Elisa received both an Honours Bachelor of Science degree, and a Master of Science degree, in Kinesiology and Health Science, from York University. While completing her formal studies, Elisa also completed a Certificate in Fitness Assessment and Exercise Counselling, and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology. Elisa has vast work experience in fitness and health. She has worked as a Kinesiologist in a physical rehabilitation setting. Elisa also designs and leads exercise programs for cardiac rehabilitation patients and she continues to work with Fitness York in the Human Performance Laboratory where she administers fitness assessments for athletes, firefighters and many others. Elisa is also a Certified Kinesiologist through the Ontario Kinesiology Association, and holds First Aid and CPR Instructor certificates through the Lifesaving Society.