Dr. Lisi Bratcher is an Exercise Scientist, an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist, an ISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist, and the founder of fit.active LLC.
Born and raised in Austria, she received her Ph.D. in Exercise Science, a Master in Exercise Science with a Minor in Sports Management and a Track&Field Coaching Certification from the University of Vienna in Austria.
For many years her research focus was physical fitness testing in children and master athletes. Before she moved to the US in 2009, she conducted various research projects as a research assistant at the Institute of Exercise Science of the University of Vienna in Austria.
Over the years she taught university couses in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Weight Training, Exercise Science, and many more.
After she moved to the USA in 2009, Lisi became a Certified Exercise Physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine.
Additional certifications with ASCA as a Swim Coach, and USAT as a Triathlon Coach were base of many years of swim and triathlon coaching. She successfully helped numerous age groupers to conquer the finish line – in Europe, Australia and the U.S.
Ever since becoming an ISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition she put more coaching focuses on Weight Management and Healthy Nutrition for Active Adults.
For 20 years, Lisi participated in sailing, dirt-bike and triathlon competitions across the European region and North America.
The experiences she gained during those years helps her to understand her ambitious age group athletes even better.
Lisi’s career included a bronze, a silver and a gold medal at the European Enduro Championships for Women being sponsored by Austrian’s motorcycle company KTM.
2015 she had to end her competitive career due to medical reasons. Ever since she continues to enjoy trail running, road cycling, MTB riding, nordic walking, weight lifting and SUP paddling at a non-competitive level.
Today you’ll find her teaching Biology, Kinesiology and Health and Physical Education classes, like Exercise Physiology and Weight Training, at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.
In her coaching business gone-training, she supports fitness enthusiasts and endurance athletes to reach their training and nutritional goals.
Lisi collaborates with Health Experts in Austria, and together they developed and implemented programs for Females Over 40, and Overweight Kids.
To support the health of our community, you will find Lisi giving local talks and writing training- and nutrition-related articles for those who want to use science-based knowledge to improve their fitness.
‘Day One. One Day. It is your decision.‘
My mission is to empower fitness enthusiasts to build healthy eating habits and train smarter to achieve more.
I believe in high quality and apply the highest standards to myself and into my daily operations. Providing the latest science based knowledge to my clients is my priority.