Natalie Yco, fit enthusiast and national certified trainer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Natalie's desire to be strong, healthy and help others achieve success their fitness goals was the impetus that lead her to pursue a life of fitness. As an advocate her philosophy is to lead by example. "I practice what I preach".
With a love of martial arts combined with a passion for elite conditioning and circuit training early helped Natalie streamline her career goals and she developed a cardio kickboxing program. Natalie's teaching style is high-energy, high-intensity, no-nonsense and always compassionate. Her ability to keep her peers inspired during packed classes has given Natalie great opportunities to work with several elite brands and celebrities in the fitness industry.
Many accolades have come her way along with being awarded 'Top Group Fitness Instructor' of Southern California for 2012 by Equinox Fitness Clubs and Spa (the first to be given this award). In 2016, Natalie won program of the year for Best Butt Ever, a class she created exclusively for the Equinox Brand. Her media and television appearances include, Shape Magazine, InStyle, Self, Seventeen, Luxury, Haute Living, Chalkboard, C Magazine, ABC News, Kcal9, VH1 and the E! Network and more. This took her interest beyond the weight room and opened her eyes to the many possibilities in fitness!
Natalie's exercise routines became more intense and diverse, and she needed clothing that could keep up. Exercising can be a challenging and looking stylish while involved in the task shouldn’t have to be. After 25 years as a celebrity trainer and group fitness instructor, Natalie Yco grew tired of having to compromise fit and performance for style and comfort. She desperately needed a wardrobe that would fit her dynamic, ever-changing lifestyle. After a longtime dream of creating her own brand of activewear, she decided to make her dream a reality.
In 2017, Natalie joined forces with entrepreneur Rachel Chavez founding YCO Active. YCO Active is a high-performance athleisure wear brand the duo founded to reach women of all walks of life. Technical yet trendy with an edge. Natalie wanted to design a line that was effective yet efficient during her high intensity workouts. Since born, YCO Active has thrived breaking sales on their e-commerce platform with clients such as Nicole Murphy, Nia Long, Mindy Kaling, Alessandra Ambrossio and many more.
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