First Name: Bukeka
Where you live: Johannesburg
Occupation: BCom Accounting Student
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
My fitness goals are to become leaner and a little more muscular. I also want to improve my stamina and endurance, along with my mental health. I aim to be more confident in my body and more comfortable, without being afraid.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
I will teach other women that life has no limits. It is only you who limits yourself. I want to show others that grabbing opportunities and trying new things makes you grow as a person. Female fitness is usually underrated and considered masculine. I believe I can teach other women that you can be fit and feminine. I also want to teach women about the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for both mind and body. The Biogen Face of Fitness platform will help me reach more women who can relate to me and my story. I already mentor young girls as part of the I Am A Future Leader NPO and would like to teach them about living a healthy lifestyle and that it is attainable.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“I regret taking care of my body, said no one, ever.”
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I had a belly when I was a kid and only realised later on that I had the power to change my lifestyle. I started by cutting down my daily meals and cutting my bread intake from 6 to 2 slices a day. I began jogging in the evenings and did push-ups and sit-ups. I started playing sports and my huge belly soon disappeared. I remain cautious about what, when and how much I eat. I drink a lot of water and green tea. I snack on carrots. Since gyms are closed, I work out both indoors and outside, and utilise online workout sessions when possible. I love taking morning jogs since they are good for my mental health.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I’m young, dedicated and passionate about fitness. I’m just an ordinary village girl who believes anything in life is attainable. I believe fitness is not only about the physical. It is also a form of therapy and a path to emotional wellbeing. When you take care of your body, you feel good about yourself, and when you feel good, you do good.