MEET THE OWNER

Lisi Bratcher is an Exercise Scientist and the owner of fit.active LLC in Huntsville, AL.

Born and raised in Austria, Lisi received a Ph.D. in Exercise Science and a Track&Field Coaching Certification from the University of Vienna in Austria.

After she moved to the USA in 2009, she became a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine, a Certified ASCA Swim Coach, and a Certified USA Triathlon Coach. 2019 she became a Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition ISSN.

Lisi participated in sailing, dirt-bike and triathlon competitions across the European region and North America for 20 years. She maintained a disciplined training approach and dedication to her job simultaneously.

She won bronze, silver and gold medals at the European Enduro Championships for Women being sponsored by Austrian’s motorcycle company KTM.

Since her competitive career end in 2015, she continues to enjoy trail running, road bike riding, nordic walking, weight lifting and SUP paddling.

Today you’ll find Lisi teaching Biology and Kinesiology classes like Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In her coaching business gone-training, she supports intermediate to advanced endurance athletes to reach their training and Sports Nutrition goals.

She collaborates with Health Experts in Austria, and helps to develop and implement programs for Females Over 40, and Overweight Kids.

To support the health of our community, she gives local talks and writes training- and nutrition-related articles for those who want to use science-based knowledge to improve their fitness.

OUR APPROACH

Eat Well and Train Smarter, Not Harder.

Knowing what, when, and how frequently to train and eat is the key to your best fitness.

We believe in high quality and apply the highest standards to ourselves and into our daily operations. Providing the latest science based knowledge to our clients is priority.

Our mission is to empower athletes who are willing to eating healthier and train smarter to achieve more.

OUR STORY

Grown up in Europe, surrounded by trails for MTB riding, running and hiking, Lisi got to enjoy various forms of exercising early. She discovered her love for outdoor activities.

After being trained in Early Childhood Education, she pursued her interest in training by obtaining two Exercise Science degrees at the University of Vienna in Austria.

She found a passion in sharing her experience and knowledge with others:

  • Academic Field: Conducting research and teaching students at European and American Universities: University of Vienna, Vanderbilt University, University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • Applied Field: Testing, training and coaching various populations, e.g. competitive athletes, military personnel, coaches, older adults

Her own athletic sailing, dirt-bike, and triathlon career gave her the opportunity to travel various States in Europe and the USA.

2005 she reached her ultimate goal and won the gold medal at the European Enduro Championships for Women.

After withdrawing from racing, she shares workouts, latest research and recipes on her blog.

During her frequent trips to Europe, she loves to find healthy ingredients and explore delicious recipes.

Sharing is one of the favorite parts of her job :o)

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