Lisa Dougherty, Founder
Lisa founded Whole Body Fitness in 1999 to provide top-caliber personal training services to clients of all ages and fitness levels. Lisa develops progressive workouts that change every 4-6 weeks to keep things interesting. She tracks client’s performance and gains at each workout. Her goal is to educate, motivate and support her clients to become more physically active and to adopt a healthier lifestyle through exercise and nutrition. Lisa is always excited to work with new individuals and enjoys many relationships with long-time clients.
Lisa’s specialty is medical fitness. Medical Fitness professionals help make the transition from medical management and/or physical therapy to a regular physical activity program following a surgery, an injury, a medical diagnosis or exacerbation of a pre-existing condition. They are educated and skilled to work with medical conditions/special needs including those with arthritis, diabetes, neuromuscular disorders, heart disease, lung disease, osteoporosis, orthopedic injury, cancer, Alzheimer’s, stroke, Parkinson’s, MS, and mental disorders.
Lisa has been nominated as “Personal Trainer of the Year” in 2015 and 2016 by Personal Fitness Professional (PFP) Magazine.
She is the PFP Trainer of the Month for January 2016, which puts her in the running for the 2017 Trainer of the Year.
Founder and CEO
Lisa is passionate about helping others and founded the Medical Fitness Network in 2013. It provides a free national fitness & healthcare referral service to those with chronic disease, medical conditions, those with disabilities or who need pre & postnatal care. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, “Why You Should Know About Medical Fitness and Lisa Dougherty” and was acknowledged by the White House as a Champion of Change finalist for 2016. www.MedicalFitnessNetwork.Org
Lisa is a graduate of the Fitness Instructor Program at University California, Irvine 1999. This program included full college level anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, nutrition, psychology and many others.
Lisa is both a Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach through the American Council on Exercise since 1999. ACE Health Coach emphasizes fitness, nutrition and the science behind true behavior modification. The American Council on Exercise (www.acefitness.org) is the largest nonprofit fitness certification and education provider in the world.
Lisa is recognized as a Master Trainer, the highest level of achievement as a Personal Trainer by IDEA Health and Wellness (www.ideafit.com), the world’s leading membership organization of health and fitness professionals with more than 250,000 members in over 80 countries.
Lisa has been a Healthy Moms® Fitness Certified Perinatal Fitness Instructor since 2006. Healthy Moms® is dedicated to enhancing the physical and psychological well being of women before, during, and after pregnancy
Lisa is CPR & AED certified.
Board Member, Medical Wellness Association (medicalwellnessassociation.com). The Medical Wellness Association promotes and integrates professional development of medical wellness programs, professionals, facilities and services. MWA provide, leadership, promotes high standards and integration and advances the development of the profession.
Board Member, National Association for Health & Fitness (www.physicalfitness.org). America shares in the social, economic, health and environmental benefits that come from living an active lifestyle. NAHF is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.
Solutions for Training Post-pregnancy Clients: IDEA Health & Fitness August 2017
The Science of Functional Aging: IDEA Health & Fitness August 2017
Using Function to Avoid Dysfunction: IDEA Health & Fitness July 2017
Corrective Exercise Strategies for Improved Shoulder Function: IDEA Health & Fitness June 2017
Effective Exercises for Scoliosis: Human Kinetics, Feb 2016
BEST Exercise Program for Osteoporosis Prevention 3rd Edition Course: DSWFitness, Jan 2016
Physical Activity Instruction for Disease Specific Conditions Certificate Program: DSW Fitness, Sept 2015
Exercise and Arthritis, 7th edition: Enabling clients to manage arthritis and chronic pain; DSW Fitness, Aug 2015
Training the Pregnant Athlete: IDEA Health & Fitness Aug 2015
Exercise and Heart Disease: Strategies to help clients prevent and manage heart disease; Oct 2014
Exercise and Respiratory Disease: Condition specific exercise design and management strategies to help clients’ lead normal and productive lives; Oct 2014
Understanding Dementia: Outlines risk factors, symptoms, treatments INR Seminars; Aug 2013
Exercise and Multiple Sclerosis: Tools and strategies to improve fitness and functional ability for clients with MS who have varying symptoms and levels of abilities; DSW Fitness, Sept 2012
Exercise for Knee & Hip Replacement: Appropriate progressions and guidelines to improve strength, mobility & flexibility; DSW Fitness, June 2012
Exercise & Parkinson’s Disease: Exercise management strategies for the primary neurological disease of the elderly; DSW Fitness, May 2012
Exercise & Diabetes: Creating, monitoring and progressing exercise programs for clients with diabetes; DSW Fitness, Mar 2012
Breast Cancer Recovery Exercise program: Assisting breast cancer recovery patients as they build confidence and regain function through specialized therapeutic exercises; DSW Fitness, Dec 2011
TRX Sports Medicine: Treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries; Sep 2011
Basic Training for Cycling: Successfully coach cycling for health, fitness & competition; Sep 2011
TRX Suspension Training Certification; 2009
Trigger Point Technologies: Myofascial compression techniques™; Feb 2008
Fit 4 Mom Pre/Postnatal Fitness: Stroller Strides; Oct 2006
Exercise and Arthritis (Gwen Hyatt M.S. & Karen Nelson M.S.); DSW Fitness, 2006
Exercise & Fibromyalgia (Gwen Hyatt, MS); DSW Fitness, 2005
Counseling for Health and Fitness; Nutrition Dimension, 2005
Teenage Obesity What Can We Do About It (Chris Vega, MPH, RD); 2005
Fit For Labor (Lisa Druxman, MA, owner of Stroller Strides); 2005
Full Body Flexibility (Jay Blahnik, Nike Fitness Athlete sponsored by Nautilus); 2005
How Mars & Venus Get Fit (Dr Pamela Peeke Chief Medical Correspondent for Nutrition & Fitness for Discovery Health TV); 2005
The Ultimate Run (Lenita Anthony, MA Exercise Physiologist, Reebok Master Trainer, Mgr of Sports Science & Human Performances for the USA Triathlon National Training Center); 2005
Working Out Facts: Answers to your health & fitness questions (Cedric Bryant, PhD FACSM, Chief Exercise Physiologist for American Council on Exercise); 2005
Yoga and Strength (Linda Freeman Resist-A-Ball & BOSU Master Trainer); 2005
Training for Strength & Nutrition for Muscle (Len Kravitz, PhD Sr Exercise Physiologist IDEA Health & Fitness Assoc.); 2005
Exercise & Menopause (Sabrena Newton, MS Curriculum development A.C.E.); 2005
Biomechanics of Motherhood (Lisa Druxman, MA owner of Stroller Strides); 2005
The Skill to Define and Design Exercise (Cheryl Soleway, physical therapist CanFtiPro’s 1999 Canadian Presenter of the Year, Master Educator for Ball Dynamic International [FitBall]); 2005
Yoga Studies: Yoga Teacher; University of California Irvine, 2005
Experiential Anatomy & Basic Physiology; University California Irvine, 2005
Yoga for a New Day: Teaching Yoga Asana for Health & Fitness; Desert Southwest Fitness, 2004
Psychology for Health Fitness Professionals; A.C.E. 2002
Fitness Motivation; Desert Southwest Fitness, 2002
Dietary Supplements Critical Thinking Skills; County of Orange Health Care Agency, 2002
Practical Body Composition; Desert Southwest Fitness, 2001
Functional Training; MF Athletic Company, 2001
Obesity, Diabetes & Overeating in Children & Adults; Institute for Natural Resources, 2001
Current Trends in Nutrition; County of Orange Health Care Agency, 2000