ACE certified personal trainer

About Joanne

Your Goals are My goals! Progressive, Results Driven and Sustainable Fitness. A judgement free zone on your way to improved fitness. All levels welcome and appreciation of where you are and where you are headed. I train because I love it. I am a veteran fitness professional and health coach.

My comprehensive programs include nutritional training and online nutrition and exercise workouts in addition to our sessions in person. A certified medical exercise and adaptive fitness trainer, I work with women and men, including youth  families seeking real fitness and health.

My online exercise video  programs are featured on YourVirtualTrainer as well.



Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Nutrition
  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Muscular Definition
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Training
  • Myofascial Release
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Wellness
  • Corrective Exercise

NCCA Accredited Certifications

ace certification ACE Certified Personal Trainer
ace certification ACE Certified Health Coach
ace certification ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

Precision Nutrition Level 2, ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, ACE Special Populations, ACE Behavior Change Specialist, CPR/AED

Who I Especially Like Working With

Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors, Youth

Medical Conditions Experience

ADHD, Alzheimer's, Anxiety, Arthritis, Back Pain/Issues, Dementia, Joint Pain, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Postural Issues

At 6'4 and 250+ pounds, I was embarrassed about the way I looked and how far I'd let my body slip. With support from Jo Anne B. and Spirit Fitness I came to enjoy exercise and eating more sensibly. My weight loss was gradual and over 7 months stabilized at a lean 210 lbs. Today, I sleep better and feel better about myself and the way I look.


When renal cancer struck in April my conditioning at Spirit Fitness was one of the key factors that I attribute to my coming out the other side so quickly and in the right state of mind. Now cleared to exercise again, I look forward to adding Spirit Fitness back into my life.

Chris C.

I believe that Joanne Blackerby and her trainers at Spirit Fitness represent the most direct path to sustainable fitness and an achievable, healthy lifestyle. In the eight months that I've been working with Joanne and her team, I've lost 44lbs, gained a ton of strength and literally added years to my life. Now, I'm training to run a marathon. I feel like a new person - one capable of doing or accomplishing anything!

Stephen M.

Joanne is an incredible trainer. You will not meet anyone who is more invested in her clients' success. She helped me with every step along the way of my journey into getting healthy - from providing a meal plan, to hosting workouts at her house when the traditional gym setting wasn't working, to frequent check-ins to help me stay on track. Her fitness knowledge is very impressive, and I was amazed at my results. I can't recommend Joanne enough! - Anne C

Anne C.

Spirit Fitness Training isn't just about getting fit and losing weight. This team works together to change your life.

Kevin S.

The smartest training team in Austin. Period.

Sue J

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