Lisa Maximus has emerged as a premier leader in the fitness community. Her holistic, no-frills approach to training the mind and body empowers her students to change their lives. She is spirited, intelligent, highly competitive and driven by the desire to instill confidence in women. Lisa Maximus‘ programs focus on simple yet powerful ideals such as the connection between a strong body and a strong mind and why women’s training should differ from men’s.As the creator of a world-class educational program, Lisa is an expert in developing programming protocols for female athletes in the gym community. She is also well-versed in the creation and delivery of workshops focusing on women’s health issues.Lisa is a certified fitness instructor and holds an “Art Of Strength” certification in kettlebells. In the past, she has also served as the head of the women’s program at Gym Jones and helped to create their Women’s-Specific Issues seminar. Her specialties include the psychology of training, nutrition and the study of women’s related issues. As a former equestrian, Lisa learned to balance discipline and hard work with compassion. Her love for horses and animals remains strong.Areas of Expertise:Women’s-specific fitness, strength training and programming.Certifications:Certified Westside Barbell Strength and Conditioning CoachArt of Strength Certification – KettlebellsWhat keeps you motivated?My goals. I believe having fitness goals helps keep us training, eating, sleeping and recovering for real progressWhy do you love to sweat?I suffer from anxiety and panic attacks and training and staying active is how I manage it. I also love lifting!What words do you live by?Lifting. Women. I want to help lift women up, encourage them to do things they have never done before. I love teaching women to use a barbell and weights to help them get strong and change their bodies and their minds and show them they are capable of doing things they never thought possible.What makes you a kick-a$$ Oxygen Ambassador?My life goal is to help women never do to their bodies what I did to mine. I was anorexic and I overtrained to try and obtain the “perfect body”. It wasn’t until I started training properly and obtained gym goals that I then started loving my body for what it was capable of vs. what it looked like. I want to help women get to a healthy place with their bodies and get out of the self hate hole or never fall into the hole in the first place.