About the Director
Charisse opened one of the nation s first personal training companies, Exercise Prescription, Inc. in Miami, Florida in the 1980 s, at which time she was awarded the Fitaerobics National Championship. Charisse certified 400 instructors and has literally led 4000 people (in Caracas, Venezuela) all at once in a marathon aerobics class. She also owned one of the largest aerobic studios in Florida, Workout Miami. She developed, along with Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at the St. Francis Hospital in Miami, Back-Aid, one of the first in home exercise videos. Charisse also helped develop the Award winning workout video, THE FIRM II, with Janet Jones Gretsky.