About Coach Yoli

About Coach Yoli

“Since I can remember my passion was to be an athlete; it is important to me to show women of the world, especially Latin American women, that we can be athletes”

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Yoli’s passion, education and wealth of experience coaching endurance athletes for 30 years make YTT a sought after place to train. Yoli’s unwavering commitment to her athletes have helped thousands of people transform their lives and reach their fitness goals.

Yoli G. Casas has a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology and Applied Kinesiology. For over 10 years  she worked at the University of Colorado as a research assistant in the area of exercise, aging and cardiovascular health, focused particularly in postmenopausal women. 

Yoli has her Expert Level II Triathlon Coaching Certification, Race Director Certification, and ACSM Personal Trainer Certification. She has helped thousands of athletes of all levels throughout the years.

Yoli has been the Head Coach and Program Creator for many training teams such Team WILD (Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes), CWW ,Las Hermanas Training Team (transforming the lives of Latina women by promoting fitness and health) and YTT MultiSport ( competitive Training Team. 

Coaching Philosophy : Coaching is about making it fun, guiding, believing, teaching, compassion, encouragement, patience, support (lots of it)…listening and just being there though the athlete’s journey.”

Yoli’s coaching interests focus on helping people through life challenges by incorporating athletics into their lifestyle. She empowers athletes of all levels and ages achieve their goals while cultivating self-confidence and individual’s belief in themselves.

  • 30 plus year track record improving athlete’s quality of life and transforming people’s lives through sports.
  • Coached thousands of athletes through their goals and dreams – General Fitness, Running, Swimming, Cycling and Triathlons
  • Published multiple research papers on cardiovascular health, aging, and exercise.
  • Successfully created and developed Self – Owned Fitness Consulting Business – Yoli – 30 plus years
  • CEO, CasaY.LLC, “ViVe”  Inspiring Wellnes- General consulting services for the design and implementation of fitness programs.  This includes education and specific lectures on general health, motivation, nutrition and conducting classes for physical exercise. Targeted towards all, specially to the Hispanic/Latino populations. Spanish and English Services – 4 years
  • CEO, Program Director & Head Coach For Non-Profit Organization  (CWW) –Voted “Best Women’s Triathlon Team” – 1997-2010
  • Produced and launch a successful program to mentor and certify “New and Upcoming Coaches” – 11 Years
  • Co-Created & Launch a successful program Hermanas Training Team “Transforming the Life of Latinas Through Fitness” – 2007-present
  • Head Coach and Program Director of Team Wild 2009-2010 ( Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes)
  • Implemented successful training programs for 3 Teams simultaneously
  • Develop and Operated hundreds of “rehearsals” – Race simulation events for 150-350 participants. 20 years
  • Race director for multiple non-profit organizations. 16 years
  • Designed and customized training clinics and camps – 16 years
  • Raised and managed $300K budget for the Teams
  • Recipient of the Spirit of Judy Flannery Award -2008 (Best represents those special qualities of Judy Flannery: excellence in multi-sport, high moral character, and a demonstration of “giving back” to the sport)
  • Minority Research Assistant Grant from the National Institute of Health – 1998
  • Award from USOC to Altitude Training Symposium Sept 27-29 in Co. Springs – 2006
  • Sponsored Elite/Professional Endurance Athlete – 12 years
  • Endurance athlete – 40 plus years
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ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE

Athletic Interests
Since I can remember my passion was to be an athlete; it is important to me to show women of the world, especially Latin American women, that we can be athletes.

Athletic Experience

  • Venezuelan National Junior Champion in swimming 1975
  • Venezuelan silver medalist in the Tennis National championship 1983
  • Competed in National and international Running events.
  • Member of the Pan American Peruvian Team in the Marathon in 1991
  • 4th is the South American championships in the 10,000 meters in 1990
  • Peruvian National champion in the 5,000, 10,000 and the Marathon 1989,1990
  • Competed in over 10 international Marathons.
  • Competed in the World long distance Duathlon Championships.
  • Competed in the world long distance triathlon championships. ( Ironman Distance)
  • Elite/Professional Endurance Athlete (Running & triathlon)

Running – Personal Records

5K —- 16:05

8K—- 28:08

10K —- 33:58

21K —- 1:16:35 ( ½ marathon)

42K —- 2:41:16 ( Marathon)

Triathlon

  • World Long distance Duathlon Championships (Zofinger, Switzerland ), 22nd place
  • World long distance Triathlon championship ( Nice, France , 19th place
  • National age group Championships (Hilton Head Island), 10th place

Athletic Experience (PDF)

EDUCATION

Yoli G. Casas, M.S.

