A while back I met the most wonderful person, & I was instantly drawn to her kindness & zest for life. Over time I have been lucky enough to see more of her, & spend time with her & see why people are so attracted to being around her. Izzy is a “celebrity” yet so down to earth & caring. She has had advice for me throughout my journey to health, & always has a little positive message for me. Next month (eeek!) we are actually doing a trail run together to raise funds for Rare Diseases SA, as well as prove to ourselves what we are capable of doing. If you would like to follow this journey, you can follow us here.
Izzy is a fellow Rare Warrior, yet really does not allow this to hold her back or define who she is. She inspires me so much & I knew that I had to do a feature on her so you could be encouraged by this Wonder Woman too.
Your name: Isilda Da Costa
Tell me a bit more about yourself: I am a simple girl who is just too passionate about the health and fitness industry. Just trying to change peoples lives, with one lifestyle tip at a time.
How did you get into fitness: After studying health coaching, I found it was the next best step. Plus I wanted to learn how to really train properly.
Why do you think taking care of your health is so important: Without health we have nothing, I know as I have been there. There is nothing as painful as not having your health, or loved ones not having their health. We have this one body to live our lives with, we better make that quality of better if we can!
I know you do online coaching, can you tell me a bit more about this: I have slowly started advertising challenges and one on one training online. I coach groups or one on one and am really focusing on growing into weekly group coaching sessions where ladies can sit together around their computers and chat in a live chat room about their concerns and help each other out. I can sit back and give a coaches perspective but sometimes we just need human interaction to help motivate us and give us clearer vision of where we are going.
If someone wants to make a change with their health, what would you recommend for them? Reach out to an expert! Even myself as a coach have used coaches in my life. There is so much contradicting information out there, that if you just have that one person you can rely on weekly it can launch your lifestyle further.
What are some gym products you simply can’t live without? (eg fitbands etc) Haha definitely fitbands! They make such a difference to lower body workouts. I also love my BCAAs, I call it my liquid motivation.
Quote you live by: Everything is always happening for my greatest good.
Anything else you want to add: I try to live in gratitude as much as I can. Life isn’t easy, circumstances can throw you off where you thought you should be but without gratitude you will lose your mind.
Isn’t she gorgeous? And doesn’t she inspire you to be the best she can be?
Izzy, thank you for being you. Thank you for bringing so much joy to us. Thank you for your love & enthusiasm for life. And thank you for allowing me to interview you. I can’t wait for our time away in the bush xx