April Smiles

April began her health and fitness journey back in 2007, when she left her full-time career as an Administrator in Higher Education. She decided it was time to explore a new life venture! April became a member of a local YMCA in her hometown and eventually began teaching dance classes regularly, sharing her skills acquired from her extensive dance background. As her classes popularized, she moved to the Group Exercise Department teaching Hip Hop Aerobics, later known as Cardio Dance.

Life in the wellness world intrigued April, so she decided to learn more about health and fitness, and how to combine such knowledge with her passion for dance. Along with extensive Licensing Trainings for Zumba Fitness (Aqua Zumba, Strong By Zumba, Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Kids, Jr., Zumba Pro Skills, Zumba Step, Zumba Toning, , Zumba Sentao), she acquired such education through certification programs such as AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and ACE (American Council on Exercise). She is now an Education Specialist for the world-renowned fitness company, ZUMBA Fitness, and travels frequently offering Instructor Trainings for the Latin-inspired dance fitness program. A family member introduced April to the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she enrolled to become a certified Holistic Health Coach! She received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, learning more than one hundred dietary theories and studying a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. Drawing on this knowledge, April will help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals towards better wellness. 

This has been an exciting adventure so far for April and she is very passionate about physical, emotional, and nutritional health. When not traveling for trainings or conferences, April resides in Richmond, Virginia with her two sons, Te'ven and Aiden. This new life path has been an inspiring journey---April desires to inspire, to give back to the community, and to share the message with the world that a life inspired is a life worth living!

Her Motto for her clients and for life is:

L. I. F. E.

L- ove what you do. Do what you love.

I- nspire the community.

F- ocus on the fun.

E- mpower through experience.


Love what you do. Do what you love.

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Inspire the community.

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Focus on the Fun


Empower through Experience