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular health, aging, and habitual exercise in Postmenopausal, specific Latina Women.
  • Effects of aging, cardiovascular & metabolic risk factors, habitual physical activity on human endothelial function.

Education

  • 1997-2000, M.S., Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1985-1987, 1997, B.S. Exercise Science, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1984-1985, A.A., Education, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL

Professional Experience

  • 2000-2015 – Professional Research Assistant
  • Integrative Vascular Biology Laboratory, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 1997-2000, Research Assistant1996-2002, Consultant on Hispanic Cultures and Customs Tucker International, Inc. Boulder, CO
  • Center for Physical Activity, Disease Prevention, and Aging, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 1983-Present, Wellness Coach and Fitness Consultant, Boulder, CO
    Bilingual in Spanish and English

Publications & Presentations

  • Irmiger HM, GL Hoetzer, DT Smith, M Ng, Y Casas, JJ Greiner, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Regular exercise improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in obese adults. The FASEB Journal, 17:A1271,813.12, 2003. Presented at the 2003 Experimental Biology annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
  • Ng M, DT Smith, GL Hoetzer, HM Irmiger, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Lack of an age-related increase in plasma C-reactive protein in endurance-trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5):S107, 2003. Presented at the 2003 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Manuscripts

  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, BL Tracy, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Age-related declines in leg strength and performance in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.2000
  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Adiposity across age in healthy Hispanic and Caucasian women of similar socio-economic status. The FASEB Journal 13: A261, 1999.
  • Schiller B, Y Casas, C DeSouza, and D Seals. Similar age-related declines in maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.. 1999.
  • Hoetzer GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Influence of oral contraceptive use on endothelial t-PA relase in healthy premenopausal women. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, 284(1):E90-E95, 2003.
  • Hoetzer, GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Oral Contraceptive use and endothelial release of tissue-type plasminogen activator in vivo. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Education (PDF)

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE- Wellness and Fitness Coach( 30 years)

 Interests and Specialties

  • Helping people through their life challenges by incorporating athletics into their lifestyle.
  • Consultant to organization in creating wellness, fitness and health promotion programs.
  • Educational talks, workshops on Wellness and fitness to all community, specifically to the Hispanic/Latino community.
  • Helping Athletes of all levels and ages achieve their athletic goals and in the process empowering them.
  • Coaching the Aging Athlete , Developing a plan that will require years in training resulting in the  ultimate Goal.
  • Mentoring New Coaches
  • Designing and launching Endurance Teams, athletic events, races, camps

 Certifications

  • M.S.,Kinesiology & Applied Physiology (Emphasis on Cardiovascular Health)
  • Level II Expert USAT (triathlon coach certification)
  • USAT Race Director Certification
  • American Counsel on Exercise (Personal Trainer)
  • American College of Sports Medicine ( wellness Consultant)
  • CPR and First Aid Certifications.

Professional Experience

CASASY, LLC 1983-Present, Wellness & Fitness consultant, endurance sport coach in self-owned fitness consulting business

  • Develop year-long programs to educate and assist individuals (children and adults) implement overall wellness, fitness and proper nutrition into their lifestyle. Specifically, In the Latino/Hispanic Community.
  • Create, lead and teach various types of exercise classes to instigate motivation & exercise adherence.
  • Promote and organize Fitness events in the community                       ( Adelante 5K, Amistad 5K, El Reto y el Retito, Chapuzon,  Triathlon rehearsals)
  • Give educational talks to promoters of health and the community in health
  • Coaching the Aging Athlete. Beginners, Experienced and Competitive athletes.
  •  Design Training Programs for endurance Sports such as Triathlons, Running, Cycling and Swimming.
  •  Teach Swimming, Running and general fitness programs for all the levels of fitness.
  • Mentoring new coaches.   Design individual Training programs for endurance athletes of all levels

