First Name: Amy-Rose
Surname: van Jaarsveld
Where you live: Cradock, Eastern Cape
Facebook: AMY-ROSE VAN JAARSVELD
Youtube: amy-rose van jaarsveld
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
Last year I was selected for the PCA SA Team to go to World Championships in the UK and it will be a dream come true to win the World title in 2021. I am also striving to become a PCA Pro athlete next year. Another goal I have is to do photoshoots for clothing brands, magazines and training gear. I would also love to be at fitness expos and do guest posing. I plan to compete in obstacle course races to challenge my strength and endurance. Above all, my goal is to become fitter and stronger physically and mentally.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I think it will be an eye opener to women that it’s not about where you come from or what you have but it’s about your mindset and how you use what’s at hand. The more challenging your circumstances, the more character building it is. I will use my background of coming from a small town to inspire women that they can have big dreams and accomplish it no matter where they come from.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“With discipline, drive and determination nothing is impossible” – Dana Linn Bailey
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
My fitness lifestyle includes eating a balanced diet and exercising 5-6 days a week. I always meal prep to save time and stick to my goals. I treat myself occasionally – once or twice a week with a take out or homemade dessert. I enjoy cooking and baking so I barely miss or crave takeaways. I love resistance/weight training because I can feel my muscles working and see how my body develops over time. I’ve also learned that cardio and mobility are just as important for a well-rounded physique. Therefore, I incorporate these elements in my training programs 3-4 times a week.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I think my story is unique compared to women who were raised in a city and who may have had all the resources within their reach. I am the first female in my family and town who participates in bodybuilding competitions. I’ve always been someone who has swum against the stream and I believe that is an invaluable quality.