Lisa Pozzoni never thought she would be a runner! But one day in 2008, one of her personal training clients told her to read the ChiRunning book and the rest is history. She immediately decided to become an Instructor.
Her goal is to help existing runners continue their passion without injury. Lisa also loves to teach beginners the right way to run so they avoid injury and make running a lifelong fitness habit.
Lisa completed her first marathon on 2/19/2012, her 41st birthday.
“I would’ve never considered it if weren’t for ChiRunning! It’s changed my life in so many ways and I love to share it with people”.
Thanks to this, her longest run so far is 62 miles. She is now an ultra runner and also received our first Instructor of the Year Award in 2018!
Lisa is very active in the community on many levels. Her passion is combining ChiWalking and ChiRunning with charities. “It’s a win-win when you are training for an event. You are getting healthy and giving back at the same time!”
Her 3-Day Breast Cancer Team, Las Bombas, won biggest team and team that raised the most money several years in a row. Year to date they have raised over $750K for Susan G Komen. In 2012 she walked 100 miles for Marriage Equality in Arizona. Lisa was on the Board of Directors for Girls On The Run Maricopa County from 2015-2018. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster and has held several leadership roles in her area with Toastmasters.
Lisa is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is the Organizer for Running for Brews Tempe.
She is the owner of The Running University. Visit www.TheRunningUniversity.com for more information. You can download her free ebook: 15 Steps for the Beginner Beginner ™ Runner, Easy and Practical How To’s for the ‘Newbie’, ‘Could Be’, ‘Sort Of’ or ‘Reluctant Runner’