Tell us a little bit about you and your background?
I have been a keen road runner from the age of 10 which now includes trail running as well. Inspired by my father, I had a passion for fitness from an early age. Of course the feel good effect from being fit evolved the natural desire to be healthy. Living a fit and healthy lifestyle has always been one of my top priorities.
I was introduced to triathlon by supporting my father in PE doing the IRONMAN South Africa. The bug bit and in 2014 I took part in my first triathlon. Since then I have not only participated, but also mentored, helped and inspired people to get active and get into any form of training. I am a personal trainer, triathlon coach for Embark, and a very active member in my local triathlon club, Club MSM in Blouberg.
What’s your training motto?
Pushing the boundaries and believing you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, are two key elements in my own training and the training of others.
How does being an athlete make you a better person?
I think being an athlete has made me an all round better person because I keep my inner fire fueled with positivity and focused determination. Because of this I know will weather any storm and become better for it. This positivity and determination filters through to every other aspect of my life.
What is your favorite sports quote?
One of my favourite quotes and one which drives me is "You are your only limit". I believe there are no limits. We go through plateaus but we must not stay there.
What one word describes you?
I don't believe I can be summed up in just one word, but if I had to choose a single word which expresses the essence of who I am it would have to be PASSIONATE.
What stands out for you as a MiFitLife customer?
Being a MiFitLife customer gives me ease of mind. Knowing that I am backed if things should go wrong whether while training or competing. It's not a life policy but a lifestyle policy. This means I can do what I love and love what I do!