Introducing - Lisa Glauber
Coach of the Month - March 2015
Lisa Glauber was selected as Wildfire’s Coach of the Month for March 2015. Coach Lisa goes above and beyond each and every day as she is taking on more classes as the need arises. She is getting kids excited with their classes as she starts them off with energetic warm-ups. She is teaching technical gymnastics in a fun and safe environment and her students are learning and advancing levels. She connects with the kids at a very personal level because she has a daughter in the sport and can relate to the learning curves that go along with any sport. Lisa is proud to wear her “wildfire coach” shirt and we are proud to have her be one of our lead staff members.
Lisa grew up north of New York City during a time when club sports weren’t real popular but high school sports were. She jumped right in (literally head first) because you see along with being a softball player (2nd and 3rd base positions), running the hurdles, competing all around for the gymnastics team, Lisa took very quickly to diving as well. Her coach started teaching her in 6th grade. So by the time she reached high school she was a varsity athlete on three teams - No season was she idle - for in the fall she competed gymnastics (uneven bars was her favorite event), in the winter was competitive diving and in the spring she played softball. Some natural athletic talent and lots of hard work paid off for Lisa as she earned a sport on University of Buffalo’s diving team. She was a successful NCAA diver and continued diving after college in the Masters Dive program. Lisa said the reverse 2 1/2 was her favorite dive to compete.
Lisa met her husband Carl in college. He too was a diver. They have three children, Jessica who will graduate in May from her parents alma mater (U.of Buffalo) with a degree in biomedical engineering, son Kyle who attends Saddleback College and Sanya, a freshman at Mission Viejo High School and a Level 10 gymnast at Wildfire.
Coach Lisa loves being a mom, she loves going to the beach, loves mint chocolate ice cream and salmon and she loves carrying on the tradition with her kids of going to Broadway shows in NYC. She doesn’t like sitting idle which is why in addition to everything she already does, Lisa is starting her own personal fitness training program with the focus on interval and circuit training. Check out I*M*Power Fitness. Classes coming to Wildfire!
Lisa loves gymnastics and is thankful to be able to give back to Wildfire in a way her high school coaches gave to her - coaching positively, making all kids feel good about themselves, and helping them develop into confident young people as they head off into their teen years.
Congratulations Coach Lisa. We are happy to have you as our Coach of the month in Lake Forest!