First Place For Health believes in the power of Christ to ignite radical, transformative change in our lives, which includes our physical health. Though the journey is never easy, we are committed to helping others pursue whole-person wellness by looking to Christ as our ultimate sustainer. We keep His Word at the core of our identity and cultivate a dedicated community defined by truth and grace.

Come to lose weight.  Gain freedom in healthy living with a restored heart, renewed mind, sold out soul and a transformed body.
We are free from the chains of the world that bind us—whether that’s a number on a scale or the expectations with which we burden ourselves—and First Place For Health believes in living in freedom. We don’t do perfection. Instead, we trust Christ as the source of our joy and peace, walking hand-in-hand through the peaks and valleys of our road to physical wellness–however that may look–together.


Change Your Mind ~ Change Your Body ~ Change your Life! After losing 192 pounds Joyce was determined not to “Go Back” to her old lifestyle and poor eating habits. She lost weight and through the process developed a simple easy to follow plan that helps her maintain her new lifestyle. “This is not a program”, she says; “it is a Lifestyle.” Joyce is author of five books and four motivational audio CD’s. Her newest book is co-authored with author and friend June Chapko and is titled “Count It All Joy! Wellness and Faith ~ A Study in James.”  She is an Elite Certified Personal Trainer and holds a Certification in Fitness Nutrition with ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)

Joyce is a dedicated wife to husband Glenn and mother to their five children (now grown) and nine grandchildren. This successful business-owner-turned-writer has been inspired to write and share her experiences, offer insight, and help others find hope, help and healing.