Coaches Spotlight – Lisa Zahn
All the simplest ways to excel with your FITness and Health and help others around you…
- Practice what you Preach
- Get Family and Friends around you to buy in to “the Lifestyle”
- Have a thirst for knowledge and passion for more
All of these things Lisa Zahn has incorporated into her life.
Now I never said it was easy… But I will say it is worth it.
Enjoy our conversation and get to know Coach Lisa a little more.
Introduce yourself (who is Lisa Zahn in a nutshell) and how long you have been with us.
39 years old, married, mother of 2. Working full time in the business world. I’m an all in kind of girl – love learning.
What is your favorite part about coaching with us?
Seeing a member either learn a skill, grow a desire to work, or helping members eat more intentionally. I also love that CPM has given each coach the space to be their own coach. We have so many different coaches, that all have different styles and advantages that members can choose coaches that match their desires. CPM doesn’t try to mold coaches into one style.
What is the biggest benefit you get from CPM outside of the gym?
Patience. Persistence. Discipline.
What is one unexpected thing about the gym that you really enjoy?
Respect. I’m a business woman – I stay fairly clear of any discrimination or women empowering things; it’s not a card I care to play or explore. But the actual look you in the eye, want to hear what you have to say, and then do what you say respect I get from so many of the males in the gym is really neat.
How would you describe your coaching style? What is your superpower as a Coach?
I still feel like I’m developing my coaching style. I really try to make my coaching style match the expectations of the members within my class. So it’s different for different members or classes. Members who really just want to sweat won’t benefit from strategy or breathing coaching, in the same matter those who might want to improve their fitness won’t benefit from simple coaching. And my superpower is probably competition. Which I don’t use during my classes as that isn’t our goal. I love to teach strategy, the why, the how to improve, how to be most efficient during a workout. I’m learning to be able to sneak breathing methods and efficiency methods into my classes, though.
What is your favorite thing you do with your fitness outside of the gym?
Empower families and children with knowledge and the ability to help themselves.
What would you say to someone who is thinking about starting up? Meet one of one with a coach. It’s the least intimidating way. Come ear what we have to say, see what we do. We’re so much more than heavy weights and met-cons. It’s very easy to watch a class and think you can’t do it. But we truly have every ability here. We really care about the integrity of longevity, and the science behind working out. We’re trained to not hurt you, work with your current ability, work around any limitations, and still make you stronger and fitter.
What advice would you give to a new member (maybe something you wish you were told when you were starting out)?
I really only have 1 advice to any member. COME. Participate. I promise that everyone in that room understands how it feels to be new. But there will be more than just the coach that helps you out. And the only way you get better & fitter in life is by doing. You can’t do, if you don’t come. Come when you don’t feel good – make a schedule.
Today’s Workout is…
200 cal row for time
P1: Row for cals
P2: 300m run
*Every time you and your partner complete
1 round (rowing for cals + 300m run), complete 1 round of (5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 air squats)*
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