As a former member of the Governor's Council on Physical Fitness for the state of Maryland, Yohnnie Shambourger is a highly motivated individual who possesses extensive knowledge and experience in physical fitness and nutrition. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1975 and a Master of Education in 1980. He also held the position of Head Swimming Coach at Howard University from 1976 to 1987 during his tenure the swim team won eight championship titles. In 2007 he was inducted into Howard University's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Shambourger participated in many sports, besides being a collegiate swimmer, he was a popular triathlete in the Washington Metro Area. He raced for Fleet Feet Racing Team from 1985 to 1989. After sustaining an elbow injury, he started a campaign to better strengthen and condition his body through nutrition and resistance training.
In 1991, Mr. Shambourger founded Yohnnex Sports, Inc. (YSI). YSI is an organization that conducts programs, activities and events to educate and support the general public on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle and encourages athletes to realize that a bigger and stronger body can be accomplished without the use of drugs.
In 1995 at the age of 42 Yohnnie Shambourger won the gold medal in bodybuilding at the "Pan-American Games" in Argentina. During the same year he captained the United States' team in Guam at the "IFBB World Amateur Bodybuilding Championships" and won the gold medal thus earning him the title of "Mr. Universe".
Mr. Shambourger continues to demonstrate his expertise in fitness and nutrition. In 2001 he developed Yohnnex Nutrition (YN). YN is the nutritional supplement division of Yohnnex Sports, Inc. It is the mission of Yohnnex Nutrition to answer the fitness, nutrition and healthcare related needs of individuals, by offering safe, effective, high quality, value priced products. YN is committed to providing safe products to meet the nutritional needs of people with an active lifestyle; to assist with the body's daily vitamin and nutrient needs; to help fight the hard fought battle with weight control; aid the quest of building muscle mass and increasing physical performance and to offer a natural, holistic approach to maintaining and enhancing medical and therapeutic regimens and treatments.
Mr. Shambourger conducts numerous health and fitness programs for television, private businesses, Washington, D.C. public school system and local universities. Mr. Shambourger contributed fitness and nutrition articles for Flex Magazine, Ironman Magazine and Muscular Development Magazine. He is the Fitness Coach for "Families In Motion with Starla" on 1450 WOL-AM radio and co-host a monthly fitness and nutrition cable television show for "News Channel 8" (viewed in 1.5 million homes and 14 cable networks). He is a regular speaker at the NBC Channel 4 News "4 Your Health Expo" in Washington, D.C., and promoter of the Capital Tournament of Champions Musclemania, Fitness America, Figure America, Ms. Bikini America, and Model America Championships (Washington, DC).Yohnnie Shambourger says, "Fitness can be achieved at any age, with commitment and proper guidance."