Perfection rejectionist and rebel Lisa Kiersky Schreiber is a PN2 Master Health Coach and author and recently published The Meal Deal – Blaze Your Own Trail to a Healthier Eating Lifestyle. Born in Oxnard, California, raised in Atlanta, Georgia and college-educated at Syracuse University, Lisa and her husband live in the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, Georgia. Out of college, she started out as an economist and then became a freelance writer for many years. but her interest in fitness and nutrition never waned. So at the age of 40, she became the co-owner and personal trainer at Strength in Numbers, a powerlifting personal training studio. Several years later, she started her own wellness coaching business, Fit to Change. Lisa believes that a combination of nutrition, fitness and mindset work can change lives. When she’s not helping clients on their healthier eating/wellness journeys, Lisa spends her time powerlifting, cycling, cooking nutritious and delicious meals, reading, traveling, golfing, doing dance cardio classes and taking a holistic and moderate approach to wellness. After receiving a Precision Nutrition Level 2 nutrition coaching certification, a Functional Aging Specialist certification and a Motivational Interviewing certification, she recently completed her PN2 Master Health Coach certification on her way to becoming an NBHWC Nationally/Board-certified Health and Wellness Coach as she continues to support clients as they discover their own wellness paths.
Lisa began taking a keen interest in nutrition when, at the age of 28, she was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, weight loss, severe abdominal pain and malnutrition - all of which she experienced. After a lot of research, she discovered that ultra-processed foods cause inflammation in the body and may be responsible for many modern-day chronic diseases. After slowly making nutrition changes by cooking at home more often with mostly whole foods and practicing mindful eating and other techniques, she was eventually able to come off all the heavy-duty drugs she was taking to control her flare-ups and has been in complete remission for over 20 years (very rare in Crohn’s patients).
Believing that the traditional medical field doesn’t put enough, if any, emphasis on nutrition and helping people make significant changes to their food and movement lifestyles, Lisa went a different direction and pursued certifications that would help her coach clients to make meaningful behavior changes so they can reach goals such as: staying as independent as possible for as long as possible, having the energy to play with their grandchildren, possibly staving off diseases and saving money on healthcare, building quality self-talk and self-compassion, and ditching the diet carousel once and for all. All while doing this in the context of their real life.
Lisa recently published The Meal Deal – Blaze Your Own Trail to a Healthier Eating Lifestyle, a book that serves as a framework to help people set up their surroundings so they can more easily create and practice healthier eating habits for a lifetime. As a nutrition coach, she also works one-on-one with clients as they maneuver the confusing and overwhelming world of food and helps them push through obstacles they face when trying to make substantial long-term changes to their eating habits, with the ultimate goal of empowering them to become autonomous and learn to trust themselves implicitly around food.
Lisa is a moderation addict and wholeheartedly believes you can maintain a healthy diet while also enjoying your favorite foods. She also hopes to be a kindness influencer, helping clients start with being kind to themselves.