Lisa never thought she would be a runner, much less the owner and leader of ChiLiving/ChiRunning/ChiWalking! It all began one day in 2008, when 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.
Lisa’s goal is to help existing runners continue their passion without injury. She also loves teaching 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, Lisa’s longest run so far is 62 miles. She is now an ultra runner and also received the 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!”
Lisa’s 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 $850K for Susan G Komen. In 2012 Lisa walked 100 miles for Marriage Equality in Arizona. She was on the Board of Directors for Girls On The Run Maricopa County from 2015-2018. Lisa is a Distinguished Toastmaster and has held several leadership roles in her area with Toastmasters.
Lisa is also a Certified Fitness Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the Organizer for Running for Brews Tempe.
Lisa 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.’
Lisa is honored to announce in March 2021, that she is one of the new owners of ChiLiving, the parent company of ChiRunning and ChiWalking. She is excited to keep the ChiRunning/ChiWalking legacy alive that Katherine and Danny created over the past 20 years and expand upon their vision moving into the future. Read more about the retirement of Katherine and Danny Dreyer.
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