Train your mind,
       Strengthen your spirit

Nothing is more important than your state of mind. 


The awareness and ability to navigate everyday life with grace; the confidence to handle difficult situations or relationships; the know-how of inspiring yourself or others to evolved thinking or change behavior; and the tools to communicate in personal and professional settings with ease, are the ultimate success and happiness. 


These states of mind, also called Emotional Intelligence, create the ability to think clearly, kindly manage emotions, inspire action, and communicate effectively regardless of circumstance.

At The Grey Monkey Gym, we focus on exactly this type of inner health and whole-person wellbeing, emphasizing an evolved form of thinking, inspired action, and kick-ass communication.

But why "Grey Monkey"?


Buddhists call it the monkey mind. It is a state of mind typified by feeling unhappy, overwhelmed, anxious, and unclear. Like a monkey, this type of thinking runs around your psychological house destroying your peace, clarity, inner calm, and essentially, throwing poo at your goals.

We help you evolve into a way of living that feeds your soul.


Meet Lisa

Areas of Expertise:
Health & Wellbeing 
Emotional Intelligence 
Fitness & Self-Care 
Empathetic Communication
Behavior Change
Peace with Chronic Illness

"Lisa has a gift: helping people achieve their personal goals while gradually shifting their mindset. It’s a brilliant combination.”  Rex

"A problem cannot be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it" - Albert Einstein

After being in the health industry for over 20 years, I have learned that a person can have an incurable chronic disease and still live joyfully. She can move forward inside when nothing's moving on the outside. She can be fit and healthy without surrendering the Oreos or wine. I know, because I am. 

Hi, I'm Lisa, the head coach and founder of The Grey Monkey Gym.

My passion is whole-person wellbeing: mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual, and life balance -- that's you, fully charged and living in alignment with what matters most to you.

Through The Grey Monkey Gym, I offer products and services to help you with this inner evolution. Together, we tame your inner ape and free your mind.

You can find out more about my approach and credentials here.


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Contact Lisa

If you are interested in working with me, or would like more information about the products or services I offer, I would love to hear from you! 

Please send me an email or fill out the contact form below.

Lisa Nordquist


(Please note: We are in San Diego, CA/on PST)

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