AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

You don’t have to be sick to get better.
— UNKNOWN
  • Core strength
  • Calisthenics
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Functional movement
  • Fat loss
  • Muscle gain
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Strength training for pole and aerial fitness
  • Restorative yoga

BIO.

If you are looking for a calm, caring fitness professional to guide you on your journey of fitness and health, look no further.  With over a decade of experience as a personal trainer Joanna is passionate
about bringing results oriented, science based personalized training programs to her clientele.  Her clients appreciate the variety of exercises in her training toolbox drawing from disciplines including developmental movement patterns, corrective exercise, functional movement, calisthenics, gymnastics, bodybuilding and weightlifting. She considers exercise and movement an important component in optimal mental and physical wellbeing and quality of life, a standard she encourages her clients to strive towards. 

The workouts she designs for inside the gym paired with holistic coaching of lifestyle factors that exist outside of the gym have helped clients lose unwanted fat and keep it off, improve performance in their sport, build resiliency against chronic stress, chronic pain and disease symptoms, and in many cases become physically stronger than they ever imagined possible! A native of Berkeley, California, a cat mom and dog lover, her personal passions include working out, cooking, traveling, reading, dancing, studying languages and pole sport, having competed in three pole dancing competitions so far.

EDUCATION.

  • BA Psychology, BA Sociology University of California at Davis
  • Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
  • Progressive Calisthenics Certified Trainer (Dragon Door)
  • FMS 1 and 2
  • MovNat 1 and 2
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) 1 - Prague School
  • Check Holistic Lifestyle Coach 1
  • Sport Style Kettlebell Trainer (WKC)
  • TRX Suspension Training and TRX Sports Medicine Training
  • Yoga RYT specializing in Restorative Yoga (Roger Cole method)
  • Balance Body University Pilates
  • Training style influencers: Ben Bruno, Dan John, & Derrick Lee

TESTIMONIALS.

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

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