My name is Lisa and I am a NASM certified Personal Trainer with specialties as a NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, ACE Orthopedic Specialist, and Triggerpoint Specialist. I received my Bachelors in Food Science and Human Nutrition: Dietetics at the University of Florida and completed some graduate coursework in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville after being accepted into their MS/DI program. My first career choice had been to become a dietitian.
My passion for fitness started at a young age, as my dad was an Olympic weightlifter throughout his college days. Although my interest in fitness and healthy living started young, I did not always go about it the right way. In college, I began to struggle with exercise bulimia and binge eating disorder that lasted for over four years. I recovered on my own through my own self-discovery. Through my experiences, I have learned how the journey to being healthy and fitness can have its dark sides if not pursued in the right way for the right reasons.
While I was in my second semester of graduate school, my mother was diagnosed with brain cancer – specifically, a glioblastoma, stage IV. I decided to leave graduate school completely to become the primary caregiver for my mother for 10 months until she passed away. After this rough period in my life, my career focused changed, and I decided to pursue personal training instead of Dietetics, as I had always enjoyed being in a gym setting. Getting into personal training allowed me help others in a way I never thought possible. My clients have ranged from young to old and beginner to athletic. My special niche lies with women looking to get stronger and more confident while developing a healthier relationship with food.
I have created this blog to hopefully educate not only my clients, but those who are thinking of embarking on their own fitness journey. My methods lie in intuitive eating, weightlifting safely and smart, staying stress free, and creating a healthy view of oneself. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to contact me anytime.