"As my heart condition [microvascular myopathy] seems to have resolved itself, I’m now able to run again. But I’ve decided to continue with Nordic walking. Physical benefits aside, I love that it gives me time to enjoy the scenery, smell the flowers and have great conversations along the way. In fact, I believe in it so much that I’ve registered to become a certified instructor through Urban Poling. I can’t wait to share the benefits and enjoyment of Nordic walking with others.
“Made a lot of friends”
"Why I Move with Zumba - because these ladies know how to shake it. They bring their shimmy to every single class and turn their workouts into a party!"
"Skateboarding alters your perceptions of urban space forever. Bland 1960s architectural eyesores become a creative challenge awaiting skate exploration. With the streets as your playground, loyal friendships are formed – a wolf pack of sorts – with whom you roam, hunting out new challenges and opportunities...
"Running has changed my life in so many ways I can hardly list them all. I have more energy. I have made dozens of new friends, run races with my wife and my five oldest children as well as my brother, started a local running group, inspired others to run and lose weight, gotten a job connected to running and a number of writing opportunities."
"To spend time with important people and overcome fears."
"The friendships I have through running keep me coming back for more. We are all busy women. A lot of us have small children, and children make for countless unfinished thoughts and conversations. When we run, no one is distracted or interrupted. Phones (and people) do not ring or ding or summon us back to our real lives. This is bliss. Running cuts away the crap, and you can really connect. You are not putting on your best face or best behavior. You are just out there running together. The talk that comes during a long run is real and genuine. I have learned intimate details about my friends’ lives that would never come up in a passing chat. We get real."
"You wake up early and are ready to go! The exercise is low impact. In the pool, we are known as the “talking heads!” (In deep-water aerobics, your head stays above the water.) It’s great for flexibility, strength and the social benefits. We share what’s going on in our daily lives and support one another. There has been a lot of laughter, and we love making friends."
Read more about Life Fitness 2015 Personal Trainers to Watch competition and who will be joining Lisa at the event.