Meet Your Coach: Lisa

Today we continue a series of blogs that give you an insight into our coaches here at UB.

We've asked some questions about their workout and diet habits, as well as their athletic & sport experience, and their future goals.


Do you play sports?

CrossFit is now my only sport.

What is your next strength/fitness/skill goal to be achieved?

I just want to get better at everything. Keep lifting, Keep working on skilled bodyweight movements and always be adding muscle mass.

What is your pie-in-the-sky health/ fitness/skill goal? Also known as a BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) 

If I had more time to train I would be working towards my first oly meet. 

Have you ever been injured? How did you move past it?

 I'm lucky I have never been truly injured. I have been pregnant twice and at times if felt like an injury because of modification and limitations I had at times. 

Do you eat a particular diet or follow a specific diet philosophy?

I try to eat colorful and avoid my kids leftovers.

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What is your next strength /fitness/skill goal to be achieved?

I just want to get better at everything. Keep lifting, Keep working on skilled bodyweight movements and always be adding muscle mass.
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How long have you been exercising?

I have been CrossFitting since February 2013, it was love at first WOD. I have played sports all my life, competing against anyone who would play me. High School I competed in Volleyball, Soccer, Track, Cross country and Diving. I use to BMX bike race. 

What is your work out program? 

Workout as much as possible, whenever possible. At the gym, home or on a walk with the family you can always add push-ups and air squats. 

  If you could share just one piece of knowledge to someone just starting out in their fitness journey what would it be?     " Show up. Never give up. Try new things even if they are scary. At first Crossfit terrified me, I obsessed over the workout everyday I know I was attending class. I was worried I wouldn't be able to do a movement. However at the end of every class or workout I have never regretted coming and I only wanted to try harder, and get better to become the fastest, strongest, healthiest version of myself. In the end Crossfit and this new found strength game me confidence in every aspect of my life I never knew I could have."

If you could share just one piece of knowledge to someone just starting out in their fitness journey what would it be?

"Show up. Never give up. Try new things even if they are scary. At first Crossfit terrified me, I obsessed over the workout everyday I know I was attending class. I was worried I wouldn't be able to do a movement. However at the end of every class or workout I have never regretted coming and I only wanted to try harder, and get better to become the fastest, strongest, healthiest version of myself. In the end Crossfit and this new found strength game me confidence in every aspect of my life I never knew I could have."

How often do you train? 

5 days a week.

How often in training do you hit a new PR or acquire a new skill? 

Sadly not as often as I use to. I have not PRed in a year. 

What do you find contributes to your fitness the most? 

Sticking with CrossFit and the ability to workout with my husband has helped keep my fitness going.