Yoana (Strong First Team Leader (SFTL & PT), 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 and then owned and operated her own therapy clinic. She went on to own and manage two corporate gyms for the largest Bank and Private Company 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 "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.
Yoana is available for Personal Training, Nutrition Consulting, Group Classes and Modeling.
Certifications and some educational accomplishments: Physical Therapist (PT), Strong First Team Leader (SFTL), Primal Move Certified Instructor, Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Instructor (RKC), Russian Kettlebell Challenge Certified Team Leader (RKCTL), Physical Consultant and Contractor for Empresas Polar, Fitness Consultant and Producer segment for Television Channel Univision.
10/10 Wonderful! By Peter / California
My wife and I just took our first beginner kettlebell class with Yoana and she was fantastic! Warm, friendly, enthusiastic, and relentless! Loved it. Very focused on form, correct technique, and intensity. Highly highly recommend. We look forward to continuing our training with Yoana and her team at Revolution Fitness.
10/10The most fabulous trainer in the world!!!! By Rich and Dawn / La Jolla, San Diego, California
Yoana is at the least inspirational, and at best a fantastic human being. She is a delight to work with, even though you suffer for days and days after a session with her, you can't wait to go back to the torture. She has a very loyal following, show up week upon week to through lead balls around, and run down the street.
If you remember "the 300", you have a good idea about the classes.
We are all looking forward to the birth of the next generation of "super trainers"
Franz and Yoana are simply the best...
10/10 HOW TO GET GREAT VALUE FROM YOUR TRAINER By Jim Reed / La Jolla, CA
Yoana is truly an extraordinary trainer simply because she has a unique background that gives her superb qualifications to make her clients work very hard yet always coming back and wanting more and more.
She has trained me for over five years and my session with her is the highlight of my week because I trust her. I am always impressed how she tailors and personalizes each segment, routine and session. She really knows her craft and how to use it to bring about improvement with children, adults and seniors.
10/10 Most Inspirational By Michael Maher / La Jolla, California
Yoanna has an extensive knowledge of health and fitness. She has been my personal trainer for more than five years and has been the driving force behind me exceeding my strength, balance and coordination goals. In the field of highly qualified personal trainers, Yoanna is in a class by herself. Her workout routine is the highlight of my day.
10/10 YOANA INSPIRES ME TO BE AND DO MY BEST By Susan R. / La Jolla, CA
Thanks to Yoana, I have been inspired to be and do my personal best. Yoana has worked diligently with me over the last seven months, helping me to achieve what physical therapy did not -- a knee strong enough to walk miles and miles without pain. I can also lift weights I never imagined I could lift. In addition to her physical strength and her superior knowledge of exercise technique, Yoana has an amazing spirit. She is a warm, generous, compassionate and open person who I feel privileged to know. Thank you, Yoana!
10/10 Pound for pound the strongest person I know By Philippe / Los Angeles, CA
Some guys may have more absolute strength, but pound for pound, I am amazed by what Yoana can do.
And she's so sweet doing it too, not even showing off. Like watching an angel train.
Then she trains you, and she unleashes hell... Without breaking a sweat. That's when you say to yourself "I gotta do this!"
10/10 Yoana is an amazing instructor, mother and inspiration! By Katie Houlihan / San Francisco, CA
I had the pleasure of meeting Yoanna over the labor day weekend. I had already been using kettlebells for about a year before meeting her. Yoanna was able to provide me a few pointers that changed my entire approach and experience with kettlebells. She also designed a special program for me for my pregnancy, separated by trimester. She is an amazing, thoughtful and knowledgeable person. And so strong too! I wish I lived in San Diego so I could train with her ever week.
10/10 Even Motivates Me! By Lara M / San Diego, CA
I HATE exercising. But Yoanna is the only person ever who has made me want to work out. Since doing her class, I sleep better, I eat better, and I feel better in general. Oh, and I can see muscles! She has been so patient with me as I am a little weaker than I realized! But I am getting there, thanks to her help! It's an hour of cardio and weightlifting, so it's efficient too and much better than spending hours and hours at a gym. Given how sore I am weekly, it's certainly effective. Thanks Yoanna!
10/10 Yoana: Very Attentive to Detail By Marcella King / San Diego, CA
Yoanna is an excellent instructor. She is able to teach a class to a group of people and is still able to see each person's different level in class and guide each person differently based on it. She is also able to correct and help each person as needed, so we always feel that we are being "taken care of" and that we are doing the exercises correctly. She will also push us to do harder, knowing our limits! Taking her class is always a pleasure even though it is a hard work out out each time. Yoanna's classes are very effective!
10/10 Inspires me to be a better trainer/person By Rosanna Akers, M.A., C.S.C.S. / Clovis, CA USA
We have only met in person once, but it was enough to inspire me for as long as I work in the fitness industry and beyond. As a 30 something trainer with the thought of having kids someday looming over my head, by example Yoana has enforced it in me that I can continue to be effective and fit as a trainer even during pregnancy. Yes, she is highly skilled at her craft. Yes, she is super motivating and encouraging. Yes, she leads by example. All of this is true whether or not she is a woman, but I have to admit that after interacting with her at a workshop she has made me even more proud to be a strong woman in this industry who will someday be a strong mother.
