Joan Pagano is the author of best-selling fitness books, an informational speaker on health and fitness topics, and the owner of Joan Pagano Fitness in New York City.
Former trainer to Jacqueline Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, Joan has provided professional guidance to people at all levels of fitness since 1988, creating hundreds of training programs for individuals, groups, fitness facilities, schools, hospitals and corporations.
Joan is an authority on the benefits of exercise for women’s health issues such as pregnancy, breast cancer, menopause and osteoporosis as well as strength training through the decades. She has been featured on CBS, NBC and ABC TV and contributed to such publications as SHAPE, Health, Fitness, Oxygen and Vitality magazines, The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Formerly the Director of the Personal Trainer Certification Program at Marymount Manhattan College, Joan now manages her own staff of fitness trainers. She is a spokesperson for IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the world’s largest association for fitness and wellness professionals. Joan is certified in Health and Fitness Instruction by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and is a Phi Beta Kappa cum laude graduate of Connecticut College. She has completed seven marathons.