Meet Lisa Harris, Owner, Enduring Fitness 4U

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My Story

Two life events inspired my journey to creating a health and wellness business.

The first occurred in the 1990s, when double-vision and droopy eyelids sent me to my doctor.  Eventually I received a diagnosis of myasthenia gravis, an incurable autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness.

The second life event happened a few years later, during a visit to my mother’s senior living facility.  Conversations with mom and her friends led to an epiphany — many of those lovely ladies were simply waiting to move on to the next level of care.  They were afraid of falls and pneumonia, and of becoming a burden to their families.

I realized then, from both of these experiences, that everybody ultimately wants to be self-sufficient. Whether at midlife or beyond, we want to enjoy the last decades of our lives as fully and independently as possible.

My Decision

Having taken control of my own wellbeing, I knew I wanted to assist others after that visit.  I remember thinking, “I can watch my mother and others her age continue to let their health decline, or I can do something to help.”

So at age 57, I decided to invest in myself by pursuing a new career, combining my knowledge as a nutritionist with that of a fitness professional. This is how “Enduring Fitness 4 U” came to be.  I realized that my skills and experience gave me the tools to help others who wanted to stay strong, active, and independent as they age.

Along the way, I’ve discovered there are the five pillars of active aging which incorporate healthy eating and exercise. I’ve used these principles to remain strong over the years, even though I still officially have myasthenia (but it’s now so well controlled that even my family forgets!).   With my business, I’ve been able to transform the lives of my clients. They see improvements in their own strength and confidence, and can make more nutritious food choices. Through an enduring in-home fitness program, customized for my clients, I can help them become more self-sufficient to maintain their quality of life.

My goal is to help others to 

LOOK GOOD.  FEEL STRONG.
REMAIN SELF-SUFFICIENT.

If you are looking to make this type of change in your life, but need a little help and support to reach your nutrition and fitness goals, please reach out to me and we can look at how you can see success.

Education and Experience of Lisa Harris

  • Bachelor of Science, Dietetics, University of California, Davis
  • Master of Science, Foods & Nutrition, Calif. Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
  • Registered Dietitian, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Certificate, Fitness Instruction/Exercise Science, University of California, San Diego
  • Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • Senior Fitness Specialty Certification, ACE
  • Certified Geri-Fit® Instructor and Licensee.