As a former professional arena football player, Amir Madison understands the importance of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and the interconnection between the body and mind. In addressing his own sports-related injuries and goals, and facilitating those of other high performance athletes, Amir was amazed by the restorative and preventative benefits of incorporating yoga into professional training. Combining a passion for athletics with an interest in educating communities about adopting and sustaining a healthy lifestyle, Amir earned certifications in both personal training and RYT200 Hot Yoga. He provides instruction to a variety of groups in his hometown of Los Angeles, California. Amir founded YogiAthlete to foster the integration of yoga into athletic training programs and as a regular health practice for retired athletes, kids and adults.