Yana Salwan


Best Of The East Winner

Yana Salwan

Best Fitness Instructor


Best Of The East Winner



Yana Salwan, Owner & Master Instructor

As a high school and collegiate athlete, triathlete, certified trainer and lifelong fitness enthusiast, Yana studied and taught many different forms of exercise until she discovered the barre workout and thoroughly experienced something she really believed in.  As a 25-year group fitness veteran she was introduced to the method upon learning that years of vigorous, high-impact workouts were destroying her back and joints.  Yana immediately recognized the barre workout benefits and how effective this unique program can be in helping people positively reshape their bodies.


Her vision and entrepreneurial spirit to bring you this amazing workout by opening Barre Cleveland is derived from her genuine passion to help others and to share a truly exclusive and effective workout.  Always a fitness aficionado, Yana completed extensive barre training in addition to already holding personal and group fitness training certifications since 1997.


Furthermore, Yana spent over a decade creating and managing cutting edge, balanced, and member-focused group fitness programs at Bally Total Fitness, Gold's Gym, Urban Active and Life Time Fitness by recruiting and leading the overall direction, coordination, supervision, development and day-to-day operations of their Group Fitness teams.


Yana's intense scrutiny for student safety and her search for ongoing education and experience takes her all over the country to annually attend yoga, Pilates, core conditioning and fitness workshops.  With meticulous regard to form and the BarreFit Technique™, Yana emphasizes personalized attention in a small group setting to help her students create strong, lean, sculpted bodies.


"Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live." 


Barre Cleveland "BarreTenders"

The best part of owning Barre Cleveland is enjoying the people we get to interact with each day. This also includes our front desk staff whom we affectionately call our "BarreTenders". We firmly believe working with great people makes you great and we have the privilege of working with an amazing team. These women are seriously dedicated to helping our clients, and always show enthusiasm, energy, happiness and pride in what they do. We are so lucky to have them: Moneer, Karoline, Erin, Marwa and Cady!