personal trainer

Vydashon-Telese Coleman


NASM, Z-Health, RKC

Telese brings over 16 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, specializing in clients of all ages, including those in their 90s. Her fitness journey began in high school, leading her to pursue certifications and share her passion for fitness with others. 

She joined Empower in 2017 and holds various certifications, including C.S.C.S., C.P.T., R.K.C., and R.I.S.T. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Exercise Sports Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

As a Durham native, Telese is committed to empowering her community. She volunteers at C.A.A.R.E. Community Center and collaborates with the Community Health Coalition to educate lower-income and diabetic populations on health and nutrition. She advocates for preventive medicine and promotes plant-based eating. 

Outside of fitness, Telese enjoys D.I.Y. projects, making jewelry, playing game nights with family, spending time with her niece and nephew, writing, and going on road trips.