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Ayanna Lee Rivears

2020 Fellow

Owner & CEO, Socacize Fitness Inc.

Toronto, Canada

About Ayanna

Ayanna is a fitness instructor, performer and owner of Socacize Fitness – A Caribbean and African dance fitness program aimed to empower you to keep moving while burning up to 1000 calories. Ayanna has also developed the following programs: 2HR bootcamp Jam with LIVE DJ, Socacize Kidz, Power personal training and Wine & tone fitness programs. Her business model provides an instructor program, social events, a rental studio and merchandise. Celebrating 11 years in a competitive industry, Ayanna is dedicated to showcasing dance fitness as an opportunity to motivate, educate and inspire the community leaving you feeling sexy, sultry and strong. Ayanna’s vision for the company is to incorporate her F.L.A.U.N.T philosophy: Feel good | Look good | Attitude | Unleash | Nice up yourself | Take time for you. This philosophy also addresses mental health issues by helping members exude a positive state of mind. Ayanna holds a diploma in International Transportation and Logistics from Seneca College as well as a Fitness Certificate from Canfitpro fitness. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Dance Immersion (a not-for-profit organization that produces, promotes and supports dancers and dances of the African Diaspora). Ayanna has also established a reputation as “Limbo Dancer Extraordinaire” which has in turn, led her to tour extensively in the USA, Virgin Islands, Asia, Canada and the Caribbean.

What Ayanna hopes to gain from the VV GROW Fellowship:

Ayanna hopes to learn more about marketing, human resources, and business finance. She would like to improve her business management skills to sustainably ensure her business continued success, and build new long-term relationships with other women In business.

What Ayanna can offer other fellows:

Ayanna can energize and promote dance fitness while empowering people to exude a positive mindset, keep moving and to FLAUNT their best life.

Connect with Ayanna on Social Media:


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Instagram (business): @socacize

Instagram (personal): @ayanna_oonie

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Twitter (business): @socacize