Susana Velazquez

favorite quote:

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”

What’s your coaching style?

I love fitness and I hope is shows in my coaching methods. I train and coach for performance; to be better, faster, and stronger than you were yesterday. I like getting “outside the comfort-zone.” So I encourage participants to join me there! My clients expect to be nudged, pressed, and pushed to go a little farther, a little faster, a little harder than you thought you could, while still respecting individual fitness boundaries and levels.
Why do you coach?
Everyone has a fitness journey; some have been on it for a lifetime, others needed a life changing event to get them going, some haven’t even started. Regardless of where anyone is on their path, healthier living is always an accessible choice, a commitment, and an investment that has to made everyday. And when we invest in ourselves, the return is not only to our own quality of life but to everyone else around us. I love being a part of that which makes people the best possible versions of themselves that they can be.
What’s your favorite thing about fitness?
So much!!! Results: it is a tremendous feeling to witness the physical and mental transformation that comes from accomplishing something you couldn’t do before. It could be single pull-up or a 5K race. Those personal victories drive us to set new goals and redefine our own limits.
Support: Fitness-Friends are so so supportive and encouraging! Regardless of anyone’s fitness level we’ve all been there or are trying to get there! Everyone had to crawl before they could walk, walk before they could run. There’s no fast track, there are no short-cuts. These are the common experiences that create comradery.

Are YOU ready to be challenged? This 45min High Intensity, Low Impact class will increase cardiovascular endurance, strength, coordination, agility, and muscle toning. One will be challenged with aerobic, strength, and traditional lap swimming techniques using equipment to PUSH YOU to the next level... Goggles required.

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mission statement

The mission of YeoFit is to energize, empower, and engage the Oberlin community through fitness and fun.
Overall well-being is linked to both mental and physical health. YeoFit targets physical health, while also attending to aspects of mental health and self-care. YeoFit is designed to be accessible for all, regardless of fitness level or experience.
YeoFit instructors, classes and its facilities are a safe place for all people, their experiences, and their identities. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, their color, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, culture, language, physical abilities, mental abilities, class and athletic abilities.
YeoFit classes are free for Oberlin College students, faculty and staff – donations are accepted and appreciated. Special YeoFit programs will be offered throughout the year and geared toward bringing together the Oberlin community in friendly, challenging, and healthy initiatives.