Lize-Mari Ras

Vital Stats

First Name: Lize-Mari

Surname: Ras

Age: 32

Where you live: Umhlanga Rocks

Occupation: Behavioural Specialist

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Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

Last year my fitness goal was to be able to do a pull-up, I now do them as warm- ups. This year I want to be the first woman in South Africa to do a TRX automatic handstand.

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

I want to help empower women on a physical and psychological level. Being in great shape is only half the battle won. The other half is on a mental level. I’d like to help women realise that the secret to achieving, and maintaining, their goals is learning how to have fun while training. I want to inspire women with my health and fitness story and show them how they too can take their weaknesses and turn them into strengths.

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

Smile… it’s free therapy.

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

I eat to fuel my body for peak performance and joy, not to starve it. I use the 80/20 rule.

If you had to ask me what makes me ecstatically happy, then I’d have to say charging down a mountain on my mountain bike, going bodyboarding, or trying some crazy new workout in the gym, where I usually get to swing from something.

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

I don’t train to look a certain way, I look a certain way because I train. My body is a result of loving exercise! I want to break the mould. I believe that being the Face of Fitness is more than just having a great body. The true Face of Fitness is authentic, real, and fit all the time. It is about the way you live. It’s in the way you treat and inspire people. I believe I live out these core values and I strive to be better every day.


  • Mariana on September 4, 2020

    That body ! Woooow !

    • Lize-Mari on September 5, 2020

      Hi Mariana, thank you so much for the compliment! Was so shy having to take the pics, it’s a lot easier taking selfies 🙂

      • Ricky Skeef on September 13, 2020

        Best of luck!!

  • Rachiel on September 5, 2020

    Lize all the way….your dedication,persistency and consistency blows me away….can’t think of a better candidate. All the best not only in this comp but in every single venture you step out into….yay for you. All the very best Lize??

  • Mark on September 5, 2020

    Watched Lize go from strength to strength every year since she was 25 . She is proof of the changes u can make to your life and physical with being consistent and making fitness a part of your lifestyle. Keep it up legs!!!!

    • Jeanie Strauss on September 8, 2020

      You are stunning skat. Keep up the good work!

  • Justin Wade on September 5, 2020

    Lize has a beautiful heart and soul. She is getting stronger and stronger at her train, and motivates men and women to be the better version of themselves.. Go lize??

    • Natalie G on September 6, 2020

      Lize is such a beautiful person, she is truly inspirational.

  • Lize - Mari on September 5, 2020

    Thank you everyone for all the kind words. Wow!!! Seing this just made my day xx

  • Gyan GJ Lee on September 5, 2020

    I met her on Instagram. I have an Instagram page where I show a workout a week and I think I’m all clever and funny but no one else think so but it’s okay because I am so awesome. Or at least I think so, until I saw Lize’s page. She’s the real deal.

  • Paula on September 5, 2020

    you are an inspiration. Beautiful inside and out

  • Nicoleen on September 6, 2020

    I met Liza last year and instantly I knew I liked her! She’s so passionate about her training and you can see she genuinely enjoys every second of it. Imagine being excited about pull ups… Well that’s Lize lol! I really wish her luck during this competition, whatever the outcome, she’s already a winner! Go lize!!!!!

  • Andries on September 6, 2020

    Hi LM, as you know, we’re friends of your mom and dad… for many moons…. all the best, hope you receive tons of votes ?

  • Lize - Mari on September 6, 2020

    To every single one of you who left such heart warming messages on here! Thank you thank you thank you!

    I have absolute goosebumps!!! X

  • Sandy Edwards on September 6, 2020

    Lize-Mari is our neighbour. I see first hand the variety and amount of exercise she does daily to take care of her stunning body. Lize-Mari is also a caring soul and would be a worthy winner of this competition.

  • Elbie on September 6, 2020

    She is a winner

  • Karen Fortune on September 6, 2020

    We know her as a happy smiley head strong girl with a heart of gold ?. Good luck LM !!

  • Patricia on September 7, 2020

    Awesome and well done Lize M. Proud of you

  • Shamilla Pillay on September 7, 2020

    Such as inspiration.. Beautiful and Healthy body.. Extremely proud of you ?❤️❤️❤️

  • Mari on September 7, 2020

    You are beautiful inside and out! ??

  • Miroda Otto on September 9, 2020

    So glad you entered this competition Lize-Mari. You are a girl who resembles strength and beauty all at the same time. From mountain biking to gym, you love everything about fitness and it awesome to see how passionate you are about teaching and helping others as well. You have been so inspirational in motivating me to also start following a healthier eating and training program after seeing the results you have managed to achieve with just being persistent and determined.

  • Jaimie-Lee Liebenberg on September 12, 2020

    YOU GO GIRL!! You have always be an inspiration to women! Stunning soul inside and outside!!

  • Lize-Mari on September 15, 2020

    To every single person, to the ones I know, and to the ones I don’t know, to all of you who has taken the time to write such beautiful kind words about me, thank you. You guys inspire and motivate me to be better 🙂

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