Discovering the cost of sugar
Josephine began her personal wellness journey at the age of 16 when her father was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. The severity of the disease eventually led to the amputation of several of his limbs, a tragic event that left Josephine more determined than ever to help people live and eat in a healthier way. She was amazed to learn how even foods that are generally considered to be healthy, such as fruits, could have such a negative impact on the body. She learned that the body processes the natural sugars found in fruit in the same manner as processed sugars. From that moment on, she dedicated herself to the study of health. She studied nutrition for 17 years and adopted a new personal motto: “Just because a food is considered healthy doesn’t mean it’s beneficial for weight loss.”
Building an empire
Josephine began her career working as a private nutrition and weight loss consultant, offering her clients 24/7 support and helping them to find a healthier, cleaner way of life that they could maintain long-term. Her popularity grew, and in 2005 she launched Innovation Weight Loss & Fitness, a unique studio that offers clients her signature personalized programs and support. The program was a huge hit, earning her more than 1500 clients in person and online, including high-profile clients and A-list celebrities. The program now boasts an incredible 99% success rate, proving that her dedication to balance and maintenance earns real, transformative results.
Following the incredible success of her program, Josephine launched Innovation Foods, a line of delicious, natural foods made with no GMOs, preservatives, or chemicals. The line makes it easier for people to make healthier eating choices even when they don’t have the time to cook, and all items are freshly prepared each day.
A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Josephine holds numerous professional qualifications, including certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association, the American Fitness Professional Association (AFPA,) and the National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association (NESTA,) as well as Stratford and DSW’s Fitness: Human Kinetic continuing education program. In addition, Josephine continues to advance in her knowledge and studies and currently take classes in advanced Nutrition and alternative health.