Lisa InouyeLisa

Pilates Teacher • Personal Trainer

Lisa Inouye is a former competitive figure skater from Vancouver, B.C. At age 18, she packed up her car and drove to Los Angeles, attending the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute. During her tenure there, she coached for Ice Capades and started a personal training business in West Hollywood.

In Los Angeles, Lisa also worked as a commercial actor, garnering more than 50 national spots for such brands as Reebok, Got Milk, and more. Her background in competitive athletics and commercial acting taught her the importance of hard work and dedication.

After competing at the Ironman World championships in 20024, Lisa suffered a major cycling crash, fracturing her pelvis, sacrum, and lumbar vertebra. During her recovery, the concept of continuing to lug around heavy weights grew tiresome, and spotting her clients at the gym became less than appealing. Pilates was used as part of her rehabilitation, and it soon became a natural progression to shift to this modality. Soon, Pilates became Lisa’s passion, and for this reason, she loves working with her clients and students. Lisa also specializes in working with seniors, Olympic athletes, special populations, and post-surgical rehabilitation clients. She enjoys motivating others with her enthusiasm and sunny demeanor while improving her clients’ health.

Since 2013, Lisa, her husband Kirk and their senior dog Peppers, lived part time in La Quinta. In 2024, they relocated from Los Angeles to Palm Desert as full time residents

Today, Lisa continues to train for endurance events, and is rekindling her love for figure skating at the Acrisure Arena. In her free time, she loves thrifting and exploring new places with Kirk and Peppers.



  • 9X Ironman Finisher
  • Kona World Championship competitor 2004
  • St. George 70.3 World Championship Competitor 2022
  • 5X Boston Qualified with 2 Boston Marathons


  • Pilates Teacher – Stott Pilates
  • Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels – Stott Pilates
  • Personal Trainer – AFFA – Athletic & Fitness Association of America

Advanced Accreditations

  • Injuries & Special Populations – Stott Pilates
  • Active for Life Specialist – Stott Pilates
  • Athletic Conditioning Specialist – Stott Pilates
  • Group Pilates Equipment Specialist – Stott Pilates
  • Group Pilates Mat work Specialist – Stott Pilates
  • Interdisciplinary Specialist – Stott Pilates
  • Rehabilitation Specialist – Stott Pilates