Let me introduce myself!
Hi and thanks so much for visiting my website! I hope the information here will be helpful to you and you come back on a regular basis. I want to tell you a little bit about myself and I look forward to hearing from you so I can learn about you as well!
My name is Reena Vokoun and I’m the Founder and CEO of Passion Fit. I’m a proud mom of two boys and I’m happily married to my husband. I’m the youngest of four siblings, daughter of immigrant parents and a first generation born Indian-American, who grew up in the Midwest, has lived on the East and West Coasts and is a Californian at heart.
My lifelong passion for health, wellness and fitness and desire to help others is what led me to follow my heart, make a bold move and leave corporate America and my amazing job at Google to become an entrepreneur and start this company. I have 18 years of experience working in the digital media industry in sales, marketing and business development roles for Google, Reebok, Grokker, Yahoo, GE and CNET. I have a BBA in Marketing and Management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Advertising and Communications from Boston University.
I have 10+ years of experience as a fitness/dance instructor, I’m a former high school cheerleader and co-captain of my high school dance team and taught fitness classes on campus throughout college. In addition, I was a U.S. silver medalist in the ESPN National Fitness Championships and have completed a marathon, two half marathons and several 10k and 5k races.
Today, I’m an expert on consumer and corporate wellness and work with individuals, companies, non-profits, schools, universities and the media on how to incorporate fitness, nutrition and mindfulness into their lives in order to maximize productivity, create work-life balance and lead a healthy lifestyle.
I’m an Entrepreneurship Advisory Alumni Board member and student mentor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business, Women in Management (WIM) facilitator for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, member of the Mountain View and Los Altos Chambers of Commerce and member of the Watermark women’s leadership organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition, I was nominated to be a candidate for Woman of the Year Silicon Valley, where I fundrasied tens of thousands of dollars for blood cancer research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
I’m also a TedX and keynote speaker, writer, media spokesperon, content creator, educator and activewear designer. I’m a member of IDEA Fitness and certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and the American Heart Association (AHA) as a Group Health and Fitness Professional, Nutrition Specialist and Behavior Change Coach.
My Indian-American upbringing, the fact that I’m a mom and wife and my academic and professional backgrounds, are major influencers in my unique approach to Passion Fit. My own experiences and challenges during my academic and professional careers and witnessing others during those years, showed me how much overwork, stress and a lack of work-life balance can impact your health and life.
Therefore, I’m passionate about educating others and helping them take control of their lives in these areas. My philosophies on health, wellness and fitness are holistic, combine the best of the East and West and incorporate considerations for your family and career. My products, services, content, events and business partnerships are consistently met with a strong work ethic, positive results, high integrity, creativity, strategic thinking, collaboration, authenticity, passion and professionalism.