Jo Taliaferro has been teamed up with Personal Trainer Kelly Fox at the Shoreview Y. They’ve been working together since January after completing a New Leaf Metabolic Assessment in December to jump start her weight loss efforts. Jo was born blind and strives to excel in all that she does each and every day. She began training one hour three times per week and after 12 weeks she went to training only twice a week. Her third visit to the Y each week is now spent taking a Group Cycle class, which she thoroughly enjoys.

To date, Jo has lost 9 pounds and 6% of her body fat, has greatly improved her overall strength, balance and endurance for improved health and wellbeing. Jo motivates and inspires everyone around her and attributes her great success to the YMCA. To help give back, Jo volunteers with our Annual Support Y Partners Campaign to help further strengthen our community!