ANPC Ambassador - Louiza Menzel

by Rachel Boutagy

Meet ANPC Ambassador Louiza Menzel. This lady is no stranger to exercise and good nutrition. We know this as ANPC have personally watched her train for well over a decade. These sessions are not for the faint hearted, many a younger hopeful has withered in their attempts to replicate what she does. In the time we have known her we have seen her deadlift 2.5x her bodyweight, perfectly execute a set of 10+ chin ups and 2 dozen nose to floor rollouts. And she barely whispers a protest during training. 

When we look at Louiza, we see a strength and vibrance that is worth working hard for. Inspiration? Motivation? Look no further...

What are you training for?

At the moment I’m not training for anything in particular other than the love of exercise – I get miserable if I don’t move

What does a training week look like for you?

2 x Weight Training Sessions

2 x Steady State runs between 8 – 10km

1 – 2 Interval Runs

2 – 3 Yin Yoga Classes

At least 1 Vinyasa Yoga Class

Walk my dog at least 3 times a week

What’s been your hardest training session to date?

My hardest training session by far has to be my birthday weight training session I did with my trainer this year

What do you do to recover?

I pay attention to my nutrition, like including a good quality whey protein after weight training

I find a Yin Yoga class so beneficial for my mental health and wellbeing and a great way to get a good stretch and help me relax after a busy day

I try to roll and stretch at home a couple of times a week

I try to get 8 hours of sleep a night

Regular massage

Tell us something about you that most people don't know?

Whilst I love the ocean and water, I’m a lousy swimmer and terrified of waves probably due to a near drowning experience in my early 20’s – I do however enjoy water sports and can water ski, paddle, row etc. in calm, flat water

Wow! Thats a lot of training to fit into a week alongside your family and business commitments. We love how rounded your training is Louiza. And for those who may be wondering, Louiza's birthday weight training session was administered by the formidable Tony Boutagy. Now that guy knows how to deliver a training session to remember! We can't wait to catch up with you again down the track Louiza to find out more about your impressive training regime.