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          “My husband and I look forward to taking this class together every week. It is like an athletic date night! We are proud of how much stronger we have become. My husband says he is in the best shape of his life, and he owes it to this class. We have made definite gains in strength, confidence, and stamina, which then translate into the rest of our activities. It also helps with our moods and stress levels. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, but I think it has real benefits as a couples’ activity.” ~ Catherine French & Patrick French

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Testimonials

          “My husband and I look forward to taking this class together every week. It is like an athletic date night! We are proud of how much stronger we have become. My husband says he is in the best shape of his life, and he owes it to this class. We have made definite gains in strength, confidence, and stamina, which then translate into the rest of our activities. It also helps with our moods and stress levels. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, but I think it has real benefits as a couples’ activity.”

~ Catherine French & Patrick French

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Africana Dance Fitness is such a fun, exercising class. You are literally dancing to great music, having a great time, all while burning calories. I remember when I first started the fitness class; I was still hanging on to some baby weight after having my daughter. I knew I wanted to start working out, but I hated working out. Africana Dance Fitness was the perfect class for me. I started going consistently for two months, and I was seeing great results. Even when the pandemic hit, I was still able to attend the class online, which was great for my physical and mental health. The class is always fun, and upbeat. Aimee, the instructor is awesome. She's always full of energy, and very motivating. I love how she incorporates some African style of dancing with hip hop/ dancehall into her fitness. Her choreographs are simple, fun, and yet you still get to work out all parts of your body. If you like to dance and workout at the same time, Africana Dance Fitness is definitely for you! - ~ Estela De Sousa

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I love the joyful community Aimee creates in her classes! She brings us all together and uplifts BIPOC*, LGBTQIA+** and disabled participants. She creates a welcoming environment for people of all shapes, sizes, abilities, ages and fitness levels to move together. I find that I am motivated to work out with Africana Dance and Fitness even on my most unmotivated days. And I’m healthier, stronger and happier as a result. Thank you Aimee and Africana community! *Black Indigenous and People of Color **Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual +

~ Laurel Carangelo

“Africana Dance and Fitness classes are a true highlight of my week. I look forward to Tuesday night strength training and Friday afternoon Zumba every week. The classes are so much fun and an awesome workout to great music. I get stronger every week, but it does not feel like hard work-it's just super fun. The classes have a real sense of community as well. Everyone is super welcoming to people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, everyone is supportive and respectful to others. I had been looking for classes like this since I left NYC 9 years ago, and I finally found it! Come join this fitness community--your mind and body will be so grateful that you discovered Africana Dance and Fitness!”~ Celia Maysles

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         "Aimee's Zumba class has been such a game changer for me...it is a place where I can be confident, playful, and fully engaged-body, mind, and spirit. The class is bursting at the seams with love, joy and loads of sass! Aimee is energetic, fun, and will move you. I love that the class is a whole body work out. I sweat with dynamic movement but can modify to accommodate healing from an automobile accident injury. The music and vibe overall is amazing. I love that I can dance without having to stay up all night...for me, this class is just right!"

Nicole Coker

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         I love all the classes that Aimee offers. I am getting stronger, moving better, and having a great time. I would recommend all of these classes to dancers and fitness seekers of all ages. Not only is the movement fun and motivating, but Aimee's playlists are fantastic! And Aimee brings such joy to all her classes that you can't help but feel great even when you are working hard!”

- Cathy Wolf

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 “Where do I begin?!?

Africana Dance & Fitness is located around the corner from my house and when I finally brought myself to go I was kicking myself for not going sooner! I'm not a gym person but I love to dance and move my body to some great music.

Aimee not only offered me a welcoming environment but she also kept the positivity way UP the entire time. She encouraged us to smile through our masks, to moderate every move as necessary, and to just keep MOVING! On top of all of that, I was able to connect with some great strong women of all shades and sizes in my community.

You can tell she really cares about everyone in the room and even offers a BIPOC community low rate. Every time I go, I leave with a smile on my face, the inspiration to stay active, and the motivation to stay connected in my community.

Thank you Africana Dance & Fitness!!! Love, Marita!”

~ Marita Banda

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          I love this class! Aimee’s smile and positive attitude are infectious. No matter how tired I am or how much I don’t feel like exercising I am always so grateful to have gone. It’s a workout but does not feel like exercise. The music is great and Aimee’s choreography is easy to follow. The vibe is totally relaxed, no-pressure, judgment-free, and just really really fun.”

