Vital Stats:

  • First Name: Didi
  • Surname: Yuan
  • Age: 32
  • Hometown: Bellville
  • Occupation: Fitness instructor

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Tell us more about yourself:

What are your fitness goals?

My dreams turned into a reality when I decided to change my lifestyle and pursue a career in fitness and become a Bikini competitor. This journey rewards me in every facet of my life and I love inspiring others. This is not a challenge but a journey packed with lessons! I have always wanted to be the best I can be and each day brings me closer to that goal!


What are your hobbies?

Dancing is one of my favourite hobbies and I do zumba regularly. Weights before dates. I spend most of my time in the gym.

When I am not training inside of a health facility I stay active by playing outdoors with my son or I socialise with friends or family. I enjoy all kinds of sports and I am always up for a new challenge. My other favourite hobby is learning new things. At the moment I am studying fitness to become better in what I do.


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

I started my fitness career this year and work in a large gym group.

I have competed in 6 competitions thus far and will be doing the SA Championships soon. My achievements include 5 x 1st places at SANBA Beach Bikini division and NABBA WP Beach Bikini and also some non-affiliated competitions.  I also placed 2nd at IFBB WP in my first outing competing in the Couples category. I have my hopes set on achieving SA Colours while enjoying my journey as Bikini competitor to the absolute fullest!  


Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?

I have entered the USN Face of Fitness for more than one reason. Firstly, to show other moms that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it and seeing the smile on my son’s face gives me so much motivation to achieve more. Secondly, to show myself that I can achieve anything with hard work and a healthy lifestyle and a belief in my own abilities. Lastly, I have entered to be an inspiration for everyone who is going through a tough time or anyone who needs support in achieving their goals. Anything is possible!