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Joanne Koury

ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Whitehall, PA

ACE Profiles |  Joanne Koury

I am prompted to write this by one of the ACE staffers who assisted me during a recent renewal process for my 28th year of certification as a group fitness instructor with ACE. My 35 year career in fitness started as a GF instructor. What started as a passion to lead fitness classes, has led me to a career working with every age group in all types of venues from health club to country club to medical centers and it led me back to my first love, the water, coaching competitive swimming. I had the privilege of building and managing three large new construction projects for medical centers and published in the field internationally….all this from a desire to lead group fitness classes. I met so many people in my work that remain my dearest friends today. We laugh, cry, share life stories, support each other and workout together daily and fitness ties us together as no other thing could…we are drawn together by the love of movement and the commitment to a proactive and health filled life. Being a fitness and aquatics leader has not only kept me healthy at age 60 but also young in spirit and vitally alive in moving toward my life's next adventures in relationships, work, and play. Now that I am relocated back to my home region of Lehigh Valley, PA area, I continue to run into former clients and colleagues and often they thank me for helping them, or their children! What they may not realize is that they have changed my life and enriched it in so many ways…words cannot adequately express it. Fitness is not a job or even a career, it is LIFE!

 

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