- First Name: Bridgitte
- Surname: Stegen
- Age: 26
- Hometown: Pietermaritzburg
- Occupation: Consulting dietician
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/a_dieticians_diary/
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgittes
- Website: www.thebalancedlife.co.za
Tell us more about yourself:
What are your fitness goals?
I have started building my brand based on my belief of finding a balance between diet and exercise. I used to be the skinny-go-to-the-gym-and-run-on-the-treadmill type but I was fortunate enough to have a sister in the fitness industry who took me with her down the rabbit hole. I have since been able to transform my body, eat a whole lot more and find the perfect balance. I also enjoy classes such as Zumba and Pound and I would like to do the Warrior Black Ops next year as well as tick off another Two Oceans half marathon. It is actually the ability to maintain my physique (and health) and combine it with a great social life that I am most proud of. I am aiming to just keep building on the solid foundation I already have, explore the avenue of different fitness methods and have a whole lot of fun doing it. I am currently registered with Trifocus Fitness Academy for my personal training certification with the aim of bringing it all together with my love for HIIT and weight training.
What are your hobbies?
I love the gym and running distances anywhere from 10 to 21 km. The Two Oceans marathon is my favourite. I am also fond of spending time outdoors fly-fishing, playing golf or dancing. Other than that, just having fun while eating good food, being active as often as possible and maintaining my physique in between.
Do you have any sporting/fitness achievements you would like to share?
I have completed 4 half marathons. Let’s hope I can tick off another Warrior race in 2018 as well as my 3rd Two Oceans.
Why did you enter the USN Face of Fitness 2017?
I want to teach other women how they can balance health with a great social life. I think this space is ideal to do that. Although I am not interested in stepping on stage I would still like to reach out to the ordinary girl to help them find that balance in life and help them to re-learn their love for being fit without the pressure of trying to fit into society’s idea of what fit should look like.