Lisa Workman

Edmonton, AB T6G 2E1

Lisa has been active in the exercise profession for over 20 years as a clinical exercise physiologist, fitness centre manager, fitness writer and presenter and group exercise instructor. She is the creator of the website,, which has a mission is to answer the question of why you move, one person at a time.

Lisa's primary passion is physical activity and exercise promotion in health care. For preventive medicine or chronic disease management, she believes physical activity is a main pillar of health. Her experience in medical fitness spans many medical conditions including cancer, diabetes, COPD, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and a range of other health ailments. Lisa attends various conferences and workshops for continuing education as she strives to grow as a professional.

In addition to being certified as an Exercise Physiologist (CSEP-CEP), Lisa is an Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) Group Exercise Leader and AFLCA Trainer of Leaders, a Can-Fit-Pro Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist, an Urban Poling and Excel Nordic Walking Instructor, and a Yoga Association of Alberta's teacher of Hatha Yoga (300 hour level; RYT-200) . She enjoys instructing group exercise classes such as cycle and 'paying it forward' through training new fitness leaders.

Lisa was the 2012 recipient of the Alberta Certified Exercise Physiologist Recognition Award and the 2010-2011 recipient of the University of Alberta's Campus Recreation Building Block Award.

In 2016, Lisa was named one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine. She also was awarded recognition as a Global Personal Trainer to Watch Top Ten Finalist by worldwide leader, Life Fitness in 2015.

Lisa is a member of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology, IDEA Health and Fitness Association, Can-Fit-Pro, and the Edmonton branch of the Emerging Health Leaders. She also sits on the Nourish Move Thrive Advisory Group. Previously, she has sat on the editorial advisory board for the Alberta Centre for Active Living WellSpring publication and the Alberta Centre for Active Living Research Advisory Committee. Lisa was a contributing writer to the AFLCA's Pre-Postnatal Manual.

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IDEA Member

About Me


  • BPE, Physical Education, University of Alberta
  • Master's Degree, Physical education/Exercise Physiology, University of Alberta

Certifications / Trainings

AFLCA - Group Exercise Leadership Certification
Pending Verification
canfitpro - Pre & Post Natal Fitness Specialist (PFS)
Expires: Aug 31, 2017
CSEP - Certified Exercise Physiologist
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

St.John Ambulance
Agency Unavailable

AED Certified

St. John Ambulance
Agency Unavailable

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Lisa's Locations

University of Alberta Campus Recreation

Van Vliet Center
Edmonton, AB T6G2H9

Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network

9808 42 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 5V5

Additional Information


$150.00 / hr

Payment Methods

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • University of Alberta Campus Recreation Building Block Award
  • Alberta Branch of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist Recognition Award

Languages Spoken




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