Alissa was born in Arizona but moved to California at the age of 8. She started ballet at age 5, and still enjoys taking classes and swimming is her sport of choice. After completing her undergrad degree from Fresno State University, she became a Personal Trainer in Irvine, California. She completed her master’s degree at Ball State University with a degree in Sports Biomechanics, then continued her collegiate profession at The University of Tennessee, University of South Carolina and the University of Virginia. Her training philosophy can be summed up by: The HOW you perform each exercise vs HOW MUCH is much more important and where the real changes in strength and appearance take place.