About

Yosvani Ortega Faure began his sports career in Cuba aged just 13 when he was chosen by government sport scouts for a full scholarship at the prestigious Cuban National Sports Academy (EIDE Martires de Barbados, Cotorro, La Habana) to train on their martial arts programme.  He obtained a black belt in shoto-kan karate and competed on the national team, winning various bronze, silver and gold medals.

As a sergeant major in the Cuban Army (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias), Yosvani participated in military athletics competitions and coordinated fitness programmes at all levels.

Following a degree in Sports Science from the elite “Manuel Fajardo” Institute of the University of Havana, Yosvani began to work for the Cuban Ministry of Sport where he designed fitness and health programmes for adults and children living in Havana. Programmes he was involved with include the Annual Kite Festival, the Terry Fox Run, the Havana marathon and various city cycling events. Yosvani also holds an advanced diploma in social work from Loyola University of Chicago and has created sports therapy programmes for vulnerable adolescents, designed and implemented anti-delinquency programmes and managed sports programmes for the Cuban national prison system.
 
His caring nature is expressed through his motivating smile and his individual attention to all his clients needs.

Yosvani also holds an advanced diploma in social work from Loyola University of Chicago.  His caring nature is expressed through his motivating smile and his individual attention to all his clients needs.