Lita Lewis: Popular Fitness Athlete Biography

Lita Lewis is one of the Internets most beloved self-made Athletic Model and fitness Guru, known to the world for her HIIT Cardio Workouts via her ever-growing Instagram @followthelita & YouTube channel @FollowTheLitaTV. The multi-ethnic motivational speaker and life coach is breaking barriers in the fashion industry via her clothing brand “Thick Athletics Apparel.”


Lita Lewis was born on July 31, 1983 in Los Angeles, California and as of 2020, she is 37 Years of age. The fitness Model lived in South West Sydney, just outside Campbelltown in Narellan Vale, Australia from age 2 to up until the age of 23, before moving to Brooklyn, NYC in 2007. She then moved back to her birth place of Los Angeles in 2017, where this thick and fit Instagram star is now providing online At-Home Workouts and Training programs.

Thick & Fit Model and Trainer Lita Lewis

Lita Lewis Ethnicity

Lita Lewis’s ethnicity is half black and half Samoan coming from an African American and Polynesian ancestry. Her father is African American, born and raised in Kentucky. From her mother’s side, her grandfather hailed from Samoa while her grandmother was born on Tuvalu. The Tuvaluans are Polynesian, and their language, Tuvaluan, is closely related to Samoan. She also has dual Nationality enjoying dual citizenship in Australia with United States.

Lita Lewis Height and Weight

If you check out Lita’s Instagram pictures, you’ll see that maintaining a form like that is no walk in the park. The fitness diva stands tall at 5 Feet 5 inch Height with an athletic body figure of 34-25-38. The Affirmational Trainer is all about being the best version of yourself and maintains a healthy weight of 145 – 155lbs (65.77 – 70.30kg).

The sport of bodybuilding messed me up mentally and emotionally because post-competing, my body yo-yo’d crazy. I put on twenty pounds in just like ten daysLita Lewis on Competitive Bodybuilding in 2011

Lita Lewis Family

Lita Lewis was the eldest of three daughters of her parents, who got divorced when she was 12 years old. Her father was in the US Air Force and met her mother on the Job. Her Youngest sister’s name is “Liana Lewis” (Instagram – @ lenayx2) who is 12 years younger than her while she is just three year older than her other sister “Larryn.”

Lita is related to her cousin, famous Australian footballer Tim Cahill via her aunt Sisifo. She is also the cousin of professional rugby league footballer “Ben Roberts.”

Lita Lewis Dating History & Husband

Lita Lewis’s was romantically linked with American musician “Swizz Beatz”, by tabloids, while he was married to American singer “Alicia Keys”; but the whole gossip bubble burst when the rapper forwarded the IG DM’s between them, where he was just reaching out to her as a fitness trainer for her wife.

In 2007, she shifted to NYC to work in an AD agency and it’s the time when she started dating her best friend Ryan Grant, a newly drafted professional football player then. The Instagram fitness celebrity was hoping to marry him but was completely heartbroken when the relationship ended on bitter terms.

Recently, on 11 November 2020, Lita got engaged with her fiancé Guy Fernandez Jr. in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA. Her fiancé is a 6′ 4″ tall hunk who worked as a Hollywood stuntman and actor. He has over 10K following on his Instagram (@guyfernandezjr) and according to his IMDb page, he has worked as stunt double for Winston Duke (M’Baku) on Avengers: Endgame (2019), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and as an electrician on the set of The Host (2013).

Lita is soon planning to marry and make Guy her husband. She has also embraced 4 children’s (Tre, Braden, Caden & Gavin) of her fiancé as her own and the family picture is quite beautiful.


Net worth of Thick & Fit model and Fitness Trainer Lita Lewis is $650,000 in 2020. Majority of her income is garnered through selling her online training programs and merchandise on her website and as an Instagram influencer via paid partnership.

Lita Lewis Instagram

Lita Lewis is one of the most popular model in the fitness & motivation space on the photo sharing app Instagram. With her strong & athletic presence, the IG influencer has hooked a massive 532,000 followers on her verified Instagram (@followthelita).

