Lisa Russel

lisa russel

  • ISSA Certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor
  • NETA Pilates Instructor
  • Certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach (Parkinson’s Training)
  • Owner of Slay Studio


About Lisa:

I grew up in Goldfield, IA. I attended Buena Vista University and earned a BA in Psychology.  I am married and I have two sons, Rafer who is 12 and loves to play guitar, and Gage who is 20 and is a Musician (French Horn Player) in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed in San Diego, California. I became a certified fitness trainer in 2011 as a side hustle and because of my love for fitness and its positive impact on my mental and physical health.  In March of 2018 I left corporate America (after 17 years) to open my own fitness studio in Eagle Grove, IA.  I have an endless passion for doing everything I can to help people reach their mental and physical goals. I'm a straight shooter type person willing to discuss anything needed to help you become the best version of yourself!

As a certified fitness professional (since 2011), I can help you set realistic goals, transform your health and your life for the better, and help you look and feel your best. Exercise is MEDICINE! Our physical and mental state are equally important.  Not only does exercise improve your physical health, it also helps to fight anxiety and depression! The body goes where the mind leads. As a certified fitness trainer, I am trained in everything from muscle mechanics to flexibility and cardiovascular dynamics. But aside from that I will work out right along with you, motivate you, and inspire you!  I am VERY passionate about helping others find self-love. You will find that you are able to be your true self and let your freak flag fly when you are in my presence! I am beyond happy to work with clients of all ages and physical abilities. I will constantly change things up to keep your body guessing. I will show you what you are capable of because we are ALL athletes regardless of age, or current fitness level! So, if you want to live a stronger and more confident life, I've got the training and the expertise to help you every step of the way.  Let’s do this!