Joan Scrivanich is a writer who draws on her knowledge and experience as an Exercise Physiologist and Coach to write about running, triathlon, health, and wellness. As an avid traveller, she also enjoys writing about the active things you can do to keep fit and healthy while traveling.
She has written for a variety of national media, including USA Triathlon Magazine, Triathlon Lifestyle Magazine, and USA Triathlon Multisport Zone. She has also been featured as an expert in Runner’s World, Triathlete Magazine, Shape, and many other outlets.
Read some of what she’s written here.
Joan earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Physiology from Columbia University in New York City and holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, USA Track & Field, IRONMAN, and National Strength & Conditioning Association. Before becoming a coach, she worked in the healthcare field at the nation’s top ranked hospitals in New York City. Her education and experiences in healthcare and coaching have combined to enrich her knowledge and adds an extra dimension to her writing.
As an athlete, Joan has been an endurance athlete for 30 years which has included competing in high school cross country and track, running for a competitive Division I college in both cross country and track, and competing in countless triathlon and running races. Her favorite race was the Goofy Challenge in Walt Disney World.
Joan is available for freelance work that includes articles, blogs, website copy/content, press releases, and one-on-one writing instruction.
Joan’s Published Books:
Injury-Proof Your Run: Your Guide to Faster, Healthier, and Happier Running
Joan’s Published Articles:
USA Triathlon Magazine:
Work On Your Weak Spots (Spring 2016 issue)
USA Triathlon Multisport Zone:
Travel Guide For Triathletes
What Makes a Good Coach
Speeding Up Your Triathlon Run
7 Simple Ways to Step Up Your Recovery
Triathlon Lifestyle Magazine:
Running For Triathlon (December 2013 issue)
Off-Season on the Trails (January 2014 issue)
Winter Motivation (February 2014 issue)
The Beginner’s Guide to Triathlon (March 2014 issue)
Quoted & Featured In:
Endurance Sports on Fire Podcast- Episode 20 coach interview
Triathlete Magazine – July/Aug 2020 issue The Seven Rules of Ramping Up Your Triathlon Training
Runner’s World – June 2016 issue Stay Fit & Kick Back
Triathlete Magazine – 7 Secrets to Know as a Beginner Triathlete
US Olympic Gold Map – 2016 Summer Olympics – Beginners’ Guide for New Triathletes
USA Triathlon Magazine – Winter 2017 Workout Issue
Shape.com – 16 Ab Exercises Guaranteed to Make You Feel the Burn
Huffington Post – How to Become a Better Runner If You’re a Beginner
Huffington Post – Here’s the Right Way to Run Outside in the Winter
Spryliving.com – 5 Tips for Cold-Weather Running
Theactivetimes.com – 6 Important Strength Exercises for Triathletes
Lifehack.org – 18 Common Mistakes About Exercise Pointed Out by Experts
Education & Certifications:
- Writing courses in blog writing, article writing, and fiction
- Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Physiology from Columbia University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Biology from Seton Hall University
- United States Olympic Committee SafeSport Program
- USA Triathlon Level 2 Endurance Certified Coach
- USA Track & Field Level 2 Endurance Certified Coach
- Ironman Certified Coach
- NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
- NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer
- TrainingPeaks Level 2 Accredited Coach
- Basic Cardiac Life Support for Healthcare Providers