Johanna has been working in fitness and wellness since 2005, and has worn many hats – all of which she has loved.
She has managed a personal training department at a gym in Baltimore, worked as a wellness program manager while in grad school at The George Washington University, and worked for the USDA as a Senior Research Assistant at the Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center. Currently, Johanna teaches classes and trains clients in the Los Angeles area. Additionally, she does fitness testing and nutrition consulting work with BodySpec, and offers corporate wellness workshops by request.
In the summer of 2013, Johanna and her husband rode their bikes cross-country. They went from Virginia to Oregon on an epic journey that lasted 84 days and covered 4,440 miles. Check out some pictures here or watch the whole crazy video.
Johanna and her husband moved from Washington, DC to Santa Monica, CA in 2014, and have since welcomed their son Conan and daughter Gwen into the world!
Masters Degree in Exercise Science, concentration in Nutrition and Eating Behavior, The George Washington University
ACSM and ACE Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) since 2006
ACSM “Exercise Is Medicine” Level 2 Credential
Yoga Alliance 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), trained at The Studio DC Yoga Center with Katja Brandis
Certified Health and Wellness Coach, trained and licensed through WellCoaches School of Coaching
Certified Spinning Instructor
Specialty Trainings and Experience
Women’s Health and Fitness, specifically:
Prenatal and Postnatal fitness
Exercise and Osteoporosis — Prevention/Management
Attainable and sustained weight loss coaching
Older Adults (aka “young at heart”!), specifically:
Balance, Posture, and Flexibility Training
Building Strength, Muscle Mass, and Bone Density
Exercise for Hip/Knee Replacement (pre and post)
Flexibility, Strength, and Balance Training for Parkinson’s
Yoga Master Workshops Attended:
Mark Whitwell: Philosophy of Yoga and Building a Practice
Bryan Kest: Power Yoga and Philosophy of Yoga
Natasha Rizopolous: Anatomy and Alignment for core, arm balances, and backbending
Jason Crandell: Anatomy and Alignment for backbending and hip opening
Tiffany Cruikshank: Myofascial Release
Cameron Shayne: Budokon Yoga
Eoin Finn: Anatomy and Alignment of asana with a focus on twists, shoulders, and hips
Govindas: Bhakti Yoga Teacher Training Weekend Immersion