Yvan Mari is a Fitness Competitor, Certified Fitness Instructor, Corporate Wellness Coach and Motivational Speaker from Jersey City, New Jersey. Yvan uses her Personal Training skills as a tool to inspire others to be their best. This Howard University Graduate began her personal training career at New York Sports Club where she held roles as a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and Fitness Manager. Yvan has instructed classes and trained at some of New York’s premier Fitness Clubs. She has been dubbed as “The Drill Sargent” because of her army fatigue fashion and her no non sense training style.
In 2010, Yvan won a Miss Fitness USA Catskills Qualifier Event and eventually went on to represent New York State, in The Miss Fitness USA National Pageant 2011. Yvonne understands the value of giving back to the community she raises funds and participates in several running events for Non Profit Organizations which include: The Susan G. Komen Cure for Cancer Run, The New York City Run/ Walk Event for Women’s Cancer, The Achilles International Hope and Possibility Run and The Fed Ex St. Jude Classic.
Yvan has a passion for public speaking. Yvan has held several roles in the Media Industry. She worked as a Television Correspondent and PR Representative for Oscar Mayer Foods. She served as an Intern and Production Assistant for WCBS TV. Yvan also graced the New York airwaves as a Freelance News Reporter for The News 12 Network and WBAI Radio in New York City.
Yvan loves promoting the benefits of Fitness and Wellness. She has conducted Health Lectures and created Corporate Wellness Events for some of Cigna Healthcare’s top clients. Yvan has lectured in major cities like Washington DC, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Nashville, and Minneapolis. Yvan has created and produced an Independent Fitness and Wellness Segment on You Tube. “Five Minute Fitness” is a show that showcases current trends, provides simple solutions on how to stay in shape and features key individuals in the Health and Fitness Industry. Yvonne has had guest appearances by NBC Biggest Loser Contestant, Antoine Dove and Miss Fitness Universe Competitor, Christine Huang.
In October 2012, Yvan relocated to Memphis to establish her own Company, Elevation Fitness and Wellness. Yvan has provided her Services to The City of Memphis and Memphis Light Water and Gas. Yvan has worked as a Health Improvement Coordinator for Cigna Healthcare and instructed a Total Body Conditioning Class entitled Beach Body Fit at Omni Fitness and The French Riviera Spa in the Greater Memphis area.