Linda Okwor

Santa Monica, CA 90404

“My life began to change when I discovered that I could reshape my body, mind, soul and life using sports, activities, fitness, nutrition and support. As my body and confidence changed so did my life, outlook and self esteem. That is one of the reasons I decided to pursue a career in fitness, nutrition, coaching and mentoring. I am able to impact lives and it feels amazing. My personal journey cultivated a desire to help others do the same. I have an opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day and it feels amazing.”

Linda is a certified Personal Fitness Trainer through World Instructors Schools (WITS) from California State University in Dominguez Hills and Equinox Fitness Training Institute, holds a certification in Sports Performance Nutrition through International Sports Science Association (ISSA), HCG Diet Certification through HCG Diet Council and has many certifications in diverse areas including stretching for function and performance, boot camp, Core Transformer, TRX, Kettle Bell, functional training and more. She is a successful fitness and nutrition specialist, life coach, author, an entrepreneur, and a top trainer at Equinox Health Clubs. As co-author of Weight Success with Dr. Andrea Pennington and Toneka Pires, her goal is to provide focused information and effective tools to help those embarking on a journey to weight success. She has helped and influenced many people to achieve a healthy, balanced and lean lifestyle. She uses a holistic approach which supports the body’s natural state to get jaw dropping results.

Linda graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Management from the University of Minnesota and Masters in Business Administration. She began competing in sports at the age of 12 years old and was a successful collegiate athlete. Her tenacity, outgoing personality, and ability to excel at anything she puts her mind to earned her a spot as a professional cheerleader for the Minnesota Timberwolves for many years and catapulted her career as an international fitness competitor with several regional, national and international titles.

In addition to her education, fitness, community and business acumen, Linda has made frequent appearances and contributed on national and local television and printed media.
Her vast media experience includes:

•Writer and contributor for fitness and health magazines such as Oxygen
•Recognized expert on bridal fitness and featured in premiere magazines such as Inside Weddings
•Featured in National Basketball Association (NBA) ad campaigns
•Appearances on ESPN, Fox Sports, TSN, Fitness Universe/America and Fitness World/USA programs
•Television commercials and Infomercials for companies such as YoungQuest and Innovative Fitness
•Co-host of "Off The Record" a popular TSN Canada show
•Appearances in many fitness and health magazines such as Oxygen Magazine, Ms. Fitness, Natural Muscle, Curves
•Appearances in the Northwest Athletic and Lifetime Clubs print campaign
•Public and motivational speaking engagements
•Many calendar appearances

Linda holds memberships with the following prestigious organizations: National MBA Association, IDEA Fitness and Health Association, World Instructors School (WITS), International Sports Science Association (ISSA), Equinox Fitness Training Institute, HCG Diet Council, Ms. Fitness USA, Ms. Fitness World, Ms. Fitness America, Ms. Fitness Universe, Fitness New Zealand organization.

Linda resides in Los Angeles and is available to assist you with your nutrition, fitness and health goals. For consultation, contact Linda or call 877-319-1133

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About Me


  • BSc., Business & Entrepreneurship, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities
  • Master's Degree, Business & Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas

Certifications / Trainings

ISSA - Sports Nutrition Certification
Expires: Jan 06, 2013
W.I.T.S. - Personal Fitness Trainer Certification
Expires: Jun 30, 2015
KBC - Level 1: Introduction to Kettlebell Lifting
Not Verified
Les Mills - BODYPUMP® Certified
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Red Cross

AED Certified

American Red Cross

Liability Insurance

Linda's Locations

Red Bull North America

Santa Monica, Corp HQ
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Do It Now Fitness

12625 W. Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

Equinox Westwood

10960 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Velocity Sports Performance

11611 San Vicente Blvd
Suite Gf1
Los Angeles, CA 90049


Within 25.00 miles of 90034 (Mobile Training Radius)

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, Free Consultation to determine need and goals

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Personal Trainer of the Month Equinox Gym 2011
  • California Small Business Development Center of Santa Monica Success Story 2010
  • Los Angeles Business Journal’s 2010 Women Making a Difference Award

Languages Spoken




5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Amanda Brown on Jun 13, 2012

    Linda has helped me get back into a workout regimen that has actually stuck! I go to her boot camp classes twice a week and can really notice a difference in my body. She keeps her classes interesting, always changing up our exercises. I also feel that Linda caters to each individuals needs so you can really work on your personal goals. Linda is the best!

  • by Tammy Brown on Jun 01, 2012

    Linda has changed the way I think about fitness and nutrition in a huge way. Through her coaching and guidance I've experienced a lifestyle change. We've been working together in for about 9 months and in that time I've lost weight, toned my body overall and have a much brighter outlook on how I look and feel. Linda is a terrific trainer who gives a well balanced workout to make me feel great. She is also a warm, caring person who really wants to help her clients and comes through with flying colors. I would recommend Linda and her training and nutrition methods to anyone who really wants to make a change in their life!

  • by Paige La Pierre on May 31, 2012

    Linda has brought me to a new level in my fitness & nutritional knowledge. As my nutritional coach, we worked together for approximately 3 months. My goal was to learn portion control & what foods work together to do the best for my body. Not only did she excel in any expectations I had, she spent the time with me grocery shopping, we created meal plans together so that I would be fully prepared to take over healthy eating on my own AND she even cooked with me! Working with Linda has given me the best insight I've ever gained from a nutritional/motivational stand point. She is 100% out to help you gain the confidence so that you can then carry it on with you. And should you need her, she's only a phone call away ~ Thank you Linda:)

  • by Jackie Nith on May 29, 2012

    Linda is a great talent in the wellness industry. She's a great fitness instructor and is very knowledgeable in nutrition. She also has the ability to connect with clients on a personal level making her a great coach.

  • by Rose Espinoza on May 29, 2012

    Linda's great! No only does she provide an awesome workout, she also gives you positive enouragement throughout the session. I started working out with her January of this year and can definitely feel the difference in my body. Thanks Linda!