Danilla Petit

Vital Stats

First Name: Danilla

Surname: Petit

Age: 39

Where you live: Centurion

Occupation: Physiotherapist


Social Profiles

Instagram: Danilla Colares Petit (@danillapetit)


Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

To MAINTAIN a BALANCED healthy, fitness lifestyle that is realistic, enjoyable and achievable!!

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

I would love to promote education on making good decisions especially when it relates to food and exercises. We tend to fight against these two factors as if they were against us. If we know better we can choose better 🙂

I would like to also be myself, to set a good example for young and older women to take the first step towards fitness, or to start again after giving up or to motivate the ones that are doing well to keep going forward. It is not only about LOSING weight or to look good. For me it is about GAINING quality of life that will reflect physically, emotionally and in many other aspects of our lives.

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

Comfort Zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there”

“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. Fall in love with becoming the best version of yourself but with patience, with compassion and respect to your own journey” s.mcnutt

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

I currently workout 6 days a week and I follow a meal plan.

I get to motivate a lot of women on my whatsapp groups every day to find the tools they need to make a change within themselves. They see me doing it and they get inspired by example. Nobody is perfect, we all have to try our best everyday. Good days, bad days we need to show up and keep going.

Fitness lifestyle for me goes beyond getting dressed for the gym…it empowers you to fight depression, choose healthy relationships and to stand up for what is right. You come out so much stronger and get to help others.

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

Because I can 🙂 I am a woman that goes through hormone fluctuations, stress from work and life itself, worries, expectations, frustrations, ups and downs.

I choose to rule over my feelings, if I fall I stand up and fix my pony tail again but I REFUSE to go back to where I was before, to feel sorry for myself and to give up.

I want to get this message out there through this opportunity of being the Biogen Face of Fitness. Life is too short. Know better, choose better, live life to the fullest with quality and feeling empowered to empower others!


  • Michele on August 5, 2020

    You are such an excample for all of us..beautiful inside and outside.

  • Shumeez on August 5, 2020

    I am one of the ladies that you inspire on a daily basis. I am so grateful for the motivation and inspiration. You make me want to be a better version of myself?

  • KhanzoGP on August 5, 2020

    Dani ? as affectionately known! A pillar to many of us, not just about being active… but empowering each of us in our lives. Always looking out for our well being, Mentaly, emotionally and in relations with each other. I got in to fitness because you gave me hope, thank you for being a point of light Danilla.?

    • Veronique on September 5, 2020

      Wow you an amazing and inspiration to all of us, keep doing you and moviting us to be the best verision of ourselfs ???

  • Tanya on August 5, 2020

    You are Amazing Dani and a big inspiration!! I am so glad I started coming to your Zumba classes and now working out with you 3 times a week. You not only make getting fit fun but you teach us it is okay to be us… to enjoy life to the fullest and be healthy! ???

    • Sonja Roux on August 10, 2020

      Danilla is a Beautiful Inspirational Motivator, she is dedicated and keeps you accountable to your own goals.
      She gives advise on healthy choices of food and makes sure you understand what your body needs and not just want.

      She is never unreasonable but she makes sure you stay on track, and if you fall she motivates you to try again tomorrow.

      Danilla speaks with compassion and she understands that life sometimes gets the hang of you but will never settle for a unsuccessfull day! She will persist until you succeed.

      Danilla Thank you for your example you are a real powerful fitness friend.

      • Petrii on September 4, 2020

        Danilla our Brazilian Zumba Queen! You are an incredible woman with the most beautiful heart. The way you handle people, how you train, how you dance, how you represent yourself, your beauty and uniqueness. Everything about you is absolutely inspirational to so many women out there.

  • Leoné Gouws on August 5, 2020

    This girl has got such a refreshing outlook on fitness lifestyles! She is an advocate for body positivity and she believes in listening to your body rather than false weight-loss rules. She inspires me even without trying!! Truly the Face of Fitness!!

  • Shirley Rudd on August 5, 2020

    You are a extraordinary lady! You inspire us all every day and helped us not just to have fun while living a more healthy life style but you carried us through covid and standing by us to stay strong and remain working out every week.

  • Chantel Fordham on August 5, 2020

    Being fit is not about losing weight but gaining quality of life! – D Petit

    Being a brand ambassador is not about being perfect but consistently being who you are, day in and day out. Dani gets this and understands consistency of approach is key.

