Shakiem has been performing professionally since the age of nine as an actor, dancer, and singer on Broadway, Film, and TV. While touring across the US, he started doing Bikram yoga to help protect his body from the physical demands of dancing. Shakiem took his first Hot HIIT class in NYC and has been in love with it ever since. He found HIIT to be a great compliment to his yoga practice. He noticed that with a stronger core, he was able to hold asanas a lot longer and deeper. He knew this was a class he had to teach! Shakiem received his Hot HIIT certification at BodeNYC.