Lisa is a Certified Pilates Instructor, a Tennessee State Board Licensed Chiropractic Therapy Assistant, a Licensed GYROTONIC® Instructor, and founder of her own company, Proper Pilates, Sumner County's premiere and most fully equipped studio, located within Absolute Wellness. As the first CTA/Pilates Specialist in Tennessee, Lisa works closely with doctors of chiropractic in a clinical setting and utilizes Pilates based exercises for patients. Lisa has taught Pilates training workshops across the Southeastern United States, and for physical therapists of Sumner Regional Hospital. A longtime sufferer of sciatica and lower back pain, Lisa was diagnosed with degenerative disk disease and significant joint degeneration in her knees. Wanting to find an alternative to chiropractic visits and pain medication, she discovered Pilates and its amazing core and back strengthening attributes. Lisa has over 10 years of experience in the discipline of Pilates alone, including Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, and has earned the esteemed certification of Balanced Body University Comprehensive Pilates Instructor. Lisa has had the privilege of studying and learning under internationally renown Pilates master trainers, including Elizabeth Larkam, Valentin, Nora St. John, Chrissy Romani Ruby M.P.T., and Titleist Golf Specialist Ada Wells M.P.T., and has studied extensively in Atlanta under GYROTONIC® Master Trainers Dawn Strom, Angela Crowley, and Mike Luque. Although she credits her knowledge and teaching style from learning under the “greats”, Lisa’s greatest privilege is the ability to make a difference in the daily lives of her clients and patients.
Lisa's other accomplishments include a Bachelor's Degree in Music from the University of Tampa, a PADI certification in open water scuba diving, a certificate of education from The American Herbalist Guild, and she is the owner of two natural product companies. She enjoys singing, playing guitar, writing, healthy gourmet cooking, herbal medicine, time on the beach, swimming, hiking, loves travel and musical theater. She has been a guest instructor at resorts on the Riviera Maya, The Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, where she teaches Pilates, yoga, and aqua aerobics. Lisa and her family have been featured guests on the Oprah Show, TLC, and the Discovery Channel for healthy eating. Lisa is the mother of three sons, and resides in Hendersonville TN with her husband Randy.