Yoana Teran

profilephoto01-001370000076Tu5AAEYoana (Senior StrongFirst Certified Instructor, Elite, SFG II, SFL, SFB, Primal Move Coach, & Physical Therapist), a native Venezuelan, has inspired, trained, designed programs, given nutritional consulting and rehabilitated hundreds of people for more than 15 years. Her passion for helping people is evident in her up tempo, dynamic, fun and Latin teaching style. She received a Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Caracas in Venezuela. Her career involves years of radio and television production, organization of sporting events, and Seminars. She won The National Tactical Strength Challenge 2005 and 2006 Women's Division. Selected Top 10 National RKC Instructor. Author of the “Kettlebell Mommy™” Manual designed to guide, encourage and teach pregnant women how to stay fit & healthy while pregnant. Co-Author of the “Revolution Kettlebell Fat Loss Program” Book and DVD Series. This book and DVD series is a 12 week training and nutrition program designed to transform people’s physique and transform their health, Co-Author of the “Quick Results Kettlebell Workout” DVD designed to boost endurance, strength and cardio conditioning, Co-author of the “Revolution Solution” Combining Ropes & Kettlebells for Maximum Fitness & Fat Loss and Co- Author of “Kettlebells en Español” DVD. Read! Pregnancy and Training: Yes but Stay Inside the Line By Yoana Teran - https://www.strongfirst.com/pregnancy-and-kettlebell-training/
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Accepting new students. Training offered in person and online.
Website: www.yoanateran.com
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Yoana always delivers!

Always grateful for her high level of coaching and ability to make students experience what is necessary to learn and improve techniques and exercises. u da best

Agradecido siempre de su altisimo nivel de coaching y capacidad de hacer experimentar a los estudiantes lo necesario para aprender y mejorar las tecnicas y ejercitaciones.

Gracias por la toda la informacion y experiencia que transmites en todas las actividades de SF que he asistido. Siempre pujando para mejorar y ser mas fuertes y mejor persona.
Thank you for all the information and experience that you transmit in all the SF activities that I have attended. Always pushing to improve and be stronger and better person

André Menares Siminic
Yoana, realmente admirable, calida y con una metodologia para llevar el curso y enseñar que pocas personas poseen, te doy las gracias por los tips, consejos y correcciones,.

You are a great person, warm and with a gift to teach really great.
Count me in for the next workshop.

thanks for all

Naveen Kumar Pandian
Yoana is one of the best coach I have worked with. During the class I started off after a long break in training almost as a beginner and she was patient and guided me to more complex routines and build confidence over time. What I admire more than her training is her flexibility and understanding and ease of scheduling classes with her. I worked with her weekly one hour training with kettlebells and I was able to do it continuously for around 2 years with my day job because of her flexibility with scheduling. On top of all this is her friendly nature which made it all possible to train with her for a long time.

nacho garcia III
What can I say about my Coach & Trainer since 2004 she has taught me everything I needed to know about Kettlebell training and more. One of the Best TRAINERS I know that's for sure and a true friend for life. she is amazing in every aspect knows the body so well and how it works. Her teaching methods are great and makes you understand why each movement of fitness exercises make you strong in Life. I give her credit for where I'm at in my fitness training kettlebell classes at Eos Fitness in Palm Springs. If you train with her I know you will get the results you need plus more strength you need in your body to live a healthy long life . I recommend her always to my people. Thank you very much for always being there for me and having a true friend to trust always for life.

Prem Kumar
Yoana is really amazing. My daughter and I have been training with her for 6 months. I keep telling my wife that Yoana is either going to kill me or make me stronger. I am still alive I am really, really, really strong. In 6 months, she has more than doubled my swing, clean and press weights. She is very particular about technique, and ensures that form is perfect. She has many ways to get you to feel and internalize kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight movements. She is a great trainer and very methodical and focuses on form and technique a lot, and amazing at motivating you to perform the one thing that you absolutely hate. I love working with her and she is an expert at different forms of exercises, understanding your weakness/strengths and helping you to strengthen your weakness. If you want to be become strong, Yoana is your answer!

