Dr. Lisa Galper has helped thousands discover their own Power Over Food , reduce emotional eating and win freedom from the obsession and defeat that haunt yo-yo dieters, emotional eaters, and those who just hope to lose some weight! As a licensed clinical psychologist, author and workshop facilitator, Lisa Galper has transformed the eating behaviors of readers, workshop participants, health care professionals and organizations across the country.
Along the way, she discovered the critical role of her own psychology. Determined to help others succeed as she has, Dr. Galper received her Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Nova Southeastern University. Before her formal training, she was assistant director of the American Anorexia Bulimia Association in New York City. Since 1993, she has been in private practice specializing in eating disorders, compulsive overeating, emotional eating and long-term weight management.
For the past 20 years, Lisa has devoted herself to teaching people how to step off the diet roller coaster and replace destructive eating patterns with truly effective tools for lifelong weight management. She regularly presents workshops and lecture series in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
Known for her ability to bring hope to even the most hopeless cases, Lisa Galper’s workshops have become the go-to resource that local doctors refer when diets, full meal-replacement plans, and even weight-loss surgery fail. She was the chief psychologist for the Balance Weight Management program at Scottsdale Healthcare and is currently the designer of the original behavioral education curriculum at Scottsdale Bariatric Center; and an instructor at Scottsdale Weight Loss Cente
An award-winning author, Lisa collaborated with Dr. Michelle May in the development of the Am I Hungry? book and program. Contributing the critical psychological strategies that liberate readers from guilt, shame and obsession, Dr. Galper gives readers the tools they need to start effectively managing their thoughts and feelings around food.
Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don’t Work. (Nourish Publishing, 2005) by Michelle May MD (Author), Lisa Galper Psy.D. (Author), and Janet Carr M.S., R.D. (Contributor). The Am I Hungry? book won three Glyph Awards in 2005 for Best Health Book, Best Self-Help/Psychology Book and Best Book by a New Publisher. Am I Hungry? is also used as the basis for the American Academy of Family Physicians’ national health and fitness campaign, Americans in Motion.
Dr. Galper maintains a strong commitment to challenging widespread cultural messages that perpetuate the myth that we must struggle against our own bodies to lose weight. With her reputation as one of the foremost experts in weight management, she is often called on present to prestigious groups such as the American Academy of Family Physicians, and to inform the media.
Dr. Galper has made numerous local television and radio appearances on shows such as “Sonoran Living” and “Healthy Living A-Z.” On KTVK AZ Family Channel 3, she served as the psychology expert for the station’s “Weight Loss Challenge.” She was on the expert panel for The Beauty Show, a reality show to be broadcast on the ION television network. Dr. Galper contributes regularly to articles in the Arizona Republic, the East Valley Tribune and local magazines.
JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist. She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.
JJ vividly reminds us that the word ‘fitness’ is not just about the state of one’s physical body, but also the factors which determine a person’s overall well being.
And, for JJ, the key components in all these areas are ‘invisible’ — balanced support structures of nutrition, emotional centeredness and health. A favorite of journalists and the media for her depth of knowledge and vibrant personality, JJ, a contributing expert for Get Active Magazine, has also been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. She is also a video expert for About.com and regular contributor for The Daily Love.
JJ launched her professional career in 1996 as the Foundations Director for the New York Sports Club, where she designed curriculum and in-house certification for new and previously uncertified fitness trainers. She has also been certified by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), International Sports Science Association (ISSA), and the Resistance Training Specialist Program (RTS).
With a focus on biomechanics, JJ has lectured for The Learning Annex and as a featured speaker for New York Times Bestselling Author of The Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Ecker’s Peak Potentials seminars, as well as corporate clients, including Pacific Gas and Electric, Hanson Engineering, and Jostens, Inc. She is the Wellness Expert for KFC International, the Health and Fitness Expert for the National Association of Entrepreneur Moms, and a Fitness Expert for Nourishing Wellness Medical Center.
She has been working in the health and wellness industry for 15 years, as a fitness trainer with a knack for helping her clients become more self-aware and self-empowered through her ability to quickly identify and pinpoint problem areas, and then create simple solutions involving exercise, nutrition and mindset changes. She is the Host of the new iTunes Podcast Show Fit 2 Love: Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Fitness for the Happy Life You Deserve which is six day a week video and audio show.
What sets JJ apart from her Celebrity Fitness counterparts is the holistic approach to getting results. Over the last fourteen years she has studied, used and applied Positive Psychology, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Law of Attraction, Quantum Physics, Non Violent Communication, Imago Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. JJ Flizanes has proven that she’s not only an expert in matters of the body and fitness—she’s an insightful and provocative author who delivers a timely message about matters of the heart.
Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life will be released in its second edition with Balboa Press in January of 2015.