Lisa is a Professional Ultra Endurance athlete with 25 years experience running the toughest endurance events in the world.
With over 140 ultra-marathons to her name, as well as National Titles, a number of podium places in international races, and many expeditions under her belt Lisa is constantly pushing the limits of human endurance. Lisa has also penned two international best-selling running books, and is a sought after motivational speaker, run coach and mindset expert.
But despite many of Lisa's accomplishments, Lisa has also struggled with self esteem, body image, weight problems, a lack of talent, depression, fear and anxiety, forcing Lisa to learn how to achieve the unattainable.
Lisa now passionately shares her learnings on how to achieve the extraordinary and how to beat the odds and will help you shortcut the path to transforming your body, your fitness, your health and your wellbeing.
Lisa wasn't alone on her journey and neither should you be. We all need mentors, coaches and guides, experts in their area to help us achieve our true potential and to look and feel our best.
That person for Lisa was her coach and business partner, Exercise Scientist Neil Wagstaff.
Neil saved Lisa's ultramarathon career at a time when she was burnt out, broken and facing the biggest races of her life. Neil taught Lisa everything she needed to know about working with her body and not against it and is always at the forefront of the latest in teachings and scientific breakthroughs.
Neil saved Lisa's career and her health, helping her to reach her full potential as an athlete at the top of her game and now together they want to help you be the top of yours.
Lisa and Neil live to help transform lives: that's their mission in life. To help you get fit, feel strong, look amazing and achieve your health, fitness and sporting ambitions and to become mentally stronger.
Lisa also hosts a podcast called "Pushing the Limits" an in-depth interview series teaching on her favourite topics - running, the latest in medical and health science breakthroughs, fitness and nutrition, adventure and pushing the limits of human potential
Lisa's Back Story
Lisa is perhaps best known for being the first kiwi woman to finish the infamous Badwater Ultramarathon through the hottest desert on earth, running 217km non-stop through Death Valley which she did twice for running the length of New Zealand (2250km) for charity Curekids and CanTeen.
But Lisa has done so much more. With over 140 ultramarathons under her belt and over 70,000km in training and racing.
Lisa’s adventures have taken her far and wide.
She has canoed down the Canadian Yukon, cycle toured through over 25 countries and illegally crossed the Libyan desert, an expedition that was completed unsupported and through uncharted territory, where she and her three team mates walked 250km in 7 days, carrying their entire water and food supply on her back.
She has run thousands of kilometres through the Sahara Desert (including
the Libyan Desert), Arabian Desert, Niger, Jordan, Moroccan desert as well the Chinese Gobi Desert and the Australian outback. In recent years, she has participated in expeditions and races in the Indian and Nepalese Himalayas.
She is a sought-after speaker on the corporate speaking circuit internationally and at home in New Zealand.
She is the producer or co-producer of eight documentaries showcasing her exploits and adventures (click here to get access to a number of Lisa's Documentaries. Ultramarathon Docos)
She has also hosted her own Health and Fitness TV show called The Fit Club.
But Lisa is more than just an adventurer; she is also a business woman and has been running her own businesses most of her adult life.
She studied Business Studies, Applied Management as well as Counselling and Human Relations before doing a Goldsmith Apprenticeship in Europe and running her own retail outlets in Austria and New Zealand.
Lisa is the owner and founder of a number of company's in areas such as documentary production, PR management, manufacturing jeweller, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, events management and health and fitness coaching through her online platform Running Hot and Pushing the Limits
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