Thanks for helping me fit into this very unforgiving dress:) I’m feeling very confident thanks to Boot Camp–and of course, the definition is an ongoing project!
(Francis recently appeared on the Today show, sharing recipes for Panko-crusted cod and more. See her looking fit and confident by clicking here.)
I’ve trained with Joanna at the Y for a long time, which is great. I already knew what an ass-kicker she is, that she’s very focused and dedicated. I recently started joining her for bootcamps and outdoor workouts with bodiesynergy. I’ve been a yoga teacher for a long time, and while that practice is wonderful and key to my fitness and sanity, Joanna has taught me how hard and how smart I need to work in order to really improve my health and well being. She’s taught me about how to safely push beyond what I had long assumed were my limitations. I’ve never been so happy to be wrong, and I feel really lucky to be working with someone as committed and creative as she is. It’s never boring and I always feel great afterwards!
I never have to wonder if a Bootcamp workout actually works. I can FEEL that it does – every time. Joanna constantly changes up the exercise regimen which keeps the workouts challenging and interesting. And I love the group. I’m actually happy to see these people at 6:30 am! I am my own testament to this program. At almost two years in, I’m still doing it!
I wanted to write you a proper email of thanks for your superb spin classes! I never ride enough outside (I’m afraid of it!), and I think that coming to your classes regularly has made a big difference to my bike fitness, especially in terms of how fresh I feel coming off the bike. This is the race I did on Sunday:
I was one of the slowest finishers, but I felt strong all day – the bike is only 30 miles, but the last 5 miles has a 1000-foot climb up to the transition area, and I just got in my littlest gear and climbed away – thinking – this is MUCH less horrible than those crazy 25-minute climbs we do in Joanna’s class! In short, huge boost to mental and physical fitness!
I’ve just registered for IM Wisconsin, for next September – am looking forward to lots of spinning over the winter…
I’m back in class Friday – can’t wait!
Bootcamp in Prospect Park with Joanna Paterson is a fun, effective way to get in shape and build the body you want. Joanna is patient and designs her classes for all levels of fitness. She gives individual attention to everyone in her class to insure your using the proper form. Her classes have challenged me to work harder by using proper form getting me a much stronger body that has helped me in every other sport I do………… Love you Joanna :0)
It’s no exaggeration to say that Joanna changed my life. Before I started training with her, the idea of working out and getting fit was such a chore. Joanna has inspired confidence in me to push myself physically and mentally. She taught me that fitness can be both challenging and fun at the same time. No two workouts are ever the same – and the variety keeps it interesting, from indoor cycling, to kettlebells, to bootcamp.
More importantly, Joanna inspires community. Through her classes, I’ve met some amazing people and have forged friendships along the way. In turn, I look forward to working out because I know there are supportive, caring individuals with me and we encourage each other to reach our goals. And we keep coming back for more because we know Joanna will be there to help us along the way. But make no mistake – she is tough, determined, and committed to getting you into shape.
I’m a member of the YMCA AOA class. Johanna effortlessly keeps the exercise within our capabilities, at the same time making the class challanging. She really knows her business.
I began taking cycling classes that Joanna taught. At first I was intimidated because she has a reputation of being tough but that passed very quickly. She corrected my form which changed my ride, my workout and my recovery time for the better. I had been struggling at indoor cycling for a while before taking her class I instantly felt more challenged but also safer and knew I was in good hands. After taking off 12 lbs in just 3 weeks I decided to try her outdoor bootcamp and Kettlebells. That is a great experience too. Her great leadership and fitness skills take the fear out of trying new things.
Overall I feel like something magical happened when I met Joanna. The kind of synergy that one can only hope to find in a fitness instructor. I know I am in good hands and that her inspirational sessions will help me realize my long and short term fitness goals.
Thank you Joanna.
Boot Camp with Joanna is HARDCORE! She told us we were going to do Tabata drills and I said “Ta Whata?” When the hour of Boot Camp was done I knew exactly what she meant. She is a Life Coach who will help you achieve your personal goals.
I met Joanna when she taught spinning at my local gym. Though I rarely took her class, she was an inspiration to me. I found quality and guidance in how she presents being fit. As an example, when I subsequently went jogging I wore a heart monitor. That was her influence! Her approach inspires striving in lieu of feeling self-conscious, unable to achieve fitness, or thwarted by being older. She makes everyone feel positive and optimistic. Attitude is everything. Her warm spirit and enthusiasm are infectious. What a special lady she is!!
Elle slept for 12 hours straight last night after baby boot camp and has slept most of the day today – unbelievable! She also slept this well last Thursday after your class – thank you!