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A word from Lisa…

 

As a past competitive gymnast, softball, volleyball, and college basketball player, fitness has always been a part of my life. I first began training back in 2006 at a large gym. As much as I fell in love with helping clients physically and mentally, the large gym had some drawbacks, one major one being privacy. For some, the large gym provides energy and motivation which is awesome. However, for others, being in the middle of that environment can be intimidating, uncomfortable, or even bothersome for many reasons. I set up In Motion Fitness as a private facility because I wanted to provide clients with an environment where they could feel comfortable trying and improving themselves. An environment where the only person you compared yourself to was yourself from the day before.

 

I promote the mental aspect of training as well as the physical. Change starts with your mind. At In Motion Fitness, I want my clients to feel the beauty of balance and the security of strength, not the pressure of perfection. Your workout here is more than just a release of fat and toxins; it is a release of whatever might be weighing you down that day, robbing you of moments you deserve to enjoy. It is your time to be in your moment and focus on you, because you are worth your best health possible.

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06
2018

BLOG: MY FRESH, FEEL GOOD APPETIZER (or meal, if you’re like me)

  My sister introduced me to this years ago, with absolutely no “diet” intentions in mind, which is partially why I still love it today. While it’s great year round, summer is best. It’s basically a chop and dump recipe, and it allows room for your own variety. My measurements are very flexible and estimated because I don’t measure, and you can add more or less of what you want. So without further ado, the GREEK in me presents to you…. ——- GREEK DIP Your favorite hummus (medium package) Plain organic Greek yogurt (8oz?) Fresh lemon juice Cucumbers Red peppers Scallions Feta Fresh pita bread —— 1. Spread dish (9” pie plate) with your desired amount of hummus. Pick your favorite flavor, I love roasted garlic 2. Mix plain yogurt wit...

06
06
2018

RECIPE: MY WARM WEATHER GO TO

I personally hate plain Greek yogurt. I want to like it. But I don’t. Even with berries it doesn’t work for me. So one day, I had extra mashed banana and decided to mix it in with my yogurt. It was good, but what makes every banana treat better….? PEANUT BUTTER. I added in some of that and then it reminded me of Perry’s peanut butter chip frozen yogurt, ESP if you don’t mix the peanut butter all the way and leave it like swirls. So I found my trusty mini chocolate chips and BAM. I had myself I frozen yogurt substitute with way less sugar! And if you know me, you know I’m not even about substituting. I like the real deal. So this is real. And REALLY GOOD. I’m not sure if I like it better fresh or frozen, but let me know what you think!...

05
20
2018

WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU…

Hey you, the one who’s like how could Lisa help me?? What does she know, she’s in shape and likes to workout. She doesn’t have a giant weight loss story or transformation.❗️ —— While all of those are true, I believe I can offer you something even better. I can help you stop being obsessed with food, fitness and your body. My life doesn’t revolve around food anymore and because of that, it doesn’t revolve around fitness and my body either. —- I am not offering you my help to get you to your goal weight forever, as if that even exists or anyone else can help you get there and stay there, forever. —- What I can offer you is enjoyment. Sanity. Peace. Calm. Trust. Around food. Fitness. And your body. And THAT is sustainable. That can last foreve...

05
20
2018

ONE THING YOU MUST STOP FIGHTING TODAY

This picture isn’t to be like look my waist is too little for my legs like the girls who say how hard it is to find jeans.  I don’t have a waist. Not a tiny waist. Not hourglass. Not pear. Not Apple. I’m a board. Straight as an arrow. No big boobs or big butt. No voluptuous hips. Straight. The only way I got shape was because of my muscle. But when I decided to take this picture, I wasn’t mad. I was actually laughing. It’s ridiculous. Buying jeans is ALWAYS an issue for me. And not cuz “I have a tiny waist” or “because I got ass for days” like you commonly would hear.  But because of my calves. Because of my muscular legs. Because of more narrow hips and no waist that goes in. I’m pretty sure it’s not a common shape that designers make jean...

05
20
2018

F*** PERFECTION

Just a friendly reminder for you… If your diet doesn’t have to be perfect, you can’t fall off the wagon… ❗️There has to be room for us to eat something that isn’t great for us. There has to be room for a step back or a rest day. There has to be room for not getting the laundry done this minute or letting the dishes soak for a few hours. There has to be room for sharing ice cream with your kid, wine with your bff, or eating the chocolate your spouse got you. There has to be room for larger legs, cellulite, a stomach roll.  There just has to be. Because what’s the alternative? Spend our entire existence trying to attain perfection? And then what?? We cannot keep setting the bar so high and in one specific, ARBITRARY spot that anyt...

05
20
2018

MY FAVORITE COPING MECHANISM (and why it no longer appeals to me)

I was a compulsive dieter. I’ve dieted, cleansed, detoxed, restricted, changed my lifestyle, whatever you want to call it, more times than I can count. And yet here I am, NOT at the sparkly goal weight I was constantly trying to obtain. Not that I never reached it, but because as many times as I dieted, I also rebounded. Living life like a pendulum, between 2 different weights. 2 different wardrobes. 2 different lifestyles. 2 different self confidence levels. See, we diet. It works, initially. We lose weight. We get compliments. We feel confident. We feel motivated and on top of the world. Then it gets old. It gets hard. It gets impossible to sustain. And we hit a wall. We fall off track. And we struggle to get back on. So we gain weight ba...

05
13
2018

A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD

   A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD 🥗 —— I hope you are lucky enough to spend this Mother’s Day with a very special mom, whether she’s your mom or not. I hate when holidays become stressful because of fearing food or having too much to do to host a meal. So for my blog this week, I just want to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It’s simple and delicious. My entire family loves this and it’s always a hit at social gatherings. It couldn’t be more simple and stress free, plus nutritious! I used to make my own poppyseed dressing, but once I found Marie’s poppyseed with minimal ingredients and non-gmo, I often just buy it. Plus, with all the goodness in the salad, minimal dressing is even needed! —— ️So here it is. My crispy, cold, crun...

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06
2018

ARE BINGE EATING, OVER EATING, & LACK OF CONTROL REALLY OUR PROBLEM?

This blog is going to get right to the point. If you feel like you’re problem is binge eating or overeating, or lack of control around food, I’m about to blow your mind. What if… Binging, overeating and lack of control are NOT actually the problem?? What if… Our rules, restrictions and white-knuckled attempts at control are the ACTUAL problem?? Here’s the thing. Tell me if you disagree. We can only feel OUT of control if we are TRYING to be IN control. Right? If we weren’t focused on controlling our food, would we really think we are out of control when we have “too many” cookies?  And who says what “too many” and “too much” is? And what’s “good” and what’s “bad?”  If we weren’t trying so hard to follow the rules of not too much...