This week’s Feature Friday is highlighting WIFA Women, Aida Johnson-Rapp and Cassie Piasecki!

Aida has extensive experience in fitness, recreation, and performing arts. Currently she is Director of Group Exercise at the East Bank Club in Chicago. Her classes have been highlighted in the New York Post, Essence Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and Miami Herald, and on CNN and “Windy City Live.” Aida is a RYT 200-hour yoga teacher, registered with Yoga Alliance, holds several other fitness certifications and has been a professional dancer, soldier, cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls, Director of Student Recreation at California State University Northridge, and Special Events Coordinator for Mayor Richard M. Daley of Chicago. She has also trained and performed improv at The Second City in Chicago and along with her husband provide workshops to organizations of all types called “IMPROV AND IMPROVE! The Leadership and Life Lessons of “Yes, And”.

Connect with Aida here!



Cassie is a serial, lifestyle entrepreneur. Her interest in health and well-being inspired her to become a personal trainer and start her own fitness apparel store soon after. The birth of her daughter and vision of her family’s future led her to convince her doc husband that he could be an entrepreneur too and they opened his orthopedic medical practice where Cassie has honed her skills in the art of financing equipment, managing doctors, and working with insurance companies. Cassie was a Leader-at-Large for SMARTY, a Community of women entrepreneurs, bringing her double-decade long career in business to women in the start-up and growth stage of entrepreneurship. Fitness, health, and wellness are her primary passions. Cassie received her Nutritious Life certification in 2014 and the Pilates Method Alliance certification in July 2014. In 2017, Cassie took the position of CEO of GritCycle. In 2020, she joined the team at FightCamp as the Senior Talent Producer.

Connect with Cassie here!


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