Fitness in Nigeria has become a very serious business. These days, everyone the need to exercise and keep fit is clearer to the larger society and most people now either to go gyms to burn excess fat and keep fit or patronize the services of professional fitness instructors or experts for an effective training routine. There are many reasons why a person needs to develop a physical fitness routine some of which are, to look better, to keep your body weight at a healthy level, and much more. Physical fitness has been proven to facilitate the loss of weight in many people’s cases, a major benefit of physical fitness is that it reduces the risk of the occurrence of various diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure level, obesity and many more.
On this article we are going to talk about the top ten gym instructors, personal trainers & fitness in Nigeria and how they have helped promote the culture of physical fitness. This is definitely going to be intriguing and worth reading.
10 Personal Trainers & Fitness
Gym Instructors in Nigeria
- Maje Ayida.
Maje Ayida is a delta state indigene who was born on the 16th of August, he relocated to the united kingdom at the age of 8 and received his basic/ major education there. Popular for his issue with his estranged wife Toke Makinwa who is a popular TV and media personality.
Maje Ayda who is the youngest of the five children of parent is an inspirational and motivational speaker, a writer, a fitness or wellness coach and more. Maje Ayida is no doubt a fitness specialist, he is the chief executive officer of his own fitness and wellness establishment called Eden lifestyle Nigeria. Maje is also affiliated with popular mediahouse, The Guardian Ng as a columnist in the fitness section.
- Kemen Fitness.
Born Ekemini Ekerette, commonly referred to as Kemen is a fitness and wellness expert, an entrepreneur, and reality television star. Ekemini Ekerette (Kemen) burst into limelight after participating in the popular reality tv show big brother Nigeria season 2 in 2016, even though his stay was short lived as he was evicted on day 42 of the reality tv show. Kemen managed to attract the attention of viewers to himself with his personal fitness prowess and expertise.
Kemen continued his career as a personal trainer and fitness instructor when he left the big brother Nigeria house, he is based in the city of port hacourt and Lagos where he is quite popular and sought after in relation to physical fitness. He is the CEO of B.I.T.E and has his own personal fitness series on his Youtube channel call the Kemen workout series.
- Buchi Fitness.:
Young and vibrant Buchi fitness is definitely one of the most popular and sought after fitness/ wellness experts and personal trainers in Nigeria. Born Buchi Okereke, Buchi fitness is a fitness trainer, fitness model, fitness tv presenter, fitness performer and more.
Buchi Okereke who is a certified fitness trainer ( certified by the internal sport science association ) is experience with various clients and offers services revolving around fitness/ wellness ranging from a flexible personal training session, an effective weight loss to obesity care. Buchi who has a fairly large follower base on Instagram of over 13,900 followers no doubt a popular name in the Nigerian fitness and personal training scene, he also participates in fitness events is a fitness model.
- Ask Damz:
Ask Damz is our first woman gouing to be featured on our list of the top ten fitness instructors in Nigeria. Born Damola Ladejobi, Ask Damz is a popular endorsed nutrition professional and coach, a fitness and wellness expert in Nigeria.Damola Ladejobi is definitely one of the most prominent Nigerians when it comes to fitness, wellness and nutrition. Ask Damz who is commonly referred to as the weightless queen of Nigeria is the founder of a popular weightloss and fitness program that has helped a lot of people in losing weight. She has a large fan base with over one hundred and twenty thousand (120,000) followers on instagram.
- Esta Morenikeji.
Top fitness expert Esta Morenikeji is definitely not a new name when it comes to wellness or fitness in Nigeria. Esta Morenikeji is a fitness/ wellness expert, a blogger and weightloss coach. Esta Morenikeji is a fellow of the institute of registered exercise professionals in Nigeria.Esta Morenikeji is the founder of zonefitness.ng, a fitness blog that provides you with effective weightloss tips, fitness routines and more. Her blog zonefitness.ng has gotten so many awards and nominations, one of which is the Alder top social media brand award in the health and fitness category she won in 2014. She once weighed 92kg but now weighs 67kg, her story is definitely on worth reading.
Uzikwendu Onunaku is one of the popular gym Instructors in Nigeria that makes it to our list. Uzikwendu is more than meets the eye and is not your typical Nigerian man, Uzi as he is fondly referred to as is a rapper, online influencer, actor and fitness guru.
He started off as a rapper and is said to be the fastest Nigerian rapper in the game. Uzikwendu who was initially on the fat side battled it out and ended up as the fitness machine he is today, his weightloss and transformation definitely serves as an inspiration to other people battling obesity an overweight today. Uzikwendu is the founder of fitness platform UziBurnout which helps people keep fit and maintain a healthy weight level, he is a popular personal trainer in lagos and is the personal trainer of some celebrities like banky w, Dr sid, Waje and more.
- Ed The Machine.
Ed the machine is a fitness enthusiast, fitness model, personal trainer and martial artist. The machine as he is popularly referred to is one of the nigeria’s finest fitness and wellness experts and personal instructors. Ed the machine runs fitness classes and guides through his instagram account @edthemachine. He is currently running his signature fitness guide called “the machine abs guide” which is available for purchase for just 10,000 naira, $25. He is definitely one of the top fitness instructors in Nigeria.
- Bunmi George.
Bunmi George is a renowned weightloss and fitness consultant. Bunmi George runs weightloss and fitness programs for overweight people as she was once overweight. She is the founder of shreddergang, a health and fitness company located in Nigeria. Bunmi George who got her training in fitness and nutrition from the university of Toronto, Canada made a name for herself in the fitness/ wellness industry.
- Chuckie Ihebuzor:
Coach chuckie as he is fondly called is a fitness/wellness coach, fitness model and personal trainer based in lagos. Chuckie Ihebuzor participated in the 2018 Mr Ideal Nigeria and won outshining 39 other contestants.27 year old Chuckie Ihebuzor who is a graduate of the famous Coventry university is also a celebrity personal trainer with uk certification.
- Richard Umberto Odo. Richard Umberto Odo is the last on our top ten fitness instructors in Nigeria list, Richard Umberto Odo who is a personal trainer/ coach and fitness model participated in popular fitness model completion Mr Ideal Nigeria 2018 and emerged as the Mr Ideal Continental 2018.Richard Umberto Odo runs perfect routines, a popular fitness and wellness platform in Nigeria, he is also currently offering registration for his 12 weeks intensive summer body transformation classes.