Lisa started her weightlifting career after learning about CrossFit while in college. For over three years, Lisa has dedicated herself to not only improving her own athletic presence in the weightlifting community, but also to become the best coach she could be. She currently holds the USA Weightlifting Advanced Coaching certification and is certified as a USAW referee. Also of note, Lisa has coached athletes to USAW Senior Nationals and University Nationals.
As an athlete, she has earned several platform spots at various local competitions. and qualified for the 2018 American Open Series 2.
“I pursued coaching because the gift of knowledge is the best gift in the world. Whether it’s weightlifting knowledge or just advice about life itself. Connecting and forming positive relationships with other athletes is my passion. Coming from a teaching background, I just love the aspect of giving knowledge to others. Seeing something click for the first time is so rewarding and gives me reassurance that I’m doing my job. Watching them succeed is the best feeling.”
Originally from Long Island, NY, Lisa graduated from State University of New York at Cortland and earned a Bachelors in Physical Education. In addition to her head coaching position with the Raleigh Weightlifting Club, she also works full-time for Lululemon and serves in Navy Reserves as a Hospital Corpsman. Lisa and her wife Kate, have 2 cats and dog.
“Lisa is a very qualified and motivated coach to lead our Raleigh Weightlifting Club. She knows what it takes to work with athletes of all levels to help them reach their own goals whether that means simply getting stronger or reaching National level competitions. I am excited to see and support her aspirations for the Raleigh Weightlifting Club.”
— Chennelle, Owner of Raleigh CrossFit
- USA Weightlifting Advanced Coaching Certification (L2), August 2017
- USA Weightlifting Level 1, Sports Performance Coach, April 2017
- Level 1 CrossFit Certification, December 2017
- USA Weightlifting Referee Certification, February 2018
- CPR/AED/First Aid Certified
- I’m a Slytherin.
- I grew up competing in dance and continued to dance through college.
- When I sleep, my ears need to be covered by blankets.
- I’m a pizza bagel. half Jewish, half Italian.
“Just remember, someone else out there is warming up with your max.” -Unknown