Joanne started out as a full-time attorney in Framingham, MA. 5 years later she gave birth to her twin boys and 2-½ years later to her twin girls. That’s when she decided to modify her career to part-time attorney.
While raising her young children LJ discovered Pilates as a student (both mat and equipment), and immediately fell in love. In 2002, a family move from Needham Massachusetts to Syracuse New York changed her career path. She dove into the fitness industry and earned certifications in Pilates, indoor cycling, barre, and TRX suspension training.
LJ chose to get certified as a Stott trainer following in the footsteps of her inspiring mentor.
During her first days as a Pilates student she was struck by how many instructors offered no direction or education during their classes. As a result, she often didn’t “get it” and felt nothing.