First Name: Michelle
Surname: Van Zyl
Where you live: Florida Park, Roodepoort
Occupation: Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Financial Advisor
Instagram: @fitnwellwithmichelle @fitandwellclients
Facebook: Michelle van Zyl
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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.