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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 she had found in sports and movement. After this Ah-ha moment, she went back to school and earned a Masters degree in Physical Education and Health.
After graduating, Lisa was a physical and health educator in Irvington, NJ which was one of the most rewarding experiences of her life. There, Lisa introduced an innovative health and fitness program to the students that focused on the idea of choice and interest. With the education system changing rapidly and so much emphasis on test scores and lack of physical activity, PE and active play is becoming a thing of the past. Consequently, we are seeing a sharp rise in childhood obesity, diabetes, and a generation of sedentary children. This is why she decided to launch, The Inner Athlete. The 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.