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Lisa Marie Mercer spent most of her professional life in the fitness industry. After discovering that she could barter her fitness skills in exchange for stays in international destinations, she set out to explore the world. Lisa taught fitness to an international student body while studying Italian in Perugia, Italy, arranged an impromptu fitness class at a Global Unity conference which took place a castle in Bechyne, a small town outside Prague, and taught a ski fitness week in Portillo, Chile. Lisa has traveled to most parts of the globe, and lived in different parts of North America. She spent six years living in Colorado, working at a ski resort and conducting historic tours of Breckenridge. Her published books include "Breckenridge; A Guide to the Sights and Slopes of Summit County,' and "Winter Fitness: Mastering Life Through Love of the Slopes."