- First Name: Denise
- Surname: Roux
- Age: 35
- Hometown: Middelburg
- Occupation: Somatologist
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
My fitness goals are to inspire women to set out and achieve their dreams. Life is about setting goals and smashing them! I have gone from being overweight to entering fitness competitions. I am a working mom of 2 kids and if I can do it, so can you. Other ambitions include becoming a Fitness Pro athlete and completing a course in personal training to help others.
What are your hobbies?
I love going to gym, twice a day, 6 days a week. I also enjoy any activity in the great outdoors such as hiking. I am especially fond of spending quality time with my 2 wonderful boys and my loving husband and entering fitness competitions.
Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?
Yes, I am actually featured in this month’s Fatloss Magazine where I reveal my transformation story. From weighing 125kg to losing 55kg!
I made my debut in the competitive arena in the Wellness category this year and my placings are:
IFBB Millennium Gold Plate – 3rd
Miss SA Xtreme – 3rd
IFBB Muscle Mulisha – 2nd
Secunda Intermediate – 1st
Mpumalanga Provincials – 1st
I also competed at the IFBB South African National Championships.
Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?
I believe I can inspire women through my journey of self-discovery to lead an active and fit lifestyle. It is a passion and a dream for me! I was always the shy and quiet girl and I am showing myself and others to take risks and succeed! Get out of your comfort zone. I am a keen reader of Fitness Magazine and what honour would it be to feature in it myself! USN is one of the leading supplement brands and I would love to be an ambassador for them.