Student Spotlight #1: BODYCOMBAT, You May Just Love It

Welcome to Act-Fit Friday! Remember a few weeks ago I said I was going to start highlighting members who take classes from me? Well the time is now!

The main reason for this is to show my appreciation to them as regular members, for readers to learn more about the variety of people who take group fitness classes and why, & to motivate my readers to try group fitness as a part of their workout routine.


We are getting started with one of my favorite people Fit and Fabulous 37 y/o Mrs. Lisa Howard!


Student Spotlight #1 BODYCOMBAT, You May Just Love It - Rx Fitness Lady


How long have you taken BODYCOMBAT? 

I have been taking BODYCOMBAT for about a year, and Joi was my very first instructor.  I thought she was so tough!  I was intimidated by the moves and said I would never go back...but I did go back, and after the second class I loved it!  And now I hate to miss a class!


What is your favorite form of exercise/group fitness class? What do you like most about BODYCOMBAT?

I really enjoy several group fitness classes, but BodyCombat is my absolute favorite!  I think when I heard Joi say that it was like doing 1700 crunches in one class, I knew I had to stick with it! I love Combat because of the energy of the class and how much fun it is, and I feel great after completing a class!  Combat covers so many bases:  cardio, strength, upper body, lower body, abs…and I feel like if I was put in a situation, I could kick some tail!



Do you have any barriers to workouts (injuries, hair upkeep, etc)? How do you overcome them?

I do have issues with one of my knees, but I don’t let it stop me from much.  There are always lower-impact options for my knee or I just modify what I need to so not to hurt my knee any more.

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What do you find most challenging from the class?

The most challenging thing about the class…is the whole thing!  But that’s what makes it so good!  There are some days that I feel tired and not sure I’m going to make it, but I always have more energy when the class is over. Each class I attend I feel pushed and challenged to do better and more.


What can you say about Joi as an instructor?

Joi is AWESOME!  She is energetic and fun and always gets us motivated.  She is great at what she does…she is an awesome instructor and teaches us how to do the moves correctly and effectively.


Anything you’d liked to add…

If you try Combat once (or any of the classes, for that matter) and don’t think you like it, be willing to try it again at least one or two more times.  You may just love it!!

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Thank you so much Lisa for being the first Student Spotlight & letting the readers at PFL get to know you!

If you’d like to be featured, shoot me an email at RxFitnessLady(at)gmail(dot)com!

Have a great weekend!

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Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • What form of exercise has intimidated you in the past or currently intimidates you?
  • How did you like this new Student Spotlight feature?
  • Did you happen to take a group fitness class this week? Which one?
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Greetings, I'm Joi, a Pharmacist with a passion for fitness & a community leader. I teach BODYCOMBAT, BODYPUMP, Tabata Boot Camp, & serve as a mentor to young girls. My goal is to inspire people to live healthy, active, & prosperous lifestyles through practical blog posts deliveries. You can find me on Facebook and Instagram. You can view more post and subscribe to stay tuned to latest updates at Rx Fitness Lady.

30 thoughts on “Student Spotlight #1: BODYCOMBAT, You May Just Love It

  1. Joi
    I have really enjoyed (NOT) JK getting to know this lady know as Tabatha haha no really I kept asking around at the gym to see if anyone had taken a class from or called Tabatha lol my bad it’s a really great tuff class Joi teaches in Celestas absence at Bowman road all I can say is WOW !!!
    Keep of the good work my sista

  2. I like it. Great showcase. I knew she’d mention how tough you are as an instructor. I think Lisa is exactly right about giving a tough class one or two more tries in order to see if you like it. Consistency is key.

    • She is Allie! I spent the morning today after class trying to convince her to go ahead and train to teach COMBAT. One tribe!

  3. Love your student spotlight feature! She seems to be a *star* student. 🙂 You’re a great interviewer Joi! You’d make a great talk-show host girl, lol! What form of exercise intimidates me…ALL of them Joi, all of them. No seriously, I’d have to say Shawn T’s “INSANITYYYY”. It’s definitely INSANE! Let’s just say I only did the warm-up and soaked right through my clothes! The.hardest.workout.ever! Needless to say, I gave it back to the owner. My oldest son *who doesn’t have an ounce of body fat* (he makes me sick)…is still laughing to this day! A group fitness class this week…you already know! Have a wonderful weekend lady! 🙂
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    • You would laugh, something about putting a camera in front of me makes me all weird and goofy! My eyes start blinking, its crazy, lol!

  4. I love the concept of a student spotlight, Joi! This lady has the right attitude:if at first you don’t succeed, try again.

    Any group fitness class is intimidating to me, except yoga and pilates. I remember taking a group class back home and being the slowest moving person (well, not the slowest, but close to it). I felt so embarrassed! LOL
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  5. I love reading a student spotlight! Great idea and it gives us more insight into what you’re like in real life. I’d love to take a class from you! I’m intimidated by Zumba. I feel like I’d be the awkward girl in the back, totally off rhythm. I’m also intimidated by Yoga! I’ve never tried it! Does that count as fitness, though?
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    • I can’t dance that well Tamara! I still stop in the dance classes from time to time to let my hair hang. I enjoy!

      Sure it counts!

  6. I love the interview! It’s so fun that Lisa is one of your students. I totally agree with trying anything more than once. I even heard that about dating. In your first fitness class you’re nervous, don’t know the moves, etc. so it’s not a great indicator of how you’ll feel overall. Give it another go.
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    • Thanks for your stamp of approval! I will continue to share my appreciation for them and hopefully inspire others to give it a shot!

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