Joyce, a PhD in English Literature, taught in the New York City school system, grades K-12, and then became a professor of English Literature, teaching on the college level. As the years went by, the pounds packed on until she began to be embarrassed to stand in front of her class. After trying many failed diets and workout plans, she consulted with bodybuilders and experimented with their techniques, reinventing them for “real people” (specifically women, then later for men). Shortly thereafter, she became a certified personal trainer and later, put her secrets into book, video and DVD form.

Books in order of publication:

Now or Never: Keep Your Body Young, Fit and Firm with the Weight Training Program That Works Even as You Age1986
The Fat-Burning Workout: From Fat to Firm in 24 Days1991
Bottoms Up! From Cellulite to Sexy in 24 Workout Hours1993
Get Rid of Him1994
Definition: Shape Without Bulk in 15 Minutes a Day1995
Weight Training Made Easy: Transform Your Body in Four Simple Steps1997
Weight Training Made Easy: Transform Your Body in Four Simple Steps1997
Bone Building Body Shaping Workout: Strength Health Beauty In Just 16 Minutes A Day1998
Toning for Teens: The 20 Minute Workout That Makes You Look Good and Feel Great2002
The 12-Minute Total-Body Workout2008