about the coach

Ihuoma Nwigwe also known as the ‘African Fitness Queen’, is the driving force behind the ‘SELFITNESS’ mission to be Nigeria's ultimate fitness and health destination.

This passion goes back to her childhood: her father played lawntennis and her mother was a Physical Education teacher, who did not let her unrealized dreams of joining Nigeria’s Olympic track team stop her from playing sports throughout her academic career.

A graduate of Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, (where her fitness journey began), Ihuoma majored in Health Science and minored in Sociology. After discovering Spin and its numerous health benefits while training for a Miss Connecticut competition, Ihuoma dropped from a US 12 dress size to a 7.

In a short while, she went from a Spin novice to Instructor in Elite Fitness gyms across the US.

Following graduation, She was Claims Analyst at the world’s largest publicly traded Property and Casualty insurer, Chubb Insurance. For 7 years, Ihuoma handled claims, as well as lawsuits for Sexual Harassment and discrimination for top sporting athletes, and apex US companies - from professional basketball players to Yale University.

Since moving back to Nigeria in 2014, Ihuoma’s passion for aerobics sees her elevating the standard in Nigeria’s health and wellness industry. A US Certified STRONG by Zumba Master Instructor, with a certification in Personal Training, Ihuoma is also an expert in Meal planning and prepping.

When she’s not giving fitness tips online or running sessions with Lagos’ fitness influencers, you can catch her teaching in Bodyline Gym (Ikoyi), UPBEAT (Lekki), and Barazahi Gym (Lekki).

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