Yano Anaya, AKA The Anayalator
True Story, Yano was a child actor. He’s most notably recognized for his role as the bully toady, “Grover Dill”, in the 1983 film A Christmas Story, but now he is known as the “Anti-bully”—he’s fully embraced his passion for inspiring a fit life transformation in others. When you get typecast as a bully, but you’re really a lovable teddy bear, it can lead you to eat your feelings and become obese. (We’d show you a picture of Yano, “the obese years,” but those have all been burned and sent to Hades). In shedding the weight and studying everything he could about fitness, Yano gained a unique insight into individual transformation versus the one size fits all approach. Since 2001, he has helped 100s of people with their own metamorphosis through personal training, fitness education, and nutritional consultation.
Least favorite exercise:
Good Mornings! Who invented that villainous exercise?
Who’s Your Fitness Hero:
Bruce Lee. He was humble, intelligent, loving, masterful, and could kick your mutha fu….. a$$!
Dark. Organic. Chocolate.
What is your secret superpower:
I have the survival capabilities of a cockroach.
My certifications include:
The National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM), COD (Certificate of Distinction as an Academic Instructor)
NASM, CPT (Certified Personal Trainer)
NASM, CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist)
NASM, PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist)
CFNS (Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist)
PN1 (Precision Nutrition)
FMS (Functional Movement Screen)
Red Cord Active Advanced Corrective Exercise
TRX Certified Group Fitness
VIPR Certified Specialist