women who have felt at their lowest but used fitness to uplift themselves and rise above adversity. Not only am I passionate about fitness but I strongly believe in the importance of having a holistic approach to fitness and health. That mental fitness is also a priority and can be incorporated into one’s fitness regimen. I know that fitness is not a seasonal hobby but it is a lifestyle. It is what we repeatedly do, day in and out.