Joanie balances life as a mom, wife, dog lover, city cycler and #momboss co-founder of FPC, a pre & postnatal in person and online fitness studio devoted to helping women crush the demands of motherhood.
She holds certifications as a personal trainer, Pilates instructor, Pre & Postnatal Corrective Exercise Specialist, Diastasis and Core Consultant through Fit For Birth™, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN and holds a BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. She spent 9 yrs as a professional dancer, performing, touring and teaching dance to movers of all ages. She has spent 11 yrs teaching group fitness and offering one-on-one personal training for various gyms and methods around the city.
The most challenging title she’s held to date is “mom”. Her daughter, Adina was born in 2016 via Cesarean birth after a grueling 73 hr labor. The recovery she went through inspired her deep dive into developing an approach for preventing common pregnancy and postpartum injuries like diastasis recti, pelvic floor dysfunction and supporting women during their transition into motherhood.
Since starting her health coaching and personal training business in 2010, she has proudly coached thousands of mothers and moms-to-be. She’s a passionate advocate for maternal health and spends most of her free time reading and studying the most current pre/postnatal fitness research and forming relationships with other professionals working to support women during their mothering years.
Originally from Western PA, she calls Brooklyn home with her toddler daughter, photographer husband and the world’s greatest rescue poodle.