Courtney Strauss

Vital Stats

First Name: Courtney

Surname: Strauss

Age: 35

Where you live: Cape Town

Occupation: Operating theatre practitioner and fitness coach

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Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

To build more muscle, especially in my upper body, and to incorporate more calisthenics training in my workout routines. I hope to one day compete at the Crossfit Games.


How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?

I knew I wanted to help and care for my fellow humans from a young age. Following my own battle with obesity, I understand the emotional, mental and physical turmoil people face when trying to lose weight. I will use the ambassadorship to make women aware that their weight-loss journey is so attainable and maintainable. I will also raise awareness about the dangers of obesity and the illnesses that go along with it. Most importantly, I will uplift, inspire and help women to be better, healthier, stronger versions of themselves.


What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?

“The only way from rock bottom is up.”


Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

Fitness is my life, my goal, my passion. I began my journey on fad diets and 1200-calorie-a-day eating plans. Through research, I now know there’s a healthier, more effective approach. I found that by eating a well-balanced diet and controlling my portions, I could build muscle, maintain my weight and live healthier without starving myself. I train 4-5 times per week, for 90 minutes a day.


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

Fitness is my life, my goal, my passion. I can relate to both walks of life on this journey – those trying to lose weight and those who have lost the weight but are struggling to tone. I know what it’s like to feel ashamed of your body and the reasons why they put on weight and neglect their well-being. I care about helping women who are depressed because they cannot lose weight and don’t feel beautiful because of how she looks.



  • Marz on August 18, 2020

    You rock Courtney. Very proud of you. Thank you for being such an inspiration to many ?

    • Dani Lewis on August 18, 2020

      Being a Frontline staff member in the health industry and building your Physique during a pandemic. You are already a winner Courtney ?

    • Courtney Strauss on August 18, 2020

      Thank you Marz

      • Marisa on September 4, 2020

        I vote for courtney strauss

  • Liane on August 18, 2020

    Courtney you are truly an inspiration.

    • Courtney Strauss on August 18, 2020

      Thanks Liane… thank you?

      • Fazeelah Bucks on August 18, 2020

        Well done! You are amazing!

        • Courtney Strauss on August 18, 2020

          thank you ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

        • Lesre on August 31, 2020

          Courtney, your tenacity and drive is something to be reckon with! It’s amazing that some so strong as the ability to graceful.

          I am so glad I met you and I truly appreciate your efforts in helping me be a better version of myself. I am so so so proud of you!

    • LAUREN PULLIA on August 31, 2020

      I am so proud of you my sissy. You are a true inspiration. The fact that you work so hard for what you want amidst having a full time job. Your dedication is jawdropping.

      • Courtney Strauss on August 31, 2020

        Thank you Sissy?

        • Kaashiefah on September 3, 2020

          Unsurpassed power and determine from the inside is what sets Courtney apart. She will get my vote over and over again

  • faye on August 18, 2020

    Well done Courtney!! Routing for you all the way to the Cross Fit games

  • Faryl Robert's Kayster on August 19, 2020

    I always admire your drive to succeed,keep going?

    • Courtney Strauss on August 21, 2020

      Thank you Faryl…Much appreciated ❤❤❤

    • Rowena on September 5, 2020

      I couldn’t believe my eyes when I scrolled through your profile, and saw you were also chubby like me lol, since I only work a month with you last year, I really admire you and you made me realize that it can be done, I’m also at that point now of feeling old and ugly because of my weight, I hope also for a change and healthy lifestyle, good luck Courtney, you deserve it???❤️

      • Courtney Strauss on September 7, 2020

        Thank you for your kind words, aim to 1% better each day and so it will add up!?

  • Candice Grobler on August 30, 2020

    So proud of you Courtney, you are definitely a winner all the way

  • Micheallene Mostert on August 30, 2020

    I am a huge fan!

  • Melissa Junay Williams on August 30, 2020

    I vote for Courtney Strauss #BeYourBest #BiogenFaceOfFitness2020 #fitnessmagsa #fusionlabs

  • Courtney Strauss on August 30, 2020


  • Jenny Naicker on August 30, 2020

    You have always been an inspiration to me. I have followed your journey for 2 years now and you are just amazing. Keep up the good work. You rock!

  • Trevana on August 30, 2020

    You are incredible Courtney and such an inspiration! Thank you for being such a positive force and for being so helpful to those around you. You help and support others on their journey and lead by example. Thank you! You are absolutely inspiring ????

  • Cheryl on August 30, 2020

    You are such an inspiration !

  • Aasiyah on August 31, 2020

    You are an inspiration to me and many others. You have been where we are and therefore you can help in ways other coaches can’t. You are amazing. Keep up the awesome work you are doing. You are already a winner ?

  • Ayesha on August 31, 2020

    Voting for Courtney. Such a strong, inspirational woman!

