The Inner Athlete's mission is to provide the highest quality multi-sport education programming for children 18 months and up in a fun, dynamic, nurturing, and age-appropriate environment. Our inclusive program comprised of children's classes, camps, and birthday parties is dedicated to building self-confidence through sport and movement while emphasizing the importance of teamwork. Our goal is to help every child discover physical activities they enjoy while developing their motor, emotional, and cognitive growth. Ultimately, the TIA experience will lead to the love and appreciation of lifelong fitness, wellness, and sport.
Lisa's love for lifelong fitness and passion for physical education inspired her to create the Inner Athlete. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Communications Degree and worked in television production for several years. She loved the opportunities television production provided but she was left feeling unfulfilled and knew she wasn't she wasn't following her true She knew her true calling was just this: showing young people a similar fulfillment that I had found in sports and movement. After this revelation, I decided to follow my dreams and received a Masters degree in Physical Education and Health. Throughout my graduate studies, I worked as a full-time caregiver to a child with special needs which prepared me for great success as a teacher and mentor to children with wide ranges of abilities.
Prior to starting TIA, I was a physical and health educator in the inner city which was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I introduced an innovative health and fitness program to my students that focuses on the idea of choice and interest. I’ve realized however that students do not have enough time in PE class per week to reap the benefits it could offer. With the education system changing rapidly and so much emphasis on test scores, PE class is becoming a thing of the past. As a result, we have seen a rise in childhood obesity, diabetes, and a generation of sedentary children. This is why I decided to launch, “The Inner Athlete.” My goal for TIA is to help each child in discovering physical activities they enjoy and feel confident doing eventually leading to the love and appreciation of lifelong health and wellness.