Johanna has been living the "Functional Strength" lifestyle since February 2007. Beginning as a client, Johanna showed an early interest in kettlebell training as it produced significant results in her fitness beyond other programs she had used. Her interest grew to kettlebell sport (GS) competition and she placed first in the 2007 Great Lakes and Cross World Meets respectively; impressively snatching the 12 kg (26 lb) bell 178 times at the Great Lakes, and 148 times with the 16 kg (35 lb) bell at the Cross World! She then achieved the "Iron Woman Award" at the 2008 Cross World Meet by lasting 10 minutes in all events (Jerk, Snatch, and Long Cycle). Most recently, Johanna achieved Candidate for Master of Sport (CMS) ranking in the Long Cycle Event (83 reps with 44 lb bell in the 53 kg weight class) at the 2010 Mid Michigan Kettlebell Invitational. Johanna became a certified kettlebell instructor through the Russian Kettlebell Challenge in October 2007, and maintains her interest in using kettlebells as her primary training source. Additionally, Johanna has a special interest in nutrition and diet, is a certified kettlebell trainer (IKFFand IKSFA), certified battling ropes coach (John Brookfield), certified flex band instructor (Jump Stretch), has undergone TRX suspension and Movnat training, and is currently attaining certification as an NSCA personal trainer.