Mary-Lee Botha

Vital Stats

First Name: Mary-Lee

Surname: Botha

Age: 34

Where you live: Mossel Bay

Occupation: Admin Manager and fitness trainer


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Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

To be the best version of myself and push myself harder than I thought possible

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

Speaking from experience, I was an unhealthy, overweight mom, depressed and convinced that there was just no time to lead that healthy lifestyle, and at the end of the day dreading the woman I saw in the mirror. I was sad, tired and overwhelmed, not sure on how to turn things around. One day I decided to grab every bit of faith I had and took one day at a time and my life changed. I received a setback a couple of months ago and had a melanoma removed which made me realize how quickly things can change. We fought back and I’m excited to see how we can inspire ladies and help them know that they are worth it.

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

It’s not how you start, but how you finish.


Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

I am a fitness trainer and I train 3 times a day. I train early mornings before anyone in my house is awake and then I have a morning class and then an afternoon session. There are ladies from every walk of life joining us. I also do Facebook live classes during the lockdown period so that my ladies can still get their workouts done. I do a bit of everything, like functional fitness, weight training, hiit training, plyometric training and everything else in between.

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

I know that there are a lot of ladies much more qualified to be the Biogen Face of Fitness but I know there is nobody more passionate and dedicated to inspiring ladies than me.



  • Lizelle on September 3, 2020

    Knowing Mary-Lee makes your own life better! She is inspiring and such a good example to so many people. Kind at heart but with a fighting spirit! Good luck Mary! You deserve this!

    • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

      Sjoe….. Lizelle… Thank you so so much for all your support ❤️

  • Mariné on September 4, 2020

    Mary-Lee, the best ever example to anyone who wants to train or get better. I have met a couple of trainers, but never someone so inspiring, motivating, strong, especially for her size, mental tough and with the biggest heart!! Wish you all of the best Mary-Lee

    • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

      Mariné…… Thank you so so much for being an incredible support ❤️

    • Di-Mare Van Huyssteen on September 4, 2020

      Sy is ‘n inspirasie vir ons almal. Wonderlike mens van binne en buite. Sy sal vir jou met alles help as jy daar oefen. Ons glo in jou!

      • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

        Sjoe….. Baie baie dankie juf ❤️

  • Luzanne on September 4, 2020

    Mary-Lee is such an inspiration! Beautiful inside and out! You go girl!!

    • Annelize Joubert on September 4, 2020

      Lee is such an inspiration, loyal and a true woman of God that has overcome so many challenges in her life. I have the privilege to know her personally for a few years now and can tell anyone that doesn’t know her that she will be a true and worthy winner. She has a heart of gold with so much love for people and my life will certainly be empty without her. luv u my friend

      • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

        Sjoe….. Big words,,, I feel less than worthy…. Appreciate you so so much ❤️

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Thank you so much Luzannie 🙂

  • Suna on September 4, 2020

    Mary lee deserves to win…she is an inspiration to so many people in her community. She is one of the purest people i know with a wonderful heart and personality. This woman knows what hard work and commitment means…doesn’t matter the day, circumstances, weather, illness, whatever crosses her path, you will find her exercising in her studio. Best of luck?????

    • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

      Suna….. You are an amazing woman… Thank you so so much xxxx

  • Rene Mouton on September 4, 2020

    Definately the best face off fitness anyone can ask for!! Thank you for your dedication everyday to help me and the other girls to be better versions of ourselves aswell!

    • Lee Botha on September 4, 2020

      Sjoe…. Thank you so so much René ❤️

  • Tantjies on September 4, 2020

    she is such an energetic warm hearted, laughing happy, person, she works hard everyday and is such an inspiring and motivational lady to so many people, she is one of those special human beings, who makes you leave with a smile always, Mary Lee is the one person who deserves to win, her reaching out to other peoples hearts, makes her even more special! #faith! You go girl i think you have an amasing croud behind you!

