Joanna Parker was born in India in 1975 and moved to the United States at age two.
She grew up in Glendale Heights, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and later attended the University of Illinois where she was awarded a B.S. in Biology in 1997.
She presently lives and works in Houston with her husband, Scott, and their two children, Jasmine, age four, and Jaiden, age three.
She initially worked as a weight loss consultant with a major national weight loss center.
In 1999 she began her career as an ACE certified personal trainer and has been helping Houston area clients achieve their weight loss and fitness goals ever since.