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About Alissa

I have had a love of fitness since my early teens, when I started teaching aerobics to my friends just for fun. I became certified as a personal trainer a little over 20 years ago so that I could continue to share my love of fitness with others. Since then, I’ve trained clients at least part time while maintaining a corporate-America career. In 2018, I took a leap and left my desk job to dedicate myself full-time to doing what I love—helping others work toward achieving their health and wellness goals.

I found my joy of running when I started competing in triathlons at the age of 40.  I quickly realized that yoga is the perfect complement to long distance running–it helps me stay flexible, but it also helps to strengthen both my body and my mind. My love of these two activities led me to become certified as a running coach and as a yoga instructor as well.

I have completed more than two dozen marathons and numerous races at other distances. I’ve been fortunate to qualify for and run in the Boston Marathon six years in a row. I’ve volunteered with First Strides, a beginning run/walk program for women, and Girls on the Run. I also lead a local running group, and I have many amazing running friends.

As much as I enjoy running, I also appreciate balancing it out with cross training with different activities, including yoga.  There are so many aspects to yoga—strength, flexibility, balance, stress relief, relaxation, breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. And for me, the more I study yoga, the more that I want to learn. I am currently working toward my RYT 500.

I get a lot of joy from helping others achieve their health and fitness goals—and even more importantly from helping them find a new confidence and inner strength. It’s in everyone one of us–but sometimes it takes stepping out of our comfort zones to take a chance on ourselves.

I’d love to help you achieve your fitness goals too!

Certifications

  • ACE (American Council on Exercise)-Certified Personal Trainer – 1997 to present
  • RRCA (Road Runners Club of America) Running Coach – 2013 to present
  • Yoga Instructor – RYT 200 – trained through YogaFit – 2016 to present
  • ACE-Certified Health Coach – 2019 to present