I hope you are ready for today’s interview because it’s time to Get Your Sexy On with Bauke “The Hulk” Hanekom from the 360 Specialized Training Gym!
Bauke is a solid ”Afrikanse Seun” from Paarl that loves life and is always amped for a good time! Training is his fuel for life and his nickname, “The Hulk” didn’t come by accident because he is stands in at 193cm tall and weighs in at an impressive 115kg’s of pure muscle!
Despite his enormous size, Bauke has a heart of gold and I personally think of him as Cape Town’s very own Big Friendly Giant and if you know him, you will agree.
Right, so here is what Bauke “The Hulk” Hanekom had to say for himself:
Mike: Hey dude! Thanks for agreeing to doing an interview with me! First up, tell us where you are from?
Bauke: I was born and raised in Paarl, went to school at Paarl Boy’s High and completed matric in 2008.
Mike: What made you choose Fitness as a career path because you are clearly in love with it!?
Bauke: I’ve been into sports my whole life. It all began way back in primary school when I started competing in various sporting codes. I received provincial colours for swimming, athletics, biathlon and rugby. After school I went to Western Province Rugby Institute for two years where I enjoyed and learned a lot about various ways to push my body to the extremes.
Mike: Do you have any qualifications in the fitness industry?
Bauke: I will very soon as I am just finishing up with a Personal Training Course I am on.
Mike: What made you choose 360 Specialized Training as your home to help people achieve results they would have never thought possible?
Bauke: When I stepped into 360 Specialized Training for the first time I knew that this was going to be home. The style of training is unique unlike anything I’ve ever done before.
Mike: What is it exactly that do you do at the 360 Specialized Training gym besides make my legs burn like mad at Warrior on Mondays and Thursdays?
Bauke: I am a personal trainer and instruct some of the classes at the gym. I specialize in making guys buff and girls skinny! (Mike: Haha! I know what you mean because in the couple of months I’ve had you pushing me to my limits, I am seeing some really nice results already! Thanks boet!)
Mike: What sort of tunes are you into?
Bauke: It all depends on what mood I am in, but generally I like chilled Music.
Mike: Grab your iPod over there, I am really keen to see how chilled your music really is… What are the last 5 tracks played?
Bauke: (1) Red Hot Chili Peppers, Californication | (2) Kurt Darren, Meisie Meisie | (3) Flo Rida, Whistle Song | (4) Bloc Party, Ares | (5) Bloc Party, Hello. (Mike : Nice choice!! My girlfriend is Afrikaans too and I wont lie, Afrikaans music has grown on me over the last 10 years!)
Mike: Everyone has a tune that gets them going, so tell me, what is your power song?
Bauke: The Song, “Drive By“ by Train is my “feel good song” that I try my best to dance but it’s defiantly not one of my strong points with a lack of rhythm and Chris Walsh laughing at me. (Mike: LoL! No worries man… I can’t dance either! I’ll join you at the bar for a shooter and to watch others make a fool of themselves instead haha)
Mike: What is your Motto in Life?
Bauke: You want me to do something tell me I can’t do it!
Mike: When is your birthday?
Bauke: I was born on the 1st of April 1990! April Fool! (Mike: Nice! No wonder you are a joker!)
Mike: If you had to choose, what would it be, Beer or Whiskey?
Bauke: I would have to go with beer!
Mike: How many times a week do you train?
Bauke: At least once a day and on my rest day I go for a walk on the treadmill for some Cardio.
Mike: Which type of exercise do you prefer, Cardio, Weight Training or Body Weight?
Bauke: I love all types of training but don’t do enough cardio in winter will have to step it up soon as summer is around the corner. (Mike: You should come running with me man! I’m always looking for a running partner!)
Mike: Just from looking at you, your body is already built to perfection so you probably eat only the right thing all the time! If you were to cheat though, what would be your cheat meal?
Bauke: I have a cheat meal 3 times a day! Food is my weakness! (Mike: Well, you would never say it Haha!)
Mike: Well, for someone your size, I’m sure you are a protein drinker! Which would you choose, Chocolate or Strawberry?
Bauke: Chocolate all the way!!
Mike: What is your favorite class to instruct at 360 Specialized Gym and why?
Bauke: If I have to choose, Tightush but in general I love instructing classes because it forces me to be innovative and with every class I gain experience. (Mike: Nice! If I was you I’d also wanna take the tight tush class! A group of fine ladies doing what I tell them to do is every mans dream Haha!)
Mike: Do you prefer to hit the road or a trail if you were to go running?
Bauke: I prefer walking to be honest.
Mike: Tell me something about yourself that not many people know about you?
Bauke: I am a sensitive guy that likes tree climbing, tea and long walks on the beach.
Mike: This brings me to my next question, and one that I’m sure all the ladies out there are dying to know… Do you have a girlfriend?
Bauke: No I do not, I am currently single (Mike: Well I’m sure it won’t be long now until you get your first date request!! Ladies, don’t be shy to ask!)
Mike: Finally, I am sure you are on the Tweet Machine, but for those that do not know how to get in touch with you, what is your Twitter Username?
Bauke: You can follow me on Twitter with my username, @Bauke360.
Dude! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer the questions about yourself and I’m sure everyone out there found out a few awesome things they didn’t already know about you!