We know there are usually distinct differences when a woman steps on a scale compared to a man. A woman’s weight should be signifantly lower, usually 30 -60+ lbs less than her male counterpart to be considered healthy. But that is not always true. Meet Nigerian American Enewan Anowa Adjah, a Brooklyn native, mother of twins and fitness enthusiastic who is taking the fitness world by storm. She is a dancer, athlete turned fitness guru who is over 200lbs and recently released her first set of exercise videos, Powerhouse Physiques.
On her web bio Anowa explains that in high school her physique was such a problem that she would turn to violence to fight off the bullies.
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Anowa received much criticism from her peers for her muscular frame and profound African features. At the tender age of 12 Anowa stood a staggering 5’7 inches and 140 pounds. Her distinct appearance segregated her from most of her peers. Consequently, Anowa expressed her dissent through confrontation and physical violence. As an alternative to her obstructive behavior, Anowa’s parents got her involved in Athletics.
“My mother was a major influence on me to do fitness,” confesses Anowa. “She was a former Track & Field athlete in Nigeria and has always been committed to working out and taking care of herself.”