Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Lisa Payne currently writes for Today’s Chicago Woman magazine, CheekyChicago.com, Fitness Formula Clubs and Hard Pressed Gym. She has a Bachelor’s in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor’s in Film from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. After graduating from her undergrad, Lisa worked as a Writer/Producer for KCRG TV 9, an ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, IA. From there, she moved back home to Chicago where she received both a Post-Baccalaureate degree and an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While getting her Master’s at SAIC, she began teaching fitness classes and personal training to help pay for school. It wasn’t long before she launched her own fitness company, Lisa Payne Fitness. Being able to combine both her love of writing with her love of fitness, Lisa is excited to educate readers on fitness, health and wellness here at Paynefullyfit.com.