It is no news that #fitfam has become a trend nowadays. It is like one of the components of ‘Coolkids’ starter pack. You know , the you can’t sit with us gang.
I personally think it is a good trend as exercising has plenty health benefits which cannot be overemphasized.
There have been some comments about people posting gym selfies, pictures of them in gym outfits just for the gram- like they spend 80% of their time in the gym on snapchat and instagram with only 20% actually working out. True or Nah? For me, even if you use just 5% of that gym time exercising, it is actually better and has a very huge effect on your health.
I come across
lazy people interested in that quick fix in terms of weight loss. They ask if a particular tea or drug would help them loose weight without exercising and are often disappointed by my response. I hope a few will actually stumble on this article and realize that,emulating one or more of these ladies’ lifestyles can be one huge step in achieving their weight and health goal.
So, here are five #fitfam ladies that make me want to get gym clothes and hop in.
These women are actually the ‘fitness bosses’ . They enrol people in fitness classes, prepare meal plans and help people achieve their goal in terms of weight loss .They all perform amazing jobs with so many testimonials singing their praise.
So in no particular order;
- Bunmi George, Founder of Shredder gang I stumbled on her page from her wedding hashtag #theblacks 2014. I wondered if her bridesmaids wore black because of the hashtag and no,her surname isn’t black but her husband is a fine black man.
Fast forward to after graduation,my friend informs me of this lady she registered with because of the quest for a flat tummy and lo its Mrs George.
She is described as a Weightloss Consultant and Fitness expert with a training from University of Toronto. This woman lost a whooping 55kg in a 14 month period! If this isn’t goals for you, then you must obviously be beefing.
She customizes meal plans,provides healthy food alternatives via the Shredder kitchen and also contributes for The Guardian. She also recently launched her own line of Fitness Accessory Brand which includes The ShredderFit Waist Trimmer and The ShredderFit Postpartum Belt. Check her out on instagram @shreddergang where she occasionally gives us some couple goals with Mr Black.
2. Lola Komolafe aka Mrs fats :
My first impression of these lady was from reading her story on Bellanaija (you can tell I love weddings) where I read that her ex dumped her, married someone a month after and died few months later. You can read the full gist on her blog here.
She describes herself as a Mealplan Genius,Fitness Enthusiast and Healthy foodie as she is the owner of Guilt Free Kitchen;a store that deals in an array of healthy food like granola, banana bread,Bulgar and Quinoa grains. She said she got to a point where she looked at herself in the mirror and decided to live a healthier person.
Mrs fats helped her husband lose over 40kg while they were dating after he saw her determination and success in keeping fit. Her instagram feed shows her amazing workout routines often accompanying her son and she is a huge example that you can loose weight even after having a baby. Check out her post-baby body after five months below. You can also follow her on instagram @fitmrsfat .
3. Eziaha Bolaji-Olojo aka CoachE :
I cant recall the first time I stumbled on her page, but I have been seeing her a lot on the explore page on instagram-basically because I follow some of her friends like Funto that I mentioned in this post .
Reading her interview on Kacheetee’s blog gave me a great insight into her. You can check the interview here . I like the fact that she sees keeping fit as a purpose, she actually started loosing weight to be one hot mum but the lord opened her eyes to more. Hence, for her it is like a ministry.
CoachE is a food and finess coach with an infectious personality, very very real and would most likely admit to her feasting on chocolates and ice creams rather than criticize one for not sticking to fitness meal plans. You can check her out on Instagram @Eziaha .
4. Damola Ladejobi aka Coach Damz :
Coach Damz had to loose weight because of her health. She lost weight to reduce the symptoms of Gastroesophogeal reflux disease;a digestive disorder with symptoms of heart burn, regurgitation, bad breath, acidic tastes in the mouth etc.
She did a lot of researching and discovered healthy eating, hence earning her the description of a Personal Nutritionist, Weight loss Expert and Coach. She went from 106kg to about 70kg in 10months, without starvation and drinking of shakes, helping her reach her target body mass index (BMI). Can I hear someone scream Goals!!!
She is an avid supporter of healthy eating and being accountable to a group of amazing supporters aka Weightloss buddies.
Did mention she is an amazing mother of two,yes she is! Check her out on Instagram @askdamz .
5. Rachael Okesola
I recently just stumbled on her page and I love her style of getting fit. It is so exciting. If you think working out is boring, then you have found ‘THE’ one.
She is the creator of Afrifitness and aims to inspire and teach people to adopt a healthier lifestyle that will change lives forever. Her training style includes Healthy meal plans, dance and Resistance training as you dance along to African music. Yes, you see why I like her style. You get to feel like one hot stepper while you work out and it not only helps you burn calories but teach you new steps. She also creates Coaching Videos on you tube which you can subscribe to.
She recently relocated to Lagos, so we should be looking forward to more Afrobeats Dance workout classes from her. You can check her on instagram @afrifitness
There you have it. Five amazing women that inspire.
This post was initially for ten women, with the other five women consisting of people I have
stalked watched and seen their goals come to life. Most of them haven’t necessarily reached these goals but are all still work in progress.Would you love to know the remaining five on my list ? Do drop your comments below.
Is there also a limit to loosing weight? Someone told me that my head was getting smaller than my body while another said my head was bigger. Hence I should not loose any more flesh. Please share your thoughts.
Are there other fitness coaches out there that wasn’t mentioned with an amazing routine , it doesn’t have to be a woman. Please let us know in the comment below.
I hope this post inspires someone to be healthy or keep being healthy. I hope one or more of them inspires you to be more health- conscious. It begins with following on instagram where you can get inspiration and graduate to enrolling for their coaching services. Remember the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step and as you behold,you become changed.
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