AREAS OF SPECIALTY.

  • Biomechanics and Kinesiology

  • Post-Injury Rehabilitation

  • Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise

  • Improving Strength, Muscle Mass, and Coordination

  • Pre/Post Natal

  • Strength Training for Sport and Functional Movement

BIO.

It’s never too late to be what you might have been.
— George Eliot

Liz, originally from Richmond, Virginia, is currently pursuing her PhD in Exercise Physiology. She has invested a great deal of time examining the science behind exercise and injury and believes that fitness is being able to move the body in all of the ways it was meant to move. 

Her great interest in injury recognition and prevention led her to investigate the causes of lower body injury in high school and collegiate athletes in her dissertation research. Within her studies, she evaluates the predictive value of existing injury evaluation tests and hopes to create a method to best recognize an athlete susceptible to injury. This extensive research parallels the objectives of personal training, allowing Liz to recognize and correct poor movement quality before it leads to injury. Additionally, it allows her to work with existing injuries to stay within a safe range of motion and create the optimal environment for healing. 

As a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), Liz has the education and experience to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries. Her program design incorporates corrective exercise and functional movement in order to allow your body to move the way it was intended to move. Whether your goal is to increase your vertical jump height, decrease joint pain, or simply be able to keep up with your kids, she will design a unique fitness program to help you reach your goals.

If working with athletes has taught her anything, it is that exercise should be fun! It is important to enjoy your workout. She takes your entire unique personality into consideration before developing a program specific to your goals; no two programs are alike. Liz can often be found indulging her creative side as an actor, painter and musician, but is happiest when helping others.  She is passionate about encouraging young women to confidently embrace every opportunity to nourish their best selves.

education.

  • PhD Candidate Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Exercise Physiology | University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • Master’s of Science in Health and Movement Science | Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training | James Madison University

  • BOC | Certified Athletic Trainer

  • Postural Restoration Institute | Myokinematic Restoration

  • Postural Restoration Institute | Postural Respiration 

  • DBC | Level 1 Biomechanics 

  • Clinical Athlete | Certified Weightlifting Coach 

  • Emergency Medical Technician - Enhanced 

TESTIMONIALS.

I was drawn to Liz when I realized chronic injuries were more than just a nuisance. I wasn’t looking for someone that would put me through their “get ripped” plan. I wasn’t looking for a trainer that could show me their ideal workout routine. I needed someone who could see me, and help me with my goals and challenges, and most importantly someone who could work with my abilities and limitations.

That’s Liz. She’s great. She’s great because she cares. She’s wicked smart, too, but caring about her clients is the magic.
— JB
The moment I met Liz, it was love at first sight — or squat, I should say. From our first assessment, I knew I had found the most educated, compassionate, methodical, intelligent, intuitive, and badass trainer who not only could train my body, but train my mind as well. Liz’s passion for educating her clients was what captivated me most; with Liz, I not only have a trainer, but a teacher. She’s helped me get into the best physical shape of my life, but what’s even more empowering is that I now have a knowledge of my body that transcends any kind of training or weight loss program — I can carry this education with me forever.
— DA
My husband got me sessions with Liz as a gift when (after having my second baby a few months prior) I confessed that I did not recognize my body and I did not feel confident that I could dive back into my old workout routine. With two little ones and a job, I had less time and a few chronic injuries that I was afraid of exacerbating since motherhood is physical work. I felt helpless and uncomfortable in my body. Liz helped me find workouts that fit into my life, that worked around my injuries, and that ultimately helped me fit back into my pre-pregnancy jeans. I’m back to working out for FUN! Part personal trainer, part physical therapist, part psychologist, she pushed me to move correctly while helping me tune out the negative self-talk that served no one.
— EM