Sometimes the inspiration we need to take that first step forward in our own journey, is to see what is possible for ourselves when we do.
Although no two journeys are the same, I hope these photos of the incredible men and women I've been honored to coach will help encourage you to see the possibility and potential for yourself!
She overcame years of constipation and estrogen dominance!
I had never been able to be consistent with my eating. I really wanted to be better about choosing healthier foods, but no matter what I did or tried I just never seemed to be able to create that habit. I also had dealt with constipation my whole life. I never felt good in my belly. My goal in working with Alli was to lost weight but to also start taking care of myself in a way that made me proud. Well I achieved that and so much more. Alli's whole person approach to health really resonated with me. She helped me improve my eating habits but also my overall quality of life by helping me improve my digestion. My whole life I had never been regular, and now I don't have any problems on that front. I was really intimidated by the financial investment of working with a coach, but in hindsight it was worth every penny. I learned so much and I hope to come back and work with her again in the future.
Learned to love her body!
I definitely am a difficult client. I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't struggle with food or my weight. Even in working with Allison, I felt like week after week I'd check in and I was always struggling with something. In the past I tried working with a registered dietitian and an emotional eating coach and both of them always made me feel like a failure when I couldn't stick to the program. But Allison's patience with me blew me away. I never felt uncomfortable checking in with her even if I hadn't done really well. She was always understanding and encouraging and helped me keep trying. She also kept adjusting the program for me, to make it easier and less overwhelming. I'm finally seeing some weight loss!
Got in the best shape of her life in her 50's!
I'm in better shape in my 50's then I was in my 30's and I have Alli to thank. She's incredible. Her knowledge always blows me away. She's been my coach on and off for over four years. My life has changed so much since working with her and throughout it all, she's helped me keep at my health and fitness goals. I'm leaner, healthier and feel better then ever.
Overcame Exercise Addiction
I was really exercise and calorie obsessed when I started working with Alli. I logged everything and trained too much and yet I never ever looked the way that I wanted to. I never wanted to lose weight really, I just wanted to look like I actually worked as hard as I did. I couldn't do it on my own so I hired a coach. I worked with Allison for about 8 months and during that time I didn't just reach my body composition goals I also finally started to understand that I didn't have to workout for all the hours I was to do that. I also stopped logging and tracking my calories. She taught me how to use portion control so I didn't feel so obsessed and restricted. This is the best I have looked and the best I have felt. I never thought I'd feel free from having exercise and dieting drive my life. I also never thought I'd be this healthy and look this good. She's a really talented coach!.
Formed Healthy Habits
I always felt like the biggest barriers to my ability to lose weight had to do with time. I never felt like I could manage to fit in exercise and food prep. Allison helped me overcome those barriers. I reached out to her after her success with one of my friends. I was really apprehensive about working with a coach because I was concerned I wouldn't have the time to dedicate to the program. But Allison assured me that she would help me find ways to make health a priority in my life. Her program was easy for me to do, the workouts were 30 minutes and I could do them at home. She helped me with recipes and food prep strategies which gave me the tools I needed to make sure I had healthy options on hand. She also didn't give me a meal plan or make me count my calories so I never felt like I couldn't dine out with my husband or enjoy a dinner with my family. When I started coaching with her I was confronted with the horror of having to shop for new clothes because I was struggling to fit into the ones I had. I eventually did still have to buy new clothes, but smaller ones! Allison helped me lose weight and keep it off, and I've never ever had this much success!
Improved her quality of life
Coaching with Allison has helped me improve every facet of my life. After losing weight initially, I then worked on gaining a few pounds of lean muscle and now I'm comfortably maintaining, working on strength goals in the gym and continuing to build a health relationship with food and eating. My time with Allison has positively impacted my whole life, mental, emotional, and physical health.
Living with PCOS
Allison has been helping me along with my FMD and my endocrinologist to manage my PCOS. Prior to working with her I can't tell you how long I struggled with my weight, or my horrible PCOS symptoms- bad acne especially. I have been with Allison for almost three years now and I have never been this lean or healthy. Weekly I checkin with her on the phone, she charts and takes notes the whole time, makes adjustments to my plan, emails them to me, and loops in my FMD and my endo as well. She is so professional and thorough. She's everything I wanted and needed in a coach and guide.
Overcame Chronic Constipation
I reached out to Allison because I knew she was smart with gut health. I hate admitting this but I used laxatives for over a decade. all kinds. Everytime one stopped working I use another and every time I tried to not use them I just couldn't go to the bathroom and it was miserable. I had so much mental anxiety about coming off of laxatives but it was also something I knew I needed to do.Allison walked me through that process in the kindest and gentlest way possible. It took me months, but I finally was able to stop reaching for laxatives and still have daily bowel movements. She helped me pick the right foods for my body and support my body naturally. I lost 14 lbs too!