If you are a man or woman considering a trainer in the La Jolla area, Yoana will inspire you to meet your goals whatever they are. And if you are thinking about purchasing any of the Revolution Fitness DVDs, they are all top notch with a great variety of fun and challenging workouts.
10/10 A Workout Like No Other By Karyn / San Diego, CA
I had been working out in a traditional gym and seeing a personal trainer with minimal results prior to trying Yoana's kettlebell class. After the first class with her, I was hooked. Her workouts were just what I needed to challenge me, and they do every time! She changes the exercises and routines, so classes are never boring or repetitive, and I always look forward to them. Yoana really cares about her clients and her enthusiasm for what she does is extremely motivating. Since I started working out with kettlebells, I've noticed that my overall strength has increased, and I've also seen improvements in my running. Yoana's classes are amazing, I doubt I'll ever go back to regular gym workouts!
10/10 Yoana is an energetic-great kettlebell coach! By Jan / San Diego, CA
Yoana is so energetic... What a great kettlebell coach! She keeps me pumped up thru the entire session, no matter how grueling the drills. Every routine is different-'Cross-Fit' style. It's never boring. Sometimes I don't know how I'll make it thru the whole session, but I feel sooo energized after it's over, like I could go run 10 miles. Kettlebell drills are so much fun!! I've only been training on kettlebells for one month, but with Yoana's superb technique & expert training skills, I already feel increased strength & vitality! With her physical therapy background & exceptional kettlebell skills, I feel confident that I will be safely & effectively trained to use kettlebells to my best advantage. If you want to get strong & toned, try kettlebells with Yoana!
10/10 Powerful perfection By Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC TL / Los Angeles, CA USA - www.kettlebellslosangeles.com
If you want to meet someone who truly matches actions with words, get down to Revolution & book a session with Yoana Snideman. She was training with high endurance kettlebell protocols even in her 9th month of pregnancy, and almost immediately after the birth of her daughter, returned to work and travel... even travelling to San Jose to teach at the RKC workshop as an unscheduled instructor!
High quality, high motivation, high integrity.
10/10 She is terrific and awesome! By Jodi Wallace / La Jolla, CA
I started working out at Revolution Fitness and was so pleasantly amazed with Yoana's enthusiasim and ability as a trainer. She motivates her students and is in such wonderful shape herself it naturally motivates one to want to do their best. I highly recommend her and Revolution Fitness for anyone who wants to see their strength ability go through the roof!
10/10 Very inspirational and motivating By Lauren Brooks, B.S., RKC, CCN / Encinitas, CA
Yoana is an amazing instructor. She is fun, creative, and a great person. She is one of the most physically strong women I know. It just goes to show you that you can do anything you put your mind to. She will prove that over and over again!
Franz and Yoana are a great team!
10/10 Contagious personality By SSgt Philip Davis / Nellis AFB, NV
Yoanna is the type of person that will make you smile even when you're having a bad day. You only need to spend a few minutes with her to realize that she cares about each and every individual she meets. She is a geniunely nice person which can be hard to find these days. On top of all that she remains in top physical condition and inspires her students by being the example to follow. Her expertise in strength and conditioning is at the top of the industry. She takes the time to understand your goals and will tailor your routine to ensure that you meet those goals and beyond.
Her and Franz are the best 1-2 combo since John Stockton and Karl Malone!!
10/10 Life-Changing By Laney Alexander / La Jolla, CA
Yoana motivates her clients to be healthy. She is a knowledgable professional who changes the lives of everyone she trains. Yoana has made a tremendous impact on my well being.
10/10 Amazing! By John Maher / San Diego
Yoana is professional and personal. She has developed perfect training techniques for all levels. Her excellent training sessions are inspiring and motivational. She keeps me fit and healthy both physicaly and spiritualy. Yoana is Amazing!
10/10 A Trainer's Trainer! By Jen Peters / San Diego, CA
From the first day I met Yoana, I knew she was an amazing inspiration, since then she has taken my training to a whole new level! As an athlete and trainer myself, I have to praise her for all she has shared with me that has not only enhanced my performance but has also given me valuable education that I can now share with my students. Making the drive from across the complete other side of the city to meet with Yoana has been worth every second of freeway traffic! I am PROUD to say Joana is a world class trainer and friend!
10/10 AWESOME TRAINER- SPECTACULAR MENTOR!! By J. Renee Sprehe / Jacksonville, NC
Training with Yoana was fun, challenging, and motivating. Yoana was my team leader at the RKC in June and it was SO great to have such an awesome female to train with. She taught me so much, and the things that I learned from her laid the groundwork for me to expand upon my kettlebell training in every way imaginable. Imploring the techniques and attitude that she teaches has allowed me to better myself and the people I train. I have yet to meet anyone (male or female) who has the enthusiasm, personality, and encouraging attitude as Yoana! As my team leader at the RKC to being someone I look to for advice now- she has always been right there (even though we are literally across the U.S. from each other) to support and encourage!!
