Lisa Russell, MEGA-DC Head Coach, is a northern Virginia native with over 25 years of local gymnastics experience.
Gymnastics has been a major part of Lisa’s life as both a competitor and a coach. She competed for nine years and began coaching 16 years ago. Lisa is a USAG certified coach with experience at all levels of gymnastics from preschool to optionals. She has worked in large and small facilities and prides herself on her ability to adapt and tailor her coaching to the resources available. Immediately prior to joining MEGA-DC, Lisa was the head coach of XCEL through Level 6 competitive teams. Many of the athletes Lisa coached have gone on to become state champions; some even nationally ranked athletes.
Lisa strives to create personal connections with the gymnasts and parents. She believes that each gymnast has a unique motivation and identifying it is the key to maximizing potential. Lisa also believes its very important to remember that gymnastics should be fun.
Lisa is the proud mother of three.