Dave Yu
Thank you coach Yoana and your amazing Strongfirst coaching team. My son and I really enjoyed the training. One of the best seminars I've attended. All the instructors were engaging, knowledgeable, passionate and truly motivating. 

Carlos Güendulain
I met Yoana a few years ago in Mexico City and my life changed for ever. She is the kind of coach you always dream about, the one that inspires you and the one that helps you, full of knowledge and incredible humanity. I Will always be gratefull for everytime we have shared knowledge.

Alex Wolf
I have been coached by as well as worked with Yoana. She was my team leader at my Kettlebell certification in 2010 where i learned the base of my kettlebell technique and went on to coach myself. She is aggressive and strict on teaching form which is what is needed to strength train correctly.
I have also attended 2 courses she ran, both were organized and i learned a lot.
She also helped me out a TON in preparing for the strong first body weight certification. I passed the strength test confidently and i couldn't have done it without her guidance.

Mike French
Yoana Teran is an absolutely incredible teacher of physical culture. There are a select few who have the gift of being able to teach with such precise competence, ease, & grace that they make other instructors look clumsy. Yoana is one of these special few. I’ve known Yoana for 9 years & she is an absolute master of her craft. She is a tiny powerhouse that is always full of energy. Always positive & encouraging. I’ve been involved with Fitness for 35 years & I have never met a better instructor or trainer than Yoana. If I could give her more than a 5 star rating, I would without hesitation.

Axal Lovera Sotelo
Yoana Teran is the coach I have learned the most, in every way. His method of teaching is unique and very effective. The main tips I use with my students have been learned from Yoana. She is kind, charismatic, demanding, admirable ??
I recommend it 100%
Thanks for so much Yoana Teran

Claudia Salas
It is a pleasure to have met Yoana. She is an excellent instructor, has a lot of knowledge and her way of motivation is beyond words. I can go on and on about how great she is on what she does but I should say to see it for yourself. Highly recommend to sign up for any if he courses with her and you won’t regret it !

Dayani Soberanis
She’s really devoted to her students; always willing to give advice and help you with whatever you need.
She helped me increase my strength!

Rik Brown "Mr.Maceman "
I first met Yoana at a kettlebell certification, she stood out because she was snatching a 24kg kettlebell and she had her baby strapped to her!! I have seen her at other kettlebell certs as well and always learn a lot from her presentations, so many helpful, crucial details. When I started teaching Mace workshops I immediately had her as a guest. She and I even did a spot on Spanish language television together! She is a supreme leader and teacher, a real star in our world!

Jacqui Hook
I have taken many classes from Yoana over the years. She is extremely knowledgeable, an excellent teacher, and super fun! Yoana knows how to push you to an appropriate level of challenge and attend to the finest details of proper form, ensuring optimal learning while maintaining physical safety. She is the quintessential trainer of trainers. Five stars for sure!

Vicky Delgado
I had the pleasure of attending Yoana's Strongfirst 8 hr Kettlebell course August 2019. She tirelessly shared her enery, patience and wisdom. Her expertise and willingness to teach for other's benefit and improvement is evident in her attitude and expression.
I also recommend Yoana's classes offered at True Motion Human Performance in San Diego/North Park.
Thank you Yoana!

Gustavo Blessmann
Yoana was my Team Leader in Brazil and I have a chance to be your assistant on a Kettlebell certification in Mexico. In both situations was amazing been with her.
Yoana have an extreme knowledge and a great way to teach. Very attentive, she is always keeping an eye on the details. Can be a leg position or a right way to hold the handle. She's a very strong woman in all meanings.
I recommend Yoana a thousand times!!!

Kelly Davis
I have taken two courses with Yoana as the lead instructor. I took the body weight course in Oakland and the kettlebell course in San Diego.

Yoana is the consummate professional. She arrives at the course completely prepared. Her high level of physical fitness and strength is apparent and is what you would expect from a Strong First senior instructor.

Yoana is extremely knowledgeable and capable to perform all the movements she is teaching. She is very personable and relates well to all the students regardless of their skill level or motivation for taking the course. She is very positive and encouraging throughout the course. She motivates the students to perform their best and develops their interest in the training and Strong First.

