I have been professionally training since 2003 but I coached my first exerciser as a freshman in highschool (1987) and taught my first fitness class in 1991. I joined was in the Navy from 92-97 and went through a series of ups & downs for the majority of my adult life; finally settling in the woman I am today after finding balance with my mind, soul and health.
I was a success pioneer bikini competitor & commercial fitness model from 2005 to 2010. I'll never do that again! I hope I can convey my philosophies to woman so they understand that beauty is not about having a banging body; it's about being healthy, happy, grateful and in balance. But trust me, I can kick your butt during these workouts.
My favorite client story
* Jimbo, age 78 and former VP of the New York Mets, sings to me at every session!
* Susans is off most of her medications
* I have a knack for influencing people into the fitness lifestyle: Brenda became a BeachBody coach and NPC Bikini Competitor & Kristine is now an NPC Physique competitor and Ilsa won an NPC Bikini show!!!!!!
My favorite exercise
I love love love Pilates hip sequences to build and tone the booty. Nothing hurts so good as these! They look easy..... but they ain't!!
My favorite quote
Oh.... so you want a beautiful booty? You willing to bust your butt for it? (no pun intended)
My training philosophy
Fitness should part of the wellness trilogy: healthy in mind, healthy in body and healthy in spirit. What is the point in having the ultimate fit body if you are not one bit happy?!?! Trust me... I have been there; having the perfect body will NOT bring you happiness unless your mind & soul are aligned.
My training experience
I have been in and out of gyms since I was 6 years old! I specialize in interval training with bodyweight and H.I.I.T. cardio as well. Certified Health-Fitness Instructor by the ACSM and certified personal trainer by NASM, NCCPT & ACT, Certified Senior Fitness and Master Training in qual. I have worked alongside some of Orange County's elite trainers at the prestige Sports Club LA and this is where I can honestly say I built my fitness knowledge base.
I have had the pleasure of training Hollywood producers, pageant queens, former Olympic competitive athletes, future IFBB pros, professional models, busy entrepreneurs, nightlife industry workers (VIP servers & bartenders whose jobs depend on their looks), wives of local celebrities and socialites, as well as military & police hopefuls, teachers, millionaires and billionaires and my favorite clients of all are success network marketers!!!
Areas of Expertise
- Strength Training
- Weight Loss
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
AFPA Senior Fitness Trainer, NFPT Certified Master Trainer
BS in Exercise & Sports Science
Who I Especially Like Working With
Law Enforcement, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Post-rehab, Seniors, Women
Medical Conditions Experience
Back Pain/Issues, Depression, Diabetes, Headaches/Migraines, Knee Pain/Issues, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Plantar fasciitis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Shoulder Issues
I think Jo is an awesome trainer! Jo is very knowledgeable and good at what she does. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to get in shape!
What can I say expect Jo is absolutely amazing. She really helped me get passed my plateau . I highly recommend a one on one consultation with her. My goal was to lose 7 more pounds and I lost 12. Thanks to her helping me plan my meals and excerise routine.
I have worked with a few trainers and Jo was definitely one of the best. She understands women's needs and challenges. She is a great motivator and you will see results, feel better, and fit into those jeans again!
What can I say about trainer Jo!! She used to put on this boot camp 3 days a week, and I made sure to never miss a day! It was always the most challenging and rewarding thing I did for myself during the week. I have always been competitive, and she made sure to push me my hardest when I took her class. No matter what your fitness level, trainer Jo has your back. You will be amazed at what you are capable of, you just have to take that leap and say "I'm worth it!!"
I had trainers before who were only interested in what they wanted for results. Jo listens to your needs and works with you to get where you want to be. 3 months later, my blood sugar is down, i am off two medications and have toned up. Those were my goals. Every workout is built on the last with encouragement and recognition of accomplishment. I am 60 years old, overweight, diabetic and have afib and Jo has made me feel like there is nothing i can't do. She is conscious of my health issues and considers them in my workout. I've gone from a couch potato to walking even days u am not at the gym and find myself doing squats while i do dishes. All because of Jo!
I was so upset to hear Jo moved. She is the best trainer in Vegas. We’ve been training on & off for 10 years and she always delivers the best workouts. And she doesn’t take my $¥!+. I love out love/hate relationship.