• Calisthenics Skills: Core + Extremity Strength
  • Gymnastics Influenced Strength, Mobility and Movement Training
  • Improvement of Strength to Weight Ratio: Muscle Gain + Fat Loss
  • Aesthetically Based Body Building: Posture + Beyond
  • Yoga, Pilates, TRX, Sport style Kettlebell Lifting


Joanna is a California native who believes that fitness is one of several components that contribute toward optimal health.  She encourages her clients to see exercise as a fundamental part of a balanced modern lifestyle.   Her educational style of training well suits people who are new to exercise, looking to heal from injuries or chronic pain, or simply improve their quality of life by incorporating exercise.     

Since her start in the fitness industry in 2005, Joanna has adopted the motto “work out smarter, not harder” which reflects her belief in quality and appropriate dosage when it comes to working out. 

Joanna’s aim is to find the appropriate balance between what a client wants, and what a client needs as determined by, among other things, a thorough initial movement screen and ongoing re-evaluations.  The workout programs she develops are informed by her passion for continuously studying movement from a wide variety of modalities including a few of her personal favorites; yoga, aerial arts and kettlebell lifting.   

Joanna strives to develop individualized exercise programs that have clients feeling challenged yet successful during every session; energized rather than exhausted after every session; and most importantly, seeing and feeling positive results throughout the course of their time spent working with her. 


  • BA Psychology BA Sociology University of California at Davis
  • Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
  • Dragon Door Progressive Calisthenics Certified Trainer
  • FMS 1 and 2
  • MovNat 1 and 2
  • Yoga RYT Specializing in Restorative Yoga
  • Balanced Body University Pilates
  • TRX Suspension Training and TRX Sports Medicine Training
  • WKC (Sport Style) Kettlebell Lifting


Exercise often, but not too much. Mostly functional movement and work capacity, and have fun with it.


Joanna lives up to her motto “work out smarter, not harder.” My sessions with her are always productive and actually fun, not just hard for the sake of proving a point. She understands a great deal about physiology and puts it to use to help her clients get the results they want in a way that fits their style, not just hers.
— EW
I love working with Joanna because she has an individualized approach that addresses my special physical limitations (rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis); she’s not “one size fits all” in designing her training plans. I also like her multi-faceted techniques which include different schools of yoga and Eastern and Western philosophies. Joanna also offers suggestions on overall wellness, such as nutrition and stress reduction. And she’s really nice and upbeat so I look forward to seeing her twice a week!
— CI
Joanna has a way to make lessons extremely varied and always in sync with both my goals as well as my ability and age. She slowly but steadily works toward a joint goal, she is diligent and always happy to share information and knowledge about the “why” of the exercises she teaches me to do. The best trainer I have encountered so far (and I have been training for more then 25 years)!
— AR