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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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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Fitness Industry In-Fighting: Liberals vs. the Tea Party

A schism exists between the “kindness towards your body” and the “feel the burn” workouts.  People cleave avidly to only one group, there is little mixing.  Like liberals and Tea Party Members it’s best not to get them in the same room, both thinking they are far, far superior to the other.   Clearly I’m […]

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