Lisa Ryan has been doing CrossFit since 2004 and a former regional level competitor (2010 – 2013).
She is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer and also a Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Specialist. After having her second son, she decided to change careers from a high school English teacher of 12 years to a pregnancy and postpartum athleticism trainer.
She never thought that she would change careers; however, this became a heart project that she couldn’t ignore. She is on a mission to help moms avoid the misinformation, confusion, panic, pain, and fear that she experienced during her return to fitness. Even though advertisements on social media show a “one size fits all” answer for postpartum fitness, each situation is drastically different.
After having her own abdominoplasty/tummy tuck procedure she has found that it is even more rare for women to have specific guidance on return to fitness after “clearance” from the surgeon. Each woman needs a unique plan depending on surgery procedure and movement goals; but, there is a way to recover with intention and progressive strategy. Helping women recover from these surgeries has become another passion of hers, along with normalizing the length of the process.
By really listening to each woman’s story, she provides an individualized approach to both empower them and help them heal their mind and body.