ALYSSA STOOKEY

ALYSSA STOOKEY

Coach

Bio

Favorite WOD :: Anything with bar muscle-ups or strict handstand push-ups (it’s the retired gymnast in me!)
Least Favorite WOD :: Anything with rowing (being vertically challenged helped with gymnastics;  rowing, not so much!)

My fitness journey began when my parents enrolled me in a local YMCA gymnastic class at the age of 3 to help develop hand/eye coordination; the rest is history! I became an elite level gymnast and was able to compete at a high level in a sport I loved for 20 years (even obtaining a full, Division I Scholarship)! After retiring from a sport that defined who I was since I was 3, all of a sudden I felt a void. I tried to fill that void with running. I ran several full marathons and have ran over a dozen half marathons (to this day run the Va Beach 1/2 Marathon with my family every year), but something was still missing. My desire to compete and the adrenaline that goes along with such a desire was not being met. Then, in 2012, I found CrossFit and fell in love! I love the competitive feeling CrossFit gives me and the desire it provides within myself to always be better, to always be fitter, to always be stronger, to always strive to improve a lift or time on a benchmark workout, to always push myself to my physical and mental limits, to always push others in their fitness/CrossFit journey, and to be a part of a Community of fitness. CrossFit does all this for me! Search over, void filled…

What is your “why”? Why are you on your fitness journey? Everyone’s answer to this question is different and varies from person to person. I became a coach to help others achieve their “why”. I enjoy accompanying others on their fitness journey, facilitating their ability to reach their goals, pushing them to do things they never thought they were physically able to achieve, and helping them become a healthier version of themselves! I look forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Certifications

  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

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