Danielle O’Neil

Vital Stats:

  • First Name: Danielle
  • Surname: O’Neil
  • Age: 33
  • Hometown: Pretoria
  • Occupation: Creditor clerk

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Tell us more about yourself:

What are your fitness goals?

My goals are to drop to 15% body fat percentage or less, receive my Northern Gauteng Colours in Cross Country in 2018 and to also complete a Warrior Race Black Opps. After 2 years of failed fertility treatment, I was fat and out of shape and looking in the mirror was a total nightmare! I met someone who motivated me to set goals for myself and become active. I started looking at myself in a different way and changed my mindset. I started to train hard and managed to drop from a size 14 in pants to size 10. Improving each and every day is one of my biggest fitness goals!


What are your hobbies?

I love jogging with my daughter, the love of my life and my dogs. Other interests are training in the gym and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.


Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?

I do not have any achievements on record, yet! I can run 4km in under 23 minutes and I completed my first Warrior race in 2016. The biggest achievement to date was finding my true self and becoming a healthy 33-year-old. Strong is the new sexy!


Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?

I would love to inspire girls to not compare themselves to other people but to become more confident. In the end, your health is what truly matters! Every day in the gym is a challenge and you are your own competitor! I would love to be a fitness model and mentor and be part of the USN and Fitness Magazine brands. Just being able to enter this competition and share the best shape I have ever been in is the ultimate feeling in the world!