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Friday, January 22, 2010

A women's success story that's a must read!

Joanne Giannini

By the time I was 39, I was a mess both mentally and physically. My life revolved around taking care of everyone else in my life and putting my own needs and wants last. As a result, I was depressed, severely overweight, and just not at all comfortable in my own skin. I went through the motions everyday, feeling like I was practically invisible.

I was 40 when I finally took back control of my life. Working out in my own living room using inexpensive and easily available tools, such as dumbbells, resistance bands, and stability balls, I totally reshaped my body while losing 60 pounds. But the changes in my physical appearance were only the very beginning. Taking care of myself changed me, giving me confidence, energy, and focus beyond anything I had ever experienced before.

As a result of my weight-loss success, I have been featured in both Prevention Magazine (March 2008) and SHAPE Magazine (August 2009). I was also chosen to be “Ms. September” in the Prevention Magazine 2009 wall calendar and appear in an infomercial that is currently broadcast nationally for The Wave, an exercise product developed by The Firm, a fitness organization that has been around for 20+ years. Additionally, my weight-loss journey is included in a recently published book, “A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness,” written by Elizabeth Lombardo, Ph.D. I could have never imagined any of this just a few years ago.

My goal is to “pay it forward” and work with people on a one-on-one basis to help them get past the hurdles that have stopped them from becoming their own personal best. In support of this, over the past few years I have obtained numerous nationally recognized fitness certifications and worked in area gyms as a personal trainer. I truly believe that it is never too late to be in the best shape of your life!

Fitness Credentials:

*National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) – Certified Personal Trainer
*SCW Fitness – Personal Trainer
*SCW Fitness – Group Fitness Instructor
*SCW Fitness – Pilates Matwork Instructor
*SCW Fitness – Group Strength Instructor
*Quality Fitness – Lifestyle Wellness Coach
*CPR/AED Certified


  1. Fantastic, Joanne! Congratulations!
    I had the honor of meeting Joanne while filming the infomercial for The Wave and we've kept in touch and she continues to inspire others, including myself! She's the real deal - a down to earth, incredible person who really cares about other people. (Tammy - not anonymous just don't know how to register to post comments. LOL)

  2. wow congrats to you! It is so easy to forget about ourselves.

  3. I so applaud Joanne for her incredible transformation- on the inside and out. As soon as I read about her in Prevention, I KNEW I wanted to profile her in my book “A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness."

    I hope everyone out there knows you, too, can change your entire lives around. Joanne is amazing. She is also human- just like you. Use her story to inspire you to become the person you want to be!

  4. Thanks everyone! Joanne


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