Exciting Things this Summer

Pilates in the Park

For two Saturdays I am teaching Pilates Mat for the Millennium Park free workouts on the Great Lawn. Please come out for a wonderful time.

July 13 & July 20
9:00 am – 9:45 am 
Millenium Park Grand Lawn
201 E Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601

Join Blue Star Families Community Engagement Volunteer, Aida Johnson-Rapp as she teaches pilates on the Grand Lawn!

Come by to see Chicago Chapter Director Sarita Connelly at the BSF Chicago table for your swag bag.

JUL 18 7-9pm

Yoga Rave: Summer Celebration

Celebrate summer in style at this fun class on the East Bank Club Sun Deck that will free your mind and move your body. Through a sequence of movement, yoga and meditation – with a soundtrack from a live DJ – we’ll nurture a strong mind and body connection. After the class, we’ll take in the Chicago skyline with complimentary refreshments and a cash bar.

Public · Hosted by East Bank Club and East Bank Club Mind Body Programs

MANIA® is where fitness pros break barriers and take their careers to the next level.
Westin O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

Friday, October 4, 10am FR2P – CREATING YOUR FITNESS PRO GAME PLAN with Aida Johnson-Rapp

Regardless of whether you are teaching and training full-time or part-time along with another profession, once you commit to a class/client and step into the studio you are a fitness professional. In this session get insights on how to make the most of your life as a fitness professional. (LECTURE)

Friday, October 4, 2:15pm FR4Q – ENGAGE YOUR INNER MOTIVATOR with Aida Johnson-Rapp

This workshops utilizes the tools of improvisation and storytelling to develop the skills to become a better communicator and more engaging instructor. Learn how to create a “Wow” factor that is authentically you. (LECTURE)


Aida Johnson-Rapp’s classes have been highlighted in the New York Post, Essence, the Chicago Tribune, Miami Herald, CNN, Windy City Live and more. Aida has danced professionally; served in the U.S. Military; worked on the Chicago Mayor’s Fitness Council. Currently she is Director of Group Exercise at East Bank Club in Chicago, Illinois overseeing 200 plus hours of weekly classes. She holds numerous industry certifications including: AFAA, Pilates, TRX, Zumba, Yoga/Meditation

By Aida Johnson-Rapp

I am grateful for everything that life has to offer. My patience with others is a virtue, but I do have a restless spirit. Most of all I love to laugh. I am adventurous and bold, but I don’t like to get dirty. I love to dance, workout and run, yet I can also put in some serious TV time. Sure I like shoes and my closet contains a vast diversity of styles from beach thongs, several sports models and even four inch heels. That said I am ready for whatever escapade arises. I am extremely energetic, young in spirit and very much to the left of conservative. I enjoy spending time at the beach and museums. Because I like being around people, I enjoy going to outdoor festivals, parties or participating in an outdoor sport.