Edna-Jakki Miller - Fitness Bio
Edna-Jakki Miller, Creator of DanceFit is known for her results-oriented techniques. She has a unique ability to create and deliver exciting, dynamic, and motivating fitness classes that are fun to do and easy to follow while at the same time being athletic, powerful and physically demanding. She is a dance and fitness professional who performs & teaches in the US and internationally. She has owned dance & fitness studios/clubs and currently hosts her own cable TV show –Feeling Good & Looking Great! She is owner, & director of FitBody, Group Fitness Training and PersonalFit, Personal Fitness Training. FitBody provides group training in dance and fitness and LER Systems (light energy routines). PersonalFit provides fitness training and fitness consulting. In addition, Edna-Jakki provides business services in the area of strategy, planning, business and personal development, team building, and diversity.
A producer and choreographer of fitness videos for cable and commercial sale, she has published the following articles including: How To Work Your Body Out Right!; Aerobics & Bodybuilding - Do They Mix?; LSD: Burning Fat The DanceFit Way; Choreography from the Gut; and Moving In The Light. She has a BS, Physical Education; MEd, Exercise Physiology; MBA, Business & Telecommunications; & numerous certifications & awards.
Fitness Consultant - develop results-driven fitness solutions for groups, clubs, and individuals
Offer consulting and training services in the area of strategic planning, business development, pre-sale, and marketing, to health clubs, club owners, dance studios, and personal training centers.
Design and implement all marketing, promotion and advertisement for income generation and cost recovery.
Manage and provide training for excellence in day-to-day operations, customer service, professional development of staff.
Develop fitness programming and design and develop pre-sale strategy and plans.
Provide training for group fitness directors and certification in group fitness training programs.
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER - develops expert dance and fitness programs for all levels& ages.
Designs, presents, and instructs classes and workshops in DanceFit, aerobics (funk, hi/lo, step, cardio kickboxing), dance (rhythm, jazz, and African), body conditioning, yoga, and strength/weight training.
Producer and Choreographer of fitness videos for cable and commercial sale.
Creator of DanceFit: Integrative Fitness â , a body-mind-spirit fitness program.
Creator of DIFTA (DanceFit International Fitness Training Association) aerobic training & certification program.
Creator, Moving In The Light ä , uses light (energy) to focus and move the muscles in specific patterns, LSD - fat burning program, BME - behavior modification experience.
Competitive Bodybuilder and Placeholder, Best Poser Award, NPC Bodybuilding Judge
Physical Education Instructor and Coach - Hiram College, Hiram, Ohio
PRESENTATION & TEACHING EXPERIENCE - presents workshops, seminars and lectures on topics of fitness, health, stress management, first aid/CPR, personal development and business management.
Specialty Class, DanceFit - Univ of Va, Farmington Country Club, Terry Dean's Dance Studio
BodyLine Gym, Malawi, Africa - FitBody classes, Fitness Certification & Workshops
Fitness Expo - James Madison University, University of Maryland
Health Clubs (local) - ACAC, New Fitness, The Senior Center, Farmington, UVA
Various YWCAs and YMCAs
Artist in Residence- Boggs Academy, Albany, Georgia
Owner, Club West Health & Fitness Center; Chicago, Illinois.
Founder, Owner & Director, Instructor - Edna-Jakki Miller's DanceFit (home of FitBody and PersonalFit), Experience Dance Theatre, and ED’NA Dancers.
Creator, Moderator, and Host of Feeling Great and Looking Good Cable TV show - Manhattan Cable.
Instructor, Hiram College and Bowling Green State University
Regional and Local Bodybuilding NPC Judge
ARTICLES & PUBLICATIONS
How To Work Your Body Out Right! - Articles, Tips & Techniques
Aerobics & Bodybuilding - Do They Mix?
LSD: Burning Fat The DanceFit Way
Moving In The Light
DanceFit Exercise Video
The Ultimate Body Workshop
TV, RADIO, AND NEWS
TV Show Host, Feeling Good & Looking Great, Manhattan Cable
TV Show Host, Feeling Good & Looking Great, Charlottesville Public Access TV
Channel 5, News Coverage for Fitness Event
Black Memo, Fitness Expert
NAACP Presents, Dance Feature
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Little Boy Jazz,
Let's Go To The Movies,
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
HONORS & AWARDS
Individual Artist Award, Piedmont Council of the Arts
NAACP - Woman of the Year
Outstanding Young Woman of America
Proclamation - Jakki Miller Day in Cincinnati, Ohio
Who's Who in Business & Professional Women
Outstanding Achievement and Community Service Awards
Education: BS , Phys Educ, NCCU, North Carolina; MEd , Exercise Physiology, BGSU, Ohio; MBA , IIT, Chicago