Before I joined Lisa’s program, I avoided group workout sessions. Traditional aerobics were not for me but I didn’t want to strictly lift weights either. I’m 54 so I didn’t feel comfortable going to Crossfit or some of the other, more grueling methods. Lisa’s workouts are always varied so you never get bored. Each routine covers numerous muscle groups as well as elevating your heart rate. She can give you modifications, whether you have a knee replacement or a sore ankle. I look forward to exercising now. With her program, I am stronger, I feel better, and my blood pressure has normalized.
Ron F., Contractor
I would very much like to thank Lisa for welcoming me into her Koru Fitness program. Working with my physical challenges and restrictions and getting me on a fitness routine has proven to work very well. When I first joined the Koru team approximately 6 months ago I was skeptical of whether or not we could accomplish my goals to lose weight, gain strength and range of motion in my challenged and deteriorating joints and overweight body.
Her system worked and continues to work for me. I have dropped approximately 25 pounds and have much more range of motion in my joints. I am noticeably stronger throughout my entire body. I sleep much better at longer without waking up at night. Lisa and Koru Group Fitness has given me my life back!
I heard about Koru fitness from a colleague a little over a year ago at our annual Christmas party. I had been looking for a fitness studio to incorporate weight training into my exercise routine, after finishing 6 months of PT for an injury I incurred in a fall. I am picky about my workout environment and had always struggled with a lack of regularity in my routine. Lisa’s small classes and supportive environment quickly allowed me to commit to a routine that I could manage. I have been with Koru for over a year now and have never looked back. Thanks Lisa; you are the best!
Renee C., Retired Teacher and Real Estate Agent
Koru Fitness plus Lisa Austin equals 100% A+ Excellent! Lisa has developed a hands on, small group exercise program that encompasses every part of one’s body and mind. In one hour she covers strength, core, and aerobic exercises for her clients. She encourages, motivates and pushes us to do better. Her knowledge of her client’s limitations is right on making sure there are modifications for any who need it. Her classes are upbeat and fun. Although this is a small group setting, many times you feel as if she is just training you as her eyes are constantly watching every move. She demonstrates each exercise focusing on correct form and what part of the body is involved. She moves about during the circuits making sure each person is on task, motivating, complimenting, and correcting as needed. There are many places to exercise in Columbia but none as good as Koru Fitness. I love being a part of Lisa’s program!
Ann E., author
I love Koru Fitness! Lisa Austin brings years of fitness professionalism to her clients in an hour of personal training within a group exercise class! How can she accomplish this? [Read more…] about Ann E., author
Kate H., massage therapist, artist
I love Koru because it offers a whole-body workout in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Anyone can benefit, since Lisa offers a full range of difficulty with each exercise. As someone with a history of hip problems, [Read more…] about Kate H., massage therapist, artist
When I came to Lisa at Koru Fitness about a year I ago I was in very poor shape following two difficult surgeries and progressive neuropathy in both feet. I had been away from any exercise program for a long time. The worst of it was that not only had I lost physical strength and agility, but I had lost confidence in myself. Lisa agreed to meet with me individually because I was too uncomfortable to enter a class. [Read more…] about Josanne W.
Melanie H., Richland Library
I have finally found a fitness program that I actually hate to miss! In the time I’ve been working out with Lisa, I’m more toned, stronger, and feel so much better. She’s great at both motivating and challenging me.
Rachel H., nanny
Lisa has kept me motivated and encouraged to reach my personal fitness goals. She has helped me to improve my self-confidence and achieve a better sense of overall wellbeing.
Monica K., Restaurant Owner
Love, love, love Koru Group Fitness and Lisa Austin! I had been searching for a workout to fit my schedule and fitness needs and this definitely does. There are plenty of choices of sessions and because of the size of the classes Lisa is able to provide great attention to each individual, working with them to improve each week. It is a great hour of cardio, strength, and core training!
Avni G-K, Independent Consultant
Koru Group Fitness lets you have the attention and focused work of a personal trainer, with the support and camaraderie of a group class. Lisa helps you make progress from wherever you start, and you meet some wonderful women along the way!
Kathy A., Marketing Director
Once I got started with Koru Fitness Group, I was hooked immediately. Decided it was time to invest in me. This program is the perfect blend of personal training yet team support. It has been life changing for me.
Melinda H., Airline Pilot – retired
Koru Group Fitness keeps me exercising as each class is different which keeps it interesting! Also, with the very small class size, each person gets individual attention. Exercises are modified for specific health concerns and levels of strength. Everyone gets a workout and a fun time!
Alyson R., School Psychologist
Lisa Austin, and Koru Group Fitness, is the “secret weapon” for my fitness and weight management goals. Her energetic and flexible workouts keep me motivated and challenged all at the same time. Each workout is different so I am never bored. I couldn’t be happier with my fitness and overall health since starting with Koru last year!