I Help People Lose fat, Gain Confidence, And Empower Them To Live Their Best Life.
My name is Soji James.
I am a performance coach, teacher, and motivator. I'm also ranked #1 in the world in smiling.
Fitness has been my back door approach to holding enlightening conversations with people about true happiness. Not only has it changed my life, but it has allowed me to inspire thousands of people to discover a better version of themselves.
You Are More Than …
Have you ever stepped on a scale and felt like a failure or as if you weren’t enough?
Do you ever look in the mirror and feel insecure or as if the person looking back at you doesn’t represent who you truly are inside?
Are you feeling stuck in your process or frustrated with bouncing from diet to diet without a sustainable method of change?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, I want you to know that i love you and that i feel you, because i have been there.
My little ole story started out a little bit like this: I grew up as an overweight kid in a home rattled by divorce, using food as a crutch as the world around me collapsed. As I traversed through a difficult transition period in my life, the only constants were my video games (shout out to super Mario!) and the sugar laden products that filled my fridge.
Food became an escape and my relationship with it spiraled out of control. The life changing moment for me was when I went on a senior trip to a swimming pool. I walked out with my goggles and towel ready to take a dip when over 60 girls and boys began to laugh at my body and how fat I was. If I had an invisibility cloak or a space shuttle (that I just happened to keep on standby) I would have used either at this point. I developed a deep lack of self-confidence and a tremendous amount of self-loathing. I wasn’t comfortable in my own skin and I knew things needed to change. Not only how I looked on the outside, but my habits and my relationship with myself.
I picked up a basketball, and that was my first introduction to consistent exercise. I eventually ended up playing the sport in college at SUNY New Paltz, where I studied biology, and discovered the weight room. The physical changes that I experienced were amazing, but even more fascinating was the carry over to the rest of my life. For the first time, I loved who I was. I built winning habits and dictated what my identity would be. I walked in each room and owned it!
I firmly believed that everyone should experience this epiphany of personal greatness, so I set out to get my first personal training certification and began to devour as much material on nutrition, exercise physiology, and psychology/habit building as I could.
When I joined the fitness industry over ten years ago, I embarked on a mission to get people stronger (both mentally and physically), spread feelings of love/self-confidence, and to help people make their own fitness process as enjoyable as possible. What does this mean to you?
Well, when it comes to fat loss, we are all running our own individual marathon. Change that lasts and that is worth it, takes time. My goal is to teach you how to lose fat without losing your mind. If you embark on this journey with me I will show you:
1. How To Make Delicious Healthy Food That's Easy
2. How To build Powerful Habits To Create The Body & Life You Want
3. How To Train Smart & Exercise Effectively to get you strong and lean
4. How To Create a Positive Mindset That Focuses On Self Love, Gratitude, & Empowerment
5.How To Change To Change The Relationship Between Yourself And Your Body
How Do You Want To Feel?
Obsessing over fat loss makes fat loss more difficult. It's pretty ironic, but it's true. Creating a negative environment based on hyper monitoring your diet, willpower, and judgement leads to more stress and makes fat loss near impossible. For a responsive metabolism, you need to make things as easy, consistent, and fun as possible. Life is a process that is meant to be enjoyed, so many times we get so caught up in the destination that we forget this. My goal is to help you discover true bliss. I want you to enjoy food and avoid self shaming and deprivation. I want you to create your own standard of "hotness" and not live by what society has dictated. I want you to have a social life and not feel like you have to take up residence in a gym to get results. At SojiFit being awesome is about focusing on both the path and the destination. Training and nutrition don't have to be the worst part of your day. Your journey doesn't have to be depressing, limiting, and uninspiring or (for a lack of other intelligent words) - suck!