Yohanna is an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist that describes herself as a lovable drill sergeant. She has been with MY Ride for two years as a Personal Trainer and loves working with people from different age groups and fitness levels.
During a training session, you can expect to use body weight movements; Yohanna believes everything starts there and is a good base for exercise progressions. She seeks to help her clients maximize their potential through proper exercise techniques using the different modalities of training.
Yohanna has always been active, even as a child, playing outdoors, volleyball, and basketball. Her love for fitness continued in the Army where she led command physical training (group pt), first as a squad leader and then as a supervisor. When not at MY Ride, you can find Yohanna working as a Fitness Instructor at Rockwell Hall Gym in JEB Little Creek.
Her hips don’t lie--- meaning although she has Colombian roots, she can’t dance! Yohanna enjoys bird and turtle watching, going for long walks with her husband, and long-distance running. Her personal goal is to best her personal record at the Virginia Beach Rock-N-Roll half marathon and to improve her pull-ups!


  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
  • Exercise is Medicine credential
  • USA Weightlifting Certification
  • TRX Functional Fitness certified
  • Rip Trainer certified
  • BSD in Physical Education with Exercise Science emphasis