Anowa Adjah is credited for being the first Nationally Recognized 200-pound Curvy Fitness Professional and Pioneer. Along with her groundbreaking accomplishments in the Health & Wellness realm, she is also the creator of a successful line of Workout DVDs catered to women of all shapes and sizes. Professional, Influencer, Entrepreneur, mother of twin boys and International sensation, Anowa has solidified herself as an inspiration to millions. Enewan Adjah, better known as Anowa, was born in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York to Nigerian immigrants. In an effort to provide a better life for her 2 sisters and brother, her parents relocated to Piscataway, New Jersey. The transition from the inner city to suburbia proved to be quite difficult for Adjah. As a young adolescent with a dramatic growth spurt and muscular build, Anowa became a victim of bullying. As a result, Anowa experienced battles with depression and anxiety. In lieu of her depression, she turned to sports and excelled as a Division 1 athlete.
After graduating high school Anowa attended Temple University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in public relations. Deviating from her previous aspirations of working in a public relations firm, Anowa embarked on a journey towards becoming a Fitness model. Unfortunately her dreams were quickly dismissed by many Fitness agencies which informed Adjah that she did not have the appropriate body structure to model. After several failed attempts to break into the Fitness industry Anowa stepped out on her own began releasing workout videos online. Due to Anowa’s stellar athletic ability and her unique 200-pound frame her videos immediately went viral. Building off the social media attention, Anowa raised and funded her first line of Comprehensive workout programs geared towards shedding weight and building a curvier physique. Unbeknownst to many, Anowa shot her workout videos while she was 4-months pregnant her twins. This act alone is a true testament of her strength and resilience.
Anowa’s transparency and relentless efforts to motivate and encourage women all over the world has helped her generate a following of over 3 million men and women. Today Adjah continues to advocate self-love, acceptance, and optimal health. Anowa is also a well-respected motivational speaker who continues to encourage her audience to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams. Anowa’s company “Anowa Adjah Works” has expanded to include: online training programs, fitness challenges, Public speaking, Hosting, and more. Today Anowa is working on a book and a national campaign towards improving positive self-esteem, body perception, and health amongst teens and college-bound girls.