First Name: Danica
Surname: Mc William
Where you live: Kyalami, Midrand
Occupation: Hons. Sport Science Student
Tell us more about yourself
What are your personal fitness goals?
I follow an active lifestyle because it makes me feel good. Working out is my 1-hour break away from reality – the abs and legs are just an added bonus. My more specific goals include maintaining this lifestyle, season in and season out, and to be strong over skinny.
How will you use your #BiogenFaceOfFitness ambassadorship to inspire women to lead a healthy / fit lifestyle if you win?
To inspire women to lead a healthy/fit lifestyle by showcasing the positivity of healthy living and showing that being healthy is not defined by your six pack, or how far you can run in 30 minutes. Healthy living is not just about the temporary summer body but rather about the investment for your body’s future.
What health and fitness quote or mantra do you live by?
“There is something you must always remember… you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin
Tell us about your fitness lifestyle
I went from training at an elite level 18 months ago, which included being in the for pool 5 hours a day and still putting in a gym session, to retiring and feeling completely lost and inactive for a while. I now include various exercises into my training regimen. It has been quite the journey. I now enjoy yoga, Pilates and weight training and the odd early morning outdoor adventure, but only if there’s coffee involved.
Why do you think you’re the Biogen Face of Fitness?
I am authentic and organic; what you see is what you get. I believe women should always strive to be the best version of themselves, in all aspects of their lives. I have a bursting passion for fitness and active living. I hope to empower other women by helping them embrace the strength within themselves. I want to help women recognise the magic that comes from living an active and healthy lifestyle.