JoAnna Herring has had a love for dance and movement since she was a child. By making use of her background in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary dance, and Kinesiology, she makes Pilates an accessible and exciting way to redefine the way you use your body.
While completing her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the University of Calgary (2008), JoAnna was introduced to Pilates; she was fascinated by its focused movements and many biomechanical benefits. To improve her knowledge base in this field, JoAnna obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary (2011). During her time in university, JoAnna had the opportunity to teach dance and movement to people of all ages. She was not only given the chance to find out how people understand movement on a personal level, but was able to supplement her teaching with an anatomical background. In 2011, JoAnna began working at a physiotherapy clinic, prescribing and teaching rehabilitative exercise to physiotherapy patients; this was when her love for Pilates was reignited.
JoAnna realized that Pilates was the ideal method to improve the lives of her patients and she made the move to become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor- Level 1 Mat & Reformer (2014). Pilates has turned into a passion for JoAnna, allowing her to bridge her love of movement, her physiological knowledge of the body, and her desire to help others. When JoAnna isn’t teaching Pilates, you can catch her camping, watching funny movies, or enjoying a glass of wine. She loves getting outside when the weather is nice, and spending quality time with friends and family. Keeping things positive is the aim of her game! JoAnna would love the chance to meet you, and help you overcome chronic injury, improve your posture, your flexibility, and your athletic performance.