Tristan van Aarde
I have always had a keen interest in sport, and developed an interest in bodybuilding in high school. I liked the way the body could be designed moulded through hard work and commitment. At a young age, I realized the importance of nutrition. Training and nutrition go hand in hand and both require 100% commitment.
I am a firm believer in supplementing your diet with quality supplements. I am fortunate to have been able to work in the fitness industry since April 2010, where I can practice my passion, and pass on knowledge I have attained in the nutrition space.
I believe that as a competitor, your biggest competition is not the athlete next to you , but the person staring back in the mirror. I constantly strive to improve on what I bring to stage.
My competitive history thus far:
– IFBBEP Provincials Light Heavy & overall winner.
– IFBB SA’s 2010 6th
IFBBEP provincials 2016 90-100kg 2nd, IFBB SA’s 2016 1st Middle heavy weight.
The highlight of my bodybuilding career will be representing South Africa at the IFBB World Championships in Spain 2016
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Perform X RangeEndurance The Biogen Endurance Series was launched in 2005 with a niche range of energy products. This has since evolved into what is now called, the Perform-X series, a comprehensive range of performance, energy and recovery solutions to help you #beyourbest. From powders, gels and bars to convenience sachets and ready to drink electrolyte solutions - this range has been designed by endurance athletes for endurance athletes. Our passion for sport is evident by our national involvement in key endurance series, complimented by our partnership with and support of leading running, cycling and MTB Clubs around South Africa.
Platinum RangeVitamins, Herbal & Anti-Ageing The spirit of the brand is cemented in the pillars of good health. The Biogen Platinum Series offers a full range of vitamins, minerals, herbal and anti-aging products. This vast range caters for a number of needs such as daily multi-nutrients, anti-oxidants, vitamin-B,C, D,E and essential fatty acids, skin, bone & joint support, as well as natural anti-ageing solutions. Available exclusively at the formidable Dis-Chem Pharmacies chain, the Biogen Platinum Series has become one of the leading and trusted vitamin ranges in the country.
Slim Fit RangeWeight Management The Biogen Slim Fit range comprises a unique set of meal replacement products, and standalone ingredients designed to support sound weight management programs, accompanied by exercise. The weight loss category and landscape has changed quite drastically over the years, but having worked with top fitness and lifestyle coaches for more than a decade, we strive to keep abreast of the latest weight management solutions, and in turn, adapt and formulate products to reflect these. Also, look out of our seasonal ‘well I am’ challenges, geared to impact healthier lifestyle change, and where you can WIN big for LOSING big! More info: Welliam.co.za
Black RangePerformance Products An edgy range of power, performance and recovery products specifically designed to cater for the more serious bodybuilder, with a higher workload, and who demand just that little bit more of themselves and their bodies. The Biogen Black series includes a range of premium pre-, intra- and post workout solutions, along with designer mass gainers and recovery agents to ensure you get all you need before, during and after a strenuous workout. Not for the feint at heart. Please look out for product warnings where appropriate.
Competitive AthletesAs a fundamental brand ethos and policy, Biogen does not condone the use of banned substances or drugs in competitive sport. When it comes supplement usage for Professional and Competing athletes, we ONLY recommend the use of products that have been tested for banned substances by suitable bodies such as LGC in the UK, which offer one of the best risk management and certification options in the world, including their ground breaking Informed Choice and Informed Sport programs. Despite great advances in a previously less regulated sports supplement industry, we believe that the onus is ultimately on the athlete to use discretion and wisdom in choosing what they put into their bodies. Whilst no single Biogen product is formulated with any banned substances at development level, the risk and possibility remains for isolated incidents of cross contamination to occur at manufacturer level. With that in mind, we have a responsibility to offer a range of ongoing tested products available to both consumers and competitive athletes alike.
Core Muscle RangeProtein Powders, Nutrition Solutions Over the years we have invested time, effort and resources into formulating the highest quality protein powders and nutrition solutions. The Core Muscle Range offers only the best selection of tested, tasty and trusted protein powders and supplements to best support muscle recovery and development. All Biogen powders undergo full nutritional analysis for label verification, to ensure that you get only the best quality. No fillers, no inflated amino acid profiles, what you see is what you get. From Whey Protein to Casein and Creatine to L-Glutamine, the Core Muscle Range offers a key selection of nutritional products to support your muscle building goals.