Hello, I'm Joanna Vargas

I used to hate 🙄 working out at home...but then the pandemic hit and I began to change my views on the whole 'virtual thing'. I discovered how to make it FUN and interesting and take a WHOLE body, mindset and community approach to fitness.  

Our Story


Joanna Vargas is a dynamic entrepreneur full of drive and enthusiasm. Joanna has been studying dance since the age of 5 and has been in the entertainment, dance/fitness and production business since high school.

Joanna has been an entrepreneur since graduating high school. In 1999 she created Jayvee Empire, Inc. and created her first professional dance production honoring Michael Jackson called The King of Pop. In 2001 she created Maxt Out Hip Hop Dance Competition and that competition is still running smoothly to this day. Maxt Out hosts 3,000 dancers and fans every year and Joanna’s new Dance Your Life podcast is launching spring 2020. 

In 2004, Joanna opened Jayvee Dance Center and grew that business to 700 students. Since then she has sold that business and created The Fit Factor Studio in 2012. This led to a love for fitness and took her event experience and in 2014 created The Alhambra Pumpkin Run 1K/5K/10K and brings more than 5,000 people to the event. 

Joanna’s latest creation is her Podcast: The Get Up Girl and she is also writing a book. She teaches women how she’s able to harness so much amazing energy on a consistent daily access and wake up with both self love and self worth.

Joanna uses her wide range of experience in  leadership, business building and the fundamentals of fitness and movement to create kick ass and life changing events, as well as classes and coaching for clients all over the world. She helps leverage your natural abilities while building your physical and mental strength. Joanna pushes her students, team and colleagues to their absolute personal best, and lovingly provides the training that helps you tap into your personal power.

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