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Changing the Trajectory of Black Women’s Health through Holistic Wellness with Erica Woods

Changing the Trajectory of Black Women’s Health through Holistic Wellness with Erica Woods

As a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach, Erica runs fitness classes and offers one-on-one training sessions. In addition, over the past 4 years, Erica Woods has taught empowered women and young girls with life skills by organizing grant-funded health conferences in the DMV, reaching over 200 participants.  She addresses a wide array of topics such as financial literacy, mental health, goal setting, and relationship building. Her passion for health and fitness with the intent to help women and young girls live a holistic lifestyle stems from a doctor finding a cyst in her breast. After six months of monitoring its growth, they decided to remove it for precaution.

In 2019, Erica established SPN Fitness, LLC in an effort to redefine what it means to live an unapologetic life through spiritual, physical, and nutritional fitness.  Their motto is, SPN Fitness is about redefining what it means to live a fulfilling holistic lifestyle through spiritual, physical, and nutritional fitness; one kettlebell swing at a time.” Erica believes fitness is a lifestyle, not a trend; and she encourages her clients to adopt that belief by taking life one day at a time. During each session, Erica focuses on the spiritual, physical, and nutritional components of their life. She believes that fitness begins with the mind and if I have a client mentally distracted, it could impact their workout session.

“Having Erica as a personal trainer means that you will be pushed and challenged. She’s invested in helping you reach your goals (short and long) and she checks in throughout the week, said client. I’ve had my share of trainers but Erica definitely goes above and beyond to make sure her clients are moving in the right direction.”

Through her company, SPN Fitness, Erica believes she’s serving black women by meeting them where they are in life. Black women are the backbone of their families, so often they forget their strength and the importance of who they are. I strive to help them identify ways to take time for themselves to ensure they maintain a positive level of health for their families and for the moments that count.

“Black women should never forget the amount of power they hold within themselves.” ~ Erica Woods, SPN Fitness Owner

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Monet Gilmore
Monet Gilmore

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