- First Name: Amber-Jade
- Surname: Meth
- Age: 20
- Hometown: Johannesburg
- Occupation: Junior accountant
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
True happiness originates from the inside and is then visible on the outside. My goal is to empower other women that once you start to create your own perfect healthy and balanced lifestyle your inner beauty will shine through. My goal is to be able to compete in a powerlifting meet and prove to myself that women can be strong and independent and do anything they put their mind to!
What are your hobbies?
I no longer regard lifting weights as a hobby, it has become an integral part of myself that brings therapeutic results. I am a transformed thrill-seeker, from a little girl who was too scared to go on carnival rides to free falling off the Soweto Towers. Give me a bungee jump rope, hiking shoes and mudslide trail tracks and I am there! Then again, a good movie marathon is also my scene. I have an incredible love for dancing. I have been dancing since a very young age, competing in many events over the years. Of late, my dancing has been limited to the shower or while walking on the treadmill at the gym!
Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?
I have competed in 3 IFBB contests in 2017, the King Shaka Classic, SA Extreme and the East Coast Classic in July where I placed 1st in my division – Bikini Fitness U/1.65m.
Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?
I am one of many who have suffered with depression and this took over my whole life back in high school where suicidal tendencies were not uncommon. I then slowly stumbled upon fitness and found it a quick cure for all the negative thoughts. It has been a long road and one I am still traveling but the journey is so much more fulfilling than the actual destination. It has taken me 2 years and I am still in the process of finding and loving myself for who I truly am. It hurts to see women get crushed by society’s norm for unattainable beauty and so-called fitness goals. Fitness is definitely not set in stone. It is part physical and part psychological which is what people seem to forget. I entered this year because I believe I have a message for other women out there. I want to celebrate the fact that I am also a strong female who can live a healthy lifestyle with the aim of not only feeding my body and soul but also my mind. I want to grow in all these aspects of life and help women of all ages to use their passion to accomplish their dreams.