10/10 EXCEPTIONAL!! By Fay R. / Bonita, CA
Yoana is an exceptional fitness trainer. Not only is she extremely knowledgeable, she trains with a lot of enthusiasm, demonstrates each exercise, and shows a sincere interest in wanting to help me achieve my goals. Although challenging, Yoana's customized programs allow me to easily learn exercise techniques so I can get results.
10/10 RKC Courtesy At Its Best By Vincent Mays, RKC / Santa Clara, CA USA
While working away from home in San Diego, I was in need of a workout and the use of some Kettlebells. So I took Franz and Yoana up on their invitation to visit their fitness center, Revolution Fitness Center in La Jolla, CA. Well needless to say, Franz and Yoana invited me to attend their 6PM class at no cost. I accepted and got the workout of my life, next to my RKC weekend of course. Franz challenged the class and me during the entire workout. His ability to motivate and encourage the class during tough sets was exceptional. These two world-class RKC???s showed me the best hospitality I???ve ever experienced at a privately owned fitness center. They opened up their business to me in the fullest and offered support in enhancing my own business, my website, and much more. These two RKC???s showed RKC courtesy like no one else, truly world-class people.
10/10 Simply The Best! By Dave Irwin / La Jolla
Once you get past the fabulous personality, you reallize what a unique trainer she is. Working with her three days a week I have not repeated a class. She motivates you to levels you do not reach with other trainers. Working with her husband Franz who is also a trainer, they form a team that is unmatchable. Revolution Fitness will always be in the fitness forefront.
10/10 TRULY DEDICATED & CARES FOR PEOPLE By Nacho Garcia III / Palm Springs, CA
I just want to give my thank you's to Yoana for being who she is! I've been around gyms all my life and I've never experienced anything like her, she is in a class of her own which is a commitment of excellence when it comes from her. The passion she has to help people is amazing, to focus on ourselves to become better fit in every which way is awesome! I started working out at her gym when it first opened up and my eye's were opened up to a whole new world of working out and thinking about your body. As a 42 year old person back when I first started I felt I got in the best shape of my life by following the Revolution Fitness way of training what Yoana & her husband do is first class training wanting & really caring for people to do well for their life style. It would be very difficult for me to go back to the conventional way of training and most people don't even have a clue about this method that Yoana has opened up to the community were they live and trying to get the word out to all, to give them at least 8 weeks and you will be very happy and see results like never before as long as you are dedicated & honest with yourself about listening to what Yoana will teach you. She is an amazing person with a big heart for people to reach their goals when it comes to Fitness. She definitely belongs with all the celebrity trainers that are involved in making Hollywood stars who they are in their appearance to the public. She will always be my truly superstar Trainer for sure! Just go for it & you will see for yourself and what kind of person she is, for her to be in a Class of her own.
Thank you very much for who you are & what you do!
Nacho Garcia III
10/10 Keeps you coming back for more By Carol B. / La Jolla, CA
I have been trainng with Yoana in classes for almost two years. She is an inspirational leader who really knows her stuff. She can control a group of type A people, keep us on task and challenge each individual to reach and exceed their own goals. She is also a warm and caring individual and working out is always fun (but not too much!!) Everyone loves to work out with Yoana!
10/10 Passionate and caring : Yoanna Sneiderman By Gad Shaanan / La Jolla, CA
I have been training with Yonna since her and her husband opened Revolution Fitness and some time before that as well. One of the key reasons why I still keep coming back is because Yoanna knows how to push you beyond your thoughts of what your limits are, and at the same time being cautius and aware of your body.
We joke a lot during training but the time spent is nothing but serious.
I trust Yonnna with my well being, what else is there to say?
10/10 SUPERSTAR! By Dave & Libby / La Jolla, CA
Yoana is a great trainer! She is very gifted at teaching and motivating her students while at the same time keeping things fun! Franz and Yoana's fitness/life philosophy really works and will take you to the next level of truly "functional" fitness...
10/10 SUPERB By Robert / La Jolla, CA
No trainer will ever care for your well being and success as much as Yoana. She truly worries about your progress. To this end she brings her wealth of knowledge, her superb training methods, and most of all she is a real life example of what a fit person needs to do to succeed. She trains by example, she ensures your success by working you to the max. You train hard for her, to show her that you can. She is the best trainer in the USA. An inspiration.
10/10 I have never enjoyed working out. By Tim K. / La Jolla, CA
I have always struggled with any workout routine I have tried until I met Yoana.
In the 6 months since I have been attending her classes (2 times a week) I have lost 44 lbs., 5 pant sizes, 15% body fat and have never felt this fit in my life. I look forward to her classes and love how I feel after.
Thank you Yoana.
10/10 Great training and Spanish lessons too! By Nancy Knowlton / La Jolla, CA
Yoana is a wonderful trainer and I have worked with her for a number of years. Every day is different and tailored to your needs, with a nice mix of activities that work on strength, aerobic endurance, balance, and flexibility (with a bit of massage as well at the end :-). She pushes you hard, but is also sensitive to not going beyond your limits. She is also just fun to spend an hour with, and she has been great for keeping my Spanish up. She has my highest recommendation for sure!!!