  • Elrese Roos on August 31, 2020

    Voting for Courtney! Go for gold!

  • WILHELMINA on August 31, 2020

    Thank you for being such an inspiration, Courtney. Your journey has not been easy, but I can see that by hard work and determination, it has all been worth it.
    I am hoping that I reach half of your fitness levels one day (when I’m big).

  • May Minto on August 31, 2020

    It wasn’t easy for you to get this far. Loads of uphills and struggling but you pushed on through ❤️ You were tough on yourself and it’s paid off because now everything you do looks so effortless – now it’s second’s YOU.

    • Ashlin on August 31, 2020

      Voting for you babe,my every day inspiration????

    • Courtney Strauss on August 31, 2020

      thanks so much for your support?

  • Sylvia on August 31, 2020

    You are such an inspiration to so màny! I can only imagine how many people could be reached by you if you won this. I know you and I know that you would run with this and use it for the very highest good.
    Keep inspiring.

    • Courtney Strauss on September 1, 2020

      Thank you for your kind words❤❤❤

      • Devola Kivido on September 1, 2020

        You look amazing Courtney showing us what can be achieved with hard work, commitment to the process and focus on your goals. Well done on a great job.

  • Bronwyn Adendorff on September 1, 2020

    You inspired me to get off the couch! I believe you are a true face of fitness and a real fitness role model. I’m sure that you have inspired many ladies, but how you have changed my life is priceless. You deserve to be able to inspire more ladies around the globe!

  • Arilda on September 1, 2020

    Awesome! Hard work pays off. You look amazing!

  • Brendan Wallace on September 1, 2020

    Courtney is an amazing lady full of drive and determination!
    She is a Mom working three jobs to achieve her goals!

  • Valeetah Hartzenberg on September 1, 2020

    Your commitment and tenacity is commendable Courtney. The transformation that it has brought about in your appearance is quiet a feat. Your story is sure to strike a cord with many a woman and will stir within them a will for chance.

  • Charna-leigh Van der Vindt on September 1, 2020

    I vote for Courtney Strauss! What an inspiration you are cousin. Your dedication and growth is impeccable and only motivates me to push harder. Like you, it would be a dream to compete at the crossfit games?. Continue to work hard and inspire us all. You’re amazing!

  • Aaliyah on September 1, 2020

    I vote for Courtney Strauss ☺️, she is very inspiring

  • Kryska on September 1, 2020

    Courtney is a really amazing coach. She pushes herself to get what she wants and doesn’t let anybody stop with her has been the best experience as she pushes you to reach your goals, she is a real inspiration. Great job Courtney keep up the good work. Courtney’s got my vote all the way ?

  • René Bouwer on September 1, 2020

    With sheer confidence, I vote for Courtney Strauss. A true inspiration on so many levels. Been watching your growth for 2 years now – continuously demonstrating that consistency and hard work is key to reach one’s goals and produce positive results. Keep going for gold Ms. Strauss!!! You have so much to offer!!! You’re amazing!!

  • Llewellyn Sahadow on September 3, 2020

    I vote for Courtney, what an inspiration you are! Keep up the greatwork

  • Garneth Strauss on September 4, 2020

    I vote for Courtney.What an inspiration you are to many.

  • dodger willet on September 4, 2020

    I vote for Courtney tru inspiration to men and woman ,top 10 she should be in the would,from Anthea Moses

  • Sthenjiwe on September 4, 2020

    I vote for Courtney

  • Christel Maasdorp on September 4, 2020

    Vote for Courtney,you an inspiration.

  • Natalie on September 4, 2020

    you inspire me to never give up and to keep trying. I will achieve. You got my vote

  • Desmond Pullia on September 4, 2020

    You have my vote Courtney, true inspiration!!!

  • Concilia Makoena on September 4, 2020

    You are such an inspiration! My vote is for yo Courtney. Best of luck.

  • Gurchan Botha on September 4, 2020

    Only reason I’m voting for u is bcz i cant vote u to be the next president….lol…(just kidding) ur an inspiration keep up the good work..up be a great ambassador..

  • Henry on September 5, 2020

    Awesome job Courtney well done on transforming your body and lifestyle changes

  • Brendan Wallace on September 5, 2020

    Courtney you are the face of fitness for the world to see.

    The Salice Brand is proud to be associated with you as an athlete and a really special human being. We look forward to long term mutually beneficial fitness journey with you.

    Your drive and determination is an inspiration for all to see how to adapt a healthy lifestyle whether it be in the gym, running and healthy eating.

    You are the real deal.

  • Jennifer on September 8, 2020

    Hi courney i did vote

  • Carmen Drude on September 9, 2020

    Wow! You are beyond amazing! Well done superhero!

  • Carmen Guest on September 9, 2020

    U are one in a million keep at it u rock and most importantly you are YOU

  • Patricia on September 10, 2020

    I cast my vote. You are an inspiration?

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