Joan Pagano is certified in health and fitness instruction by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). She has worked as a personal fitness trainer in New York City since 1988, providing professional guidance and support to people at all levels of fitness. Through her work, she has created hundreds of training programs for individuals as well as for the community at large. Formerly the manager of a one-on-one training facility, Joan now supervises her own staff of fitness specialists who work together as Joan Pagano Fitness Group. She is the instructor in fitness evaluation techniques at Marymount Manhattan College and is also a nationally recognized provider of continuing education courses for fitness trainers through both the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and IDEA Health and Fitness Inc. Joan is the author of "Strength Training for Women "(DK Publishing, 2004);" Strength Training Deck "(DK Publishing, 2006); "8 Weeks to a Younger Body" (DK Publishing, 2007), and "Total Body Workout "(DK Publishing, 2008).