Joan graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Exercise & Nutritional Sciences. She is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from NSCA with over 9 years of experience teaching individuals and groups. To name some of Joan’s other educational endeavors, she is an FRC & FRA mobility specialist, Kinstretch instructor, USAW level 1 coach, Concept 2 Rowing instructor and a Registered Yoga Teacher from Yoga Detour.
Joan’s background lies in a mix of functional strength training, high intensity interval training (HIIT), unconventional free movement, and non-traditional yoga/mobility. She loves teaching people how to move and be moved. She created Mindful Rebel, an all-encompassing source of conscious but nonconformist modes of fitness and movement, a sort of fusion of variety while remaining cognizant of objectives.
She’s had the privilege of coaching and training at Intrepid Gym since late 2016 with an irreplaceable crew within the most welcoming and judgment free environment. Courage, strength, patience, boldness and endurance were all lessons she learned along the way. Through the opportunity of becoming Manager of the Jersey City location, she intends to pass on the meaning of Intrepid: fearlessness, courage, and persistence in both fitness and the every day experience.