Co-Founders:  Lisa Pillow and Glenn Marcella

As a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist, Lisa has worked to help children for over 20 years.  She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Loyola University in Maryland. She is a certified running coach through the Road Runners Club of America, a member of the USA Track & Field Organization and the Hartford Track Club. Lisa was twice selected as All-State Athlete for field hockey and was recruited to play field hockey at the collegiate level. In addition to Girls in Stride, Lisa coaches running for 2-4-1 Sports Camp, and previously coached middle school-aged girls for several years through the West Hartford Youth Field Hockey League. Lisa lives in West Hartford with her husband, Chris and three daughters, Elizabeth, Olivia, and Katherine. 

Glenn has operated a fitness training practice since 1992. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and his work the prestigious Center on Aging at the University of Connecticut Health Center as a research specialist in the field of exercise and aging has led to publications in journals such as The American College of Sports Medicine and The Annals of Internal Medicine among others. A coaching veteran, youth sports conditioning specialist, and Fitness Director of The Playground Fitness Center, Glenn is widely regarded by his peers and clients as an innovative and enthusiastic coach. Glenn lives in West Hartford with his wife Liz, and three daughters, Julia, Olivia, and Emma.