Soul Akademy is about improving quality of life. This organization seeks to impact and revolutionize the health and wellness industry. Soul Akademy is a unique and specialized social network that offers access to competent and qualified health and wellness professionals and provides an opportunity to seek and provide evidence based health information.
We offer a social network and a platform for health professionals to offer online services. Clients and patients are able to search for the appropriate professional that meets their needs under the wellness umbrella. In addition, professionals can promote and provide their services and network within the fitness and wellness culture. As the social networking world continues to rise in popularity and functionality, the features provided by SoulAkademy.com ensure a holistic and integrative cyber space where all aspects of wellness can come together in one location.
"In whatever you choose to do in life, do your absolute best. And when the best is finally mastered in your craft, you can use the failings and shortcomings throughout the process to help you come up with lucrative solutions for the future."
Herve Casimir is the Creative Director and a founding member of Soul Akademy. He is a graduate from the University of Miami with a BA degree in Athletic Training. After graduation, Herve began his career in athletic training as an intern with the Miami Dolphins. This is where he further developed training and rehabilitative skills, while learning the powerful nature of the sports industry. Herve always had a passion for helping others and aspired to help athletes on a private basis. Soon after the internship, he chose to work as a chiropractic assistant where he was able to create and implement rehabilitative programs for patients. At the same time, he also worked as a personal trainer. All this, under the wings of amazing mentors and practitioners who helped him continue gaining knowledge in his field. Eventually, he transitioned to full time private personal training where he felt he could devote more time to providing high quality training services.
Over the course of his 10 year career, Herve has realized that even today, the health, wellness and fitness industries are still very divided. It was only natural to create a transparent platform allowing health and fitness professionals to reach the masses. Hence, Soul Akademy was born.
"It took me a long time to understand the relationship between ideas and objective facts. But after I clearly understood this relationship, I didn't fool around with other wild ideas. That is one of the main reasons why I just make my scheme as simple as possible." - Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Joel Casimir, the Lead Designer of Soul Akademy, put visuals to the idea. He graduated with a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Miami in 2014 with an eagerness to be creative in the world. Soon after meeting with his brother, Herve Casimir, Joel joined Soul Akademy to put his design knowledge to the test. To create not only a physical structure but to create and design a platform for the online community to use, build, learn, and teach others about the most essential structure of all; themselves.
Joel always had a desire and a passion to serve others in a healthy architectural way; to provide for those who do not have access to resources and be able to educate themselves. He studied architecture to further advance his knowledge on how to build eco-smart and safe structures for teaching, healing, and growing. Joel first began his practices as an intern and subsequently working for Carlos and Jacqueline Touzet at Touzet Studio. Here, he gained the essentials of designing and thinking with precision but with simplicity in mind. After his time there, Joel had evolved in his acquired skill and began creating a design that is appealing, complex in its inner workings but simple, fun and an intriguing look for Soul Akademy. In addition to head of design and development at Soul Akademy, Joel also assists in the production and design of healthcare institutions at MGE Architects.
" You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. " - Woodrow Wilson
Jamie Rivera is the CFO of Soul Akademy. She is a graduate of Florida International University, where she earned her MBA.
Her undergraduate degree is a BA in Business Administration and Health Services Management. Jamie has an incredible well rounded skill set and career history that includes accounting, customer relations, sales and she can pretty much solve any problem she encounters.
Joining Soul Akademy was a personal decision, married to an Army veteran and mother of two, heath and wellness for her family are a priority. She believes that Soul Akademy's ability to unify the health and wellness culture will not only directly affect our generation but our children's generation and beyond for the greater good.
"Whatever you are, be a good one."
Jeanette Rivera is the director of operations for Soul Akademy. She has experience in various aspects of the science industry. Her undergraduate degree is in biological sciences from Florida International University where she conducted research in both primate behavior and botany. She also worked with and volunteered for programs serving underrepresented youth populations pursuing math and science interests. The power of the scientific process was always a driving force for her career choices and hobbies. She ultimately decided to apply science to exercise and chose to pursue personal training where she could directly create positive changes to a person’s everyday life.
Jeanette eventually graduated from the University of Miami with her Master’s degree in Education as an exercise physiology major and a specialty in Strength and Conditioning. She continued to provide personal training services privately where she could have complete control over the quality of services for her clients. Her experience in this field thus far has allowed her to help and learn from individuals of all ages, metabolic conditions, cardiovascular disease, eating disorders, high risk pregnancies, partial paralysis and movement impairments, as well as athletes. She firmly believes that health is life and that every person has a responsibility to be their very best no matter what the field.
"Who Looks Outside Dreams, Who Looks Inside Awakens."
Hamlet Mesa is the Strategic Director and founding member of Soul Akademy. He is an American College of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer, holds CrossFit Level 1 and Level 2 certifications and is currently a student of Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During his career as an independent personal trainer, he has coached CrossFit groups, boot camps, HIIT exercise classes, maintains a very steady roster of clients and has coached many trainers on their way to obtaining certifications from the most recognized leaders in the industry. During his 12 year career, Hamlet relentlessly studied different exercise methodologies, nutritional theories, schools of spirituality and learned to implement them all into a unified and balanced approach to fitness and mindful living.
Obsessed with the triad of physical, intellectual and spiritual development, he is on a constant search to improve mental toughness through long cardio sessions, maintains a daily meditation practice and you can usually find him whipping up high performance whole food smoothies or sitting on the couch reading one of many books.