DIDI YUAN

I was born in 1985 and resides in Cape Town South Africa.
I am currently studying personal training through Trifocus Fitness Academy and working full time.
During a dark time in my life, having been skinny and suffering from depression, I took to the gym to build confidence and muscle; a move which had a huge impact on my future…

“Best decision I ever made!”. I then embarked on a fitness journey that soon became my saving grace. I was conflicted about what career I would like to persue and given that I had a tumultuous upbringing, I had no set career path in mind prior to fitness.

After giving birth to a baby boy in 2012, two years later, I embarked on a journey that would prove to be life changing. I was introduced to my first bodybuilding competition when a friend approached me to join her at the SA Natural Development show in July 2017 in Paarl. This was my maiden experience at a bikini fitness show. I placed 1st in the bikini line up and was immediately motivated to continue. I then continued and kept building on my confidence and kept challenging myself.

I went to college to pursue a career in nursing, yearned for a deeper fulfilment. Fitness made me feel good about myself and invigorated my zest for life.

Ultimately I realized that my real passion was with the health and fitness industry, and this has now become a career aspiration too. My goal is to continue improving myself and to inspire others, and assist others in their journeys. I want to make heard that one can prosper despite bad circumstances. I am working towards owning my own female only fitness studio someday to assist those who battle with life difficulties as well as to positively impact the welfare of the less privileged.

SA Natural Bodybuilding Federation 2017:

SA Development Champs: 1st place Miss Bikini

Ironman Classics: 1st place Miss Bikini

Western Province Natural Champs: 1st place Miss Bikini

Awarded Miss Bikini of the Year 2017

IFBB Provincial show 2017: 2nd place Ladies Beach Bikini U/163

NABBA Provincials 2017 and NABBA SA Champs 2017:

3rd place Bikini U/163 and 1st place Ladies O/30 category

2nd place Bikini U/163 SA Champs (Qualified for Worlds in Cyprus)

PCA Conrad Nagel Xtreme Classic 2018:

1st place Ladies Novice Trained Bikini U/163 (Qualified for Bodypower UK)

NABBA Muscle Dynamix Classic 2018:

1st place Toned Bikini U/163 and 1st place O/30 Toned Bikini

Overall Bikini Champ 2018

PCA Battle of the Titans VI 2018:

1st place Ladies Toned Bikini U/163 (Qualified for Worlds in UK)

Overall Titan Bikini Champ 2018

PCA Bikini Pro Card Awarded – June 2018