Joanne Lee Cornish


Joanne Lee Cornish is a British, European, and World Bodybuilding champion. A former IFBB pro, she competed in the Ms. Olympia twice before retiring to concentrate on her personal training and nutrition business. She was one of the most successful and recognizable trainers in Golds Gym Venice for 24 years.

During her years at "The Mecca," Joanne became known as the trainer that got clients stage and camera ready. Joanne's clients have been diverse, from training Monica Brant for her Olympia win, transforming Shawn Wayans into a "White Chick," to keeping funny man Rodney Dangerfield on his toes.

An author and business owner, Joanne's book "When Calories and Cardio Don't Cut it" is based on her expertise in body composition. Training and nutritional services are offered through her business, The Shrink Shop.



  • Shoulder Workouts for Women: Add Shape and Size!

    Whatever your physique goalgoals, these four workouts built around the best shoulder exercises for women can help you make it happen. Add muscle where you want it and build shape to enhance your overall physique!

  • Back Workouts for Women: Build the Shape You Want!

    A muscle-focused back workout targeting both the upper and lower back is a must! Add strength that will carry over to other lifts, sports, and improve your posture. These are the best back exercises for women, in workouts for all experience levels!

  • Arm Workouts for Women: Build Shape, Size, and Strength!

    Girls need curls, too! If you want to really rock that tank top at the gym or go sleeveless during summer, then doing the best arm exercises for women is a must. Learn all about arm training and try three full workouts to sculpt your arms!

  • Leg Workouts for Women: Build Strong, Sculpted Quads!

    Build your legs the right way with these expert-created thigh workouts for every experience level. These are the best leg exercises for women, arranged perfectly to achieve every physique goal!

  • Glute Workouts for Women: Get A Bigger Butt!

    These butt workouts build a shapelier lower body by using the best glute exercises at precise volumes. This is how the fitness professionals get it done!

  • 6 Life Lessons from Working at Gold's Gym Venice

    Spend some time in the Mecca of Bodybuilding, and you'll learn far more than just sets, reps, and training techniques. Here are six time-tested truths from a top trainer at Gold's for over 20 years!