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Meet the New WIFA Global Ambassadors | April 2022

2022 Ambassadors Announcement

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The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA) is thrilled to welcome 8 powerhouse women to the Ambassador team. These women represent regions from all over the world and are working to make big changes in the fitness and wellness industry.

Meet the newest Ambassadors

 


Mia Bjorkoos | Sweden
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Mia moved to US at the age of 19 to pursue a career in dance and fitness. She is now a senior-level executive, entrepreneur, and leader with proven ability to initiate and lead new business initiatives with her 360 perspective of the fitness industry. Her mission is to live by example by being vulnerable, by listening and learning from others, and by leading with authenticity, courage, and urgency.

¦  Education: B.S. in Kinesiology / Exercise Science and multiple industry certifications.

¦  Industry Knowledge & Experience:20+ years of multi-leveled industry related experience.

¦  Global Exposure & Network:Participant, presenter and speaker of the Fitness Industry's major trade shows, conferences and events.



Dwanna "Cookie" Green |  Alabama, USA
Dwanna is a passionate teacher and communicator of the Word of God and a life long advocate of health and wellness. She is a graduate of the Samford University Ministry Training Institute and a certified AFAA (Aerobics & Fitness Association of America ) Group Fitness Instructor. This combination of passions has driven Ms. Cookie to teach, train and coach others to reach their fitness goals. She believes and teaches that the harmony of the the mind, body and spirit is the key to being "Fit for Life".

Book Ms. Cookie for your next health fair, meeting, fellowship or special event. Contact us for more details and availability.



Anshu Taravath | India
Professional turned a Certified Fitness Coach,
Founder and CEO of "The Future YOU" an innovative fitness studio in M3M Urbana, Sector 67, GGM

Reebok Certified Aerobics/Step Aerobics/Core Pilates Trainer, Certified in Kettlebell Sports, Kinesio Taping, Pre & Post-Natal workout and Zumba
Mrs. India Universe - "Top 10 Finalist 2018"
Mrs. India Universe - "Mrs. Intelligent 2018"
Mrs. India Universe - "Charity Queen 2018"
National Level Kettlebell Athlete
Gold Medal in State Championship of Kettlebell Sports
Bronze Medal in National Championship of Kettlebell Sports
Ranked 5th in the International Level Bolt Kettlebell Championship
Fitness Trainer to Mrs. Glamorous and Mrs. India I Am Beautiful.

 


Meghan Jarvis | Australia 
A former World Class BMX bicycle racer, Meghan came to Australia to play professional basketball and stayed as a lead lecturer at the Australian Institute of Fitness. Meghan's passion for fitness and entrepreneurialism led her to found WellCorp Health and Wellness and Buzvil, a global health and fitness app. She most recently appeared as an actor and stunt woman in the new Blockbuster 'Elvis', the Portable Door, Aqua Man and has been a 'Ninja' on Channel Nine's Australian Ninja Warrior. She is also the head of Total Gym Fitness Equipment Australia, Suspension Training and Altitude Training International Master Coach, making her an authority on peak performance and an international speaker. Her experiences as an athlete, educational portfolio (Masters of Education and Coaching Science, Kinesiologist, Sports Scientist), entrepreneurial ventures, and enthusiastic character have shaped her as a formidable leader in health and fitness. She believes strongly in the importance of redefining and bridging the gap between physical and mental health. Meghan has guided many people to achieve complete personal breakthroughs and phenomenal mind, body, and business growth.

 


Rachel Lavin | Hawaii, USA

Rachel Lavin is a Certified Personal Trainer and a Certified Health Coach. She grew up in Northern California and has lived in Hawaii, Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. She currently lives in New York City with her Boyfriend.

Rachel has been teaching group fitness classes since 2000.  She has taught dance classes, Aqua aerobics, stretch classes, Jazzercise and corporate Bootcamps until 2010. In 2006 Rachel graduated from Portland Community College with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences and became an ACE certified Personal Trainer. Currently Rachel has been specializing in one on one Personal Training. Rachel creates a special bond with all of her clients. It is important for her to be their teammate as well as their cheerleader while teaching proper exercise technique.

Rachel has been recovering from restrictive diets and binge eating and really wanted to share her story with the hope that she could reach as many people as possible who have had similar experiences. She wants to be an ally for the people all over the world with the hope that we can win this fight on how we see our bodies and to love our bodies unconditionally. Rachel believes that we are all in this together and no one is alone. 


Johanna Valencia | Texas, USA

I am currently the Senior Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness at Texas Tech University Recreational Sports. I have a passion for fitness, developing others, training, educating others, and planning special events. With over ten years’ experience with multiple facets of club operations, I am a very motivated individual who loves to inspire others. I enjoy helping others achieve their personal success in their own health and fitness journeys. I oversee Group Fitness, Personal Training, Massage Program, Small Group, CrossFit Texas Tech, and a Wellness program.

Outside of the office I enjoy art, spending time with my Pitbull/Labrador Lucy , I am a big supporter of the Saving Grace Pitbull Rescue Foundation in Lubbock, Texas, I teach Pilates, strength & flexibility class at Covenant Health Lifestyle and a Yoga and Pilates class at Body by Indigenous-yoga/barre studio in Lubbock, TX. I am also Lululemon Ambassador for the Store in Lubbock, Texas.

 


Jamie Cyrus | Spain 

A successful business executive, intrepid adventurer and global citizen, Jaimi's enthusiasm and drive have taken her from the boardroom to the highest peaks on 4 continents and back into the classroom.

Now a facilitator, speaker and personal trainer, Jaimi combines her leadership experience with lessons from the extreme outdoors - moving beyond the comfort zone, persevering, and igniting team engagement - to compel and inspire leaders and teams to pull together, achieve goals and venture beyond their perceived potential to reach pinnacle performance.​

Jaimi spent 18 years at Hewlett-Packard in roles that include GM Printing Business Germany and VP Commercial Sales EMEA, she lectures on Intercultural Management at the Cooperative University in Stuttgart, and is an ACE Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. In addition to mountaineering, she is an avid skier and has heli-skied remote parts of Kamchatka and Kashmir, is a certified PADI Rescue Diver with dives in the Blue Hole and the Panama Canal, and has jumped the world’s highest commercial bungee from the Bloukrans Bridge.

Jaimi creates theme-based sessions for leadership development, compiling latest research from around the world into compelling modules that help make you the best you can be.

Learn more about all of our Global Ambassadors here!