Founder & CEO

Lisa Dougherty graduated from the University of Ca, Irvine, Fitness Instructor Program, and went on to get her Certified Personal Trainer and Health Coach Certifications through the American Council on Exercise. She has many specialty certifications to work with those with medical conditions, post-surgicalrgical/rehab as well as pre & postpartum fitness. Course work includes Heart Disease, Breast Cancer Recovery, MS, Parkinson’s, Diabetes, Dementia, Arthritis, Respiratory Disease, Fibromyalgia, Knee & hip replacement, and Pre & postpartum fitness. Lisa founded Whole Body Fitness in 1999, which provides top-caliber personal training services in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa, CA area to clients of all ages.

Lisa is passionate about helping others and founded the MedFit Network in 2013. MFN is both a professional membership organization for fitness and allied healthcare professionals, gyms, studios & integrative wellness centers, and students and a free online resource directory for the community to locate fitness and allied healthcare professionals with a background in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation in working with those with chronic disease or medical conditions.

She established the MedFit Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501©(3) to in 2017 to elevate the quality and amount of available education for fitness and allied healthcare.

Lisa enjoys working out, running, art & museums, travel to tropical locations, and her canine and feline family.

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