Wellness Expert, Nutritional Coach & Personal Trainer
I’m Lisa Raleigh – a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach and life coach with a passion for wellness. I’ve been an exercise specialist for 18 years
and I love what I do. Some of my key focus areas are to help people with digestion issues and gut health, stress management, improved strength and
fitness, obesity management and just simply demonstrating how easy it can be to live a balanced, healthy life that’s sustainable. I don’t believe in
quick fixes or short cuts, but I do believe in hard work and dedication and it’s my life’s mission to help people realise their full potential and thrive!
I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy a fulfilling career which started with me in my little white Corsa, driving around to people’s houses as a mobile
personal trainer. I then started my own gym franchise, and my big break was when I was asked to be the blue team trainer on SA’s The Biggest Loser.
Since then, I was asked to be a co-presenter on Doctor’s Orders as well as the health and wellness consultant on SABC 3’s daily morning show –
Expresso, which I enjoyed for a few years.
In 2014, after producing 60 episodes of Keep It Real, my own show which aired on ETV’s Sunrise Show, and producing and presenting over 200
episodes for Expresso and Doctor’s Orders, I had the chance to self-produce a new show titled ‘101 Exercises to Try Before you Die’ and 101 World
Cups for Trace Sports Stars, which aired in over 107 countries in 11 different languages. Tv work is something I love because you can reach millions
of people and hopefully change someone’s life by giving them little pieces of information every morning or afternoon, which could improve their day,
right then and there.
I’m truly passionate about bringing health to the public, which is why I started THE LIVE RIGHT FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that blankets
various projects. SUNfit was the first of these, which I hosted for nine years, before the government asked my brand to step on board in the running of
25 Go Jozi Healthy Lifestyle Street Fairs, that took place in April and May, 2015.
And with the aim to reach even more people and help them transform their lives, I launched the well i am challenge. Here, corporates and consumers
could enter an online holistic 13-week wellness transformation challenge with all the tools and skills they needed to create life-long change. My team
and I also started an online community of resources to keep everyone motivated. well i am’s sixth challenge was completed in November 2016 and
we managed to successfully help thousands of people transform their lives and shed many kilos in the process. This project is something I’ll always
be proud of.
Besides television and radio, I’m also a keen writer. In 2011, I co-authored a book with Darren Scott, called No Fries On Us, and since then I’ve enjoyed
writing for newspapers and magazines, as well for my own blog which you’ll find on my website, www.lisaraleigh.com.
As a new mom, I know first-hand how tricky it is to get your body back after pregnancy and birth, which is why I spent over 2 years working on a holistic
nutrition and exercise programme which you’ll find in my first self-published ebook titled My Body Back. For this ebook, I collaborated with a few
other experts in the wellness space, who, like me, are dedicated to helping moms get their bodies back in shape slowly, safely and sustainably. The
Belly Book is ideal for men and women and it’s all about targeting that stubborn belly fat which can be harmful to your health.
Since becoming a mom, I also discovered the true power of rebounding – an exercise modality I’m truly passionate about as I feel fitter and stronger
than ever before.
I’ve recently launched my own brand of rebounders, plus a range of at-home rebounding workouts and accessories so that you can enjoy bouncing in
the comfort of your own home in your pyjamas if you want!
I also teach rebounding classes in Parkhurst, Johannesburg – as well as online. My online classes are called BOUNTI classes and I have a wide range
of options for you to choose from.