I’m Lis Saunders and I am a competitive powerlifter, strength & conditioning coach and blogger.
I am the Georgia state record holder in the squat for the 72kg open class, and I have held seven other Georgia state records. I love powerlifting because it challenges me to build strength physically and mentally. I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment after a tough training session, and I love the camaraderie of the strength community.
Over the past 8 years I have helped thousands of people get stronger and fitter, as a gym owner, online personal trainer, powerlifting coach, CrossFit and FitWit instructor. I also work in event management, helping host fitness competitions around the country. My favorite part of coaching is when a client sets a new personal record by lifting more weight than they ever imagined was possible.
I discovered NOW in 2009. At the time I was coaching CrossFit and eating a strict paleo diet. I began taking NOW® Super Enzymes for digestion support.* Today I eat for performance, and shoot to hit a daily protein goal. I still take Super Enzymes daily to improve my gut health, along with NOW® Women’s Probiotic.*
My nutrition and supplementation routines are just as important as my training regime is, to help me get stronger and stay injury-free. I trust NOW products to help me be the best version of myself. What will you do today to become a better you?
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
USA Powerlifting Club Coach, State Referee & Meet Director
Founder/Meet Director - USAPL Atlanta Women’s Open
Powerlifting Coach - Georgia Tech Barbell Club
Meet Director - Pull for Pride Atlanta
USAPL Georgia State Record in Squat: 152.5kg at 72kg Open class
Best Competition Lifts: Squat- 155kg/341#, Bench Press- 70kg/154#, Deadlift- 160kg/352#
2017 USAPL Southeast Regional Championships - Silver Medal, 72kg Open class
2015 USAPL Alabama State Championships - Gold Medal, 72kg Open class
2014 Arnold Sports Festival USAPL Raw Challenge - 4th place, 72kg Open class
2013 USAPL Georgia & Southern States - 1st place, 72kg Open class
2013 USAPL Raw Nationals - 8th place, 72kg Open class
Master of Education degree in Sports Management, University of Georgia
Bachelor of Journalism degree in Public Relations, University of Georgia