My name is Simone Keenan, I am a 23 year old fitness enthusiast. I currently run my own successful personal training business, Keen Fitness. I am a full time personal trainer at Virgin Active Eastgate in Johannesburg.
I have competed in several IFBB competitions around South Africa. I have been to Nationals (IFBB South African Championships) three years in a row where I placed top 10 at each competition.
I went into the fitness industry after achieving my own fitness goals where I soon realised I wasn’t the only one battling with loving my body and myself. I opened my eyes and saw so many tired, unhappy, exhausted, anxious and overweight people looking for answers. I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But I do know need to start tuning in to our bodies to figure out what they really need.
Being real means being relatable. There are so many people out there who need to hear they’re not alone, they will learn and benefit from your journey. We underestimate the power of our own voices and the beautiful ways we can help each other. The human connection is so powerful, and it needs to be harnessed more.
I don’t hold back - you shouldn’t either.
Always believe in yourself and understand that you are truly worthy of your best. See a health and fit lifestyle as an adventure. Embrace it - fall in love with it and fill it up with things and people you love. Never compare yourself to others and always set some time aside to acknowledge all your small and big victories.
National Certificate in Fitness, Personal Training Diploma
I have competed in several IFBB competitions. I have been to Nationals (IFBB South African Championships) three years in a row. I currently run my own successful personal training business, Keen Fitness.