About Hello Wellness

About Johanna:

As evidenced below, I’ve been interested in health and wellness since I was young. While broccoli and cauliflower are no longer my favorite foods, they were my favorite in pre-school so perhaps I was destined to become a wellness professional. I believe that we all have the potential to lead well lives and that wellness is more than eating your vegetables and getting at least 30 minutes of activity most days of the week. I have 10 years of professional wellness experience and over 11 years of group exercise experience. I believe that everyone has the potential to be well and lead a balanced life. Maintaining balance helps not just the body but also the mind.

I opened my own business in 2011 as more and more people were seeking advice about how to lead healthier lifestyles. Over the past several years I’ve worked with various individuals and the following groups:

Drake Women’s Golf
Drake Crew
Sigma Phi Epsilon (Drake Chapter)
Alpha Phi (Drake Chapter)
Chrysalis Foundation
Bulldog Soccer Academy
Kiewit Corporation
Department of Corrections – Southern District of Iowa
Delta Sigma Theta – Iowa State Chapter
Davis Brown Law Firm

To learn more about how I might be able to help you or your business, check out What I Do on my page!


Bachelor of Arts from University of Northern Iowa –  Health Promotion (Worksite Wellness)

Master of Science from Drake University –  Adult Learning and Organizational Performance (Higher Education & Leadership)

Professional Experience:

Farm Bureau Financial Services -Wellness Intern (January -June 2004)

Principal Wellness Company – Health Screening Specialist, Account Service Representative, Account Manager (September 2004 – August 2007)

New Image Fitness – Fitness Instructor (September 2005-March 2009)

Drake University – Assistant Director of Wellness (August 2007 – June 2015)

Plus One Health Management – Fitness Instructor at Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield (January 2010 -December 2016)

Employee and Family Resources – Wellness Manager (June 2015-Present)

Grand View University – Adjunct Faculty (August 2012-Present)


American Council on Exercise –  Group Fitness Instructor (2003-Present) & Personal Trainer (2004-Present)

National Exercise Trainers Association – Certified Pilates Instructor (2010-Present)

Pound Fitness – Certified Pound Pro (February 2014-Present)


Des Moines Register

Character Counts

Times-Delphic – College Weight Gain

Times-Delphic – Eating Healthy on Campus

Times-Delphic – Importance of Group Exercise

Des Moines Business Record

Little Me Website