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IMUA Fitness - Valerie Yamaki Biography

IMUA Fitness Valerie Yamaki is the Fitness Coordinator for the Campus Recreation and Wellness . 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!

Valerie Yamaki

Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness; Lecturer, Kinesiology & Exercise Sciences

(808) 932-7748

Student Life Center, room 124