    Dani has a beautiful way of showing people that she also struggles, she is also human and when it gets tough.. She invites us all to get moving, pull out our best motivation and keep on keeping on!

    You already are our face of fitness, couching us on eating, moving, self love.. I hope you are given a platform by Biogen to take this even further!

    You have so much to share with everyone!

  • Merice on August 5, 2020

    Danilla is an inspirational kick ass awesome woman!! She is beautiful inside and out. On a daily basis she motivates and encourages us to be the best we can be. Danilla will add value to the Biogen brand.

    • NORMA MOGALE on August 6, 2020

      You’re such an amazing soul,beautiful and fit!39 years never looked this young and fit,You’re my inspiration,because of you I didn’t give up!

  • Danilla Petit on August 6, 2020

    Thank you so much to each and every one of you for your kind words! I feel so blessed to be part of your journey! I appreciate you all! With all my love xxx

  • Veena Morgan on August 6, 2020

    Danilla has definitely inspired me to never give up. I am really glad I joined her Zumba classes even though I have 2 left feet, I didn’t mind getting it wrong because I always had so much of fun ? Really proud of you and you an example to all of us. I look forward to your daily motivational/,inspirational messages on our Zumba WhatsApp group ❤ ?

  • Mrs K Naidoo on August 8, 2020

    Daniella is an awesome, inspiring woman. She leads by example, and she is a true, real life go-getter. Danilla is one of the few people that I know who has a heart of gold?. She is always offering daily motivations, giving great advice… And just being a phenomenal human being! Her fitness achievements are beyond compare, and the fact that she does it with the utmost of humility, makes her a true winner in every way!!!

  • Daksha Mahabeer (Momentum Multiply) on August 10, 2020

    Dani – not only are you a wonderful example and inspiration to all women on how to be well and lead a healthy lifestyle, you are also a beautiful kind and passionate human being! Thanks for all the love & inspiration you exude. You are and have always been the glowing face of fitness to all you encountered. ?????

  • Danilla Petit on August 11, 2020

    Thank you ladies! Your support and encouragement are beyond special! I appreciate it!

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  • Marietha Malan on September 4, 2020

    Danilla is employed at a school for learners with intellectual disabilities. At our 2019 concert, she was our choreographer. She was so animated that she inspired our learners to be the best that they can be. It was awsome! Thanks for your passion, patience and kind heart.

  • Debbie Visagie on September 4, 2020

    What an inspirational lady.. Well done lady.. You winning already.. Alma School is extremely proud.. Good luck.. Alma all the way behind you???❤️❤️❤️???

  • Clara Van Staden on September 4, 2020

    I’m truely blessed and proud to know Danilla! She is such an inspiration to me and so many people around me! It takes a rare and special person to be beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside and with This Gorgeous lady you can only imagine ❤️. From an animal lover, fitness inspiration, beautiful soal to a friend a real woman’s motivator you cannot get better because she will rise, with a spine of steal and roar like thunder, she will rise! ?

    • Badiri Moila on September 4, 2020

      You are an inspiration to all women, regardless of race or age. You motivate and encourage everyone that they can make it. You are full of energy and determination. Your kindness, love and willingness to help are what makes me to push whatever I am doing. This is for you! You are the perfect choice! What a sweet soul you are!!! All the best my friend!

  • Jessie on September 4, 2020

    Way to go, Da! Proud of you!!! ??

  • Louis on September 5, 2020

    You motivate so many people D we are proud of you! Keep inspiring!

  • Amina Vally on September 6, 2020

    Beautiful in n out?great inspiration to me n all around ,motivates everyone with her wonderful personally n her fitness goals❤️

  • Danilla Petit on September 7, 2020

    Thank you everyone! I sincerely appreciate your kind words! I am touched beyond words and I truly appreciate the support!

  • Sharlini Chetty on September 11, 2020

    There are not enough words to describe how amazingly awesome you are Dani, you inspire more women that you can think of, I am truly blessed to have met you and thankful for being apart of your fitness team!! You go girl, keep on shinning!!!

  • Lizette Wepener on September 13, 2020

    Danil is my special friend and mentor !! We worked together as two Physiotherapists, quite long ago, but we keep our special relation, and she is the one that support and motivate me to believe in myself and be a better person !!! ( ……and to stop eating so much chocolates….. and living a more healthy life…) Thanks Danil for being such a special friend all these years…. You deserve to be the “face” Lizette

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