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Yonka delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
September 2000

Hello All! Thanks so much for reading my profile! I love God, people and fitness; so it would be my absolute pleasure to meet you, help and encourage you on your health and wellness journey; as well as pray for you. A little about me....I'm a wife, mom of 3, fitness professional and aspiring athlete (after having 3 kids in 4 years, whew!). I played Division I college basketball and and have completed a number of 5ks, 10 ks, duathlons, and half marathons.

I do know a little something about fitness. I have a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion; and a number of fitness certifications. I believe that people excel not only in their health and wellness; but also in life, when they know that they're loved, as well as their true identity of greatness.

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Fitness Trainer
Jun 2013 - Aug 2016
Inner Joy Fitness


MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion
Jan 2013 - Dec 2013
California University of PA


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Cycle Coach
Dec 2014
National Exercise Trainers Association

Group Fitness Instructor
Nov 2014
National Exercise Trainers Association

Group Cycle Instructor
Nov 2014

Personal Trainer
Dec 2013
National Academy of Sports Medicine

Pilates Instructor
May 2005

Group Fitness Instructor
Dec 2001
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America

Personal Trainer
Sep 2000
Aerobics & Fitness Association of America


Employee of the Year
Jun 2007

3 Reviews

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John Nov 26, 2016
Strength and Conditioning · In studio

My wife & I took 2 courses of strength and conditioning with Yonka at Skidmore College - She is an excellent trainer and a fantastic motivator and all around great person!! We can't recommend highly enough!!

Carol Aug 16, 2016
Fitness · In studio

My favorite trainer EVER! She's tough but kind, believes in you, pushes you, and gets the job done!

Jodi Aug 16, 2016
Personal Training · In studio

Yonka is awesome, very motivating and makes you want to workout. I absolutely love her.

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