Black Women Bodybuilding Presents: Anowa Adjah

Tell us about yourself

  • Name  Anowa Adjah
  • Height 5’10
  • Weight 216 pounds
  • Occupation Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Entrepreneur, and Motivational Speaker


Give us a brief backstory on how you got started on your fitness journey/lifestyle.

(ANOWA) I have participated in competitive sports since the age of 6. Years ago, I felt comfort while competing in sports because there were other women with similar heights and stature. Once I stepped away from competing I almost immediately recognized a void in mainstream media and the Fitness arena with curvier women. I decided to apply all my efforts towards exposing the mainstream media to women of all shapes and sizes. After years of being ridiculed and unfairly discriminated against in many fitness genres, I generated a social media following of over 1million supporters. Slowly but surely, more people began to take notice and gain an interest in creating more products and arenas for curvier women.


What struggle did you run into getting started or staying motivated to continue towards your goals?

(ANOWA) Years ago, curves and fitness were not the ideal combination. Therefore many people initially rejected my belief that women could still be fit and curvy. 


What advice do you have for those struggling with motivation to reach their goals or continue with a healthy lifestyle?

(ANOWA) Set weekly goals and work towards achieving something new each week. It will keep you motivated and focused. 

What is your approach to Diet/Nutrition and the role it plays in reaching your goals?

(ANOWA) You can’t outwork a bad diet! I constantly remind my clients and supporters about the importance of eating healthy and remaining disciplined during their weight loss process. A great body starts in the kitchen.


What is a typical day of eating like for you?

(ANOWA) I eat 6 times a day every 2-3 hours. My day usually consists of an early morning smoothie, breakfast, snack, lunch, another snack and dinner. I also drink a gallon of water or more a day! 


What is your training schedule like and how do you split your workouts?

(ANOWA) I train 5-6 days a week. I usually do 2 days of cardio, 2 days of legs, 1 day of upper body. I perform abdominal exercises on all days. I usually train legs for 95 . On other days I train for about an hour.

  1. Example of one or more workouts – I usually do circuit training with HIIT
  2. Cardio day (100 ball slams with 30pd ball (4×25 reps)
  3. 100 kettle bell swings (4×25 reps)
  4. 100 box jumps ( 4x 25 reps)
  5. Jump Rope 5 minutes
  6. HIIT for 15 minutes


Favorite body part to train?

(ANOWA) Legs


Can we get a sample of your workout playlist?

(ANOWA) Future, Anthony Hamilton, SWV, TI, Chris Brown, and Mary Mary

Do you take any supplements? If so what do you take?

(ANOWA) About Time (Whey Protein Isolate) 


What are your staple fitness products for you?

(ANOWA) Kettle Bells


Favorite food/Cheat meal?

(ANOWA) French Fries and Chicken Wings


One interesting fact about you?

(ANOWA) I love to Dance


Anything else you would like to share with us?

(ANOWA) I’m a mother of 3-yr old twin boys

To keep up with Anowa you can check out her website and her social media pages