Born and raised in Central Massachusetts, Lisa Johnson landed in Boston for school and never left. Lisa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Women's Studies from Harvard University.
She became a certified personal trainer in 1997, a certified Pilates instructor in 1998, and opened her studio, Modern Pilates, in 1999.
She is the first Pilates instructor admitted as an educational affiliate of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecologists.
She has a strong journalist background, majoring in journalism at Northeastern and working as a reporter for a year at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, MA. She most recently was a columnist for PilatesStyle magazine, blogs at LisaJohnsonFitness.com, FeelGooder.com and FitStudio.com. She is the number one person for Pilates on Twitter.
Lisa has been cited as a fitness expert several times in publications such as the New York Times, Allure, Glamour, Women's Sport & Fitness, Family Circle, Inc. and more. She has appeared on the "CBS News" & on "Sundays with Liz Walker," Channel 4 Boston.