Michelle Van Zyl

Vital Stats

First Name: Michelle

Surname: Van Zyl

Age: 30

Where you live: Florida Park, Roodepoort

Occupation: Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Financial Advisor

Social Profiles

Instagram: @fitnwellwithmichelle @fitandwellclients

Facebook: Michelle van Zyl

Voting is now closed. Final 12 to be announced 4 October 13:00

Tell us more about yourself

What are your personal fitness goals?

My biggest goal at the moment is to become the next #BiogenFaceOfFitness. I am always striving to be a healthier, happier me. I do this through exercise in any shape or form. I also train many runners and have recently become an avid runner myself. I am currently working towards completing my next half marathon. Another goal is to become an influencer on social media regarding fitness and healthy living. I actively work on creating content that’s easy to follow. 8-pack abs would also be great.

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

I will use my ambassadorship to share my experience with others to prove that by supporting one another and with the help of Biogen, women can do it all. We don’t have to be mediocre and settle. We can be fierce and fabulous.

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

When the going gets tough, the tough work out.

Tell us about your fitness lifestyle

I believe that finding a balance in life is the key to optimal health. I train 5-6 days per week and try to change it up often as I am easily bored. I enjoy running, weight training, spinning and any outdoor activity. On weekends I focus on ‘fun fitness’ with my daughter, and realise the need for downtime too. My diet complements my training regimen. I don’t exclude any food groups but I try to stick to plant-based foods where I can and steer clear of sugar (most days).

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

2020 has been a year of great adversity and women often put others’ needs before their own. I want to show them that I too wear many caps. I am a mother, a daughter, a lover, a business woman, a teacher and a student. I represent women from all walks of life. I want to show women how to take back their power like I have. I believe I am someone women can relate to.


  • Colleen Meintjes on September 2, 2020

    Michelle has been training me for awhile now. She is committed to helping women become more active and healthy. Her bubbly personality keeps you motivated while training. She always advocates a healthy and balanced lifestyle. She will definitely be a great ambassador for Fitness Magazine and Biogen.

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Thank you so much Colleen ❤

  • Marianna Nielsen on September 2, 2020

    I have met Michelle a few year ago at Roodepoort VA. Michelle is just someone you spot from day one. Her awesome personality is an inspiration to anyone that meets her. She always have time for everyone ‘s needs and her positive attitude makes everyone around her happy. Michelle is such an Idol to all her VA clients as well as everyone who knows her????

    • Linda Prince on September 4, 2020

      Michelle has been training my husband and myself for about 6 months now. She is an inspiring and encouraging trainer. Always has a smile on her face and is so positive. She is also an awesome mother. Everyone at gym knows her, she glows health, beauty and fitness. She would make an amazing ambassador for Biogen.

      • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

        Thank you so much for the kind words Linda. I love training the both of you ❤

  • Gladwin Peres on September 2, 2020

    I’ve known Michelle for nearly a decade. That drive and focus of hers is awe inspiring. An awesome inspiration to men and women. Amid the testing times of 2020 with covid and winter… Michelle helped get me back on the fitness track with a few words of wisdom. This radiant young woman definitely ticks all the boxes as #TheFaceOfFitness??

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Your words mean so much. Thank you so much Glad ??

  • Belinda on September 3, 2020


    • Antonio on September 8, 2020

      Michelle is a Positive and full of energy person. Always willing to help

  • Yanke on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to me and so many others. She has such a positive spirit, really encourages a healthy lifestyle, physically and mentally!

  • Jessica on September 4, 2020

    I have trained with Michelle almost for 2 years and she has changed my life. She is not only my trainor but a great friend! She has not only inspired me but many men and woman around her! The way that she balances her career and life as a mom is amazing.

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Baie baie dankie vd beautiful boodskap Jess ❤❤
      The feeling is so mutual

  • Daniëlla Van Heerden on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is not only a trainer to her clients, she becomes a friend for life. She is always friendly, positive and motivational. A true role models for moms especially!

  • Greg Stander on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is an amazing personal trainer with a positive outlook on life ,
    She definitely deserves to win

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Thank you for all the support over the last 6 years. You guys have become my family. ????

  • Carlia Behrmann on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is not only an amazing person trainer, but is truly an amazing and kind person! And let’s not forget, she is STUNNING!!

