As a competitive swimmer in high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brenda has always loved athletics, but coincidentally began her passion for fitness classes at Suzanne Olson's studio in Washington, DC. Upon moving away from the DC area, she managed several group fitness programs in the Milwaukee area while obtaining a master's degree in Human Resources from Marquette University & a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.
Brenda holds certifications in: Pilates Full Equipment & Mat, Zumba programs, Bokwa Dance Fitness, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Atletica, Barre Fitness, Yogafit, Crossfit, Spin Star 3, Aerial Yoga, Core Align, Aerial Yoga, Body Pump & has developed many other programs throughout the years.
Her previous career of 15 years was with the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for Ben Affleck's character in the movie Argo. She was undercover traveling to many parts of the world during most of her Agency career until her last assignment in Human Resources where she managed the diversity program.
Brenda has been married for 31 years & enjoys traveling & the outdoors with her husband.
The lessons that Yoga teaches about looking inward, noticing alignment and bringing awareness to your movements has changed her emphasis in her own workouts as well as in the classes that she teaches. Her yoga and daily meditation practices give her focus and calm strength and that she hopes to pass on to her yoga students. Her love of all things “interval” and her morning ritual of chin-ups and handstands give her the spark to motivate and push students in her interval, circuit and sculpt classes. She invites you to come and experience the Yin and the Yang that she infuses in all of her workouts.
Lisa lives in Malvern with her husband, 3 children and 2 spaniels.
Namaste & Bring it On!