#FitGirlMagic: Lita Lewis
When we think of our top fitness inspirations, Lita Lewis reigns supreme.
*Photo courtesy of SELF Magazine
Fitness trainer. Fitness model. Founder of Thick Athletics. Lita's resume is long, and we are here for every part of it! Being and accepting "Your Best You" is the message behind Lita's brand and she embodies that by breaking the molds of what "fitness" looks like. She is strong and sexy, feminine and fierce, and our latest #FitGirlMagic. Get into all of 'dat in her interview below:
"...fitness means being able to do what I want when I want, so I’m motivated to maintain strength, speed, agility, and living in a healthy vessel."
Describe your personal brand in three words.
Energetic, Authentic, and Functional
What motivates you most to live a healthy lifestyle?
Honestly, it’s just the will and the desire to maintain a functionally fit body. For me, fitness means being able to do what I want when I want, so I’m motivated to maintain strength, speed, agility, and living in a healthy vessel.
What mission do you promote for women in fitness?
Fitness is more than how you look; it’s about how you feel.
What’s your favorite cheat meal?
Pizza! Being from New York, I like a good slice of cheese pizza. It’s one of those moments when I’m like I'm going to eat this and not feel guilty about it.
What piece of fitness advice do you find yourself repeating to your clients?
I’m always up for challenges to see what my body can do, so I tell people to try something for a minimum of three weeks to see you feel. The body takes 21 days to make a change, and then you can see if something is right for your or not.
What three songs currently gets you pumped for a workout.
I’m on a lot of slow stuff right now. I would say my top three songs, wow, this is going to sound crazy, but Anita Baker’s “Giving You the Best that I Got”, who doesn’t love “Nice for What” by Drake, and because I love the video, and I’m old school, “What’s it Gonna to Be,” by Janet Jackson and Busta Rhymes .
When you are not picking up weights, you are...?
I am in a meditative state doing the complete opposite of beast mode. I am restful and just really focusing on my inner peace.
Why is it important to have diversity in the fitness industry?
It’s important for our communities to be exposed and educated to the benefits of health and fitness. Once we understand the statistics about heart disease and high blood pressure, and we learn that we are at the forefront of these statistics we have to take a step back and think about what’s most important. It’s really important for me to continue to come into the community and educate about health and healing, not just the physical body, but the mental, emotional, and spiritual parts of our lives as well.