Joanne Schmalenberger BEYOND FITNESS " powered by music inspired by life"
Joanne Schmalenberger has been in the Fitness and Wellness business since 1979. She started by teaching dance aerobics at Obie’s Aerobic Center in Natick. In 1982 she developed an in-home program for women called “Totally for You,” known today as Personal Training. In 1985, she created the first mobile fitness business for kids called “Fun Fitness on the Run,” bringing creative movement to pre-school, nursery school and after school programs. All designed to keep the kids active and happy. She further developed Fun Fitness programs for local Adult Education, Natick Hospital, and Natick Parks & Recreation. Her approach is always safe, always fun. In 1991, Joanne opened her first studio called “Country Fitness & Fun, Inc.” offering an educational and enjoyable way to exercise. teaching cutting edge dance classes including cardio ballroom, slow sexy stepping, ballet based muscle conditioning classes and pilates ( which we called stretch and strengthen ) no one had heard of pilates in the 90's. hip hop , boys tumble classes kids bday parties,
She also started “Fun Fitness on the Run Summer Camp.” In 1995, she introduced Rebounding to the area. In 1997, she attended advance health and fitness studies in Tampa, Florida and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 1998, she became one of the first Resistaball instructors in New England, training other instructors throughout the region. In the same year she extended the training of Rebounding and Resistaball into local clubs and adult programs.
Joanne has made many appearances performing her dynamic energy interactive music and movement for hundreds of children at a time. In 2000, Joanne studied Feldenkrais in Kietulahof, Switzerland. After returning she became the first Level-3 Yamuna® Body Rolling Trainer/Instructor/educator
. She studied heart math, physconeuromology, and physiological anatomy to become a Reike practitioner, a Thai Massage Energy Healer, and a Lomi Lomi Massage Therapist. She became a Yamuna Zakes New England Educator and Body Worker for Body Rolling. She also became a Master Reboundologist and Educator and a Smart Bells® Instructor and Educator.
Using Smart Bells and other props she developed a playful weight training program. Joanne's life has been part of her education, since birth having been born with Lyphangioma, which thru her life would have amazing learning lessons that would directly impact her career as a "specialized fitness trainer, bodyworker and outside the box educator,
Joanne’s philosophy is that “Life is not predictable so why should your exercise be. It is not how we look it is how we feel. Use gravity to strengthen you, not weaken you. Training in multidimensional patterns gives us the flexibility to enjoy a happier life. In 2000 Joanne opened her 2nd Studio under her name "Beyond Fitness" where she taight many unique classes, Rebounding with sexy weight training , exotic dance class, Somatic dance, Bodyrolling, Slengthening technique, Smartbells, Dancing with weights, trined hundreds of personal trainers and physical threapist massage therapist in body rolling and rebounding certifications. Local school systems have enjoyed Joannes creative trainings for ideas to make fitness fun.
in 2007 Joanne's new Holistic personal training studio opened downstairs where she does amazing "Body work that works"
her mix of Reike, Feldenkrais,Thai massage, Lomi Lomi Hawian massage, energy healing,Small ball therapy and her creation of vibration al healing. Her small group classes that are un like the gym kind of work out, based on her 40 years of dancing since a child. "moving is always key and how you move is most important"
” Joanne has worked on New England Patriot’s players using the therapeutic benefits of Body Rolling and other modalities. She also brought Yamuna body Rolling into Canyon Ranch in 2004. Joanne's Latest tribute is her on going Fun Fitness for kids, she developed the first Before school fitness class at Ben Hem school in Natick, Mass. in 2006. Her New quest is " bounce before books fitness assembly's for schools" Joanne is also a exercise rehabilitation specialist in many Boston area nursing homes . She has a specialized individual program she creates for each of her clients, getting stroke victims to speak better, move with more ease and even walk again.
Joanne outside the box way of teaching is being sought by trainers and instructors all over the eastcoast. The Beyond Fitness trailer Launched July 2011 and will be doing events, training's, Rebounding level one certifications.kids parties, master classes at wellness centers all over the East coast. Joanne presents the latest Fitness and Wellness information to the public on her weekly Cable TV show entitled Beyond Fitness®.
It's a pleasure doing fitness with you
"Use gravity to strengthen you not weaken you""It's a pleasure doing fitness with you"
Beyond Fitness is exactly that.. You will have a blast while keeping your body healthy and younger thru cellular exercise /slengthening technique/gbody work that works... give a call and find out why we are Beyond fitness