- State of Fitness Personal Trainer
- Certified Personal Trainer – National Academy of Sports Medicine
- Bachelor of Arts in English – MSU, Master of Arts in Literature – EMU
What do you love about SOF/What does SOF mean to you? I love the community atmosphere at State of Fitness – it’s much more than a gym. Everyone is on your team to help you become the best version of yourself. Getting physically stronger translates into every other aspect of life.
Posse: My partner Ryan and our dog Ruby.
Favorite Exercise: Sprints and any kind of barbell work.
Least Favorite Exercise: Lateral lunges!
Who do you look up to and why?
Aside from family, I admire generally badass women who aren’t afraid to be themselves and empower other women to do the same. Jen Sinkler, Jessi Kneeland, Jen Comas, Leticia Cline, Jessica Haggett, just to name a few.
Favorite Healthy Snack: Apple slices with almond butter, or veggies and hummus
Guilty Indulgence: Pizza, or a burger and fries with a cold IPA!
What do you do when you are not at the club? Hiking, camping, snowshoeing. Reading, taking classes, writing – always learning new things. When the weather is nice, you can find me on my motorcycle – a Triumph Bonneville.
“Though no one can do it for you, we can’t do it alone.” – Mark Nepo
Alison has been active throughout her life, from soccer as a kid to varsity sports in high school. She grew up spending time outdoors, camping, and hiking – a love affair she continues today.
When she began working from home in late 2014, Alison joined State of Fitness to get out of the house. She was immediately hooked on the community atmosphere, lifting weights, and the careful attention of the training staff. After earning her personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in May of 2016, Alison began the SOF internship the following fall.
Alison has an educational background in liberal arts, which has allowed her to pursue a wide variety of opportunities throughout her career. She has experience in corporate and executive administration, all levels of human resources, and website content management.