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.