Lisa studied at the University of Alabama, Birmingham were she specialized in Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, graduating with a Health & Rehabilitation BS. After raising five children she relocated with her family to Charlotte, NC. In the early 2000, Lisa started working for Birkdale Fitness, Inc. as a personal trainer, primarily training members with physical and medical difficulties, including heart issues, stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and maintenance after rehabilitation. She started Pilates to help with her own rehabilitation after a major car accident, and under the guidance of the Lesa Crocker at the Bodhi Tree in Charlotte, NC. After working on mat skills she returned to study the Balance Body method to receive her certificates of Reformer 1, 11, 111 under the direction of Jennifer Gianni, Asheville, NC.