One on One With Professional Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist, and Fitness Bikini Champion, Lizelle Horn

Quick Stats

Name: Lizelle Horn
Age: 27
Height: 1.58 m
Competition weight: 46 Kg
Current weight: 51 Kg
Current city: Pretoria, South Africa
Occupation: Professional Hair Stylist and Make Up Artist

How long have you been training consistently for and have you always lived a fit and healthy lifestyle?

I have been weight training for 6 years, but never really did the ‘healthy part.’  I started to add the ‘healthy part’ when I started my first competition preparation 3 years ago, and that then, was what made a huge difference!!

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What do you love about it?

Being healthy makes me feel good on every level of my life.  It also gives me self confidence and keeps me disciplined.

What competitions have you competed in and your placing’s?


  • IFBB Gauteng North Provincials, Beach Bikini, 3rd
  • IFBB H&H Classic, Beach Bikini, 5th


  • USN Face of Fitness, Top 12 Finalist
  • IFBB H&H Classic, Beach Bikini, 6th
  • IFBB North West Provincials, Fitness Bikini, 2nd
  • IFBB South African Championships, Fitness Bikini, 1st
  • IFBB World Championships, Bialystok, Poland, Fitness Bikini, 12th out of 23

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Tell us a bit about your experience competing internationally in Poland, and the standard of the competition there?

I was very honored to represent my country and it was definitely an experience that I will never forget, and also a good learning curve.  Competing against very passionate world-class athletes was quite an amazing experience.  What amazed me even more was the different cultures and nationalities all having their own ways of reaching the same goals.

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Your advice for someone wanting to start competing?

First be specific in terms of what your goals are.  Which division you want to compete in, as each division requires different nutrition and training.  Then set your goal and work towards it!

“Secondly, nutrition is most important and is the main role player and the biggest part in your overall success.”

Get to know your body and only take advice from someone you can trust, that also knows you and has first hand experience – “been there, done that”.

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What are your future plans?

“To learn more; knowledge is power, and you can never have enough, because we learn something new everyday.”

I am starting a course in nutrition and supplementation soon and I’m looking forward to that.  I am also competing again this year, and would like to do another International competition as well.

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Take us through an average day of yours:

  • 04:30 – Wake Up
  • 05:00 – Weight training session (30 – 40min)
  • 07:00 – Breakfast
  • 09:00 – Start work – Hair & Make Up is my other passion
  • 16:00 – Get home from work
  • 17:30 – 19:00 – Another cardio session
  • 19:30 – Dinner

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Do you believe in using supplements? If you do, with all the different supplements out there, what would you say are the most essential ones that need to be taken?

Definitely, supplementation will boost your performance in the gym and help you achieve the body you want.  I think your vitamins are very important.

  • Multivitamins
  • Omega’s
  • Glutamine
  • Whey Protein
  • Thermo genic fat burner

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Give us a brief description of your philosophy on your training and on average how long do you workout for?

Off Season:

  • 30 – 40 min weight training
  • 40 – 60 min cardio per day

Competition Prep:

  • 30 – 40 min weight training
  • 90 – 120 min cardio per day

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How do you measure your progress? And how often?

By Measuring body fat and weight, every two weeks.

What’s your favorite form of cardio?

Stepping machine, Treadmill and Rowing.

What would you say are the three best exercises women should include in their leg work outs to really develop their Quads?

  1. Squats
  2. Step ups
  3. Low pulley glute extensions

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Favorite female fitness icon(s):

Nathalia Melo

Favorite Quote:

“Never say never.”

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Advice for someone wanting to change their lifestyle and achieve their ideal physique?

Its never to late to start.

Where can people get hold of you?

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