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About Lisamarie8
Greetings from Summit County, Colorado. In 2000, I decided to put my 25 years of fitness expertise to good use. It was the start of a highly successful writing career, which lead to publication in Aspen Magazine, HerSports, The Professional Skier, Pregnancy Magazine, EPregnancy, Wired and many other print and online publications.

My guidebook, Breckenridge: A Guide to the Sights and Slopes of Summit County will be available in April of 2009. I also have a Breckenridge visual podcast tour, which you can be purchased at VisualTravel Tours.com.

When I am not teaching fitness at Mountain Sport Fitness, My Summit County personal training business, I am a tour guide for the Breckenridge Heritage Alliance, a skier surveyor for Copper Mountain and a mentor for the Snowsport Outreach Society.

Highlights of my career include:

*Teaching a ski fitness week in Portillo, Chile

*Teaching fitness to the chorus of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

*Working as a Master Trainer for Fitour

* Having my Prenatal Exercise Class featured on News 4 Boston

*Doing an exercise presentation for the Arthritis Foundation

*Being a Pilates Presenter for the Body, Mind and Soul Conference in Boston

* Spending a summer studying Italian in Perugia, Italy and teaching fitness to an international student body.

*Teaching a fitness class at a Global Unity Conference in a small medieval town outside of Prague.

I am also the author of a number of books, such as Winter Fitness: Mastering Life Through Love of the Slopes, and 101 Fitness Tips for Women. Additionally, I've written a few books for stylecareer.com, including:
Breaking Into and Succeeding as a:

Sport and Fitness Writer
Pilates Studio Owner
Ski Instructor
Flea Market Vendor

My novel, Reflections in the Snow, is currently under contract with Calderwood Books

Since my husband is a frequent business traveler, we use his frequent flyer miles to trot the globe on a regular basis. Our journeys have brought us to most of Europe, including the Czech Republic and Budapest, a good portion of the UK, a bit of South America and a bit of the Middle East.

Adventures a bit closer to home include most of the United States, Eastern and Western Canada and a little bit of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Basic Info

Real Name
Lisa Mercer

Motto
“Be Braver in Your Body or Your Luck will Leave You”

Member Since
Feb 26, 2009

Last Login
Mar 9, 2009 06:17 PM UTC

Education
City College
Psychology and Physical Education

La Guardia High School of the Performing Arts

Work
Various
freelance Writer, Personal Trainer, Professional Tour Guide

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