Lisa Demetriou

Lisa Demetriou


  • Lisa is the Co-Owner of CrossFit Suffolk/ Spartan Performance
  • CrossFit Level 2 Certified
  • USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certified
  • CrossFit Olympic Lift Certified
  • CrossFit Kettlebell Certified
  • CrossFit Gymnastics Certified
  • CrossFit Kids Certified
  • Lisa is an International Powerlifting Association(IPA) world record holder in the Amateur Raw Women’s Master (45-49) , 123lb. weight class.
  • In 2013 Lisa founded the USAW-recognized Long Island Barbell Club, dedicated to advancing the sport of weightlifting.
  • Lisa advanced form the 2010 CrossFit NY/NJ Sectional prior to the existence of the CrossFit Open
  • Came in 31st place in the 2012 CrossFit Games Open, Masters Women 45-49, out of 797 competitors world-wide.
  • Lisa has advanced from the CrossFit Open to the Master Qualifier in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. She finished 49th in the 2017 Open (Women 50-54) and 48th in the Master Qualifier (Women 50-54)
  • Lisa won the 2015 NPC Long Island Physique Championship. One week later she took 4th at the National Physique Competition (NPC) Atlantic States Championship.
  • Has entered and finished 3 Spartan Races, The Beast (8/11), The Super (9/11) and the Sprint (6/12) Finished the 8 mile Super after breaking her leg at the 6 mile mark.
  • Lisa is the subject of a chapter in the book, You’ll Know At The Finish Line: A Spartan Guide To The Sport Of Obstacle Racing
  • S.M.A.R.T.(Scientific Management of Anatomical Responsive Training) Personal FitnessTrainer Certified
  • CHEK Swiss Ball Certified
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certified

Lisa became a part of the fitness community in 1985 as a personal trainer for Living Well Lady in Brooklyn, NY. Lisa is a retired New York Police Department Detective who continued down the path of fitness training, staying involved in training police officers in her spare time, attending certification courses and educating herself on the topic of human performance. Lisa has competed in 5K races, The Mighty North Fork Triathlon and in 2001 received the Lion heart Award for her performance during the American Society for Law Enforcement Training’s(ASLET) Law Enforcement Skills World Championship.

Lisa was left with nerve damage in her right foot from work-related accidents and a condition known as Reactionary Airway Dysfunction (RADS) from her participation in the recovery effort at Ground Zero after September 11, 2001, yet she continued to train and improve on her strength and conditioning knowledge.

Lisa has co-presented at conferences held by the Illinois Tactical Officers Association(ITOA), the Western Canada Officer Safety Conference and the American Women’s Self-Defense Association(AWSDA).