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The CompassTrue North Fitness & Health is for the discriminating adult fitness enthusiast who is serious about their health and longevity, who wants the benefits that the latest science and technology can offer,  who wants to train smarter to be better and is not willing to compromise quality or integrity for so called “short cuts” and fast fads. Our members understand that true fitness and health come from intelligent effort, commitment, time, patience and collaborative actions with their fitness consultant.

If you want to be stronger, feel younger and live healthier and have these qualities endure then True North Fitness & Health is for you!. Our Certified Fitness Coaches, along with proven, results-focused training methods, help reverse the effects of aging, delay the physical decay of getting older, and therefore significantly improve your quality -and possibly duration -of life. We help get you in your best shape so you can live your best life with youth and vitality. Our members support each other in achieving their full potential. At True North Fitness, feeling younger is closer than you think — we are continuously striving to better ourselves and truly create the world’s most effective fitness training system. We guarantee our members great workouts and great results.

We want to help you find your “True North”.

True North Fitness Core Values

  1. Bring Your Best; Be the Best
  2. Deliver Exceptional Service and Value
  3. Be honest, Do what is right
  4. Be respectful of others, consider all sides
  5. Welcome Critique, Embrace Change
  6. Be a Positive Team; We not Me
  7. Always Learning, Developing, Improving
  8. Have Fun, Bring Energy, Have Passion, Be Positive
  9. Strive for Profitability
  10. Ecology and Charity Conscious
  11. Set the example, Demonstrate Professionalism
  12. Stay true to our values, stand apart unique rather than in the crowd
  13. Strive for harmony in all facets of life

Meet Our Team

As a husband and wife team, Rob and Shannon work very closely together, they are both passionate about life long health and fitness and offer different strengths that their members capitalize on, you will have the pleasure to work both of them while you’re at True North Fitness.

Rob Yontz

C0-Owner

Certified Master Personal Trainer, Certified Spartan SGX Coach, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, and Program Designer

Sports and fitness have always been an integral part of Rob’s life. Both parents were collegiate level athletes and graduated with Physical Education degrees. He has been a team and individual athlete since the second grade. His activities have ranged from playing and lettering in football, baseball, wrestling, and track & field; to water and snow skiing, racquetball, running, and weight training. Rob is a Virginia Tech alumni and a U.S. Navy veteran who had a distinguished career in Reliability Engineering before partnering with Shannon to build the vision of True North Pioneering, Inc.

Rob knows that it’s the ability to get up when you are down and keep driving for your goals that defines a true champion. He believes that everyone has a champion in them – some people just need little help to call that inner drive or to listen to it. He finds it amazing how simple it is to get the body fit and yet so many struggle to do it. The science is quite straightforward. It’s SIMPLE, but simple does not equate to EASY. The lifestyle change necessary can be challenging so many people choose to sell out their long term health and quality of life for near term convenience.

A lot of our clients ask where he gets his passion. Rob will tell you that it comes from many places. He absolutely loves the physics and mechanics behind fitness coaching and the biochemistry behind nutrition. But, what he loves most is seeing someone “get it”, and then “make it”, and be profoundly changed (in thought pattern and quality of life) forever.

Being active is a great gift, and he wants to help each and every person to optimize their ability to move, and enjoy life on their own terms, the way they want to, and do it pain free – that truly is leaving a worthy legacy!  This year Rob will be turning 54, this was him in January at the Spartan Sprint Race in Temecula.

rob spartan

Shannon Yontz

C0-Owner

Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Spartan SGX Coach, Certified Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, Certified Fitness Nutritionist, Certified Personal Fitness Chef, Spartan Edge Specialist

Having been overweight most of my life, I know how difficult this journey can be. I spent years as a “professional dieter” and yo-yoed my weight since I was 8 years old. It took years of self discovery until I finally discovered my “why”.  My fat loss journey has not been an easy one and for most of us – it isn’t.  I came to the realization that my fat was my security blanket and I used it to to keep others away from me.  I used food as “comfort” and yet all I felt was uncomfortable in my skin.

When I tipped the scales at 189 pounds and my size 14 jeans were getting really tight, something in me finally snapped. Why was I abusing my body with food? I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and not living to my full potential. So I decided to end the battle and win the war and that day I drew the line in the sand.

I’ve maintained my 50+ pounds lost for over 19 years and I am never looking back and I know you can to!  I don’t believe in quick fixes or fads so if you want fast, I’m not your coach.  I want to work with women who want permanent lifestyle change and are ready to do the work necessary. It won’t be easy -but it will be worth it and I will stand by your side all the way.

This was me at my heaviest – love that 80’s hair!

shannon fatSave

I was never very athletic growing up and always felt awkward playing sports. When I was ready to finally lose the weight I hired a personal trainer and never looked back.  I’ve enjoyed many cycling events, running 5k, 10k, 13.1 and finished the LA Marathon in 1999! In 2015 I turned 50 years old and am ready for the rest of my life to be the best yet – menopause and all!

In 2012 we added in Spartan Racing to our life as it has allowed me to live my childhood as an adult and prove that I can be athletic and have fun.  Spartan racing represents all the obstacles I’ve endured (either imaginary or real) in my life.  We are going to age -but getting old is a choice. You deserve to live a life free of unnecessary medications and endless doctors visits!

This is one of my proudest moment from the Spartan Sprint Race in Malibu, December 2014 – finally completed the Monkey Bars!

In 2016 we will have completed 6 Spartan races and guess what there are a lot of 50+ year olds out there! It’s it your time to take care of you?!

shannon monkey bars

Rob and Shannon jointly or individually hold additional certifications as:  Functional Movement Screen Specialist, Certified Adventure BootCamp Instructor, Fitness Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor, Biomechanics Specialist, Functional Training Specialist, Fitness Assessment Specialist, Senior Fitness Instructor, Youth Fitness Instructor, Youth Nutrition Specialist, and in Pediatric and Adult CPR/AED & First Aid.