Lisa Hampton / Founder

With my love of fitness and yoga, I created Mindful Fitness in 1994 out of the belief that mindful principles of yoga would benefit traditional fitness programs. Since then, mind-body fitness popularity has only grown stronger! I’m also proud to have created one of the 1st outdoor exercise programs, Park Fitness in 1995, a combination walking and circuit training class at San Diego’s parks and beaches.

I enjoy helping my clients learn mindfulness skills to improve their fitness programs and make them feel better. Although I like to challenge them to do more than they think they can, it’s important that the experience is uplifting and empowering. 

I am an ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, and consultant of mind-body health and fitness.


Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training from San Diego State University, graduating with summa cum laude honors in 1993.

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at San Diego State University graduating with honors in 1995. For my master’s thesis, I researched the influences of yoga, meditation, and walking on human stress and immune system responses.


I love my adventures in travel but when I’m home, I prefer to relax and live simply with my beau David and our 2 cats, Leopold and Lucca. A daily dose of nature is a necessity and I enjoy mindful walks and bike rides. With a view of the ocean, my favorite moments take place in the early mornings on the balcony with a cup of coffee.

Fitness, Health, and Wellness in San Diego

Mindful Fitness offers individual and group fitness programs that integrate conscious breathing and visualization with purposeful physical exercise to promote agility, balance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and strength, while enhancing mental clarity. Mindful Fitness offers:

  • Fitness training for individuals, partners, and groups
  • Fitness instruction for seminars and workshops
  • Meditation, mindfulness and relaxation instruction
  • Yoga instruction for individuals, partners, and groups
  • Instruction for fitness professionals on integrating mindfulness into programs
  • Day retreats in San Diego
  • Weeklong yoga and mindfulness retreats in Europe

Mindful Retreats

As a longtime travel lover and excellent planner, I began incorporating retreats into Mindful Fitness’ offerings in 2013. I am proud to offer local daylong yoga retreats in San Diego, Inspired Tours to San Francisco as well as weeklong yoga holidays and retreats in Europe. Among the beautiful destinations have been Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast in Italy, Paris, Provence and the French Alps in France, Andalucía in Spain and Porto and the Douro Valley in Portugal.