Jo Ann Goodie-Charles
Owner & Founder
Jo Ann is Registered Nurse with over 44 years’ experience in women’s health care and over 19 years’ experience in the fitness arena. In the early course of her nursing career, Jo Ann began to understand the important roles of diet and exercise in maintaining and improving one’s health. Although nursing was her primary career, fitness soon became a secondary interest as she ventured more and more into the fitness arena. Motivated by her own personal results in both health and appearance, Jo Ann also began to quickly understand that diet and exercise were often the first recommendations to patients in treating and minimizing the impact of most chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Fitness became more that just a personal lifestyle choice but also a way to make a difference in the lives of others.
”I started my journey with exercise and healthy eating habits at age 21. Now at age 70 that which started as a fun interest has now over the years translated into one of my life’s passions as well as a second career path. I became a Certified Personal Trainer in 1999 and later as time moved forward became certified as an Aerobics/Fitness instructor. After retirement as a nurse I was blessed to open Fit Just4U Personal Training Center in the latter half of 2015, providing personal training and related services to the community with a particular interest in the Senior and Baby Boomer population. The motto for Fit Just4U is “Fitness Designed with You in Mind.” The vision is to make a difference in the life of others through a holistic approach utilizing exercise, healthy eating, and over all healthier lifestyle choices as the basic platform for creating a healthier community”.