About

Coach Lisa is a recognized pioneer in the field of older adult fitness and wellness

Coach Lisa was one of the first 500 recipients to earn the AFPA Certification as a Senior Fitness Specialist. The Arthritis Foundation has asked her twice to share a keynote address. The International Parkinsons and Movement Disorder Society recognizes her—an honor for a fitness professional.

Download her Curriculum Vitae (PDF).

Coach Lisa works exclusively with people who are facing tough challenges. Many of her clients are dogged by chronic pain or they may be managing progressive neurologic conditions. It is not unusual for a client to be facing a host of additional health concerns. For example, they may have high blood pressure, total joint replacements or heart conditions. She has both the experience and the training to design an effective fitness program that takes into account a complex medical history.

Coach Lisa has experience working with people who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease (PD), Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), spinal cord injury (SCI), Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia and people who are recovering from a stroke. As well as, people with Fibromyalgia, Post-polio Syndrome, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, heart conditions and hip and knee replacements.

If your stroke has taken your voice or your memory is not as strong, do not worry. Coach Lisa can be trusted.

Not a regular exerciser—but looking for the health benefits?

Count on Coach Lisa to craft a progressive, fun, and effective plan that works for you. There may be juggling!

Certifications

  • Certified Personal Trainer, AFPA (American Fitness Professionals and Associates)
  • Medical Exercise Specialist, American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehabilitation Professionals (AAHFRP)
  • Certified Senior Fitness Specialist, AFPA
  • Brain Fitness for Older Adults, SFA (American Senior Fitness Association)
  • Introduction to MS for Fitness and Wellness Professionals, National MS Society
  • Dance for PD (Parkinsons), Mark Morris Dance Company
  • Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Integration from Clinic to Community, OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University)
  • Poles for Balance, Mobility and Walking, DSW Fitness, Center of Continuing Education
  • Balancing Act: Fall Prevention in Parkinson’s, National Parkinson Foundation
  • Enhance Matter of Balance
  • HeartZones Cycling: The Blue Jersey, HeartZones
  • Arthritis Foundation, Walk with Ease Program Leader (Arthritis Pain Management through Movement)
  • National Diabetes Prevention Program, Lifestyle Coach Training
  • Washington State, Department of Health, Community Health Worker Training
  • Universal First Aid
  • AED and CPR

Don't wait to get the benefits from exercise

Contact Lisa and set up a speaking engagement for your group, an appointment to talk about a patient, or a personal appointment, 206-524-6788.

Coach Lisa’s personal goal is to be a resource person to those who are ready to challenge themselves

A head-on collision with a drunk driver in 1990 left Coach Lisa with a traumatic brain injury and chronic pain. It took three and a half years just to feel better, and ten years before she was almost completely back.

Her recovery, combined with helping a close family member navigate a Parkinson’s diagnosis, convinced her she could make a difference for people in pain or facing neurological issues.

Memberships

  • International Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Society
  • Oregon Health and Science University, OHSU, Team Parkinsons
  • Society for Participatory Medicine
  • Pioneer Network
  • Phinney Neighborhood Association Business Advisory Board (PNA)
  • Seattle-King County Referral Network
  • Daughters of Colonial Wars (DCW)
  • Seattle Branch, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
  • Toastmasters International, Wallingford 2-252
  • Roosevelt High School, GambiaHELP Club (Advisor)