I am a 71 year old woman who used to be allergic to gyms. Get me outside hiking, biking or for the past 15 years, racing dragon boats and I’m happy. A gym, a trainer, inside? Never.
I met Joann four years ago when I joined the dragon boat team she coaches, a much more competitive team than I previously had been on. I was on the team for a year when I realized that if I wanted to keep up on this team, just practicing and racing wasn’t enough, I really needed more conditioning and strength training. At 68, taking on something new had the potential for benefit but also for harm if done improperly, so I needed more than someone with a certificate and 3 months training.
Once I knew of Joann’s training and education, I realized she was the perfect fit and I’ve been training weekly with her ever since.
I’ve gained muscle, strength and confidence. I have never felt in better shape. My husband loves my enthusiasm and Joann, sometimes coming to the gym to watch me train.
Why do I love working out with Joann? She knows bodies and how they work. She knows when and how hard to push. Her workouts are really varied and engaging. If I’m in PT, she knows how to work around or with a problem. She listens. She has turned the dreaded gym into something I enjoy and look forward to.
I’d recommend Joann to anyone looking for a professional trainer, whether you’ve been in the gym for years or just want to get started. She’s the best!
~ Phoebe Wood