Aerobics, Yoga & More™
Aerobics, Yoga & More started in Baltimore, Maryland in February 1998 and was originally named Lifelines Fitness Consulting LLC. Althea Lawton-Thompson, a certified fitness trainer and instructor, founded the company to bring exercise classes and fun health education to companies and medical centers throughout Maryland. Through AYM, she created wellness and fitness programs for Sinai Hospital’s obstetric department, Johns Hopkins’ pediatric clinic, Wellbridge’s cardio rehabilitation department, and 13 Kaiser Permanente medical offices. Althea has produced six exercise videos, published two books, and released a guided meditation album. Her books, videos, and album have been heralded internationally and topped multiple bestseller lists. She has been a tv show, a radio personality, and the fitness reporter for an NBC-affiliate network. Althea has been highlighted in several newspapers and magazines including Mantra Yoga + Health, Essence, Oxygen, Elephant Journal, Yogapose.com and Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.
In 2005, Althea relocated the business from Baltimore to Atlanta and officially changed the name of the company to Aerobics, Yoga & More. AYM business associate, Yvonne Carroll, also relocated from Maryland to Atlanta, and together Althea & Yvonne opened and ran a 3-studio fitness facility in an Atlanta suburb. Sadly, in 2012, Yvonne lost a 2-year battle with Leukemia and Althea closed the physical location. Today, the energy, fun, and fitness partnerships Althea and Yvonne created live on through the AYM corporate wellness program, annual AYM/Living Life Limitlessly fitness retreats, and instructor trainings.
AYM has a roster of certified, insured and trained Yoga, Pilates, meditation, Reiki, and fitness instructors. Additionally, the company has degreed and licensed nutritionists, doctors and nurses available for health education, medical testing, and cooking demonstrations. The company’s client list includes PNC, Publicis, Cigna Insurance, Heidelberg USA, United Way, Oglethorpe Power, Gwinnett County Public Schools, and the DeKalb County Board of Health. Annual retreats have been held in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, South Africa, Las Vegas, Bali, the Georgia mountains, Turks & Caicos, the Grand Canyon, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas.
Living Life Limitlessly University is the educational arm of AYM Fitness. In-person and virtual online workshops, teacher training, and certifications are available year-round. Visit LLLUniversity.thinkific.com to see the self-paced online courses currently available.
Now a global company, AYM continues to grow with a commitment to quality with a personal touch.