Last Updated on June 28, 2023 by Roborts
Sandra Okeke is a Nigerian-certified fitness trainer, influencer, and health and wellness coach. Famously known as Sofit, she’s currently one of the most famous fitness trainers from Nigeria and her massive social media followers can attest to that. Ever since her fame began, she has assisted thousands of women on their fitness journey.
Born on July 29, 1994, as the second of four children in Aba, Abia State, Southeast Nigeria, her family relocated to the United States of America, in Atlanta Georgia where she grew up. For her education, she attended Heritage Elementary School and later KIPP South Fulton Academy Middle School. When she finished her freshman year of high school at Riverwood International High School in North Springs, Georgia, the beautiful fitness enthusiast moved back to Nigeria at the age of fifteen. There she completed her studies at Word Of Faith School in Asaba, Nigeria, and later studied English Language at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Her full name is Sandra Natachi Okeke.
We all have what we wanted to be, and so does She. Her initial interest was fashion before things destiny moved her into fitness. This is what she has to say about how it all began;
“I never thought I would be doing what I am doing today. Since I was about six years old, I just wanted to be a fashion illustrator.
“I was always drawing clothes and sewing clothes for my Barbie dolls. I never played any sports growing up so fitness wasn’t something I explored. And living in Nigeria, fitness wasn’t even something you saw females doing.
“My fitness journey started when I went to the gym with a group of friends randomly. And I didn’t go there to work out. I just went to hang out. There, I picked up a few weights. I struggled but it challenged me mentally and I loved that. That is what really made me fall in love with it.”
“It was never about looking a certain way or achieving a fitness goal. It helped me mentally. And it was a hobby at the start, a good distraction from everything that was going on around me. Quickly, it became a form of therapy. But never did I imagine that it would become what it is today in terms of my business and career.”
Today, she has become a celebrity in her line of career and can be seen in the gym sometimes with popular actors even outside Nigeria.
She has attained fame through her social media handles. Her Instagram page boasts over a million followers. Her Youtube channel was created on June 10, 2018, and currently has more than 22,000 subscribers and over 900,000 views.
As for her net worth, we don’t really know for sure, but she’s wealthy considering the number of products she’s influencing.