My name is Allison, as you probably already gather!
I grew up in the Seattle area, trying just about every activity I could manage! My most prevalent activities were competitive swimming, soccer and dance. The habits I learned from these sports at an early age has given me a love for fitness that I can't put into words! I moved to New York after graduating from the University of Kansas (random, I know) and pursued a dance career for about 5 years.
After several injuries, I put away my dance shoes and leotards and started working towards a WITS (World Instructor Training School) Personal Training Certification, which I completed after 30 internship hours at a gym in New York.
During this time, I started filling the dance void in my heart with running. I find running to be a very different workout, obviously, but more so it is what keeps me sane. After my transition out of dance, I decided to move back to Seattle to be closer to my family (plus I just seriously missed the Pacific Northwest!). I'm now working at a gym near me as a trainer and group fitness instructor. I am also a Level-1 Crossfit Trainer!
As you already know if you are reading this, I love running. I run almost every day, rain or shine, and it is my own meditation of sorts. Sometimes my runs aren't all puppies, butterflies or warm fuzzies, but I know the hard runs will always make the great runs that much better.
|This is not me. Kara Goucher to the rescue!|
I race as often as I can and love pretty much every distance. I've completed 5k's, 10k's, 15k's, half marathons, marathons and even an ultra marathon.
I have also become quite the CrossFit devotee since moving to Seattle. I enjoy the functional workouts and have seen such a remarkable improvement on my running speed (I recently got 2nd place in a 5k!) that I make it to my local box whenever I can! I am also a Level-1 Crossfit Trainer!
|One of the hardest workouts I've ever done in honor of the Bad Water Ultra Marathon.|
After several years of severely resisting yoga, I have found a great studio and a form of yoga that I enjoy! Although I have a hard time getting into the "yoga mindset", I always enjoy the classes I go to and leave feeling blissfully stretched out.
I'm excited to share my journey called life! Thanks for reading!