If you saw Joan—fit, positive, and motivating—leading one of her early morning group sessions at Five Points, it would make perfect sense that her childhood near Seal Beach in Southern California was all about sun, surf, and sports. But the reason Joan’s parents shaped their family’s life around health and fitness was because Joan’s mother had survived breast cancer at a young age. Having been diagnosed with the BCRA 1 gene, a gene that dramatically increases a woman’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer, Joan, like her mother, has, what she laughingly calls, “her own story.” A classroom teacher and tutor for years, Joan brings her longtime teaching skills to fitness training—along with a whole lot of know-how, energy, and good attitude. Never making assumptions about her clients, she helps them identify real life goals then helps them attain them, at the right pace. Training small groups at Five Point Fitness, Joan’s most grateful for the opportunity to empower people, especially women, to rebound from setbacks, break out of old routines, and enjoy new relationships with their bodies—even if it’s something as simple as wearing a crazy outfit to a workout.
- Live gratefully.
- Small group training in an environment like Five Points where everyone receives individual guidance from a trainer while also benefiting from the camaraderie of an accepting community.
- Inspiring people to pay attention to their whole purpose and being—body, mind, soul.