  • Elize Dodds on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is an amazing dedicated person with a positive attitute and kind. She works extremely hard to achieve her goals. She is stunning!

  • Jacqueline Pretorius on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is such an inspiration to woman with a positive attitude. She was born to stand out and is definitely a role model for moms.

  • Chloe Redelinghuys on September 4, 2020

    Michelle is one of the most diligent and persevering people I know. She is unwilling to settle for mediocrity but pursues excellence in all she does. This includes the way she loves, trains, works, encourages, motivates, and looks after herself. Her passion for health and wellness is both contagious and trustworthy since she inevitably lives what she preaches.

  • Maria Du Plessis on September 4, 2020

    I have known Michelle since Gr 1 and since them she has been such a motivational figure!

    • Marliane Meyer on September 21, 2020

      Michelle is such an inspiration to everyone. Being a mom she inspired me to keep going and know that it can be done

  • Gut Mother Nutrition on September 4, 2020

    Can get anyone in shape!

  • Rozell on September 4, 2020

    Jy is ń beautiful, sterk vrou en inspireer soveel mense om jou! Lief jou!

  • shaun Prince on September 5, 2020

    Michelle is very professional in her approach however humble and kind in her execution. She listens to you and hears what you have to say. Not only a external beautiful person, but by the way she treats her daughter and us, exceptional internal beauty as well. She would represent anyone and any company very well. Good luck Michelle we appreciate you.

  • Angela Abrahams on September 5, 2020

    Michelle is an inspiring woman. She has drive, tenacity and determination. Her energy is contagious.

  • Chanica on September 5, 2020

    Michelle is an amazing woman with a talent like no other to encourage you to reach your own goals. Her passion is contagious and her determination is Exceptional!! Keep motivating, keep training and keep reaching your goals. Good luck!

  • Ryno Hattingh on September 5, 2020

    She is just amazing. What more is there to say?? She is my daughter!!!!!

  • Belinda on September 5, 2020

    Yes I vote for Michelle

  • Zarina Suleman on September 5, 2020

    Michelle is dynamic and beautiful inside and out. She has my vote!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Thank you Z. Much appreciated ??❤

  • Itu on September 6, 2020

    Michelle has been the kind and humble person ever and her work is outstanding with good results. I wish her to be the best in this competition and God is with you ameeeeeen!

    • Linda de Gouveia on September 7, 2020

      Michelle will be the perfect ambassador!

  • Estelle Visser on September 7, 2020

    Go MICHELLE!!! such an inspiring person to know!

  • Liezl on September 8, 2020

    I was in such a slump and in my worst fitness condition ever when I met Michelle 10 months ago. She knew how to push me enough to get results but not to much that I would get discourage. I am now healthy, pregnant and still training! She deserves to be the Biogen’s Face of Fitness!

  • EndriBotha on September 8, 2020

    Michelle is number one!
    Finish and klaar.

  • Fanus on September 8, 2020

    Assisted me a lot on becoming a trainer myself. She never thought twice to assist in my practical sessions. Definitely a huge gain and ambassador for any company.

  • Jolene Ayterbury on September 8, 2020

    Michelle is awesome trainer. Got on top op Kilimanjaro at age 60with her help

  • Jackie on September 8, 2020

    I trained with Michelle to lose weight and look great for my wedding.. She is not only a trainer but became a good friend. She was always there for you, motivating me through tough days!!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Thank you so much Jax ??❤

  • Margs Danney on September 8, 2020

    Michelle has my vote she is a beautiful, motivated and friendly person I’ve know. Her fir many years and she us and inspiration to all

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      I appreciate this so much. Thank you M ??❤

  • Lindy on September 8, 2020

    I vote for Michelle

  • Joelene Moodleu on September 8, 2020

    Definitely voting for Michelle

  • Marlon on September 8, 2020

    Not only does this lady boast a flawless physique but has all the energy to match your brand.
    She is very helpful at the gym and keeps us club members motivated.. Go Michelle!!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      And this coming from someone like you.. Thank you SO much for the support M ???

  • Mark on September 8, 2020

    Michelle would be an excellent ambassador, a solid human….completely real person. Dynamic, honest, responsible. She got me started on my fitness journey 8 years ago……owe my enthusiasm to her.

  • Hannes on September 8, 2020

    Totally amazing, caring and super competent personnel trainer. Michelle pushes you to the limit, but you are always safe in her hands.

