After surviving breast cancer, Alisa committed herself to a lifestyle of fitness, fun, and being fearless. Drawing on her childhood background in ballet and cheerleading, Alisa fell in love with Aerial arts and later, Barre fitness, ultimately becoming certified to teach both. Her educational background consists of an AAS in both Culinary Arts and Baking & Patisserie from Le Cordon Bleu, a BS in Education & Social Policy from Northwestern University, and a JD from DePaul University College of Law. She is a chef and former restaurant owner and also holds a certification in weight loss management. Alisa firmly believes that exercise is just one part of a healthy lifestyle and needs to be enjoyable no matter what the skill level. She brings a sense of humor and an upbeat, energetic style to her classes so that her students will feel both encouraged and challenged in their workouts.