About Joanne

erin and me candelwood lake2As Founding Director of Know Your Body, I bring twenty-five years of body awareness knowledge to my practice. My unique and successful approach is drawn from a wide range of experience in nutritional/life style counseling, personal fitness training, professional dancing, acting, athletic competition and mind-body development.

I am trained in a multitude of dietary theories, including eastern and western nutrition, modern health issues, personal growth and development, and health counseling. Furthermore, as a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, an affiliate of Columbia University, I am certified as a Holistic Health Counselor through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I received my Bachelor of Science from the City University of New York in Mind, Body, and Spirit for Health graduating Summa Cum Laude. I was honored with the Thomas W. Smith Fellowship and I am a member of the Golden Key International Honor Society. In addition, I have received certification with the American Council on Exercise, Pilates Institute of America, and CPR.

Drawing from a wide range of experience, I give wellness lectures to businesses and organizations, facilitate holistic nutrition/lifestyle & cooking classes to groups, and offer individuals nutrition/health coaching and private personal fitness training. My team of personal professional trainers tailors each fitness program to fit the needs of the client.  Currently my clients, both men and women, range from 25-92 years of age.

I, along with my fitness team at Know Your Body, hold certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), American Council on Exercise (ACE), the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and Pilates Institute of America (PIA), in Pre and Post-Natal Fitness, Yoga, CPR and Fitness for the Older Adult to name just a few. Additionally, I have a professional background in the performing arts having worked with Academy Award wining director Bob Fosse, The Radio City Rockettes, and film director, Woody Allen.

Know Your Body incorporates numerous training techniques and exercises such as cardiovascular, weight/resistance, flexibility, and breath-work, Yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, Core-Energetics, and Body Dynamics.

By customizing and incorporating body awareness, nutritional/life style counseling and fitness training, your living conditions will improve not only physically, but emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.