Lisa M Atkinson, ND:
Lisa received a Doctorate of Naturopathy degree from the Trinity School of Natural Health and bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine from the University of Massachusetts. She is Certified as a Medical Exercise Specialist with the American Academy of Health and Fitness Professionals. a Personal Trainer with the International Fitness Professionals Associations, and an Aerobics Instructor with AFAA. She is also recognized as an Elite Personal Fitness Trainer by IDEA.
Lisa has completed an 8-day training workshop to become a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP).
Lisa has completed an 18-week training program to become a Master Fitness by Phone Coach, and is currently accepting clients for the Fitness by Phone Coaching Method. Lisa is certified through the Association of Fitness by Phone Coaches.
Lisa has been a personal trainer since 1992 and concentrated in training individuals recovering from injuries. She was the Program Director of Club Julian Fitness Center in Pittsburgh, PA for 2 years and General Manger of Franklin Plaza Health Club of Washington, DC for 1-½ years. She helped develop a therapeutic exercise program for chiropractic patients at the Physicians Pain Relief Center of Augusta, GA and has designed Weight Management Programs and Weight training classes for many fitness facilities as well. She worked for over 2 years as the General Manager at Chypher Chiropractic Center in Sterling, VA.
Since opening A Better Way to Fitness in January of 2000, Lisa has dedicated her practice to helping people with spinal injuries and conditions eliminate or reduce their pain. She is also very dedicated to helping diabetics understand their devastating disease and how they can use exercise and balanced eating techniques to gain control over their blood glucose levels.
Lisa is available for onsite and telephone seminars and workshops.