Joy Kelly

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

I have been a fitness professional since 1979; before we had lycra in tights! I grew up watching Jack LaLanne worked for Elaine Powers, and admire all of the pioneers who paved the way for this industry.

I competed in Track and Field, Cross Country and Basketball in college and have enjoyed working with college athletes, especially helping them to change their diets, sleep habits and mental conditioning.

My sister Janis Kelly and I, along with our fellow team member, Tamara Powell, became the National Step Aerobics Champions in 1992. It was great fun to compete with all the great athletes back then: Gay Gasper, Jim Shallal, John Garey, Patrick Goudeau, among many others. We had exceptional coaches in Cindy Terry, Jim Karanas and Marc Castillo.

Competing for 5 years was a great experience and allowed us entry into the fitness video world. I was fortunate to star or be featured in 5 exercise videos, including one with Olympic Gymnast Nadia Comaneci.

My sister and I went on to open a fitness center of our own, just north of Seattle: Hyperformance: Fitness and Beyond. It was a great platform to train other competitors, instructors and our students.

In 1995, I began focusing more on lifestyle and nutrition coaching and also representing Juice Plus+. I have been able to take the message of healthy lifestyle choices to a much broader audience with this tool and now speak through out the US (and a little in Canada). I work with many other fitness and medical professionals as well as lay people to spread the message of exercise, stress reduction and improved nutrition with fruits and vegetables.

I love having so much flexibility in what I do: cooking demos, fitness testing, wellness workshops and more!

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About Me


  • Bachelor's Degree, BA/General Biology, Macalester College

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer

CPR Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Oct 03, 2019
America Safety & Health Institute
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

AED Certified

American Safety and Health Institute
Expires: Oct 03, 2019
American Safety and Health Institue
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, My rates are flexible as I normally work as a consultant and charge by the job.

Payment Methods

Cash, Cashier's Check, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Step Challenge National Champion

Languages Spoken




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