Natasha van der Merwe EBOOST Brand Ambassador

10 July 2015

Natasha-van-der-Merwe-EBOOST Brand AmbassadorEBOOST® Brand Ambassador Natasha van der Merwe comes from a family of athletes. Her father was a national cricket, field hockey and table tennis player in South Africa and her mother is a nationally ranked Masters tennis player! Natasha, who now lives in Austin, Texas, has been devoted to triathlons since 2009. In her first year of this grueling sport, she was the top-ranked woman in the USA Triathlon’s South Midwest Region and earned her pro card in the 2010 Ironman Kansas. Today, Natasha not only prepares for her own races (and wins them!), but she also trains a number of other triathletes, including fellow EBOOST Brand Ambassador Patricia Walsh.

Why do you use EBOOST?

Because it works! Whenever I feel like I am dragging, and that happens often with my busy schedule. I take an EBOOST packet in water or an EBOOST shot and BAM, I am wide awake and feel amazing. With EBOOST, I’m able to get a lot more done or hit that workout session I otherwise would skip. I use is before every race. It has me always fired up and ready to go when the gun goes off.

What’s your workout routine?

A lot of my training these days consists of working with the triathletes I coach at Austin Aquatic and Sports Academy (AASA). Here’s what a typical week looks like: Before working at AASA I was doing about TRIPLE this workload since all I had to do was train, recover and do online coaching for Tridot, which I still do outside of running the tri program for AASA.

What do you eat in a typical day?

As with so many of our other EBOOST Brand Ambassadors, living life to the max is just another day for Natasha! And her efforts are paying off! This year she’s had two personal records and coming in first or or second in FOUR out of five races she’s entered. Follow Natasha’s progress on Twitter and her website. Stay BOOSTED, Natasha!