Aida Johnson-Rapp

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About Me

Aida Johnson-Rapp has extensive experience in fitness, recreation, and performing arts. For seven years she was Director of Group Exercise at the East Bank Club in Chicago. Her classes have been highlighted in the New York Post, Essence Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald, and on CNN and “Windy City Live.” Aida is a RYT 200-hour yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, holds several other fitness certifications and has been a professional dancer, soldier, cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls, Director of Student Recreation at California State University Northridge, and Special Events Coordinator for Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago. She has also trained and performed improv at The Second City in Chicago and along with her husband provide workshops to organizations of all types called “IMPROV AND IMPROVE! The Leadership and Life Lessons of “Yes, And”. Additionally, Aida served five years as an active member of the U.S. Army and four years in the Illinois Army National Guard Reserves. In the community she is a volunteer Chicago Ambassador for Bunker Labs a national network of veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs dedicated to helping the military connected community start their own businesses. Aidas mantra is "To sweat is to live." B.S. Communications, Excelsior College, New York; Masters of Arts Management, MAM, Columbia College Chicago; AFAA Group Exercise Certification; Power Pilates Level 3 ; Schwinn Indoor Cycling MPower; Stages Indoor Cycling: Flight, Rhythm, Power; Zumba Basics; Power Yoga - Yoga Alliance RYT; Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification;