Personal Training with your Life in Mind

We do things differently.

Our Methodology

The non-negotiables for lasting success. Our work together always springs from these pillars of healthy functional movement. With your goals in mind, we train to develop proper movement patterns without pain.

These 3 essential training goals are interrelated and built simultaneously. 


Mobility Control

The more control you have in your movement, the more you can maximize your movement potential safely, efficiently, and effectively.

We’ll improve your mobility, asymmetries and body awareness through the 7 basic functional movements. 

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Stability Control

Stabilizer muscles hold your body upright. When these crucial muscles are strong, they create good posture and alignment, which decreases pain and risk of injury.

While improving mobility control potential, we work on strengthening your stabilizer muscles to improve your balance, timing and coordination.


Strength Control

Increasing mastery. Mobility and stability control lead us to increasing strength, physical capacity and confidence in performing exercises with increasing load. You’ll cultivate physical and mental resilience to skillfully do your favorite activities and to reach your goals.

In short, you will trust your body more and how if carries you through life.

Everyone Can Benefit from Functional Strength Training

Functional strength training develops strength in patterns that are used in everyday life.

The True Benefits

  1. Build strength and muscle: Tiny tears in your muscle tissue occur during training, which heal bigger and stronger to increase strength and muscle definition.

  2. Burn calories and fat: Strength training not only burns calories during the workout, but can also increase your metabolic rate so that you burn calories and fat more efficiently throughout the day.

  3. Improves endurance: Functional training can promote endurance and cardiovascular health by getting your heart pumping and circulating plenty of oxygen throughout your body.

  4. Improves everyday life: Strengthening your muscles, endurance, stability and multi-directional movement conditions your body to do everyday activities with ease. 

  5. Improves posture: Since functional training is all about training the body to move as a single unit overall strength and balance will improve. This will reduce stress on the body and will, in turn, improve posture.

Functional movement focuses on exercising several muscles and joints together rather than working a particular muscle or group of muscles independently, resulting in you being able to perform daily activities with greater ease.

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It encourages endurance, core stability, and balance in addition to making you stronger. The goal is to improve performance not only related to fitness level but also to daily activities and your overall well-being.

Joanne is very patient and made an effort to understand me and my concerns thoroughly.

I suffered from herniated disks and early onset arthritis. After 12 weeks I’m very happy with my results. My movement has improved significantly and I am able to sustain long hikes.

Her communication is clear and very professional. I strongly recommend her training!

- Lakshmi Iyer

Our muscles are designed to work in concert, not as individual parts.

Our bodies are designed to work as a cohesive unit with muscles working together with support to accomplish certain movements and tasks.

The foundations of functional strength training are built on six movement patterns that are rooted in all of us: squat, lunge, push, pull, bend, and core.

Zeroing in on these foundations of your training gets your body to function as a single unit that optimizes performance inside and outside of the gym.

The result is less pain, and better quality of life with everything else that you do.

Don’t train for the gym. Train for life.

Fitness is more than just being fit. Strengthening the necessary muscles and joints that are used for real-life activities allows you to move large boxes, climb the stairs, participate in your favorite hobby, or just have more fun with the kids and pets in your life.

By mimicking the movements done in everyday life, the body is more likely to be able to reduce the risk of injury and pain and withstand stressors.

You will be training your body the way it was designed to be used.