About Joanna

Joanna has her Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Athletic Therapy from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and her Masters degree in Exercise Science/Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University.

With over 20 years of industry experience, Joanna began her career in sports medicine andstrength & conditioning as a Certified Athletic Therapist with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength & Conditioning Association® (NSCA®). She  gradually transitioned into the health and fitness industry obtaining certifications as an ACE® Certified Group Fitness Instructor with the American Council on Exercise, STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor & Total Barre™ Qualified Instructor with Merrithew Health & Fitness™ and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance. Joanna’s diverse background is paralleled by her work experience, which ranges from working with the novice or injured client to the fitness enthusiast to the elite athlete. 

Joanna lives in Shelton Connecticut where she enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include mountain biking, golf, skiing, and yoga.

Philosophy

With so many trends and fads in the fitness industry today, it is often difficult for the consumer to identify the fitness regime that is the safest and most effective approach to helping them achieve their fitness goals. There is no single solution that fits everyone and a workout and/or exercise that may be perfectly appropriate and deliver results for one individual, may be inappropriate or even dangerous for the next.

Joanna’s approach is quite the opposite. Program development begins with an in-depth evaluation of a client’s health & fitness history and includes an assessment of relevant biomechanics. These results are then coupled with a needs analysis and identification of specific client goals to design a training program that is unique to the individual. Whether one on one on in a small group, the focus is always on the correct exercise selection, progression, and modification to suit the individual's health and injury history, level of fitness, and goals. There is no excuse for poor form and correct movement mechanics are always a primary focus during training sessions.

With InSynergy, the ultimate goal is to coach individuals towards their full potential for health, fitness, and performance. With InSynergy, its all about you!