Joanna Paterson

Fitness Professional

Native to New Zealand, I have lived in New York City for 7 years.  I am the founder of BODIESYNERGY.  My fitness business, allows me to combine my passion for health, fitness & being outside. Enriching clients to be at their fitness-best.

As as qualified fitness professional, I specialise in strength and endurance training, creating & developing  programs for every BODY, including (but not exclusive to):


  • Bootcamp
  • Babiesynergy
  • Cycling
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Kettlebell Sport
  • Heart Rate ZoneTraining
  • Jump Sport
  • Personal Training
  • Wedding & Special event preparation

Before creating my own business, I  experienced all kinds of “group fitness classes” & training sessions.  Those that influenced me were not necessarily considered fitness industry leaders but they had something I wanted for myself; confidence, focus, a healthy lifestyle & they enjoyed their work.  How many of us have been in a position where we “dont like our job” ?.  So I began with creating a fitness program where I believed the New York industry was weak – a parent & baby workout where you use your ever loving baby as resistance.

I wrote & have developed Babiesynergy since 2009 to answer this need for a class to engage parents, (YES DADs TOO), caregivers and their babies. After a successful 2 years on The Upper West Side NYC, Chelsea Piers (LWS NY) & now in Park Slope Brooklyn, the program continues to grow, as do all the beautiful babies. Babiesynergy is available in both small group and personal training formats

As a parent, I know what it’s like to juggle work and family life, and also make,  time for you in a healthy fitness routine. If you’re looking for a trainer who knows what it feels like  to lose a few pounds?  I may just be “the one” for you. Through a healthy diet and exercise I have lost over 130+lb, and keep it off for the past 16 years!

When not instructing, training or coaching Joanna competes in long distance cycling events, enjoys feeling the benefits of a wheat, gluten, dairy & caffeine – FREE diet & mostly loves being a parent to her beautiful daughter.

Joanna’s certifications

  • afaa
  • IKFF
  • Spinning/johnny G
  • Heartzones USA