Aida Johnson-Rapp

Chicago, IL 60654-5799

Aida Johnson-Rapp - highly experienced in the areas of mindfulness, fitness, recreation, and performing arts.

Her classes have been highlighted in the New York Post, Essence Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald, and on CNN and “Windy City Live.” For seven years she served as Director of Group Exercise at Chicago’s East Bank Club. During the pandemic, she facilitated virtual programming with livestreaming. Earlier, she created the design and was project manager for renovation of the club’s 70-bike indoor facility. Aida is a RYT 200-hour yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, and maintains several other fitness certifications and she 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 provides workshops to organizations of all types called “IMPROV AND IMPROVE! The Leadership and Life Lessons of “Yes, And”.

Her newest venture, Aspire to Harmony, LLC, focuses on creating rituals for cycle of life celebrations, weddings, well-being and workshops to support mindful solutions for living your best life.

Additionally, she served five years as an active member of the U.S. Army and four years in the Illinois Army National Guard Reserves. She received recognition in Crain’s Chicago Business as a 2020 Notable Veteran Executives. 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 and serves on ILEA’s (International Live Events Association) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force.

Aida’s mantra is “To Sweat is to Live.”

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About Me


  • BSc., Liberal Arts, Excelsior College
  • Master's Degree, Arts Management, Columbia College Chicago

Certifications / Trainings

AFAA - Primary Group Exercise Certification
Expires: Feb 07, 2022
Power Pilates - Comprehensive Apparatus Training
SCU - Instructor Essentials Certification
Pending Verification
SCU - Stages IQ or VismoX Certification
Pending Verification
Yoga Alliance - RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher)
Pending Verification
CorePower Yoga - CorePower Yoga 200 hour training course
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

AED Certified

Liability Insurance

  • Lockton

Aida's Locations

East Bank Club

500 N Kingsbury St
Chicago, IL 60654-5799

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