 Projects for organizations

  • CLINICA TEPEYAC – Directors of the wellness and fitness programs. Design and lead exercise programs for the Hispanic community (2013-2015 )
  • CREA Results – Design and lead Exercise programs, design and present wellness and educational talks. (2014-Present)
  • CENTRO AMISTAD – Help create the Amistad 5k walk/Run event. Develop Exercise program for the Latina Women community in Boulder. (2015)
  • FOCUS POINT/LIVE WELL . Educational Presentations on Wellness. Fitness evaluation to the Latino community ( 2015-2016)
  • COLE MIDDLE SCHOOL – Help Create “Run for Book” school event to raise funds for the library (2015)
  • YTT – MultiSport Develop, prepare and monitor competitive and elite athletes (Triathlon, Running and RAAM ). Develop training plans for the athletic season. Design the monthly training programs and workouts sessions.
  • Hermanas Training Team .Co- Create the organization, Develop the  Fitness  program to engage Latina women to exercise. ( 2008-2016)
  • Team CWW. Program Designer and Head Triathlon Coach. Voted best women’s triathlon club in the nation by USAT. A non-profit organization to help women become involved in athletics in a non-threatening and nourishing environment. The primary goal of the team is to guide, train and provide support through their goals as an athlete. 1997-2010
  • Team Wild – (Diabetes Sister Triathlon Team) Co- create the organization and develop the program. Goal is to empower people with Diabetes train and complete  a Triathlon.  Learning how to manage their diabetes and keeping a healthy lifestyle. (2007-2010 )
  • Alexander Dawson High School Lafayette , CO – Head Cross-Country Coach for. Design the training and racing schedule for the boys and girls team. 2001
  • City of Boulder, Parks and Recreation Department, Boulder, CO. -Running, fitness and swimming instructor for the Teach running classes and prepare them for running races, Teach swim and swim conditioning adult classes. Teach and design weight training classes. 1989-1993
  • Rally Sports Club, Boulder, CO – Master Swim Coach and Personal Trainer. 1992-1994
  • Carollwood Country Club. Tampa, Fl. Tennis Instructor. (1983)

Experience (PDF)

Open Education

EDUCATION

Yoli G. Casas, M.S.

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular health, aging, and habitual exercise in Postmenopausal, specific Latina Women.
  • Effects of aging, cardiovascular & metabolic risk factors, habitual physical activity on human endothelial function.

Education

  • 1997-2000, M.S., Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1985-1987, 1997, B.S. Exercise Science, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
  • 1984-1985, A.A., Education, Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL

Professional Experience

  • 2000-2015 – Professional Research Assistant
  • Integrative Vascular Biology Laboratory, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 1997-2000, Research Assistant1996-2002, Consultant on Hispanic Cultures and Customs Tucker International, Inc. Boulder, CO
  • Center for Physical Activity, Disease Prevention, and Aging, Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 1983-Present, Wellness Coach and Fitness Consultant, Boulder, CO
    Bilingual in Spanish and English

Publications & Presentations

  • Irmiger HM, GL Hoetzer, DT Smith, M Ng, Y Casas, JJ Greiner, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Regular exercise improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in obese adults. The FASEB Journal, 17:A1271,813.12, 2003. Presented at the 2003 Experimental Biology annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
  • Ng M, DT Smith, GL Hoetzer, HM Irmiger, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Lack of an age-related increase in plasma C-reactive protein in endurance-trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5):S107, 2003. Presented at the 2003 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Manuscripts

  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, BL Tracy, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Age-related declines in leg strength and performance in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.2000
  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Adiposity across age in healthy Hispanic and Caucasian women of similar socio-economic status. The FASEB Journal 13: A261, 1999.
  • Schiller B, Y Casas, C DeSouza, and D Seals. Similar age-related declines in maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.. 1999.
  • Hoetzer GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Influence of oral contraceptive use on endothelial t-PA relase in healthy premenopausal women. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, 284(1):E90-E95, 2003.
  • Hoetzer, GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Oral Contraceptive use and endothelial release of tissue-type plasminogen activator in vivo. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

 

  • Irmiger HM, GL Hoetzer, DT Smith, M Ng, Y Casas, JJ Greiner, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Regular exercise improves endothelium-dependent vasodilation in obese adults. The FASEB Journal, 17:A1271,813.12, 2003. Presented at the 2003 Experimental Biology annual meeting in San Diego, CA.
  • Ng M, DT Smith, GL Hoetzer, HM Irmiger, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, BL Stauffer, CA DeSouza. Lack of an age-related increase in plasma C-reactive protein in endurance-trained men. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 35(5):S107, 2003. Presented at the 2003 American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Manuscripts

  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, BL Tracy, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Age-related declines in leg strength and performance in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.2000
  • Casas YG, BC Schiller, CA DeSouza, and DR Seals. Adiposity across age in healthy Hispanic and Caucasian women of similar socio-economic status. The FASEB Journal 13: A261, 1999.
  • Schiller B, Y Casas, C DeSouza, and D Seals. Similar age-related declines in maximal aerobic capacity in sedentary Hispanic and Caucasian women.. 1999.
  • Hoetzer GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Influence of oral contraceptive use on endothelial t-PA relase in healthy premenopausal women. American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, 284(1):E90-E95, 2003.
  • Hoetzer, GL, BL Stauffer, JJ Greiner, Y Casas, DT Smith, CA DeSouza. Oral Contraceptive use and endothelial release of tissue-type plasminogen activator in vivo. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Education (PDF)

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