LOTUS Fitness. Ewunike Akpan

LOTUS Fitness provides exercise instruction, fitness program development and nutrition education for adults, children, and organizations that seek to improve wellness. Owner Ewunike Akpan is a fitness expert and activity enthusiast. She loves helping people experience the physical, mental and emotional benefits of being active.

Email: Info@LOTUSFitness.com

Tel: 202-750-1167

Ewunike Akpan


Founder of Lotus Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer from the American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) and Spinning instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics. Read more about her experience under the Bio tab.

Based in Washington, DC


Coming from a childhood where good nutrition and exercise were a way of life, Ewunike developed the skills and passion to transform those elements into a career. After graduating from Howard University, and beginning her career in advertising, Ewunike discovered her gift and passion for fitness instruction.  She trained to participate in the 330mile AIDS Ride from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC, and found herself designing and demonstrating weight training programs for friends who were training for the ride with her. After 7 years of working part time as a personal trainer, she left her advertising career to devote her attention full time to building her fitness business, LOTUS (Leading Others To Unlimited Success) Fitness Personal Training, LLC. Ewunike is happiest when she is connecting people to the resources they need to get healthy.

What began as a creative outlet and personal stress reliever has turned into a successful health and wellness business.  Over the past 17 years, Ewunike has developed group fitness programs, including the C.O.R.E. Boot Camp, which offers a challenging outdoor workout to clients in the Washington, D.C. area; she has trained professional athletes, new and expectant mothers, breast cancer survivors, marathon and triathlon athletes, and people affected with Multiple Sclerosis. She has motivated, encouraged and inspired hundreds of clients and she expects to impact thousands more.

In 2011 Ewunike began working with BOKS and committed herself to providing the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle to an audience that desperately needs it – children.  Today, as an Associate Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Ewunike makes it her business to share her passion for being physically active with parents, teachers and community advocates who are champions of change in their communities.

  • Certified Personal Trainer with American Council on Exercise (ACE) (Since November 1999)
  • Certified CrossFit Level 1 Instructor (Since June 2009)
  • Certified Dragon Door Kettle Bell Instructor (Since February 2012)
  • Creator of the ACE/BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success) Fitness Certificate for New BOKS Trainers (June 2013)
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid and AED  (Since November 1999)


  • She's got a total mind-body connection that most trainer over look...that's why I think she one of the best trainers out there.

    Tanya Strivers
  • She will teach you all you need to know to get yourself there, and she will cheer you on every step of the way.

    Tanya Strivers
  • Ewunike does a great job of taking what you have and improving it to make you feel better, both mentally and physically.

    Tanya Strivers
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