My name is Tiffany Vann-Cole, and I am an IFBB Bikini Pro and a former professional dancer having danced with the world renown Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. I am also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist as well as a Certified Pilates Mat and Apparatus Instructor and Certified Yoga Instructor.
After graduating from the Julliard School in 2004, I began to incorporate Pilates and Yoga into my cross training to keep my body agile and injury free during my dance career. I fell in love with both disciplines, and knew they would be a part of my life forever. It was then that I became certified in Pilates as I immediately felt a transformation in my body. As someone that had been dancing since the age of 4, I gained an even greater sense of control and body awareness, and felt a passion to share that with others.
As I grew interested in Yoga I encountered the mental benefits that it yielded, and this lead me to become certified and begin instructing in that arena as well. My goal is to empower people with the knowledge to keep their bodies strong and mobile regardless of age. Both disciplines aid the practitioner in having a healthy spine and strong core, two essential components in allowing the body to function at optimal levels for many years.
My journey doesn't end there in 2012, I fell upon the bodybuilding world. After retiring from dance, I saw it as a platform to keep me in shape, and to get me back into the discipline that dance provided. That was it, little did I know how transformational the sport could be. It was far beyond the sculpted, tanned bodies in sparkly bikinis. The transformation was the hours of dedication and hard work carried out during the journey to the stage. I learned immensely about the importance of proper nutrition and training in accordance with reaching a fitness goal, but the biggest lessons learned were that of finding the willpower to dig deep and push past perceived limitations. I found this aspect of the sport translated to all areas of life, and the mental fortitude needed was what sparked my passion.
Through all of these experiences I realized that I wished to empower others to invest in their fitness as it definitely enhances your life physically. I know that nothing is impossible. in 2015 I fulfilled yet another dream of becoming an IFBB Bikini Pro, and have been on a continued journey of sharing my knowledge with others.
I aim to inspire YOU to take action, and to take control of your fitness goals as they are 100% in reach!