She is an excellent example of what a trainer should be. Her fun personality and her ability to bring out the best in people are some of her excellent skills. Her ability to complete every skill makes the students confident in her to properly train them.

I would seek out courses Yoana teaches so that I know I am getting the highest level of instruction.

Fausto Ramos
Yoana it’s a terrific coach! She has a great way to deliver their theaching and always has a drill who helps a better understanding and a better performance. I take kettlebell, barbell and bodyweight courses with her, and the SFG I certification course, I learned a lot. I love her attitude!

Deivis Lima
I had the pleasure of meeting Yoana Teran on December 2, 2016, at the first SFG I certification in the city of Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (state), southern Brazil. She is such an energetic person with great charisma, who promotes a positive atmosphere for training with focus and enthusiasm. It was at that event in South America that I decided to attend the first SFG II in San Diego, CA, where I realized that Yoana was indeed the right person to coach me for that more ambitious endeavor.

After witnessing how talented she is in teaching and motivating people to overcome their challenges, I sought her help through online training. Throughout a period of eight months of hard work, she proved her ability to evaluate, correct, and provide personalized training programs that helped me secure a SFG II certification. She also gave me great feedback when I was preparing for the SFL, which helped me immensely in hitting that target. Yoana also trained me for the SFB certification, who once again made all the difference for me to achieve the goal of becoming StrongFirst Elite.

Words are not enough to describe how much I learned from her, how empowering her methods are and how I appreciate her expertise and dedication in helping me reach my goals. I strongly recommend her to everyone aiming at difficult undertakings like those. Thank you Yoana for all the great work you do and for being such an inspiring person!

Mike Yang
I had been working with KBs on my own for a few years, but kept running into various issues (injuries, over-training, lack of progress, you name it). I finally decided to hire a coach to fix my technique and provide some planning and I consider myself lucky to have found Yoana. Other reviews have mentioned her attention to detail, deep knowledge of KB and strength techniques, and inspirational attitude. I completely agree with these reviews, and also wanted to add a few other positive things. The first is that, in addition to strength techniques, she spends a fair bit of time teaching you how to move your body and improve your mobility. My back has never felt better! I also appreciate her flexibility with respect to scheduling, and the various ways she is willing to coach (at my home, in her gym, by video, etc.) This makes fitting my strength practice into my busy life much easier. Have I mentioned that she makes training fun?! Highly recommended!

Mark Benito
If you simply want to check the box for a routine work out, maybe you should not waste your time with Yoana. But, if you want to learn how to get healthier, stronger and more powerful, then you must stop what you are doing and call Yoana now. Her training approach is pure StrongFirst. Her style is unique and amazing. Her knowledge and ability to train is world-class.

Who will benefit from her counsel? Competitive athletes, first-responders, novices, busy moms and busy dads, even older people who have worked at a desk for 40 years like me. I just want to avoid injury while moving around with more confidence. The common thread is that her students want to train with a superior strength coach. If you make the commitment to train with Yoana, she will truly care about you as if you were a member of her family.

Come to think of it, even if you only want a routine workout, you should attend one of her classes, and be prepared to have your life transformed. That is never a waste of time.

When I met Yoana I was impressed because I met a very strong woman, not only physically, but also of inner strength and will. The first time I saw her was 5 years ago in a Bodyweight Certification in México City. I had the opportunity to train with her under the command of Karen Smith. Time after, I have the privilege to call her my friend and be her student in several Kettlebell Courses. The way she teaches, explains and transmits her knowledge is admirable because she leaves no doubt about the passion she feels. She leaves the seed of passion, the thirst for success and the will to surpass ourselves in the people who work with her. That's invaluable!

Arturo López
Yoana is a great person, with a genuine interest in helping others achieve their goals. Demonstrate that if you can, it is the challenge you have with each of the people who approach you. managing to do it with each one of us.

excellent coach

Yoana is a wonderful trainer, coach, and person! I truly enjoyed working with her, and she taught me so much about Kettlebell training. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn about Kettlebells or looking for a coach to help them train more effectively!

