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Archive for January, 2012

Success Stories: Go for the Burn (Calories, that is!)

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

One of my goals this year is to post regular success stories about my clients and friends who are winning at the game of fitness and offer a great example to others.

I just started working with Dr. Alvin Jones, a radio show host in the Washington, DC area.  After he interviewed me for his show he asked whether I could help him achieve his own long term health and fitness goals.  Over the course of this year, he'd like to drop at least 50 pounds and shape up.

Listen to the interview from January 19th - WNEW-AM Washington DC, Dr Alvin Jones
(12:44 mp3 file opens in a new window)

In the first week, Dr. A met and surpassed his exercise goal of biking to burn 250 calories most, at least 5, days of the week.  He had a perfect score of 7 workouts and discovered an inside tip:  If he works out at a higher level of intensity, he can burn the same number of calories in 20 minutes as he can in 35 minutes at a lower level.

Use this tip yourself:  add intervals of higher intensity cardio activity to burn more calories in less time.

Joan on the Airwaves

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

1/27, 9am EASTERN, KWRM-FM Seattle  WA, Kate Daniels with Sunday Morning Magazine


Joan on the Airwaves

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

1/26, 8am EASTERN, WGVU-AM&FM Grand Rapids MI, Shelley Irwin Morning Show, NPR

I can’t wait to meet Shelley this week.  She’s had the most interesting journey from Physical Therapist to Broadcast Journalism.  And she’s a triathlete to boot!  We should have plenty to talk about.




Joan on the Airwaves

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

1/24, 11:40am EASTERN, KKZZ-AM metro Los Angeles CA, Live, The Kim Pagano Show, AM Talk Radio

Kim Pagano brings you "Experts and Reality."  Join Joan as she chats with Kim about Real Life Fitness and shares her tips on how you can:

  • make fitness a lifestyle by integrating it into your everyday
  • be able to carry out daily tasks with vigor and alertness
  • have ample energy to meet unforeseen emergencies

Tune in for the answers you have been looking for in everyday challenges!


Joan on the Airwaves

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Archived interview

1/19, 8:30am EASTERN, WNEW-AM Washington DC, The Dr. Alvin Jones Show

I’m so excited to appear on Dr. Alvin Jones’ show!  He’s interviewed tons of celebs and leaders in their fields.  I’m thrilled to be in the company of big names in health and fitness like Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Michael Roizen, Denise Austin and Jillian Michaels.

Joan on the Airwaves

Sunday, January 15th, 2012

1/16, 12:50pm EASTERN, WROL-AM Boston MA, Frankie Boyer:  The Health Show, AM Talk Radio

Tune in to hear more about how you can

·         Tone up, burn calories and stay strong with strength training
·         Shape up without bulking up
·         Have a strong, sexy body at any age

Learn why
·         You don’t have to spend hours to get in shape
·         You’re never too old, overweight or out of shape to begin
·         Lifting weights helps you lose weight