Mimi is a lifelong athlete, she started playing soccer in her hometown of Los Angeles when she was five up until her freshman year of college. In search of something new, she took her first Krav Maga class in 2006. She trained up until her green belt, but her favorite parts of the system were the heavy bag and Muay Thai pad classes. In 2012 she relocated to St. Louis in pursuit of a fresh start and a nursing degree. She promptly joined the gym as a member that year and loved the fighting aspect so much that she competed locally at kickboxing as an amateur from 2014-2016. She started teaching classes at the gym in 2015. Nowadays, when she is not at the hospital as a nurse, you can find her at the gym teaching, training clients, or in the weight room, or hanging with her dog Daisy.