Hello! I’m Aprill Edwards,
I’m just a beautiful brown girl in a big ole world here to shake things up a bit. I believe, wholeheartedly, that God has called me—putting me on the frontline to share my voice, my skills, and my life—the bad and the beautiful—to help position women and girls to live a healthy, happy, healed and whole life.



  • My mom died when I was 13, so I grew up fast.
  • I was sexually promiscuous at age 14—looking for love in all the wrong places.
  • I was in physically and emotionally abusive relationships, starting in my teens.
  • I got pregnant at the age of 17.
  • I lost a full scholarship to University of IL at Chicago.
  • I filed bankruptcy, 2 times.
  • I had my second child as a single mom.
  • I married an ex-felon with an alcohol addiction.
  • I have my MBA, Business Administration.
  • My 26 year old daughter, Dr. Dominique Edwards, is a Pharmacist.
  • My 18 year old son is amazing and has multiple Div. 1 scholarships for basketball.
  • My husband has been sober for 10 years, is a real estate investor, hard working truck driver and owns a logistics company.
  • After many years of blowing it all, I am a good steward of my money, my gifts, my marriage… my life.

Yes, that's my life.
I recall being ashamed to share my testimony—until I realized sharing it is not for me—it’s for us…women who need to be restored in some area of their life.

Isaiah 61:3 says “He will bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.” Praise God.

ISSA Certified in Fitness Nutrition and Sports Nutrition

Certified Life/Success Coach (Success Coach Institute?

AFAA Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Certified Program Manager through AT& T Technical Services Co.

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Transformation coach

Aprill has served her community in numerous capacities and has had her service acknowledged with the following accolades:

  • Advancing Indy Women In Leadership Program
  • Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty
  • Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership graduate
  • Big Brother Big Sister of Central Illinois mentor
  • Noontime Toastmasters Club, president
  • District 186 Youth Leadership Saturday Academies, organizer/leader

In all, the accomplishment I am most proud of and that deems me highly qualified to serve others is that I am a Certified Overcomer of the very issues that I serve and support others in. I am in love with life. I believe in the possibilities. I am backed by God. And, I am ready. Stick around and explore my page…and let’s connect soon.

I am grateful and thankful for my journey.  And I am even more grateful to use my platform to serve and support other women and girls.  Both Because She Matters and Define Your Skinny® are two programs that I was divinely inspired to create. I am confident that they will both help many women and girls conquer the world, one action and one step at a time.  

What my clients say


“I already knew Aprill was amazing, and that’s why we chose her team to help us restructure and turn our team around. My team calls her Olivia Pope-The Fixer. She's THAT good. She will forever have a place on our team.”

Lisa P.


Aprill is a God-send. She made me look past all the things that were happening around me and discover the solution that was WITHIN me. She’s amazing! I thought I went to her to lose weight--but we literally transformed my mind and now the sky is the limit.

Karen D.

Ready to let Aprill develop your strategy?

Connect with me today for a free 1-hour consultation.