- Nicole Mare Usher

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         Aimee Salmon’s Zumba classes have helped me tremendously as a mother of 3 children. In order to be there for my kids and be the best I can be for them, it’s very important for me to take time to regularly recharge my battery. I have found exercise is a great way to take care of my body, mind, and spirit. And dance has always been something that I loved. So when I found Aimee’s dance fitness classes it was a perfect fit.

 

She is truly one of the best fitness instructors I’ve ever taken classes from. She brings a wonderful caring and joyful energy to her classes. Her choice of music and choreography is fun, upbeat, and easy to follow. And she creates a sense of community with all of the people who join in. Whenever I take a class with Aimee, I forget that I’m exercising, and feel like I’m just dancing to great music with friends!

I also love that her classes are so accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Her cues are easy to follow and there is a real feeling of acceptance and fun when you dance with Aimee! Aimee’s Zumba classes have been wonderful for me as a mom. After every class I return home with my mind, body, and spirit uplifted and feeling great! I would highly recommend her classes to anyone!”

- Laura Elisabeth

 

          Hey everybody! I'm taking a minute to plug my friend Aimee F. Salmon because now any one of you could take her amazing, uplifting, fun as hell classes online regardless of age or ability. Her classes are for EVERYONE! On a personal level we are all pretty burnt out right now and I believe stuff like this is one of the best ways to help. Also, Aimee is one of the most personally interesting accomplished hardest workers I am lucky enough to know and her dance classes are Check.Her.Out”"

- Catherine Grace Moriarty

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 "I am deeply grateful for Africana Dance & Fitness. I’ve loved participating in virtual offerings including Sunday’s Afro-Cardio workout and Friday’s Zumba Gold. It is such a gift to be able to receive expert guidance and instruction, and to feel sincerely welcomed in a movement-based class, from the safety of my home. I especially appreciate Aimee’s vibrant, joyful energy and skillful teaching. She encourages active and playful engagement without pushing beyond limits, checks in with participants, and reminds us all to drink water throughout class. By the end of class, my body is energized for the day ahead, and my heart is uplifted! I can’t wait for class later today "

          “My husband and I look forward to taking this class together every week. It is like an athletic date night! We are proud of how much stronger we have become. My husband says he is in the best shape of his life, and he owes it to this class. We have made definite gains in strength, confidence, and stamina, which then translate into the rest of our activities. It also helps with our moods and stress levels. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, but I think it has real benefits as a couples’ activity.” ~ Catherine French & Patrick French

Screenshot 2022-12-18 at 3.01.39 PM.png

Testimonials

          “My husband and I look forward to taking this class together every week. It is like an athletic date night! We are proud of how much stronger we have become. My husband says he is in the best shape of his life, and he owes it to this class. We have made definite gains in strength, confidence, and stamina, which then translate into the rest of our activities. It also helps with our moods and stress levels. I would highly recommend this class to anyone, but I think it has real benefits as a couples’ activity.”

~ Catherine French & Patrick French

300073153_10229504139130161_6704848814801461688_n.jpg

Africana Dance Fitness is such a fun, exercising class. You are literally dancing to great music, having a great time, all while burning calories. I remember when I first started the fitness class; I was still hanging on to some baby weight after having my daughter. I knew I wanted to start working out, but I hated working out. Africana Dance Fitness was the perfect class for me. I started going consistently for two months, and I was seeing great results. Even when the pandemic hit, I was still able to attend the class online, which was great for my physical and mental health. The class is always fun, and upbeat. Aimee, the instructor is awesome. She's always full of energy, and very motivating. I love how she incorporates some African style of dancing with hip hop/ dancehall into her fitness. Her choreographs are simple, fun, and yet you still get to work out all parts of your body. If you like to dance and workout at the same time, Africana Dance Fitness is definitely for you! - ~ Estela De Sousa

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I love the joyful community Aimee creates in her classes! She brings us all together and uplifts BIPOC*, LGBTQIA+** and disabled participants. She creates a welcoming environment for people of all shapes, sizes, abilities, ages and fitness levels to move together. I find that I am motivated to work out with Africana Dance and Fitness even on my most unmotivated days. And I’m healthier, stronger and happier as a result. Thank you Aimee and Africana community! *Black Indigenous and People of Color **Lesbian Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual +

~ Laurel Carangelo

“Africana Dance and Fitness classes are a true highlight of my week. I look forward to Tuesday night strength training and Friday afternoon Zumba every week. The classes are so much fun and an awesome workout to great music. I get stronger every week, but it does not feel like hard work-it's just super fun. The classes have a real sense of community as well. Everyone is super welcoming to people of all shapes, sizes, and abilities, everyone is supportive and respectful to others. I had been looking for classes like this since I left NYC 9 years ago, and I finally found it! Come join this fitness community--your mind and body will be so grateful that you discovered Africana Dance and Fitness!”~ Celia Maysles

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         "Aimee's Zumba class has been such a game changer for me...it is a place where I can be confident, playful, and fully engaged-body, mind, and spirit. The class is bursting at the seams with love, joy and loads of sass! Aimee is energetic, fun, and will move you. I love that the class is a whole body work out. I sweat with dynamic movement but can modify to accommodate healing from an automobile accident injury. The music and vibe overall is amazing. I love that I can dance without having to stay up all night...for me, this class is just right!"

Nicole Coker

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         I love all the classes that Aimee offers. I am getting stronger, moving better, and having a great time. I would recommend all of these classes to dancers and fitness seekers of all ages. Not only is the movement fun and motivating, but Aimee's playlists are fantastic! And Aimee brings such joy to all her classes that you can't help but feel great even when you are working hard!”

- Cathy Wolf

marita.jpg

 “Where do I begin?!?

Africana Dance & Fitness is located around the corner from my house and when I finally brought myself to go I was kicking myself for not going sooner! I'm not a gym person but I love to dance and move my body to some great music.

Aimee not only offered me a welcoming environment but she also kept the positivity way UP the entire time. She encouraged us to smile through our masks, to moderate every move as necessary, and to just keep MOVING! On top of all of that, I was able to connect with some great strong women of all shades and sizes in my community.

You can tell she really cares about everyone in the room and even offers a BIPOC community low rate. Every time I go, I leave with a smile on my face, the inspiration to stay active, and the motivation to stay connected in my community.

Thank you Africana Dance & Fitness!!! Love, Marita!”

~ Marita Banda

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          I love this class! Aimee’s smile and positive attitude are infectious. No matter how tired I am or how much I don’t feel like exercising I am always so grateful to have gone. It’s a workout but does not feel like exercise. The music is great and Aimee’s choreography is easy to follow. The vibe is totally relaxed, no-pressure, judgment-free, and just really really fun.”

- Nicole Mare Usher

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         Aimee Salmon’s Zumba classes have helped me tremendously as a mother of 3 children. In order to be there for my kids and be the best I can be for them, it’s very important for me to take time to regularly recharge my battery. I have found exercise is a great way to take care of my body, mind, and spirit. And dance has always been something that I loved. So when I found Aimee’s dance fitness classes it was a perfect fit.

 

She is truly one of the best fitness instructors I’ve ever taken classes from. She brings a wonderful caring and joyful energy to her classes. Her choice of music and choreography is fun, upbeat, and easy to follow. And she creates a sense of community with all of the people who join in. Whenever I take a class with Aimee, I forget that I’m exercising, and feel like I’m just dancing to great music with friends!

I also love that her classes are so accessible to people of all ages, abilities, and fitness levels. Her cues are easy to follow and there is a real feeling of acceptance and fun when you dance with Aimee! Aimee’s Zumba classes have been wonderful for me as a mom. After every class I return home with my mind, body, and spirit uplifted and feeling great! I would highly recommend her classes to anyone!”

- Laura Elisabeth

 

          Hey everybody! I'm taking a minute to plug my friend Aimee F. Salmon because now any one of you could take her amazing, uplifting, fun as hell classes online regardless of age or ability. Her classes are for EVERYONE! On a personal level we are all pretty burnt out right now and I believe stuff like this is one of the best ways to help. Also, Aimee is one of the most personally interesting accomplished hardest workers I am lucky enough to know and her dance classes are Check.Her.Out”"

- Catherine Grace Moriarty

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 "I am deeply grateful for Africana Dance & Fitness. I’ve loved participating in virtual offerings including Sunday’s Afro-Cardio workout and Friday’s Zumba Gold. It is such a gift to be able to receive expert guidance and instruction, and to feel sincerely welcomed in a movement-based class, from the safety of my home. I especially appreciate Aimee’s vibrant, joyful energy and skillful teaching. She encourages active and playful engagement without pushing beyond limits, checks in with participants, and reminds us all to drink water throughout class. By the end of class, my body is energized for the day ahead, and my heart is uplifted! I can’t wait for class later today "

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