After a distinguished career as a senior executive in banking and finance Lisa left the corporate world, returning home to Pittsburgh, to pursue her passion for Pilates.
Lisa was trained and certified through Romana’s Pilates® by Joseph Pilates’ world renowned protégé Romana Kryzanowska and her daughter, master instructor Sari Mejia Santo. Over the course of two years, while working in corporate finance full time, Lisa completed more than 800 hours of training in New York, Boston, and Paris. Certified in all levels of Pilates mat work and apparatus Lisa is dedicated to maintaining and teaching the original system of exercises and philosophies developed by Joseph H. Pilates; what is today called True Pilates. Prior to leaving Boston Lisa was on staff with The SportsClub LA teaching all levels of Pilates in private, semi-private, and group sessions. Lisa is one of only two currently accredited Romana’s Pilates® certified instructors in Pittsburgh.
Involved in athletics her entire life, Lisa was a championship springboard and platform diver for the Penn State University Lady Lion diving team. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Katz School at the University of Pittsburgh.
It is Lisa’s belief that Pilates can benefit everyone, young and old, from fitness enthusiast to professional athlete. Therefore, she maintains a training philosophy of providing a safe, challenging, and fun experience that fosters a desire for lifetime fitness, health, balance and vitality.