She lost weight eating more and exercising less!
I wanted to work with Alli because I knew she was a Christian and I wanted that common ground with a coach. I knew I had to let go of some of the restrictive attitudes I had about eating, and I had seen some of her social media posts which really resonated with me on that front. I just knew she was the coach for me. I was right. I'm leaner but eating more, and exercising less. I've never felt better, about myself, my body or my health. I have a good relationship with food and I don't feel so obsessed about how much I'm eating. I don't even count calories anymore. Alli has shown me a better way. I thank God for guiding her into my life daily!
Lost Weight Post Partnum
I started working with Allison after the birth of my second child. I didn't have a hard time regaining my pre baby weight after my first child, but I did after my second. My eating was erratic, I had lots of food cravings and was always snacking, and m energy was constantly up and down. Allison immediately realized that my blood sugar was very unbalanced and so our first focus was on eating balanced meals at regular intervals throughout the day, and eliminating the snacking and picking. Within a few weeks I felt so much better and the scale started to move. Initially when I reached out to Allison I was really apprehansive about coaching, I was concerned I would feel "judged" over my food choices. But working with Alli involves none of that. My 3 years working with her have been some of the most healthy years of my life - physically and mentally. She listens and asks questions, which in turn allows me to dig deep into my motivations and decision making - this is what truly helps create holistic lasting positive change – not some quick-fix diet tips. No week is perfect, but what has made me want to stay with her as my coach is her honest accountability that is all wrapped in encouragement - she is my biggest supporter. I'm so grateful for my journey with her intuitive and thoughtful coaching that has given me the tools to grow and reach my goals.
He took slow steps into life altering change
My beginning photos are still hard for me to look at. Even though I've changed so much about how I live my life, and I've lost the weight, I still look back at those starting photos and wonder how I managed to allow myself to get to that point. I suppose it really was by simply giving everything in my life a greater priority then my own health. I worked an average of 60 hours a week and slept about 5 hours a night. While I thrive in my career and love what I do, I reached a point in my life where I realized that my job had completely eroded my wellbeing. I was so overweight I couldn't even play with my nephews.Going up the stairs to go to bed at night left me winded. A checkup with my doctor was the final straw. HE confronted me with a blood glucose of 125 and told me that if I didn't lose weight and get myself into a better state of health I'd be diabetic. That was all I needed to hear. I won't say that this was easy. Alli was supportive but firm. She was honest with me about the changes I needed to make and she helped me to make those changes slowly. The end result has been worth it. I'm sure it's taken me much longer then most people, but I've lost the weight and kept it off and effectively reversed my insulin issues. My entire life has changed and I have Allison to thank.
I reached out to Allison a year ago after struggling with recurring SIBO for over two years. Nothing I did worked it kept coming back. I did conventional antibiotics and natural antibiotics and it got better for a while and then it just went right back to being what it always was horrible gas and bloating no matter what I eat. Even if I didn't eat. I always felt horrible. I was sick of doctors and tests and antibiotics, and I was really desperate. I decided to work with Allison because she was the first person I talked to who explained SIBO to me in a way that made me understand nothing I was doing was going to help until I address what was causing it to recur over and over. She was also the first person who just listened to me. I think I spent the first 10 minutes of our first phone call crying. I felt like she heard me, and actually cared about helping me. My healing wasn't automatic at all, it was really hard, and changing my foods, my lifestyle, reducing stress, none of it was easy. But I feel so much better. And so far the SIBO hasn't come back. Allison's methods might not work for everyone but they really worked for me. I will be continuing my coaching with her for a long time.
Balanced her hormones & lost weight!
Allison thank you so much for helping me figure out my body! I worked with several personal trainers before you, including one nutritionist, and no one was ever really able to seem to help me get my weight under control. I always felt like I was on some sort of diet, or in the middle of some sort of struggle to try to get my body to change. I never just felt content with how I looked, which was what I really wanted. Body contentment. You helped me get to the bottom of my hormonal issues, and balance my hormones so that it was easier for me to lose weight. I felt very supported, encouraged and like you were more then my coach. You are my friend. Thank you for caring about me and helping me lose weight and find my body again.
Won her first bikini show!
When I first approached Alli with my goal of competing in a bikini competition, I thought she'd laugh, but she was so encouraging. I had a lot of weight to lose after having my baby and I was really intimidated because I had a lot of limitations too- I had to train from home a lot, I didn't have access to a lot of training equipment, and I was breast feeding so I had to eat more then normal too. Allison helped me accommodate all of that, and while it wasn't easy she was with me every step of the way and I never felt alone. With her help I competed in and WON my first bikini competition!"
Lost weight healthfully!
