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Lateefah Fleming

teefah_smile-195x270Lateefah Fleming – Pilates


Lateefah began her fitness career after seven years in the film industry.   She later worked in marketing and event planning.  After being a size 12-14 her entire adolescent and adult life, Lateefah then went up four sizes after the birth of her son.  Relentless, she fully embarked on her mission to become as healthy as possible.

Belly dancing and determination lead to her major fitness results and to people asking how she achieved her weight loss.

Achieving true joy from helping people reach their goals, inspired Lateefah to go deeper into fitness and dance.  (She actually began dancing at the age of six with the LaRocque Bey Dance Co. in Harlem, NY). 

During her journey, Lateefah managed Perry Studios in Harlem, while studying a variety of dance techniques
including:  the Graham Technique with E. Denise Perry, Jazz with Nancy Koch at STEPS on Broadway, and
Belly dance with Ariana al Tiye and Rayhana Madonna.   She later continued her Belly dance studies with
Tashira Wadiya and Audie.

Seeking to become proficient in health and wellness, Lateefah became a certified personal trainer and group
exercise instructor through the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America.  She obtained her 200 hours as a
Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) in Vinyasa Yoga from the Joschi Institute of Yoga.  Other certifications include
Advanced level of Mat Pilates through Core Pilates, Schwinn Fitness and a Fitness and Nutrition certification
through Penn Foster.

Over the past twelve years, in group and personal fitness and dance, Lateefah has taught at New York
Sports Club, Crunch Fitness, HBO Fitness Center, Glenpointe Spa and Fitness, The Gym in Englewood, Perry
Studios, The Center for Modern Dance Education, and Teaneck High School Academies.

Lateefah was also the Group Exercise Director at Glenpointe Spa and Fitness, and the Fitness and Dance
Manager for YWCA of Bergen County.  Her personal and professional experiences lead Lateefah to begin
empowerFit.  As the Chief Motivating Officer and ultimate “Transform-ologist” for empowerFit, Lateefah
has created a one-stop shop for optimal health and wellness, providing:  personal and group training, yoga,
Pilates, nutritional consultation, and pure motivation to help everyone achieve their goals.

It is Lateefah’s dedication to helping individuals create a lifestyle of optimal wellness (that suits them
personally) that empowers everyone she comes into contact with to believe they are beautiful and strong.