A New Chapter for My Fitness Life

sermoSometimes crazy good things happen that you totally don't see coming. Sometimes you’re given the opportunity to help change the world.  Sometimes just happened to me and I’m beyond excited. I have accepted a position at WorldOne, a company that provides information and data based on their network of 1.8 million healthcare professionals globally. My job will be to actively engage with the community on Sermo, the largest online community of exclusively physicians. There are more than 200,000 doctors actively engaged in this community -- 1 in 3 of all physicians in the U.S. -- so this is a very influential group. Sermo was started by a doctor for doctors. Its goal is to provide a forum for doctors to express their opinions, support each other, and find ways to provide better care for their patients. Kinda awesome, no? I will be coming in as a Content Manager/Social Media Manager and I start on Monday. To say that I’m thrilled is an understatement. I have written for years about the medical community and how I think doctors have had an ever tougher environment for treating patients. This is an opportunity for me to share their voices with the world and help represent their point of view. It truly is a chance to make the world a better place. AND they’ve got a great health insurance plan! As for this here blog? Don't worry, it's not shuttering. I’ll continue to write weekly (I’m hoping for twice a week), and I’ll still be focusing on promoting my fitness DVDs. I’m definitely not going anywhere! I will still be teaching at my studio, but focused more on specialty classes, and I'll be developing videos to share with all of you on my YouTube Channel. I’ll also continue to be active at TrueFoodMovement.com, although our team of writers will be picking up the reins a bit more over there. We love our food blog and what it stands for ... if you haven’t already, please check it out. Teaching Pilates has been the biggest part of my life (besides my family) for the past 16 years. I have a handful of clients that have been with me for over a decade. Saying goodbye to them has been very hard, but I know I have lifetime friends who are so happy to see me realize a long-standing dream. Because I couldn’t have written a job description more perfect than the position I’m taking. My fingers are crossed that Monday will be the start of a very good change for me. I’ve been clothes shopping like a mad woman, swapping yoga pants for pencil skirts, and realizing that I didn’t even own a pair of basic black pumps. (How did I do that?!) Looking forward to connecting with you here, and on Twitter, Facebook, and all around the internet.

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.


16 Responses to A New Chapter for My Fitness Life

  1. Suzanne @WorkoutNirvana September 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Congratulations, Lisa. You’ll be a huge asset and will crush it guaranteed.

  2. Sarah Arrow September 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

    Yay! Well done and congrats Lisa

  3. Kia September 12, 2013 at 6:09 pm #

    Congratulations! Wishing you all kinds of success with this new endeavor.

  4. Emmie September 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Congrats, Lisa!

  5. Kara @ Kara in the Kitchen September 12, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    Congratulations!! Sounds like a dream job :)

  6. Tamara September 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Hooray! They are getting one heck of a great deal in you!
    Looking forward to you posting pics of yourself in your new attire!

  7. Lynna September 12, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Knock ’em dead, Lisa! Love new opportunities…

  8. Lisa Johnson September 12, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Thank you all so much!! Really appreciate the well wishes. :-)

  9. AlexandraFunFit September 12, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Congrats and so deserved. They will be very happy with you.

  10. Joe Cascio September 13, 2013 at 10:19 am #

    Good on ya, Lisa. It’s so nice to see someone who works very hard at being truthful and professional and genuinely helpful to her clients be rewarded. I had a very brief exposure to Sermo when I was working the cardiology imaging industry. It’s an elite network and I can’t think of a more perfect match for you. All the best!

  11. Lisa Johnson September 13, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Thank you so much Joe and everyone else. I really, really appreciate it. :)

  12. staci September 19, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    congratulations!!! that’s fantastic news and huge kudos for all the work you’ve done thus far to promote TRUE health and fitness.

  13. Lu MK September 26, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    Wow! I’m so excited for you! Congratulations!

  14. Lisa Johnson October 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Thank you everyone for the well wishes, I’m in my 3rd week at the new job and absolutely loving it. It was a good choice for me. :-)

  15. The Athletic Club October 3, 2013 at 9:13 am #

    Congrats on all the good work that you’ve been doing and my best wishes for your continual success in the future too.

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