Born in Los Angeles, California, raised in Sydney, Australia, and presently residing in Brooklyn, NY, Lewis has traveled the world motivating people to pursue their dreams and reach their goals.
With an African American and Samoan ancestry, Lewis developed a deep love and admiration for foreign cultures, ethnicities and a genuine appreciation for diversity in people from all walks of life. Outside of work and philanthropy, family is second to none to Lewis. Her younger sisters are her pride and joy, the apple of her eye whom she lovingly describes as the most amazing extension of herself.
From her earliest experiences, surrounded by this rich combination of cultures, lifestyles, and body types, Lewis developed a keen sense of what beauty is and what it is not. It was from those life-changing images imprinted in her mind, and her reflection on the unrealistic and unhealthy skinny standards that she observed gracing most magazine covers, that propelled Lewis’ “Thick Fit” Movement. Working tirelessly to transform and break traditional molds of the “Americanized” fitness image has been the staple of her brand.
Teaching young women to become the best version of them self, whether skinny or curvy frames, that “You Fit” is all about accepting, embracing and building strong minds, being healthy for life, finding inner balance and pursuing and accomplishing personal growth - Your best You! It is Lewis’s daily affirmation and the mission behind her brand. It is the foundation of the pledge that went viral, received national praise and has become apart of Lewis’s legacy in both the fitness world and beyond.
Lewis is also widely known for giving light to fans experiencing breakups, firings, deaths, and many of life’s other challenges. Even as massive as Lewis’ social media platform has grown, Lewis has greater ambitions than being recognized for her beauty and popularity although she does not shy away from owning her reputation of being the poster child of strength and sensuality.
She promotes her dislike for stereotypes, unhealthy fitness gimmicks and most of all, the notion that femininity and sexiness cannot also be tough, bold and durable.
In addition to her accomplishments on the stage, in the gym, and on the web, Lewis is also an incredible public speaker and motivational life coach. She can often be seen on the lecture circuit as a guest speaker. She enjoys the personal reach this platform provides, allowing her to speak her mind and to share her insights and experiences pertaining to holistic health and benefits of daily exercise.
As vast as the Lita Lewis brand is, authenticity, organic beauty and eminent class are reflected back in all it touches. Her loving and compassionate spirit, coupled with her transformational message of maintaining inner and outer strength and positivity continue to help, inspire and eternally transform all that she touches.