Commonwealth Games perfect topping for pizza franchise owner

LISA Tobias has been selected for Scotlands Commonwealth Games squad.

Former Calderwood Lodge pupil Lisa will be heading to the Gold Coast, Australia, in April, as a member of the weightlifting team.

Lisa, nee Taylor, started off as a gymnast at the age of nine, but gave that up when she was around 20 to start her own business.

After her children were born, 37-year-old Lisa decided that she wanted to get back into gymnastics again, but became a powerlifter instead.

She won the Scottish, British, European and World Championships within a year of taking up the sport.

Lisas dream had always been to compete in the Commonwealth Games and as powerlifting wasnt included, she switched to weightlifting three years ago.

She won the Scottish Championship gold and the British Championship bronze in 2016 and 2017.

Lisa lives in Newton Mearns with husband Graham and children Jared, five, and seven-year-old Naomi.

The couple run 14 Domino Pizza franchises across Glasgow, Ayrshire and Northern Ireland.

Its so exciting and Im really lucky about the location for the Games, she said. The family will be coming out with me and, hopefully, it will be something they remember for the rest of their lives.

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