Lisa Ricker, DPT, PT

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Lisa Ricker, DPT, PT


  • Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) -Level 3
  • Level 1, Level 2 CrossFit Certified
  • CrossFit Endurance certified
  • CrossFit Mobility certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Lifting certified
  • CrossFit Kids certified
  • CrossFit Judging certified
  • USAW Level 2 Sports Performance coach


  • DPT, clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy


I have been coaching CrossFit and CrossFit Kids since 2013. I am a Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT) -Level 3 as well as Level 1 and Level 2 CrossFit Certified. I also have my CrossFit Endurance, Mobility, Olympic Lifting, Kids and Judging certificates. I am a USAW Level 2 Sports Performance coach. I have judged a number of competitions, including the CrossFit Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and East Regionals since 2013, and was lucky enough to judge at the CrossFit Games in 2013. I finished 195 world-wide in the CrossFit Open in 2013 (Masters Women 50-54).

I started CrossFit in January, 2011. I had just stopped working after 25 years in telecommunications, and was significantly overweight and out of shape. My daughter was a CrossFitter, and encouraged me to do a Whole30 (basically a tough paleo challenge) and join a box. So I did. I lost 65 pounds and was totally hooked.

I am fascinating by human movement and our resiliency.

To learn even more I went back to school to get my DPT, a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy, in 2013. I graduated in 2016 and am now working with Rutgers on research. I’m back to training and competing after shoulder repair surgery in 2015. I live in Holmdel, with my husband, Chris.

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