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Personal trainer's journey from abuse survivor to entrepreneurship

24 December 2017 3:11 PM
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'In 2013, I fell pregnant and was engaged to my finance but it turned sour in 2014 when he started becoming abusive. '

We often hear the term “empowerment” used, especially when it comes to conversations around women and their rights in this country. The journey of Zinhle Masango, founder or Fitnessjunkee and abuse survivor is one of ultimate empowerment, as she overcomes her physical and emotion challenges.

At 25, Zinhle Masango is a personal trainer, with a body of steel, and the brain and driving force behind her own brand, FitnessJunkee. She is also a mother and an abuse survivor.

Masango says that shes always been a Joburg girl and things from the get-go were looking great back in 2013.

That’s how I actually got the love for fitness, if you may say that, because it was a way that I thought if I had to now get into the gym, get a little stronger then I will be able to fight back.

Zinhle Masango, founder Fitnessjunkee

Masango says that she used to train with her former abusive fiance. She adds that while she was busy doing aerobics, he was at the weight area. One day, my class was cancelled and he told me to join him at the weights section says Masango.

It came to a point where he actually had stopped going to gym but because I saw what gym was doing for me I even felt like a better person.

Zinhle Masango, founder Fitnessjunkee

Masango says that we cannot shy away from the fact that exercising and eating healthy is beneficial. She adds that when people started to see the physical change with her body, that’s when her Fitnessjunkee journey started.

Masango says that her former abusive fiance wouldn’t go as far as attempting to hit her, but he would strangle her because he knew she wouldn’t be able to fight back.

Masango says that we cannot shy away from the fact that exercising and eating healthy is beneficial. She adds that when people started to see the physical change with her body, that’s when her Fitnessjunkee journey started.

Masango says that her former abusive fiance wouldn’t go as far as attempting to hit her, but he would strangle her because he knew she wouldn’t be able to fight back.

He knew if he had to smack me or whatever, I would smack him back.

Zinhle Masango, founder Fitnessjunkee

He could also see that I was getting stronger says Masango. He would do things that wouldn’t allow me to fight back.

Listen to the rest of Masango’s journey and the toll abuse took on her son…


24 December 2017 3:11 PM
Tags:
Abuse
fitness
abuse against women and children
black entrepreneurs

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