Vuyiswa Kambule

Vital Stats:

  • First Name: Vuyiswa
  • Surname: Kambule
  • Age: 22
  • Area you live in: Cape Town
  • Occupation: Student (Occupational Therapy)

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Tell us more about yourself:

What are your fitness goals?

When I started my fitness journey, my goal was to lose weight and have an hourglass shaped body. But as time went by, I realised it was more than that, because I started feeling differently, more comfortable under my own skin and I could set short term goals and accomplish them, and I realised how my mental health improved during the process.

Therefore, currently my fitness goals are to remain healthy both mentally and physically, especially since I use fitness as as one of my mental health pill. I also want to get lean, through dropping body fat. And I want to get stronger. However with all this said, my overall goal is to make sure that I have a sustainable physique and maintain fitness as my lifestyle throughout my lifetime.

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

For the love and passion I have for fitness. I live by the moto “health is wealth” and I truly believe that. I appreciate and celebrate health everyday through fitness.

To me fitness is not about the physical gains but it is more of a mind thing. And I have used fitness to take me out of a dark place mentally. Given the fact that the mental health issues are increasing in our country, for both the young and the old and it has been a problem dealing with such. I believe that I am a perfect candidate for the USN face of fitness because of my approach to fitness, which is seeing fitness beyond the physical results it produces or the aesthetic looks, but rather seeing it as a tool that addresses mental health.

Therefore being the USN face of fitness will help me use my influence and position in USN to tell people to not only see fitness for its physical benefits, or body building but rather use fitness to be healthier holistically while using USN products. This would be relevant for 2020 more especially since there is a rise in mental health cases.

I would be the voice of USN and by USN actually addressing these issues, it will be more relevant in South Africa and in the world because right now, the biggest problem is not physical health issues per se but mental health issues but as we know that physical health can help in addressing mental health issues. Therefore, advocating for fitness to help people get a better holistic health is what I do and I am passionate about it.