UKZN’s Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (Bels) gym supervisor, Ms Zamile Nduli was crowned a wellness fitness champion at an IFBB LIVING Legends at the Station Urban Event in Durban.
This qualified her for an invitation to Arnold Classic Africa 2021 – Multiple Sport Festival, Art and Lifestyle Expo, scheduled to take place from 14 to 16 May.
‘My mission is to qualify for a pro card at the Arnold’s Classic 2021 because I want to take my bodybuilding to the next level,’ said Nduli.
‘I am grateful for this amazing achievement. I am a product of my hard work, discipline, commitment, and people who believe in my passion for fitness and bodybuilding,’ she added.
She thanked Bels Academic leader, Professor Rowena Naidoo for everything she does to make sure that she does not miss her shows.
‘The amazing bikini that I wore on stage was bought by Rowena for my first show in 2019 and I will be forever grateful for her support and kindness.
‘I draw inspiration from different individuals: Joe Roggan, Myles Munroe, Shanique Grant, Dana Bailey, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Goggins’ mother and my late father. These people have shown me that discipline combined with hard work turns a dream into reality,’ she said.
Nduli works out every day of the week. ‘Some days I go hard, and, on some days, I take it easy. I am my own personal trainer. All thanks to the knowledge I acquired when I was pursuing my Sport Science degree. I simply apply what I was taught in an effective way and I do so passionately. I eat right and exercise effectively.’
Words: Nombuso Dlamini