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Sjoe,,,,Tanya <3 that is an incredibly beautiful message…. Thank you so so much xxx appreciate you so much xxx

  • Annetjie Terblanche on September 4, 2020

    Mary-Lee has a sparkling personality, very driven in everything she tackles and usually achieves success. beautiful person on and out.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Thank you so much Tannie Annetjie….your support is amazing <3

  • Olivia on September 4, 2020

    Mary-Lee is absolutely passionate about fitness and training, she is super dedicated to her craft and to inspiring those around her. The transformation she’s done to her own body with her own skills and hard work is astounding. Mary Lee is also one of the sweetest, kindest good hearted people you will ever meet.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Thank you so so much Oliv <3

  • Melanie Lubbe on September 4, 2020

    Mary Lee is a bundle of energy, always friendly.She can achieve anything she puts her mind to.I sure hope she won.She will be awesome as the new face of fitness.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Sjoe, Thank you so so much Melanie xxx

  • Hanlie Maree on September 4, 2020

    Mary Lee are not only motivating people with fitness, but also motivate vulnerable kids

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      I Appreciate your support so so much 🙂

  • Rene on September 4, 2020

    Lee is an incredible inspiration to everyone. She deserves to win this competition. She is passionate and purposeful. She has the most beautiful heart, is always friendly and does so much for people around her. Lee is not afraid of a challenge. I have learned a lot from her and she is someone I look up to….. Good luck Lee, you work very hard and deserve to win.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Rene, I have incredible ladies who have my back and with you guys we can conquer anything xxx Thank you for all you love <3

  • Annelie on September 4, 2020

    Mary is the face and body of a women with no fear for healthy living!
    Everybody wants to look like mary

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Annelie, thank you so so much for all you support, it means so much to me 🙂

  • Andrew on September 4, 2020

    ‘n Fantastiese voorbeeld vir almal! Go girla!!

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Baie dankie Andrew 🙂

  • Tiffany Graham on September 5, 2020

    Lee is the most selfless. Wonderful. Inspiring and motivating lady I know. She bends over backwards for the ladies who joins her classes and this that follow her on social media. She deserves this.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Sjoe Tiffy…. you have my back each and every day,,, would not want to do this with anyone else. Thank you for being by my side <3

    • Antonio A Coutinho on September 6, 2020

      What more is there to say,she has and always will be a person to look up at,and not only physically but she is a Godly person And always looks at other people’s needs before her own needs.
      If there is one person who deserves this it can only be her.

      • Lee Botha on September 7, 2020

        Thank you so so much….. It’s because I have you to look up to that I am what I am ❤️❤️❤️

  • Mariëtte on September 5, 2020

    Mary Lee definitely deserves to win. She leads by example and is personally involved in our own journeys to health and fitness. She laughs in the face of every challenge that comes her way. Just look at her, she is fearfully and wonderfully made!

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Thank you so so much Mariette ❤️

  • Engela on September 5, 2020

    Lee is such an example to many, with a caring heart and such a big daugther of our Heavenly Father. Thank you for all your insipration. I am sure you will make it far.

    • Lee Botha on September 5, 2020

      Sjoe,,,, thank you so so much Engela ♥️

  • Anneke on September 6, 2020

    I started training with Mary once a week to improve my running. But lockdown was the game changer for me, because shé was the one that pulled out all the stops to help each and every one of us to stay fit and motivated via Facebook live classes and health tips. She is the person with the most willpower and dedication I have ever met. She makes me want to be the best version of myself- in training as well as life. She is the most sincere and unselfish person I know. She has the body every girl dreams of having, but it’s her pure heart and personality that steals the show. I knew her from before she was a trainer – an under the radar mommy at school. But now is the time for her to shine! She derserves it!!

  • Annakie on September 6, 2020

    Mary Lee is the definition of dedication and success! She will be an asset to any fitness platform! And on top of all… she is a friendly loving child of God. That makes her the Winner already!

    • Lee Botha on September 7, 2020

      Thank you so so much Annakie ❤️ I can’t even begin to explain how much I appreciate you xxx

  • Linkie on September 12, 2020

    She changed my attitude towards for fitness- an inspiration for sure!

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