I am currently the Director for a National Workforce Development Organization, Grant Associates. Prior to that, I was the Admissions & Recruitment Director for Grace Institute, a non profit geared to providing women with business and professional skills training. I received my Bachelor's degree in Public Relations & Communications with Cum Laude Honors and later received my Master's degree in Public Administration from Marist College.
I have served as guest speaker and panel member on topics around women's empowerment, personal and professional development and most recently presented on “Empowerment & Leadership: Defining your Role.” With a passion for community development and volunteerism, I have organized events from Youth Summits to conferences for Women and Girls of color, to fundraising events for organizations such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Heart Association. I have also assisted with both fundraising and event organizing for local non-profits, and have warmed-up the crowd at Color Vibe 5k and Safe Harbor’s 5k.
I am a life-long dancer, fitness enthusiast, student, Master Coach and dance fitness choreographer, and have been teaching group fitness programs for nearly 10 years.
Through both my professional and personal endeavors in assisting people to achieve their goals, I have developed a deep passion for women's empowerment and in community development. Deemed a people's-person, I have built a strong sense of community by having a no-judgment attitude in my classes and building a fitness platform based on respect, integrity, empowerment and the know-how that every fitness student is already a winner!
I created this program because my students were asking for more and after 6 major surgeries, I needed more from my workout.
This program is designed with the mind-set that while there are many fantastic fitness programs out there, no two fitness programs are alike.
I invite you to take a class, host a demo or master class and to be FIERCE AND FEARLESS in all that your heart desires. The opportunities are endless when you put YOU first!
Babies no more, my son JC and my girl, Angelica!
I am available to sit on panel discussions, keynote speaker, presenter at wellness events/conferences, fitness presentations.
Remember, the only one you are competing against is YOU, so what have YOU got to lose?
I.V.A FITNESS™ a group fitness interval training program designed to work on every part of your body through dance (Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca, Latin & more) strength and core routines (Kickboxing, Capoeira, Yoga & more) set to the music we love. This results-driven program will leave you feeling empowered, strong, toned and accomplished!
Imagine, Visualize & Actualize! Imagine that all things are possible when you Visualize your end result. Actualize these desired results through dance, strength & core moves, and choreography set to music that lifts our spirits and soothes our soul!
Building stronger and healthier minds, bodies and attitudes towards life-long health and ingenuity: because when you are healthy, you can do ANYTHING! You are your only limit!
I.V.A Fitness™ can be taught in gyms, recreation/wellness centers and dance/fitness studios. If you’re looking to diversify your fitness platform with a new, innovative and empowering group fitness program where integrity is #1, then this is the right program for you and/or your gym.
We are looking for passionate, energetic, patient and enthusiastic coaches who believe in the power of fitness!
Receive 1.1 coaching/mentorship, professional development, marketing materials, pitches/flyers, choreography, community and integrity.
Date: Saturday, February 9th 1-7pm
Cost: $99 (includes 1-year Certification, Coaching manual & marketing materials, T-Shirt and Choreography).
Location: SOFY 45 Gilbert Street Ext, Monroe, NY (South Orange Family YMCA)
Register via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I.V.A Fitness Family
We appreciate your support and welcome you at all of our events!
Info on Coach Certifications, Masterclasses and events.
Jessica & Jill (YMCA Monroe)
Purchase your T-shirt ($20 + 2.50 S/H) or Sweater ($30 + $3.50) - excellent quality and durable! Join and support the I.V.A Fitness movement!
Rita is not only an I.V.A Fitness Coach, but she is also a mom to Jack & Jillian, and a fitness enthusiast. Rita exemplifies the true meaning of empowerment, community and coach integrity. She welcomes her students to class, coaches them to be their best and honors their efforts.
Thursdays at 7pm & Saturdays at 9:30am
at Taconic Fitness
(914) 879 – 2409 IVAFitness2017@gmail.com
We are excited to welcome new coaches Rita (Hopewell Junction), Stephanie (Orange County), Lisa (Cold Spring), Carla (Danbury, Ct.), Margo (Westchester/Bronx), Arelys & Stephanie M (Washingtonvill).
If you're looking to bring I.V.A Fitness to your community, please be sure to email us to schedule a demo or masterclass and/or coach certification!
Now is the time to diversify your fitness platforms with a program that is empowering, effective and all about community.
"I.V.A Fitness has changed my mind, body and soul in so many ways. Lanette and Rita are amazing coaches! They push me to the limit that they know I can handle. Their motivation and encouragement strives me to push harder. I.V.A Fitness has made me find my inner strength to accomplish my goals, and I found myself doing things that I never thought possible. I.V.A Fitness has given me the strength to empower my family to be healthy and active. I've always imagined living a healthy lifestyle, and now it's visible and attainable through I.V.A. Thank you I.V.A Fitness for helping me actualize my goal."
"Just want to say thank you for I.V.A and your energy, support and motivation. I feel so empowered by the program, both physically and mentally. You're truly a gift."
We are looking to get out there and show you who we are and what we do. We are open to wellness events, fundraisers, masterclass and demos. We can even facilitate a coach certification. Please call us or email us.
I.V.A Fitness is more than a class, it's a lifestyle! As women we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders and find every reason why we can't take 60 minutes for ourselves. Truth is that sometimes it's really hard - but we know we can't take care of others if we can't take care of ourselves first!!
Ladies, join a community of growing coaches that care about your well being. Coaches that will make you feel good about YOU - no matter what your fitness abilities or limitations are!
We are here for you!
Rita is not only an I.V.A Fitness Coach teaching twice a week, but she is also the New Business Manager. Reach out to Rita if you're interested in hosting a masterclass, coach certification and/or if you're interested in having I.V.A Fitness at your next fundraising event, wellness event, commuity event, etc. Rita can be reached via email at email@example.com or at 914.879.2409
When Lisa is not being mom to three beautiful & wonderful girls, Lisa is a full-time manager. She loves to workout and empower women in and out the gym. She feels that the best way to empower women in and out the gym is to provide them with support and the tools necessary to use their voice and to help them see that there are no limits to what they can accomplish!
Are you interested in joining this growing team? What's your talent? Is it marketing, website management, public relations, operations, etc. - whatever your talent, let us hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's talk!