Most of Lita’s followers are in the age group of 25-34 followed by 18-24 years old and around 56% of them are females. 37% of her fitfam are from United States followed by 21% followers from UK and the rest resides in Canada, Australia, France, Germany and India.

Lita has been part of many international fitness brand campaigns for giants like Verizon, Colgate, Chevrolet, and Nike and her carefully curated IG feed can be seen mentioning many other brand deals and sponsored posts.

IG Handle@followthelita
Verified/Non VerifiedVerified
Influencer StatusMega Influencer
Engagement Rate (ER)1.38%
Average Likes/Post12,000
Average Comments/Post150
Average Post/week5-6
Estimated Post Value$4000/post
IG collaborations
Business Instagram@thickathleticsapparel
Business email
Lita Lewis Instagram Influencer Stats & Earnings

Lita Lewis YouTube

Lita Joined YouTube seven years ago on Jun 7, 2013 and since then amassed around 18K subscribers and more than 400,000 video views on her official channel (@FollowTheLitaTV). She has uploaded 67 videos on her channel, with the “Lita Lewis – Leg Workout” & “30 minute Total body workout” as the most watched videos.

Her Partner Earning from this source is low, estimated to be around $500K-$ 1000K based on her video reach and audience location CPM but the platform promotes her other ventures.


  • Lita won an Olympic gold medal during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She was only 1 years old when her parents entered her in the “Baby Olympics Cometition”, held just outside the stadium.
  • She played Track & Field sports like 100, 200, the 4×100 relay and the long jump in her school and also Touch Football, where she used her speed & strength at winger position.
  • She worked part time in Discount store Company called BIG W during her high school, saving money to move back to US.
  • Her parents convinced her to be a role model to her sisters and hence she enrolled in a 4 year college degree and completed her graduation with a double major in finance and design.
  • After she moved to NYC, she worked as a sales executive in a licensing video company for a year before another corporate job.
  • She almost joined Marine Corps Command and Staff College (CSC) before her father talked her out
  • Lita Lewis was gone into depression after her break-up with Ryan Grant in 2010 and according to her sister she lost her appetite and started losing weight.
  • She then trained hard for a year and entered competitive figure bodybuilding in 2011.


Lita currently trains her clients out of a boutique gym in Los Angeles and hosts her boot camp workshop across US. Every year she also hosts “My Freedom Retreat”, an international motivational & wellness gathering.

As far as her Online classes is concerned, Fitness enthusiasts can get Lita’s own exclusive own gym-based training & diet routine through her e-books or official Fitness APP. The Lita Lewis Total Body Blast Training Program consists of 4 solid weeks of daily workout routines for burning body fat, building lean muscles and enhancing muscle definitions.

Lita Lewis’s Playbook Training programs costs $99.99 for 1 year and includes:

  • At-Home Workouts (7 Days/ 16 Hours)
  • Lita Live class workouts archive (4 weeks/ 16 workouts)
  • Lita’s glow up challenge (21 Days/ 22 Workouts)

Through her Instagram, Lita also organised the “Lita Lewis #501 rep Challenge”, promoting her online Live training programs. Here’s some of her high intensity workout routines from the challenge:

WEEK 1 – DAY 1/12 Routine [5 rounds of following exercises]

  • 20X Jumping Lunges
  • 20X Hand Release Push Ups
  • 20X Alt. reverse Lunges
  • 20X Squat Jumps
  • 20X Reverse Crunches

WEEK 1 – DAY 2/12 Routine [5 rounds of following exercises]

  • 20 seconds High Knees
  • 20X Alt. front lunges
  • 20X Bicycle Crunches
  • 20X Sumo Jumps
  • 20X Star Jumps

WEEK 2 – DAY 3/12 Routine [5 rounds of following exercises]

  • 20X Single Leg Curtsy Skips
  • 20X Lateral Crawl w/delt Taps
  • 20X Lateral Hops
  • 20X Hip Hop Push Ups
  • 20X Double Lunge Burpees
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