About

Working with Joyce is more than learning to move better or get in shape – it’s about a change of mindset. Will you move better, feel better, and get into shape? Absolutely.

You’ll also develop an appreciation for your body and how it works and start looking for opportunities to move instead of looking for opportunities not to.

A Lifelong Love Affair with Movement

Joyce’s love affair with movement started as a child — having a Mom who is a physical education instructor will do that to you. After growing up in a healthy, active household she just KNEW that giving this gift to others was what she wanted to do with her life.

Working as an independent trainer and Dietitian, Joyce created affirmative fitness in 1995. With almost 20 years of hands-on experience with clients, you won’t find many trainers with both the breadth and depth of experience that Joyce has. She has a commitment to herself and her clients to stay caught up on the latest advances within the industry so that she can continue to help her clients get just that much better just that much faster.

Joyce’s Professional Credentials

  • Z-Health Master Trainer (R,I,S,T,9S certifications)
  • Registered Dietitian since 1991
  • US Squash Level 1 Certified Coach
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • FMT Basic and Performance Certified (RockTape)
  • NASM Integrated Flexibility Specialist
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist
  • Kettlebell Certified Instructor
  • Clinical Dietitian for 6 years in Boston area hospitals
  • Adjunct faculty Simmons College, 2001-2003
  • Boston University, 1990: MS in Nutrition
  • Anna Maria College, 1987: BA in Biology, Division III basketball

Joyce’s Athletic Background

Joyce isn’t a “do as a I say, not as I do” type coach who goes home and sits around. As someone who frequently says, “I don’t want to be at the computer, I want to be moving” she is also an example of how you can integrate movement into your life – without giving up your life.

Fit For Life

As a runner, Joyce ran with the Greater Boston Track Club for 8 years and completed the Boston Marathon in 1998 and 2004, the Marine Corps Marathon 2005 and 2008, 7 half-marathons and sprinted on the indoor track. For countless years, she has combined cycling with the Jagerdog team and fundraising efforts to support  Multiple Sclerosis by participating in Cape Code Getaway and the Vineyard Tour.

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Joyce’s current passion is squash. She became an avid squash player in 2009, competes with the Boston area women’s team, Open 3.5 and handicap summer league teams and has played in the National Howe Cup Tournament.

Contact Joyce at 617.480.0615 or affirmative.fitness@me.com for a free consultation.

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