Efua (Ef-wah) has worked with just about everyone – children and teenagers, those with life-threatening weight issues, large groups, pregnant women, bodybuilders, and yes, a few divas! Whoever she trains, their nutrition, lifestyle, mental and physical fitness all get a workout on the way to creating and maintaining a healthy and stunning physique.
We all know looking and feeling fabulous has a lot to do with regular exercise and choosing the right lunch. In many ways that’s the easy part. Unfortunately we live in the real world, with real bodies, real schedules and real budgets. Knowing what to do is tiny next to finding the will to do it – Efua gets this. That’s where her particular brand of humour, focused expertise and boundless energy come into it. Efua is a woman with a passion for what she does, and it’s infectious!
Born in Ghana to parents of Caribbean and Russian/English background, Efua travelled extensively as a child before settling in London. She is married with two teenage children and is based in London and Antigua, where she has a fitness retreat.
Her workout style draws on many influences, including bodybuilding, martial arts, dance, yoga and boxing. Efua trained as a dancer and worked as a fashion model for many years before her fascination with physique led her to what she does today. She has been a fitness professional, or "Body Sculptor", as she prefers to be called, for more than fifteen years. During this time she has built up a large private-client base and loyal following in the image-driven world of celebrity, where her unique and highly effective techniques are much sought-after. Efua is well known for her work with Christian Bale, helping to prepare him for his role in the blockbuster ‘Batman Returns’.
Efua in the media
Efua has featured in several TV shows, including the BBC TV series ‘Fat Nation - The Big Challenge’ (2005). This nine-part series kicked off a nationwide, two-year campaign to challenge the UK to improve its approach and attitude to health and fitness. She continues this mission to motivate the country and participates in the Fat Nation Fitness Roadshows.
Efua created and features in the ‘All Star Workout’ DVD (2006), which contains 14 workouts each demonstrated by a different celebrity. The DVD includes a guide to healthy eating, put together by Gordon and Tana Ramsey, and an introduction by Kate Winslet. Efua also features in the book that accompanies this series.
Most recently Efua was commissioned by Dorling Kindersley to write ‘15 Minute Calorie Burn’, a book and DVD, as part of their ‘15 Minute’ series (available from January 2010). Efua is also a contributor to the ‘Rough Guide To Running’.
Efua has teamed up with the skincare company MAMA MIO to create the first in their series of “Boot Camp” kits. These 30-day systems combine exercises designed by Efua with Mama Mio’s skin care products, maximising results on targeted areas of the body with minimal daily effort – just three minutes a day!
Also out this year is Efua’s collection of home gym accessories which can be viewed in the product section of her website.
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