Meet Aimee

Certified Personal Trainer
Certified Group Exercise Instructor

Aimee Salmon is the founder and CEO of Africana Dance & Fitness since March 2017. She  discovered her passion for movement and dance in 2014 when she first moved to Northampton MA from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  

She tried a Zumba class at the YMCA and fell in love with it. Group exercise classes gave her a sense of belonging and community as a new immigrant in America.  She soon became passionate about the physical and mental health benefits of improved fitness.  

Aimee is a:

  • Certified Zumba Instructor

  • Certified Strong Nation HIIT Instructor

  • Certified Zumba Gold Instructor

  • Certified Zumbini Instructor

  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor 

  • Certified Personal Trainer 

  • Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition 

  • First Aid and CPR Certified 


Aimee is currently a Frances Perkins Scholar at Mount Holyoke College where she is studying Psychology and Education with a minor in Entrepreneurship, Organizations & Society. She has an associate degree from Greenfield Community College in Health Sciences Liberal Arts, where she sat on the GCC Foundation Board of Directors as Student Representative. Aimee is also on the Board of Directors of the International Language Institute of Massachusetts.