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Vreeslik dankie Hannes ???

  • Janiene on September 9, 2020

    Good luck ? vote placed

  • Derek Levin on September 9, 2020

    I vote for her, no doubt. She is confident and a great body too. Wish my abs looked like that.

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Much appreciated Derek! Thank you so much ???

  • Anton Oberholzer on September 11, 2020

    I have known Michelle since she was a small child. She is a fine human being.

    • Colin on September 11, 2020

      Good luck Michelle

  • Hendrik on September 11, 2020

    Voting for Michelle.

  • Lizette Nel on September 11, 2020

    Jy is so ‘n mooi vrou. Voorbeeld vir ons ander mamma’s!!!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Dit beteken so baie! Dankie Lizette ❤

  • Candice on September 11, 2020

    All the best Michelle!

  • Steve on September 11, 2020

    You have my vote. Good luck

  • Tinus Coetzee on September 11, 2020

    Myself and Michelle’s dad, Ryno Hatting has been friends for many years. She is an amazing girl with a lot of self discipline and confidence.

    • Eddie on September 11, 2020

      Liewe Michelle. Appeltjie val nie vêr van die boom nie!! Sterkte girl, jy kan maar wen!!!

      • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

        Waardeer dit so baie. Dankie Eddie ??

  • Nagm Azar on September 11, 2020

    Michelle you ROCK!!!! Take it home ?

  • Maryke on September 13, 2020

    I don’t know Michael well but I see her on social media. We went to school together and I remember seeing her in the gym at a young age. She was already stunning then working out like a machine in the fitness classes.
    This year she started free training videos which really helped me during the pandemic. This lady is an inspiration and makes me want to better myself. She is also absolutely gorgeous and fitness has been her life for a very long time.

  • Bongi on September 15, 2020

    Michelle u rock ?

  • Dries on September 19, 2020

    Best in the West!

  • Lindy on September 19, 2020

    #Michelle rocks #

  • Nonjabulo Madungandaba on September 21, 2020

    Michele is a great example on consistency and the power of a great attitude. She has inspired and motivated me more than I can express and her go getter attitude, discipline and how she practices what she preaches has impacted my life and mentality in the most meaningful way. She says what she means, and her approach to healthy living is extremely relatable. Michele would be a great ambassador for Biogen.

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      I have no words. This means the world. Thank you so much. ❤❤

  • Fay on September 21, 2020

    This lady is extremely humble and so passionate about what she does. She takes pride in the service she provides as a trainer and develops strong friendships with her clients. Go Michelle!!! ?

  • Carlia Behrmann on September 21, 2020

    Michelle is such an inspiration and is truly one of a kind!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020


  • Ruandi Van Zyl on September 21, 2020

    Go Michelle! You inspire me to be better!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Baie baie dankie Ruandi ❤

  • Jameel on September 22, 2020

    Michelle for the win!!! Looking the part and acting the part comes so easy to Michelle… She is always willing to give advice, good advice, I know from experience! Go Michelle, GO!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Thank you SO much J. I really appreciate the support ??

  • Bongi on September 23, 2020

    Michelle you go girl

  • Maryke on September 24, 2020

    This lady deserves to win!!

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

      Waardeer jou ❤❤

  • Lizette Nel on September 25, 2020

    Ek ken nie vir Michelle in persoon nie, maar alles wat ek van haar gehoor het is baie positief!! As sy soos haar pa, Ryno is, is sy ‘n “amazing” vrou. Sy verdien dit om te wen!

  • Annette Niemann on September 25, 2020

    You are a constant inspiration to everyone around you! Thank you Michelle

  • Nagm Azar on September 25, 2020

    Week done so far…? good luck

    • Nomthandazo Mojapelo on September 25, 2020

      Go Michelle go. You are amazing woman ?

      • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

        Thank you so much for the support ???❤

  • Lucia Hattingh on September 25, 2020

    So proud of the woman you have become. As far as I am concerned, this yours for the taking ❤

    • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020


  • Heidi Redelinghuys on September 26, 2020

    Beautiful person, inside and outside

  • Michelle Van Zyl on September 27, 2020

    I am so flattered and overwhelmed by all of these beautiful messages. It means so much that every single one of you took the time to comment. I honestly have no words.

    Thank you so so much for all the support. ❤??

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