Ray Canchola
I met Yoana last march during a Kettlebell Course in Mexico City, that was my real first real encounter with kettlebells . They way Yoana taught the course was so profesional and it was clear, since the beginning, she knew what she was talking about and i knew it was the right place to learn Kettlebell Training. Right after the course i got enrolled in the SFG Certification and Yoana has always been there to give some advice or to share some valuable training tricks and tips with me and and with all the others enrolled for the SFG Cert. She does it because she loves it and she transmits that, she is always willing to help, even if you are not paying her for her advice, that talks about how humble and the kind of person she is. I hope i can get to be as good as she is one day!!!

Maria Cristina Carollo
I first met Yoana in my SFG 1 cert, when she was my team leader. During the cert she improved so much my technique and I’ve learned so much from her that it has changed my life forever. She is responsible for my improvement and she’s keep being my inspiration. Yoana is a Kettlebell and Bodyweight specialist with makes her a role model in the StrongFirst community. From and because of her I learned and adopted StrongFirst as a philosophy of life.

nacho garcia III
Yoana, I have known for 15 years I believe as a person she is extraordinary person knowing the person she is. As a Trainer she is out of this world she talks the talk on Fitness training. I started training with her in 2005 and she introduced me to Kettlebell training and have thoroughly learned so much from her and still do with my training . Her attention to technique and body movement is so keen which is amazing. She is there to help you be the best you can be and be strong bodied for life in general. I appreciate everything she has done for me in my learning of Kettlebell and body movement. Her workshops I have taken are so precise in material and she makes it fun and interesting, I recommend for you to take one to experience her passion and presence of one strong trainer in her field. I'm proud to know her and to have her as a coach to educate me in my personal training and most of all as a long life friend forever. You will not be disappointed when you train with her, you will be hooked as I was. One of the Best trainers I have ever known. Thank you for everything you do and for me always being there when I need help.

Jesse Santiago
Yoana is an outstanding trainer. She puts together workouts that truly enhance your overall fitness. Each class is well planned to run smoothly from the warm up to peak exercise to the cool down. These training sessions improve: strength, endurance, mobility, flexibility, and body structure. The gains made support everything from sports performance to carrying groceries or walking a dog. As a teacher Yoana is vested in her students' success. She explains and demonstrates everything thoroughly and provides students with valuable feedback. Yoana is a rare find, train with her as often as possible.

Bill Randoll
From body movement to kettlebell training techniques, Yoana is a stickler for proper form and movement that insures that her clients progress in an even fashion avoiding injury. Being bi-lingual has open her practice up to a worldwide audience as the language of fitness and stength has no international borders????

Mike Zerbato
Yoana is one hell of a coach! I have had the pleasure and honor of being coached by Yoana personally and having her coach our team of In-Home coaches. Her attention to detail and the depth of her knowledge are easy to see after just a few minutes with her. Having a resource like Yoana will unquestionably allow you to reach new levels of strength and knowledge. She is also a blast to be around! I highly recommend Yoana for 1-to-1 (in person and online) as well as group training.

Yoana has been an encouraging and inspiring coach for me the last 4 years I’ve known her. Her knowledge in technique, fitness, the human body and its functionality are just a few of the multiple qualities she has as a strong first coach. She has the gift of knowing how much to push folks in the direction needed to reach their potential and to continue to improve and grow in strength. She used these character strengths she has as a coach, to guide me in the direction of maintaining safe training while pregnant, and thereafter guided and encouraged me to get strong first certified myself.

Valentina Sanglade
Since I met Yoana, she has always proved to be a happy person to be able to share her knowledge, teach and train anyone who is willing to dedicate time to its training, want to learn and improve his abilities

A person with a lot of professionalism, athletic abilities and cheerful; with which it provokes to speak, to share opinions, knowledge, training and much more

I apologyse in advance for my grammar, english it is not my mother tongue

Greetings, Valentina

Mike Sousa
Yoana should be regarded as one of best kettlebell instructors in the world! I had the honor of having her as my Team Leader at my very first kettle bell Certification. Her knowledge and experience makes her the top instructor in the game. If you ever have a chance to train with Yoana, do yourself a favor and do it!


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