About Jo-Ellen

I am an AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, a Massachusetts licensed massage therapist (#16003), Reiki practitioner and is certified in Integrated Energy Therapy.  I believe that the fitness journey can begin at any age.  I also feel it is important to work with a trainer that is similar in age.  Being in my 50's, I understand that you don't have to do "crazy" things to get in the best physical shape.  I feel safety and good form are of upmost importance.  My approach incorporates the five components of fitness – strength, endurance, flexibility, cardio activity, and a healthy diet.  I also believe in a holistic approach which combines mind, body, and spirit to contribute to overall wellness and improved quality of life.

 

My career in fitness and health began from a background in dance.  I've worked in the fitness industry since 1980 and have trained individuals of all ages with varied abilities ranging from the novice to athlete.  I also teach regular group classes in strength, flexibility, toning, aerobics, core stability, and bootcamp.

 

To complement my fitness background, I became a licensed massage therapist in Massachusetts. My massage services include Swedish, deep tissue, sport and chair massage; relaxation, therapeutic and pain management; Reiki and spa treatments.  My massage background has been extremely helpful with facilitated stretching with clients and also helping with daily aches and pains!  Recently, I opened Every Bodies Massage located in Framingham, MA.  I also work at the Spa in Whitinsville and State of Grace Wellness.

 

I frequently attends programs and courses keep informed and expand my knowledge in the fitness and massage fields.  I'm a graduate of the Bancroft School of Massage Therapy (Worcester), holds a B.S. in Education, is CPR certified and insured.


Areas of Expertise

  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Core and Balance
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Functional Training
  • Wellness
  • Massage
  • Stress Reduction

NCCA Accredited Certifications

AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, CPR/AED/First Aid

Who I Especially Like Working With

Beginners, Middle-aged, Post-rehab, Rehab, Seniors

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