Tell us who Afrifitness is?
Afri Fitness is a Afrocentric Fitness company which aims to inspire others to make fitness a part of their lives through dance, exercise and nutrition.
What was your transformation story into fitness?
I was inspired by my brothers to get into fitness after hearing conversations about how challenging P90X was for them. It actually sounded quite fun to me so I decided to give it a go. At that point, I only wanted to do P90X for the sake of losing weight and that’s exactly what happened. I started getting compliments from people about how good I looked. I went from a size 12 UK womens to a size 10 and lost a lot of belly fat. What I really enjoyed about P90X was the resistance training aspect so i decided to join the gym and that’s where it all began.
Tell us about African dance aerobics and how you approach that
I used to dance for fun when I was younger by attending classes and taking part in talent shows at school. I was really passionate about Hip Hop dancing and would have loved to have been a professional dancer but I didn’t pursue it. Then African music became more recognized in mainstream media and I found that i loved it even more than Hip Hop and I was naturally better at it. I wanted to find a way to combine fitness and dance into one and that’s how the idea of Afri Fitness was birthed. A lot of African dancers have amazing physiques which
What is your approach to nutrition?
I try to take my nutrition very seriously and constantly educate myself about it. Food isn’t only about satisfying your hunger, but providing your body with the correct fuel to allow it to function optimally.
What is your current weekly workout routine like?
Currently I train 5 days a week on most weeks. My training is a combination or strength training 2 days a week, cardiovascular and endurance training 2 days a week and plyometric training 1 day a week.
How do you stay fit?
I stay fit by staying committed to my training programme and eating nutritional foods.
What is your biggest fitness accomplishment?
How will you advice those trying to start their fitness journey?
Firstly, you need to have a reason to want to get fit. Everyone needs a goal to work towards otherwise you will quit. Whether it’s for a wedding, holiday or to enter a fitness competition. Once you have a goal in mind, set smaller weekly goals such as cycling at least once a week. Let fitness become a habit. The reason why most people fail is because they don’t allow their bodies to adjust.
You can catch her on IG: @afrifitness