Joanna started her Pilates practice as a way to help alleviate back pain and as a complementary exercise to strength training and bodybuilding. She has numerous certifications, including TRX Level 2, BarreAbove, Livestrong Cancer Survivor Trainer, Diabetes Lifestyle Coach, Club Pilates, and has been teaching various disciplines for 8 years. She has also studied Exercise Physiology and Sports Injury Management and designs and teaches workshops such as "Exercise for Osteoporosis and Osteopenia" & "Exercise for Joint strength".
Joanna remembers what it is like to be a beginner: “Teaching Pilates and helping people on their journey to fitness is very rewarding to me. It took me a year to do a full plank when I started Pilates. I admire our members starting their Pilates practice. When I went to my first Pilates Class I made a friend come with me because I was so nervous. We both still take classes together.”
Fun factoids: Moved to Arizona from Boston to study Archeology at the U of A. Came in second in a Fit Mom contest recently. Competes in Heavy Scottish Athletic Games in Tucson and California. Studied Ballet for 8 years