Mimi
MimiVIBES Lead Instructor
Born and raised in Chiba, the capital city of the Chiba Prefecture in Japan that sits about 40 kilometers (25 miles) southeast of the center of Tokyo on Tokyo Bay, Mimi has been the lead dance fitness instructor for the last three years at SWEATVIBES. Previously, she was as an instructor at other local venues for over 8 years where she learned and perfected her craft. She has tons of energy and it shows in her classes as she leaves students drenched in sweat after an hour of taking her class. Mimi is a firm believer in positive energy and encourages all of the students who walk through her classroom doors to bring loads of it as they will receive it return. 
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Dougie Blah Blah
Dougie Blah BlahVIBES Instructor
Dougie has been a part of the dance fitness world since he was 15 years old. His friends took him to a class after his first day of 10th grade and a passion for teaching was sparked. He went on to do one of his high school graduation requirements, Senior Project, on becoming licensed to teach and has been teaching since then. He loves exploring different styles of dance fitness, and choreographing to different music genres. He can often be found dancing in his car during a redlight coming up with a routine! Dougie brings an amount of youthfulness and energy that cannot be matched. He is ready to make you dance and workout like never before!
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Rachel
RachelVIBES Instructor
Rachel is a middle school teacher specializing in English, History, and PE. She originally became a dance fitness instructor so that she could teach it to her middle school students during PE. Two years later, she is an ACE-certified group fitness instructor teaching both adults and her students! You can regularly join her VIBES classes at Providence Rec Center in Falls Church and Oak Marr Rec Center in Oakton. She also teaches occasionally at the YMCA in Reston. Rachel loves to bring energy, make noises, and silly faces to keep her students (both adults and kids) engaged and loving class!
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Joey
JoeyVIBES Instructor
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Joey now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two daughters, and one dog who is always underfoot.  She has been a teacher for over 20 years and has a passion for making learning fun and meaningful.  That’s why teaching Sweatvibes is a natural extension of her day job!  Joey has been teaching Sweatvibes since November 2016 and looks forward to many years to come. 
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Nerissa
NerissaVIBES Instructor Trainee
Nerissa first attended VIBES approximately two years ago and has been hooked ever since! She is a DNA Analyst by trade who comes to SWEATVIBES to relieve stress and she just loves to crack jokes. Originally from Eden, North Carolina, Nerissa adores being around people who are able to let loose and dance their hearts out and feels right at home at VIBES. Although she didn’t have any real dance experience coming in, through hard work, determination, and attending VIBES classes all of the time, she is well on her way to one day becoming a VIBES instructor and having her own class where she can spread the happy vibes and “be as happy as Mimi teaching VIBES!”
Tracy
TracyVIBES Instructor Trainee
Tracy comes to VIBES all the way from Kentucky, has lived in the DC area for almost 20 years, and definitely considers herself as a local at this point! She’s been an athlete just about her entire life and has done weight-training, been a gymnast, and was a cheerleader in high school. Tracy played professional tackle football for a year, so you better watch out because this woman is tough! She got into SWEATVIBES because it is so much fun and she can tailor the impact to her joints depending on how they are feeling on any particular day. Tracy also LOVES the music and dance of VIBES. In fact, she loves music and dance so much that she truly believes that her life is a musical (she’s been known to break out with a relevant song at any given moment)! She plans to continue growing with SWEATVIBES so she can eventually be available as a substitute and to teach classes in the gym at her job or another facility.
Natalia
NataliaVIBES Instructor Trainee
Natalia comes to VIBES with a wealth of experience in dance cardio as she has been taking classes for over 10 years! A local girl who was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia to parents from South America, she loves VIBES’ dances, the music, the instructors, and feels that VIBES lifts her mood and fills her with confidence. Secretly, she wished that she could have been a “Fly Girl” on the popular 90’s comedy show “In Living Color” and believes that VIBES lets her live out a bit of her fantasy. Natalia wholeheartedly supports Mimi, the instructors, and students and could see herself leading a VIBES class in the future and, if she ever relocates, would definitely take VIBES with her wherever she goes.
Sherese
ShereseVIBES Instructor Trainee
Sherese currently is a teacher with the Fairfax County Government here in Northern Virginia. She’s been teaching children’s Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Latin and Hip Hop dance for over 12 years! She loves being able to teach dance and encourage others to get fit while having fun, which is a VIBES staple! Sherese has always had a passion for dance fitness and that’s she wanted to become a certified instructor with SWEATVIBES. She’s so excited to be a part of the VIBES family and looks forward to teaching a class very soon!!!