Former Miss SA Melinda Bam Graces cover of Women’s Health

Women’s Health announced that former Miss SA and TV personality Melinda Bam will be its March cover star.

After spending three gruelling months getting into kick-ass shape for the eighth season of Tropika Island of Treasure, Melinda says she’s stronger and fitter than ever.

According to Women’s Health Magazine, Melinda weighs more now than she did when she won Miss SA. “I weighed five kilos lighter than I weigh now, but I feel strong and healthy…I can pick things up and run and squat and throw things and climb things and I can carry my own body weight,” she says

Melinda trained six days a week for three months. And while she was already cardio fit, she changed up her routine to get ready TIOT8.

Weight training and swimming became part of her routine for the first time ever. “I thought heavy weights were a girl’s arch-enemy, but it ended up being my best friend!” she says

Melinda has always enjoyed training her abs. In high school and university she would bang out a couple hundred sit-ups every day!

Melinda Bam Women’s Health

“I have probably about ten different ab moves that I do,” she says. “So, hanging leg raises – but not hanging from your elbows, hanging from your hands so I can train my wrists and forearms as well – sprinter crunches, toe touches, double crunches, pelvic lifts, leg dips, Russian twists with weights and hammer chops…you take your cable with the ropes and you’re on your knees on the floor and you pull it across, so you twist and get a nice oblique line.” – She told Women’s Health.

Melinda picks five moves and does three sets of twenty for each move:

Melinda Bam will be at Fit Night Out Cape Town this Saturday, 17 February 2018. Fans will get a chance to buy the issue before it hits shelves and get it signed by Melinda or get a selfie with her. Your ticket also gets you a FREE adidas yoga mat, a jam-packed goodie bag and, of course, access to the hottest workouts and celebrity trainers.

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