AFRICAN WOMEN IN FITNESS
As a South African well travelled Choreographer , Actress, Health & Fitness advocate & blogger , proud to be the first South African woman to produce & release a Fitness DVD. I also studied & excelled in Anatomy & Physiology , History of Dance , Afrofusion Dance & Methods of Teaching , now onto my hot new online fitness show #KHAFS – Khabodacious Health And Fitness Show – with the Hottest longest running Dance To Fitness classes in Mzansi & a Fitness clothing range , I am inspired by these beautiful fellow African women’s incredible journeys on their health & fitness excursions !
1. Adura Odesanya :
first began her journey to overcome the fast food addiction she developed when she moved to the UK in 1998. Back then, she was able to quickly shed excess pounds by adopting a popular diet plan. But without proper exercise and consistent healthy eating habits, Adura found herself in a struggle to maintain her ideal weight. As she discovered her own simple formula for keeping fit, she felt inspired to share her healthy lifestyle tips and advice with others.Today the London-based certified personal trainer, healthy lifestyle blogger, online fat loss coach and entrepreneur specializes in making healthy living as simple as possible.
2. Sariane Leigh :
(aka Anacostia Yogi) is a blogger based out of Washington DC who focuses on the yoga as means of healing from traumatic wounds. This energetic yogi’s approach is great for those looking for a combination of spirituality and wellness.
3. Suzanne Brume’s :
has a Eights and Weights fitness blog. The New York-based Nigerian fitness blogger and yoga enthusiast is an unstoppable force when it comes to sharing her passion for proper exercise and dieting habits with her fellow Africans. Three Nigerian Blog Awards since 2010 speak to her uncanny motivational ability. When not running, hiking, biking or enjoying the great outdoors, the health and fitness blogger constantly updates her fitness followers with helpful tips and demonstrations to achieve their health potential.
4. Erika Nicole Kendall:
creator of A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss, blogged to process a fitness journey that culminated in the loss of 160 pounds. She regularly delivers striking analysis of beauty standards and fitness goals. In Kendall’s words, “We have to unpack why we’re so willing to starve ourselves, become pale and fragile, lose our hair, brittle nails, inelastic skin, high blood pressure, can barely lift our own purses.” We couldn’t agree more!
5. Esta Morenikeji :
was tired of being called “Mummy” because of her appearance, Esta capitalized on her job as a book seller and began to study a series of publications on health and fitness. Encouraged by an overwhelming response to her new look, Esta switched her career from book seller to fitness trainer and launched Esta’s Zone Fitness. Since her first steps toward fitness in 2007, the Lagos personal trainer has been honored as a nominee for the 2013 CityPeople’s Fitness Brand of the Year Award and has won the Alder Top Social Media Brand Award in Health & Fitness.
6. Ejiro “EJ” Ogenyi :
Lifestyle Coach Extraordinaire packed on a few extra pounds when she went to the U.S. to pursue a degree in engineering. EJ’s weight gain didn’t stop at the typical 6.8kg or “freshman 15” pounds but instead ballooned by a staggering 15kg (33 lbs). EJ experienced many trials and errors in her weight loss mission but remained committed to personal fitness. She found success in maintaining a positive attitude, understanding the importance of diet and exercise and befriending others who shared her aspirations. Today, the New Orleans engineer and lifestyle coach and [TEAM] founder draws from her personal journey to guide others to their health goals through her blog and regular contributions to Bella Naija and Radiant Health Magazine.
7. Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey :
launched Black Girls Run in an effort to promote fitness among African American women. “When we first started we had this whole dispelling a myth campaign, because it was these myths that black women don’t work out, that our hair is more important than our health, that we don’t swim,” says Hicks. Love their positive approach that works with all stages of fitness!
8. Orjiugo Oguguo :
When civil engineer Orjiugo Oguguo isn’t providing health IT business solutions for a health, engineering and national security company, she’s showing her fellow Washington DC neighbors and beyond how to achieve personal health happiness through group fitness training sessions and wellness coaching. Lagos-born, UK-educated ACE certified health coach is the creator of Live In Wellness, She is also a contributor to New African Woman Magazine and Radiant Health Magazine.
9. Anowa Adjah:
CEO of Powerhouse Physiques. Easily the most visible personality in Nigerian fitness circles, Anowa boasts a Twitter following of 13,000. Her popularity is simple to understand: she defies the notion that “rail thin” is right and encourages women to embrace their natural body types while getting rid of unwanted pounds. Having produced a series of Powerhouse Physiques workout DVDs and created the PowerhouseHouse Physiques Workout and Wellness Tour, the motivational speaker, master trainer and mother of twins will soon release her next DVD “Lose the Gutt, Keep the Butt.
10. Tayo Lekan :
FADD (Fitness Addict) CEO and fitness coach Tayo Lekan-Agbaje challenged herself to a new routine of exercise and healthy dieting, the Lagos finance professional, entrepreneur, wife and mother lost 26kg (57lbs) and then she launched FADD in late 2012 to teach and mentor others in how to lead healthful Nigerian lives. Most recently, the self-proclaimed “preacher of the gospel of fitness” was a guest presenter at the 2014 Shape Up Naija Fitness Carnival.
Need I say more … ??
We have started a movement rooted in Africa & we are branching out world wide for we are seeds … Health and Fitness seeds !!!
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