Mind Body Health & Fitness offers evidence-based, highly effective certified personal fitness training and health coaching, at times and places that are most convenient to you! We work with you in the comfort of your own home or office, or local parks and recreation areas. With education and experience in not just exercise science, but nutrition and behavioral coaching as well, your Mind Body trainer is ready to support you in developing realistic goals and making them a reality.
MEET THE OWNER: Marianna Johnson, MSW, CPT, Certified Health Coach (ACE) founded Mind Body Health & Fitness (MBHF) as a response to a growing need for responsible, accessible, community-based personal training and lifestyle change services. With a Masters degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Marianna has an extensive background in engaging and coaching families through life's challenges. Marianna utilizes these skills in behavioral health and her understanding of the "whole person" to support others in developing and achieving their healthy lifestyle goals. Marianna believes in a wholly positive approach to supporting clients in their mind body journeys. She believes that "all bodies are good bodies", and that everyone has a place in the health and fitness world. Marianna is a certified personal trainer (CPT) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and a certified health coach through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Marianna is also Virginia's first Allied Professional with the internationally regarded Body Positive Fitness Alliance (BPFA). Learn more about BPFA here: www.bodypositivefitness.org/ In addition to individual and group-based health coaching, Marianna currently manages the InSHAPE Program for the Behavioral Healthcare Department of Arlington County, Virginia. The InSHAPE Program is a health promotion program that aims to reduce the incidence of obesity in adults with serious mental illness, including bipolar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and schizoaffective disorder. InSHAPE is a well-researched, evidence-based approach that utlizes coaching around fitness, basic nutrition, and habit development to support clients in developing long lasting healthy lifestyles. Learn more about the Arlington County InSHAPE Program here: health.arlingtonva.us/inshape-program/ Marianna is a lifelong athlete and a current triathlete. She builds activity of all types into her daily life, and will encourage you to find and embrace movement that makes you feel good inside and out. Marianna is passionate about making health and fitness safe and accessible for people of all walks of life.