Where were you born and raised?
Aimi was born and raised in Gunma, Japan and moved to the United States in 1999.
How did you get started in health and fitness?
Her love for dancing began at a very young age, longer than she could remember and when she discovered group exercise classes for the first time in Japan, she knew her fitness journey was about to begin! She tried a variety of exercise formats, but Zumba gave her a different level of excitement and freedom to move while exercising, this inspired her to earn her Zumba instructor certification in 2015 and she's been teaching classes ever since at local gyms to include Gold Gym and World Gym. In 2017, she invested in additional training and earned her certification as a Group Exercise Instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
What is your favorite class to teach?
Aimi loves teaching a full Zumba & Latin Sculpt class with high energy and good music that motivates people to move! She's ready to expand her training and will attend the Piloxing SSP training this fall and other inBalance formats in the future!
What do you want every person to get out of your class?
She loves being a part of transforming the idea of "getting fit" from being "hard" to be an inspirational hour in people's day. She hopes that her class will step outside of their comfort zone and realize what their body can do and she loves being a part of it!