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.
Founder of Lotus Fitness
Certified Personal Trainer from the American Counsel on Exercise (ACE) and Spinning instructor through Mad Dogg Athletics.
Based in Washington, DC
Ewunike began her professional career as a fitness trainer in 1999 and earned her personal trainer certification with American Council on Exercise (ACE). After participating in the 1999 AIDS Ride from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC.,she became a Johnny G Spinning ® instructor. The physical challenge of the 330 mile bike ride, the camaraderie she developed with her training group and her own positive physical and mental changes solidified her passion for fitness. Her mission and daily endeavor is to help others experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Ewunike developed her skills working one-on-one with clients and teaching classes at various fitness facilities in Washington, DC and created LOTUS Fitness Personal Training, LLC in 2001. LOTUS – Leading Others To Unlimited Success – provides exercise and nutrition education, instruction and program development for individuals and organizations that seek to improves wellness for themselves and their members.
Through LOTUS Fitness, she has worked with individuals of every fitness level and ability. In 2010 her focus on educating and sharing the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle shifted toward children and adolescents. With the rising childhood obesity epidemic in America, Ewunike found it more important than ever to share her passion for physical activity with the most vulnerable population, our youth. In June 2011 Ewunike became the Area Coordinator of BOKS – Build Our Kids’ Success, a before-school physical activity program sponsored by the Reebok Foundation. Since the expansion of the program to the Mid-Atlantic area from Boston, MA, Ewunike has helped to implement BOKS in over 125 elementary and middle schools in DC, MD & VA and increased the academic success and physical activity of thousands of students.
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.
She will teach you all you need to know to get yourself there, and she will cheer you on every step of the way.
Ewunike does a great job of taking what you have and improving it to make you feel better, both mentally and physically.