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Lisa Mongeau

My Personal Fitness Journey

Hello my name is Lisa Mongeau, founder of Body Soul Inspired Personal Training. This company was established because of my own personal experience. The greatest thing in life is to be able to give back what you have learned. I started my lifestyle change when I was in 8th grade. It was my mother who secretly set up an appointment with the doctors because she was worried about my weight. During my appointment, the doctor told me I should pick a sport and get active because I was becoming overweight. This is something I felt all summer and when he said I was getting overweight it awakened something inside me. I was the one who had a choice to do something about it…only me. No one else could do it for me. So I tried out for the middle school basketball team. Being 4’11, some people thought I could not make it… (Get rid of those naysayers in your life and surround yourself with people who believe, love and support you)…I did not listen to the naysayers and made the team. That was the beginning of my lifestyle change.

5k for a Gloria GemmaFrom there, I went on to play basketball through high school and college. After college, I found myself gaining weight back and not working out! I hated the way I felt and did not like what I was seeing in the mirror. Also, I wanted to find a guy to be with, which was a motivator, too. At the time, my brother was doing triathlons and I thought I needed to do something. My first triathlon led me to my current fitness career. I went on to get my certificates in personal training, nutrition, Reiki, yoga, massage and have attended numerous wellness seminars. My belief is there are so many different ways that people can help awaken the strength within. The key is to want to find it, or encounter someone that will help you find it.

Since my first triathlon, I have also completed many marathons, an Ironman, numerous 5Ks and sprint triathlons. My personal passion transferred to want to help others find their inner strength. After 17 years of serving the East Side Community as a Health & Fitness Director I was given another challenge in my life. A story we have heard too often in today’s economy I was let go with 10 other middle management employees. After the shock, I quickly decided to continue my passion by establishing my own company to bring fitness to people in their home, at their work or in my studio. That is when Body Soul Inspired Personal Training was born. All these changes and choices had to come from me and all the support and humble listening to the amazing people in my life. I believe in treating people how you want to be treated and surrounding yourself with people who truly love you and want the best for you. The desire and the motivation to keep on track can be the hardest part for everyone!!! Yes, even personal trainers, nutritionists and fitness experts have their own personal journey and challenges. Surround yourself with people who believe, love, support and motivate you! My mission is to help you awaken what is already within you!!!