Elizabeth Davis BS, MS Exercise Physiologist, Founder and CEO of HIITZHOP®

Liz Davis was born and raised just outside of New York City on the central portion of Long Island. Liz grew up dancing and performing, as well as competing in gymnastics and track all through high school. She developed a love for health and fitness midway through her high school career, after an injury sidelined her and she was forced to maintain her strength and stamina for her respective sports. She asked for a gym membership for Christmas her Junior year of high school and fell in love with weightlifting and strength training. 


Upon graduating from high school, she went on to compete in Division II collegiate track and majored in Exercise and Human Performance Science at Adelphi University. While completing her undergraduate degree, she became a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine, and began her career as a personal trainer at a local Medical Fitness Facility.  Stumbling upon group fitness almost by accident, Liz was the only one of the four Graduate Assistants at Adelphi University, who had had any experience in group exercise, so she was therefore the GA assigned to teach the undergraduate step aerobics classes for physical education majors. After obtaining her Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Adelphi University in 2008, she moved with now-husband, Keith, to his home in Ohio, where she has been working in corporate, commercial and clinical fitness settings ever since. Liz has owned and operated a number of fitness entities, including her own private coaching business. From 2013-2016 she competed in the figure division of both the NPC and NGA bodybuilding organizations.


A Group Fitness Instructor since 2007, Liz developed HIITZHOP® during the COVID-19 pandemic, when students were requesting both Tabata and HIIT classes, as well as various dance fitness classes. As a mom of three young children, the youngest being 4 months when the pandemic hit and a husband on the frontlines, finding the time to teach so many virtual classes became impossible. That was when the idea for HIITZHOP® was born. HIITZHOP® combines the high intensity interval training type exercises with dance moves to hip hop, rap, r&b, dancehall and a few other similar music genres. Students, friends and family from across the country immediately took to the format and classes just took off from there!