There is perhaps no other generation that prioritizes self-care and body positivity quite like today’s youth. It’s what makes fitness videos and wellness posts so popular on social media. Mapule Ndhlovu, one of the industry’s rising leaders in women’s fitness, understands the appetite for this content and uses her Instagram, Queenfitnass, to promote the importance of exercise and taking care of our bodies.
Populating her page with inspiring exercises and tips, the South African personal trainer and certified aerobics instructor knows that fitness can be transformative for your body and mind. “Fitness has really changed the way I look at myself as well as life in general,” she told IOL. “With all of the principles of fitness, I’ve learned to appreciate life and turn obstacles into opportunities.”
The IG sensation’s work to promote body health and beauty has been associated with leading athletic giants, such as Adidas and Shield, and has been highlighted by Estee Lauder and Essence Festival Durban. Whether in South Africa or abroad, Ndhlovu is setting the stage for future generations. “Fitness allowed me to make a difference in other people’s lives,” she told Fitness Magazine. “I want to represent fitness, be a positive voice in society and show people that fitness is not a ‘them thing’ but an ‘us thing.’”