Hi There, I’m Lisa & I Write a Fitness Blog

Hey there ... I'm Lisa.  I do this fitness blog thing.  I started blogging because since I started working in the fitness industry in 1997 I've been answering the same questions over and over again.  I figured there should be a place where people can find good, reliable information from someone in the field and feel safe following that advice.  I'm passionate about making people feel healthy.  It's actually a really big deal for me.  My best days are when my clients give me hugs because they're so happy with how they're feeling or when I write a post and someone tells me how it inspired them. I also have zero tolerance for idiots in the fitness industry.  Harsh, I know, but when I see someone pushing diet pills or unsafe workouts it gets to me.  I can't stand celebrities who are gifted with fabulous DNA but don't actually have any knowledge of how the body works who are pushing some contraption that they'd like to make a million dollars from. But fitness needs balance, so I have categories on my blog besides the usual suspects of fitness and nutrition.  I also cover gadgets (fitness gizmos that actually will help you live more healthfully) and happiness (covering everything from meditation to chilling out on the weekends to finding a great workout that you'll love) and also humor (let's face it, funny things happen when you're trying to get fit; it's best to just have a sense of humor about it and laugh at yourself if need be). Here are some of my most popular stories to give you an idea of how I write.  Thanks for checking me out. 8 Easy Steps to Be Happy 10 Things I Learned at Fashion Week:  Fitness and Style Muffins = Cupcakes!  Don't be Fooled by Breakfast How to Put On a Sports Bra 5 Tips on How to Weigh Yourself:  You Might be Doing it Wrong!

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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25 Responses to Hi There, I’m Lisa & I Write a Fitness Blog

  1. Daiv Russell October 22, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    And you do a mighty fine job doing so. When you do what you love, that devotion shines through in excellence and dedication. It’s obvious you have all of these, in droves.

  2. Lisa Johnson October 22, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    awwwh, thanks Daiv, truly appreciated and you started me on this journey. I wouldn’t be here without your help :-) really!

  3. Julie October 22, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Love your blog and position on “Zero tolerance for idiots”. My sentiments are the same as yours.

  4. Emily @FitTwitEmily October 22, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    I love your site. You have so much information, but make everything so accessible to even fitness beginners like myself! I love your “no idiots” message – WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU!! :)

  5. Lisa Johnson October 22, 2010 at 1:48 pm #

    Emily & Julie thanks so much for the love … makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. I’ll keep trying to do great content that’s accessible for everyone. Thank you! L–

  6. Joe Williams October 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    You are at the top of my blog and twitter list for fitness information, Lisa. Keep up the fabulous work!

  7. Lisa October 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm #

    LOL! Muffins ARE cupcakes! So true. It baffles me when people eat a 600+ calorie muffin for breakfast thinking it’s healthy. Packed with calories, sugar, usually chocolate, how is that healthy??

  8. Kristina @ spabettie October 22, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    this is a refreshing and welcome outlook… I have known about you for a while – in the blog and twitter world, and honestly, this is my first time to your blog… now I am apologizing to MYSELF for not visiting sooner.


    you are officially added to my reader, and I’m going to spend the next hour reading!

    Thank you for Doing What You Do. <3

  9. Liz N October 22, 2010 at 4:48 pm #

    Hi LIsa, I don’t know how it’s possible to pack 600 calories into muffins but there you go :) I haven’t eaten them for years….


  10. Rosie October 22, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Sounds like you know your stuff!

  11. Lisa Johnson October 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm #

    SpaBettie! I’m a fan of yours too! Thanks for stopping by, I really appreciate it! :-) L–

  12. Lisa Johnson October 22, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Liz and Rosie, thanks for stopping by and checking out my posts. Liz, it is scary how many calories they can pack into a muffin. I do occasionally eat them but more in the afternoons or I really do think of them just like a cupcake. Cheers, L–

  13. Amy October 22, 2010 at 9:16 pm #

    Thanks for putting so much great information on your blog :)

  14. Cassie October 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm #

    I love your energy Lisa, I can’t wait to read more!

  15. Lisa Johnson October 22, 2010 at 9:51 pm #

    thank you Cassie :-) I’ll keep trying.

  16. Liz October 22, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Lisa! I love your blog as well and so happy I’ve started to read it. Your blog AND your tweets are fab- reflective of who you are! :)

  17. Lisa Johnson October 23, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    Thank you Liz :-)

  18. Aaron October 23, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    Hi Lisa, First time reading you blog. Thanks for your humor and honesty. I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  19. Lisa Johnson October 23, 2010 at 6:11 pm #

    Thanks Aaron, you gotta have a sense of humor in this world … I appreciate you taking the time to say hi :-)

  20. Tricia October 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    I totally agree with you on your opinion of people who put themselves out there as “experts” when all they have behind them is great genes and a paid personal trainer! They put out a workout video influencing people who don’t know any better!

    I look forward to reading more of your blog!

  21. Lisa Johnson October 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm #

    Tricia, thanks for stopping by and I hope I’ll continue to put out good information for you :-) L–

  22. Colleen Casey November 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm #


    I just came across your blog today and was reading this post. Maybe you can blog about what kind of supplements you take? Or maybe you already have and can point me in a direction.


  23. Lisa Johnson November 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi Colleen, I don’t take supplements at all. Although I’m reading in Walter Willett’s latest book that it’s good to take a multivitamin for “insurance.” But I try to get all my nutrients from my food, I think it’s the healthiest way. Thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you found my blog. :-)

  24. bodybuilding March 5, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi Lisa,

    Looks like a great fitness block and I have bookmarked it and will be back to read more.



  25. Lisa Johnson March 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Thanks Paul :-)

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