I am Ai Lee Syarief.
Born in Switzerland, I soon developed the love for sports through gymnastics and ballet.
At the age of 12, I added a new passion. Karate.
I finished second at the Shorin-Ryu Karate World Championship in the Kumite Tournament in Okinawa, Japan.
Then I fought for several years in the national karate championship in Switzerland and Malaysia, and became a multiple Swiss champion and European cup winner. At the Southeast Asia Games and the Women's World Championship, I came in second.
A time followed when I sought for new challenges in the form of fitness and sports courses. I love to dance, especially hip-hop, street dance and jazz.
So I acquired my trainer license for Zumba® Fitness in 2010 and since then I have had a special passion for motivating people to lead a healthy and positive lifestyle through Zumba®.
I took this as an opportunity to open my own gym.
In February 2012, I became a Zumba Jammer. I developed the routines that other trainers use in their Zumba® lessons. That same year, I was honored with the Zumba Education Specialist title. I represent Switzerland and Austria and train future Zumba® trainers.
Since 2016 I have been the lead instructor and one of the developers of the STRONG Nation ™ program, a high-intensity bootcamp style training.
STRONG Nation ™ adds precise synchronization of movement with music specially developed for the workout.
This program not only enriches my life, but also the entire fitness landscape.
The extraordinarily deep connection of music and HIIT movements ensures a particularly high and sustainable training motivation.
As a perfect complement to STRONG Nation ™, I successfully started the new label ACE Movrs in early 2020. ACE Movrs combines various intensive forms of workouts with flowing movements and active relaxation. This mix motivates smart movement in harmony with body and mind.
I offer ACE Movrs weekly as a part of my virtual classes.
Besides my own mindful lifestyle, the right mindset, a healthy diet and physical and mental fitness are essential.
As a trained coach for functional movement, functional anatomy and functional health, I help people to be healthier and find their better self.
I currently live in Switzerland with my husband and our two wonderful children. As a very active family, of course, we spend as much time together as possible. We like to surf in Bali, go snorkeling and diving or snowboarding in our Swiss Alps.
With all of this, I never forget my first passion. Martial arts.