20 Years of Exclusive Private Practice and Unmatched Qualifications

Joanne Thomas - (917) 691-0801

New York, New York 10128

Trains both men and women.

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  • Strength Building
  • Weight Loss
  • Rehabilitation
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Older Adults, Pre/Postnatal

Training Locations

  • home
  • studio
  • outdoor
  • Client's Home Gym


  • Certified Personal Trainer - American Council on Exercise Exercise Leader - American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Specialist - Cancer Exercise Training Institute Aquatic Fitness Instructor - Aquatic Exercise Association Pilates Instructor - Fitour YogaFit Level I instructor Certificate in Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

Personal Trainer Overview

Mature, real-world training. We set achievable goals together, then I provide motivation along the way. No boot camp here - just safe, caring, enjoyable training based on exercise science. You'll see and feel the results you want. And experience stress relief. Focus on excellent service to upscale clients, since I began my career at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires. I meet all insurance requirements for NYC co-ops, condos, and rental buildings. CPR and AED certified.

Training Philosophy

We're in this together! First, we complete your confidential health history to make sure you're ready. You tell me what you want from our work together - long term and short term. Since each client is unique, our work together is based on your wishes. Posture, breath, and balance work are part of every session. Workouts may include building strength, flexibility, stress management techniques, balance exercises, and more depending upon each client. I work closely with doctors, registered dieticians, licensed physical therapists and massage therapists and can provide trusted cross-referrals if you wish. I'm prompt, professional, courteous, and pleasant company, I'm told. I'm gentle, kind, empathetic, a skilled listener, teacher, communicator. You'll be challenged, not sore and miserable. You'll enjoy yourself. My goal is for you to feel better after our session than you did when the session began. My hope is that you'll look forward to exercise and make it a part of your life, for the gifts it brings your body, mind, and spirit.


Extensive studies in exercise for: People new to exercise Adults 50+ Frail adults Chronic diseases Pre/Postnatal Menopause Cancer patients and survivors Orthopedic injuries and conditions Back and neck issues Post-rehabilitation Studies in exercise program design


I'm proud of my skills in personal training. Before becoming certified to train, I had several long careers. I worked at the National Archives, as a Management Consultant, and in Information Technology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. These were positions that required analytical skills and listening and communication. I carefully planned my transition from the 9 to 5 world into full time personal training in private practice, self-employed - a big step, now decades ago. I started working in community centers and health clubs, then grew into private practice rapidly. It's been a fulfilling ride, as I've learned and grown my ability to help many kinds of people.