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.

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5 Things I Learned About Life from Owning a Pilates Studio

As Modern Pilates fades into the history of the Pilates community, what keeps running through my head are the life lessons I learned over the past 17 years. The words I’m left with are kindness, optimism, gumption, bravery, and community. I want to explain what these mean to me. Kindness I remember having a conversation […]

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Don’t Write for Free and Why Links Aren’t that Great

I’m currently in a cash crunch. There’s a bit of a family thing, and we’re watching every penny. Perhaps that’s why today’s email hit home. People who hire me to write for them get a polished piece. The post or article is to your required length, will be SEO ready for optimization, spelling and grammar […]

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David Ortiz’s Road to 500 Home Runs

Big Papi, we love you!!  

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Recovering From an Injury: When You Should Rest and How to Get Back Into a Training Schedule

Don’t push it I tell my friends. But they don’t always listen. Rest is required for an injury & Ace Brand Elastic Bandages can help speed up that process.

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Paralympics and Boston Bombing Victims

Recently I wrote about the Boston Marathon bombing and my thoughts about this year’s pending race. I’m conflicted for sure … but one piece of my research that I thought was kind of amazing was how a former Paralympic athlete has reached out to bombing victims providing them with prosthetics. New Yorker Amy Palmiero-Winters is nothing […]

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The Boston Marathon Cometh: I’m Not Ready

Last year I was playing tennis with my family when we heard the bombs go off. I looked up to the clear blue sky and thought maybe it was a plane going by; one of us said it was probably a truck. About an hour later I knew what happened because a couple dozen people […]

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If I Couldn’t Walk (The Paralympics Are Here)

When I was a kid, I read the book Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter. The main character, a young girl, has a very sunny outlook on life, which she shares with everyone else in her small town. But her disposition is tested when she gets hit by a car and loses the use of her legs, […]

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I Broke Myself

Sometimes my body gives me a warning shot and I ignore it.  This is always a bad move.  Thursday it was a somewhat crick-y back that I silently willed to leave me alone.  So, Friday morning when I hobbled out of bed bent over I realized I’d been bitch-slapped.  My body does not fool around, […]

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