In light of the upcoming Face Of Fitness 2020 we caught up with WFF Pro Yvette Ferreira, one of three of our Face Of Fitness 2018 Finalists.
What have you been up to since the competition?
Since the competition I’ve been focusing on my career, personal growth and just enjoy doing life with family and friends. We recently bought a house and will be moving in soon which I’m very excited about! I’m also currently busy with my Personal Training qualification through TriFocus Fitness Academy.
In terms of fitness and competing, I have been focusing on a more flexible and maintainable approach. My main goal is to be healthy, happy and keep my body at a shape which is maintainable. Due to COVID- 19 I had to make a few adjustments to my training and dieting in order to get the most out of it. I do have a few personal goals that I have set out for 2021, with stepping on stage being one of them.
What is your favourite memory from the competition?
I would have to say that my favourite memory was the first time seeing myself on the cover of Fitness Magazine! The overall experience was surreal and unforgettable. I will always cherish the people I have met, and the friendships I have built. I now have so much more respect for the people who work behind the scenes and make all the magic happen.
What was your biggest takeaway from entering the Face Of Fitness 2018?
My biggest takeaway would have to be that hard work and great work ethic never goes unnoticed.
What are qualities you want to see in the next FOF winner?
I would definitely want the 2020 Face Of Fitness winner to display dedication, passion and have a maintainable holistic approach to life and fitness.
How do you feel technology has changed the perception of fitness modelling in the past 2-3 years?
Social Media has definitely made it possible for anybody to be a fitness model or ‘Fitfluencer’ in their own right. You don’t need to be a fitness model or a bikini athlete to influence people.
People who share their passion for fitness can now share their journeys on social media and we can choose who we would like to follow for motivation. In my opinion this is great because we are all so different. Not everybody wants to step on stage or have a fitness model body, some people just want to find a balance between work, life and fitness.
What piece of advice would you give any lady wanting to enter into the 2020 Face of Fitness competition?
Be yourself and don’t hold back.
Yay or nay- what does Yvette say?
Cheat meals? Definitely YAY
Fasted cardio? Depends on my goals. Competition season YAY, off season NAY.
Competing? Will always be a YAY.
Intermittent fasting? I have tried it, and it doesn’t work for me so NAY.
Weight training? YAY.
Low carb diet? For short term goals YAY, for long term NAY.
Running? I love running but my shins say NAY.
You can out-train a bad diet? Never, NAY.
Meat free mondays? Never tried it, but I am all for it so YAY.
Training everyday? YAY, unless I feel my body needs to rest.
Protein bars? YAY.