A certified personal trainer and yoga instructor, Joanna grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Between school, work, and play she has spent the past 6 years nearly all around the county, but she is so thrilled to back in Chicago! Joanna grew up intensely training in competitive gymnastics. Once she reached her teenage years, she then went on the coach gymnastics while beginning to study dance and performing. She attended Syracuse University where she received her BFA in Musical Theatre. Directly following college, she began traveling internationally with the National Tour of the Broadway musical CATS, singing and dancing around the world. She then moved to New York City where she began regularly practicing yoga and studying various types of fitness. She later went on the receive her personal training certification from The National Academy of Sports Medicine and her 200-Hour RYT yoga certification through her beloved yoga studio Prana Power Yoga NYC. Joanna has taught at large gym facilities and small boutique studios all around New York City. She most recently received her CARDIOLATES® certification at Sixpax Chicago through The Pilates Center of New York.
Jastine's background, a BFA in Musical Theatre and Dance from Millikin University, led her to seek increased flexibility, relief for body aches, and strength for performing. Her increased awareness of breath and a calmer sense of focus helped deepen her physical practice and improve her quality of sleep! She completed a 200 hr training program and seeks to share her experience with others. Jastine loves to talk about the benefits of each posture and enjoys using imagery throughout her classes. Outside of class, Jastine likes to try out new restaurants, dance, and watch youtube videos of baby animals. Explore and discover yourself through hard work and laughter! She can't wait to meet you!