"I started strength training with Joanna two years ago. As luck would have it, the last two years have been among the most challenging for me personally. In a stressful time, training with Joanna was a reprieve and something I looked forward to doing, even when I didn’t feel like working out. I always felt uplifted after my workout. This remains true, two years later.
In addition to the physical workout, Joanna is a reassuring voice and patient listener. We laugh every session and after each session, I feel stronger physically and boosted mentally. Joanna is able to create workouts to address the areas you want to focus on and is able to do this within any physical restrictions you may have. I have osteoporosis and Joanna has been able to create
a workout that is fun, challenging and safe for me. I can feel a difference in how I look and importantly, how I feel. Joanna is consistently teaching, but never preachy. She makes a point of checking in to see how I feel about the workouts to make sure that I am getting what I want out of them and remain motivated. She is 100% client focused and creates a supportive, encouraging environment that makes you feel good about your achievements and at the same time makes you push further to do more.
Having trained with Joanna for two years, I feel stronger physically and I am certain she has also improved my overall well-being. I am fortunate and grateful to be able to train with her."
"I needed to lose that extra stubborn weight that never seems to go away, and even though I was already active and went to the gym often, I couldn’t quite shift the 30 lbs(13.6 kg). I hired Joanna to help me re-think my regular routine, to change things up and to keep me focused on my goal. She’s done all that, and more.
Joanna has tailored our workouts to the exercises I enjoy; mixing kickboxing and capoeira, as well as the good, but always hard HIIT moves. Now that I'm at my goal of losing 30 lbs(13.6 kg), I'm thinking of going for more! It’s been a pleasure to work with her, and I always come away with a good sense of accomplishment."
~ Susan A.
"Joanna is great at what she does and took this late 50-year old on a journey back to health. I've been working with her for more than 3 years! I love that she started me slow so it's been a progression that made sense and continues to evolve. I was very out of shape and her approach was motivating and kept me on track.
I appreciate her knowledge about fitness as I had injured myself before and wanted to make sure that I avoided that! With her guidance I now feel in better shape than ever and have also managed to lose and keep off the extra 20 lbs I had when I started.
She is a true pleasure to work with and you will feel better after every personal training session!"
"At 53 I was at my highest weight ever and I was terrified that I was losing the battle with the bulge. After all, I was a perimenopausal, hypothyroid, stressed-out, working Mom who had yo-yo dieted one too many times and I was getting heavier every year. Then one day I received an email from Joanna Lopez (aka. Coach Jolo) and was intrigued by the messaging on her website about the unique challenges facing women over 40. It sparked a little hope in me! So I signed up for Joanna’s 12 Week “Like a Boss Weight loss” System.
Every week Coach Jolo educated me with her extensive knowledge to coax me down a healthful path. And when I would make a misstep (I made a few!) Joanna would kindly and expertly quide me back on track. She refused to let me indulge my usual negative, defeatist thoughts and was almost magical in her ability to reframe them in a constructive, positive way. After every session I left excited to try out her strategies for the next week. Following Joanna’s plan I lost 15 lbs and am fitter than I have been in years!
She was everything I needed and more in a coach and I will miss her compassionate, insightful (and frequently hilarious) encouragement. Moving forward I have a realistic, customized plan that not only helps me attain my healthy ideal weight, but also grow into the mobile, strong, healthy senior citizen that I aspire to be one day!"
~ Megan M.
"Joanna has been my personal trainer for over 6 years and I still train with her after all these years because she has not only transformed my fitness journey but also ignited an joy of movement and healthy eating within me.
From day one, what struck me about my Joanna is her infectious positivity, bubbly demeanor, and boundless energy. Her warm approach immediately created a comfortable and encouraging atmosphere, making each session not only effective but genuinely enjoyable. Her enthusiasm is contagious, effortlessly uplifting my spirits even on the most challenging days.
What I enjoy most about our workouts is that Joanna's approach is not just about physical exercise; it's a holistic experience that nurtures both my body and mind. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for a total body balanced workout that prioritizes safety, effectiveness, and individualized attention. Joanna's ability to adapt and tailor workouts to my changing fitness levels, address any injuries or limitations, and keep me engaged and interested is truly remarkable. With her guidance, I've not only seen significant improvements in my strength, endurance, and flexibility but also cultivated a deep sense of confidence and well-being. If you're seeking a personal trainer who is dedicated, supportive, and genuinely invested in your success, look no further than Joanna. In essence, Joanna is not just a fitness instructor but a trusted friend in my journey towards holistic well-being."
"I'm thrilled to share my success with JoLo's weight loss program, where I lost 12 lbs(even though I travelled twice and had family visiting!). What sets her program apart is its positive approach, focusing on what you CAN have rather than restrictions. This mindset shift made the journey both enjoyable and sustainable. The continuous support from her as my Coach was invaluable. Having a knowledgeable and generous Coach by my side every step of the way made a significant impact, providing me with personalized guidance and motivation. Her program not only helped me achieve weight loss, but instilled in me lasting healthy habits. I highly recommend her program for its effective and supportive approach to achieving health and fitness goals!"
"Joanna taught me a realistic, logical way to integrate healthy diet and exercise practices into my daily schedule. It was a customized, approach to sleep, move, eat and exercise – all based on my personal long-and-short-term health goals. There is NO WAY I ever would have been able to acquire these good habits and lose the 10 lbs I wanted to lose, without the knowledge and support of my Fitness and Nutrition coach, Joanna. She's a mom of two teenagers, she has aging parents, she runs her own business, she GETS IT.
At times I felt Joanna was more motivated for me to reach my weight loss goal than I was! Which is what you need when you’re making changes – someone that continues to remind you why you’re there and how GOOD habits are formed – but mostly, someone who really cares. Who really wants you to be successful, who is selfless when it comes to imparting the information so many of us lack when it comes to nutrition and exercise.
I encourage anyone who thinks that they need to sacrifice personal health for a balanced home and work life to try this program. You’ll be surprised what just a few weeks can do."
"Joanna's positive energy and enthusiasm are contagious! Her Zumba class is the most fun workout I've ever done and the best way to start the week. I now love Mondays, thanks to Joanna!"
"Joanna is always full of energy and carries the brightest smiles in our Zumba class. I am always recharged with positive energy after the class. I have joined Joanna’s class for about 2 1/2 years and I am still very excited to go to her class every week.
Thank you so much!!"
"Joanna has endless energy, is a great motivator, and her classes are energetic and lots of fun."
"Joanna is bursting with light and love and she brings this to absolutely every class she teaches. Her Zumba classes are so much fun and full of positive energy that I carry with me through the rest of my day after getting that cardio high through dance. I look forward to my Zumba class with Joanna. It’s an incredible way to kick off the week!"
"I LOVE attending Joanna’s Zumba class. She is so fun, encouraging and full of energy! I never like to miss her class!!"
"Jo's great mix of music and boundless energy makes the sessions fun and challenging."