Taz Emeran (born 1993) is a South African doctor and fitness expert. She is a leading woman in the fitness industry, an industry that is hyper-masculine. She has experienced a lot of discrimination in the fitness world.
Mumtaaz “Taz” Emeran received more than R471,000 in donations from South Africans to help her cover her debt in 2020. She was one of the medical doctors who served SA during the global Covid-19 pandemic.
|1993 (age 30 years old)
|Place of birth:
|Doctor, fitness expert
Taz Emeran was born and bred in a disadvantaged community in Cape Town. She grew up in a caring family that protected her from negative influences within her community. She fell pregnant at the age of fifteen.
At 16, she relocated to Johannesburg and started working odd jobs to support her son and finance her way through school. She is the first to graduate as a doctor in her family. Her mother and stepfather supported her so much.
Her biological father wanted nothing to do with her when she fell pregnant. Her stepfather stepped up and took on the responsibility to help raise her son while she pursued her dreams.
Taz studied medicine at Wits University. She received over R471,000 in donations from South Africans to assist her to cover her debt in 2020. She completed her two-year internship at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital.
The medical doctor had funded her studies for the first three years before a sponsor offered to help her pay her fees. However, he never paid and left her hundreds of thousands of rand in arrears.
Taz had just finished her final medical exam when she got an email from the university telling her that she would not graduate until she had paid off all my outstanding debt. South Africa had helped her raise a total of R471 000 and cleared her student debt.
Emeran is a leading woman in the fitness industry. She has faced many discrimination. She cofounded Flexgrid320, a boot camp that empowers women through fitness. It provides a platform for members to tailor workout and nutrition plans.
Taz Emeran is married to Yonda Thomas. The couple tied the knot in April 2022. The duo had dated for six years and raised her son, Dhayaan Emeran, together.
Yonda Thomas proposed to Taz Emerans. She posted pictures of the diamond engagement ring on social media. She had a son at the age of fifteen, he was born premature and spent two months in the neonatal intensive-care unit.
A while ago, Taz decided to embrace her body. She may not be tall, but she is a strong woman. She does kickboxing and weight training. Men and women have scrutinized her because of her body looks. She is not skinny or as ripped as many girls.