I.V.A Fitness - Embrace the Power of YOU!

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About Us

A litte about me.....

About Us!!

Be Fierce, Be Fearless!


I am currently the Director for a National Workforce Development Organization, Grant Associates; an organization that raises the economic security of the people, businesses and community we serve through workforce development, business insight and bold ideas.  With over 20 years of experience in the non profit and education sector - empowerment of people and community is deeply rooted in my values and beliefs.  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, empowerment and leadership and most recently presented on “Building Your Communiity".  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 over 11 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 and that 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!

My Family :)

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 Coach Certification February 2020


What is I.V.A Fitness?

  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!   

What does I.V.A Stand For?

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!   

I.V.A Fitness Vision:

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!


Who Can Certify & Coach Benefits:

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 and mentorship, professional development, marketing materials, pitches/flyers, choreography.  

Date: Saturday,February 22, 11-5pm

Cost: $149 (includes 1-year Certification, Coaching manual & marketing materials, T-Shirt and Choreography)

Before January 31, $99; $149 after.

Location: Movement & Wellness Studio, 831 Rt. 52, Fishkill, NY

Register via email: ivafitness2017@gmail.com

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We appreciate your support and welcome you at all of our events!

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I.V.A FITNESS "Empowering Women Through Fitness"


(845) 597-6007


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Coaches Corner - Dream Team

I.V.A Fitness Master Coach


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.

Rita teaches:

Saturdays at 9:30am

 at Taconic Fitness

(914) 879 – 2409  IVAFitness2017@gmail.com    

I.V.A Fitness Coach Melissa


I.V.A Fitness Coach Sherri


I.V.A Fitness Coach Jon Jon


I.V. A Fitness Coach Stephanie


I.V.A Fitness Coach Chyna



Let us join you at your next event!


 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.  

Pictured above is Coach Melissa and her two daughters Savannah and Arealyah who facilitated at the 2019 Girls Expo.

I.V.A Fitness Coaches


Lisa F.

Jourdan T.

Alyssa N.

Laura P.

Lena P.

Victoria S.

Jill G.


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!

Interested in lending your talents?


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 ivafitness2017@gmail.com and let's talk!