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 100 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.
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I had a private session with Lisa Pozzoni to improve my form so I don’t annoy that IT now that I am cleared. I have never been great at utilizing my arms properly and my shoulders are tight. At one point we tried keeping cadence not based on footfall, but when I actively pull the elbows back and allow them to resume neutral position on their own. Bingo! I am finally engaging my arms reliably and release the tension in the shoulders. It made all the difference today. I had faster 5Ks on the treadmill, but this could be a PR for road. I did not mean to, but it was so easy.
I have had one of the most enjoyable running weeks I can remember in a long time. I have started to think of myself only as a climber of hills, and tried looking for only races to the top. Running downhill has been uncomfortable, mostly because I have been focused on how I run downhill, and the parts of my body that don’t like it. A week ago I did a chi hills running clinic with the fabulous Ms Lisa Pozzoni. Just a few reminders and practice and I felt that freedom again of letting go and flying downhill. Since then I am actually excited when I come to a downhill section. I just want to share this experience because as someone who has struggled with injury for the past 3 years, having someone look at my running form is a huge help. Now… at least I’ll be ready for that short downhill to finish up at Crown King. The Running University
I ran the back 7 miles slightly faster than the first six, and mile 13 was the fastest of the last seven. I actually remembered to do all my looseners and take my electrolytes etc right before the start. I remembered and used most of my form focuses and resisted the urge to run ‘faster than I should’ after walk breaks. I was actually able to keep my heart rate in control by varying my pace. The pre-race taper worked really well – I felt fueled, hydrated and strong during the race – I still had energy left at the end of the race. Despite just barely missing my course PR, I’m considering this my ‘best’ half marathon to date. I think I’m going to crush that 2 hour goal once I master using the techniques and proper strategy all at the same time on race day! Thank you Lisa – You Rock! Hugs!
You are such a blessing Lisa and you can add to anyone’s running journey – I love your approach, your style and your love for what you do – like I’ve said in the past you teach us to enjoy the journey and that is the most important thing we can learn ?
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