Campus Recreation

IMUA Fitness - Valerie Yamaki Biography

Valerie Yamaki

IMUA Fitness Logo Valerie Yamaki Embarks as the first Fitness Coordinator for Campus Recreation Department. Valerie comes to UH Hilo with over 15 years experience working in the field of Fitness and Recreation. She holds a B.S. in Health Education from Western Oregon University and an M.B.A. degree from Hawaiʻi Pacific University. Valerie has also managed numerous fitness centers and aerobics studios in California such as the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Health Fitness Corporations at Hewlett Packard (HP) and has worked for various private Fitness Centers in Oʻahu as well. She also has extensive experience managing fitness staff and currently holds various national certifications in both group fitness classes and personal training and currently teaches KES classes!