After being laid off from her job in 2005, Lisa Pozzoni began working with a personal trainer to get back into shape. She witnessed first-hand the positive effects of fitness, so she decided to ditch the corporate world in pursuit of a career as a fitness trainer.
Three years later, she developed a casual interest in running, and was gifted a copy of ChiRunning by a client. That led her to take a workshop, and like many of our instructors, she fell in love with the practice. She immediately decided to become an instructor. What stands out about Lisa, however, is her decision to GO ALL IN on ChiRunning. Essentially leaving her personal training life behind, Lisa pivoted once again to open up her own business as a full-time, ChiRunning instructor and coach – and she has never looked back!
Lisa went from being a “Never Runner,” to an Ultra Runner thanks to the techniques and body mechanics emphasized in ChiRunning. As a ChiRunning Instructor, she re-lives that thrill of accomplishment every time she helps someone achieve goals that they never thought possible.
“The look on peoples’ faces when they cross that [finish] line not thinking they could do it inspires me every day. Knowing I can help people get back to doing what they love to do if they were injured or helping beginners learn to do it the right way the first time around keeps me going!”
If the possibility of becoming a ChiRunning or ChiWalking instructor appeals to you — even if you are new to the technique — click on this link to be notified of when our next ChiRunning and Chi Walking Instructor Training program is open for registration.