Meet the 80/20 Healthy Habits Team
We are a highly motivated team that is committed to helping you achieve your mental & physical health goals through coaching, classes, training, relentless encouragement and accountability. Comprised with a variety of skills, passions and experiences, our ambitious team of coaches is ready to help you achieve an energetic life that will help you finish the race strong. Whatever hurdles you encounter, our team has superior knowledge and education to help develop a game plan for you to have a victorious life.
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR OF COACHING OPERATIONS
Joan Geisler is an AFFA certified Lifestyle Nutrition Coach, Nutrition for Sports & Exercise Coach, Conference Speaker and a certified Behavior Change Specialist. Joan has been a Certified Personal Trainer since 1998 with ACE and AFAA, Health & Wellness Instructor, Nutrition & Fitness Columnist, and author.
She has been a professional in the industry for 21 years and has had great success in transforming the lives of her clients. As a personal trainer for Gold’s Gym since 2010, developed a loyal following and solid base of clientele.
She developed a nutrition and lifestyle program, group training packages and customized seminars that have been integrated into the Gold’s Gym, Fredericksburg, Virginia offerings. Joan has experience in integrative wellness working with a chiropractor in healing of patients. She has been a guest nutrition and lifestyle instructor at professional workshops, community outreach programs and has assisted in coordinating corporate wellness challenges.
Joan is no stranger to struggle. She has gained and lost nearly 200 lbs with her 4 pregnancies. She also battled and conquered a debilitating mysterious disease. (Read about it in How We Started)
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS
Gary Geisler is a systems engineer and has invested the majority of his life in coaching. His professional experience includes leading high performance engineering teams to solve complex problems.
As a first year coach with Special Olympics, he led his team to a state championship. He has over 20 years of sports coaching experience that includes baseball, basketball, softball, soccer and volleyball from youth through the high school level. Gary has helped several athletes achieve their dream of playing Division 1 athletics.
Three of Joan and Gary’s children played varsity sports in high school, were all-state performers, one played Division 1 baseball, one played D1 lacrosse in college and one is a professional lacrosse player.
HEAD NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE COACH
Morgan Komiensky is a Lifestyle Nutrition Coach with an Exercise Science degree and certifications from ACE and Functional Movement Screen. She has been a professional in the industry since 2007, is a Beach Body Coach, holds the gold standard certification in Kettlebells and is a Level 2 TRX Trainer. She has had great success in coaching clientele ranging in age from middle school children to 92 years old and all ages in between. She has been very fortunate to learn and grow her skills from some of the best mentors and co-workers in the industry which has allowed her to always find creative solutions to help her clients achieve MORE than just their original goal. Her main objective for her clients from the time she began her coaching career was to teach and educate about ALL areas of health and fitness. Her approach and passion has equipped her clients with the knowledge necessary to be successful and adopt a long lasting healthy lifestyle. In addition, she has extensive experience in delivering online coaching, nutrition and training.
DIRECTOR OF BRAND MANAGEMENT
Gretchen Thompson is a Lifestyle Nutrition Coach with a certification from ACE in Nutrition for Sports and Exercise and is a Behavior Change Specialist. Gretchen comes to 80/20 LifeFit Academy with a variety of professional experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and has succeeded in a variety of positions in Marketing, Project Management, Graphic Design and Executive Administrative Support. She has a lifelong passion that started from a very early age for sports as well as general health and wellness. She coaches a variety of people of all ages both women and men and loves sharing her own life experiences in order to connect with and help others in their health and wellness journeys. She has personal experience in dealing with the struggles of mental health and understands the importance of a combination of nutrition, exercise and healthy choices. She is a mother of three boys and has dealt with debilitating postpartum mental health symptoms. In addition she has gained and lost 130+ pounds after her three pregnancies. She has competed in local National Physique Committee competitions in the bikini division. Her highest placing is 1st place bikini overall.