- First Name: Domonique
- Surname: Reagon
- Age: 24
- Hometown: Cape Town
- Occupation: Occupational therapy student
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/domoniquereagon/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/southsidefitgirl/?ref=bookmarks
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
I have an insane passion and love for pushing my body to the absolute limits. My current obsession is in the field of martial arts, namely Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. In fact, I have just returned from a training camp in Thailand where I was able to gain additional knowledge in martial arts. I am currently training to compete in an amateur competition. Prior to my new endeavor, I have pursued weightlifting and bodybuilding. I used the USN brand and I reached my goals a lot faster! The martial arts community has been growing rapidly in Cape Town and I hopefully would like to start my own business where I can provide an open platform for young women to learn self-defense and assist them in reaching their own fitness goals.
What are your hobbies?
Weightlifting, functional fitness training, body weight workouts, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I also enjoy long-distance running which is an important part of martial arts training.
Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?
Traveling to Thailand and learning Muay Thai. Also, starting my own small group training – Southside Fitness. Other achievements include:
Cape Classic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1st (gold) in my division.
Cape Classic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3rd (bronze) in overall absolute division.
Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?
Achieving fitness on a budget has always been a struggle. I will be completing my degree at the end of the year and would really like to make a mark in the fitness industry and focus on empowering women in my community and the greater Cape Town region.
I have never been the type of person to give up easily on my goals, even with time and financial hurdles. It took me longer than it would for most but I stuck to my guns to achieve my goals. I have a community of women, especially in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, that frequently ask me for advice on how to improve their fitness. I really love sharing my own story with other women in the hope that it might elicit a personal change towards being happy healthy women who love their bodies. This prize would jump-start my small business in a significant way. I also like to focus on the mental health aspects of fitness. There are so many women suffering from self-esteem issues and I would like to change that by teaching them how the right mindset can make an impact. I love my body for what it can do rather than what it looks like. I now feel and look fit and am more confident to achieve my goals.