I worked with Allison because I wanted to learn how to lose weight healthfully. I'd done a figure competition before and gotten really lean but I never really learned how to eat well if I didn't have a specific goal. Allison helped me build a foundation in habits. She asked me about things like sleep, recovery, how my digestion was. And she didn't have me count calories. I learned how to make healthy choices using portion control. She also helped me learn how to make good choices for myself in social settings and out to eat. I never felt like I couldn't live my life working with her. I lost 16 lbs and I've kept it off!
She overcame a slow metabolism!
I was in search for someone to help me with my contest prep. Through my internet research, I found Alli! Let me tell you I am so thankful that I found Alli. . I had been dieting but was at a loss as to what the next step should be. I was eating like 1000 calories and doing lots of cardio and I still wasn't losing. I was preparing to enter into my first bikini contest and needed help!Alli was amazing. She responded to my emails, she answered my questions, always there when I needed her. She was very honest with me and that is what I needed and appreciated the most. She helped me fix my messed up metabolism so I was eating more and losing. She truly dug deep to see what would best fit me and made adjustments along the way. She was on top of it all! There is no doubt in my mind that I could not have done this without her. She helped me shed the pounds that I needed to, helped me get my body into the best possible shape ever! I cherish my new found friend and coach. I plan to continue my next fitness journey with Alli. She has helped me see my inner fitness strength. Thank you Alli!!! You are the greatest!!
Reversed Pre Diabetes
A friend of mine used Allison for his coach and recommended her to me. I was hesitant to hire a female but she really knows what she is doing. She helped me lose an additional 35lbs on top of what I had done myself. I don't feel deprived, I train really hard, and I'm seeing improvements in my metabolic panel and lipid profile. I am looking forward to what we can continue to achieve.
Found a healthy relationship with her body & eating!
I had worked with five online coaches before Allison. Tried RP and a few other programs and nothing really worked. As a powerlifter I wasn't as focused on weight loss as I was on just feeling better in my body. I wanted to have a healthy relationship with eating. She helped me do that. The best part of working with Allison was that I felt like she was a "one stop shop." She helped me with every facet of my health, not just my nutrition and training but my digestion, my hormones, my mental and emotional health- she gave me the tools I needed to bring my life into balance in a way no one else had.
Balanced her hormones & lost weight!
I was an athlete her whole life and never struggled with her weight. It wasn’t until the birth of my second child that I noticed my body wasn't bouncing back as fast. I started dieting and exercising but my weight barely moved. I would love like five lbs and then nothing. I tried cutting carbs, intermittent fasting, I even hired an RD but nothing worked long term. I'd give up, eat whatever, and then just try another diet. I felt really stuck. I found out my cortisol was high and my hormones were out of whack, and Alli helped me fix all of it. I'm so thankful for her because for years I thought I was doing something wrong and here it was my hormones the whole time. It took longer then I wanted but I finally have lost weight and feel so much better about my body.
Took her bikini physique to the next level!
When I reached out to Allison I was at a loss and din't know what to do to have more definition and see more shape. I was going to compete in an NPC bikini competition and the things I was doing weren't giving me the look I wanted. Allison helped explain to me that a lean, defined, shapely physique is not just the result of having low body fat. It’s also the result of having a lot of muscle, and that I probably needed to change how I was eating and training. She helped me get on a structured training program and took my calories up. I was used to low carbs and a lot of cicuit work so this was a huge change for me, but it was worth it. I never thought gaining weight would actually give me the look I wanted, but it did. I didn't win my show but I got in great shape and I learned so much about my body. I can't thank Allison enough.
Healed his gut!
Before working with Alli I was dealing with a lot of gut issues. I had taken several SIBO breath tests and they all came back negative, but I was convinced that I had that. I reached out to Alli and did a GI MAP with her. Her interpretation was so in depth, she knew more then the gastroenterologist I'd been to, and I was so impressed I hired her to help me with all the issues going on in my gut. Within a month I felt better and my chronic bloating was gone. Within eight weeks I feltamazing and by the end of 12 weeks I was seeing changes my my body and having daily, regular bowel movements without any problem. She helped me reintroduce foods and now I eat a wide variety of foods and am pain free. She's brilliant, and I recommend her for any gut health issue.
Stepped on stage for her first show!
Allison helped me get in the best shape of my life. I'm so thankful that I did my first show with her. It was an incredible experience and I would recommend her to anyone. I have already shared her information with so many of my friends because she's that wonderful. I learned so much and was able to take my body to a whole other level!
Boosted his testosterone naturally!
After visiting my doctor and not liking my bloodwork or my low testosterone I decided I needed to start exercising and eating better. A friend of mine worked with Alli and said she was great so I reached out to her. She said she'd be able to help me lower my cholesterol and raise my testosterone and she did exactly that. Within 7 months I lost 18 lbs, lowered my cholesterol from a 254 to a 190 and boosted my testosterone by 180. I feel so much better and recommend her services to anyone. She helped me reach my goals, exactly as she said she would. She's professional, thorough, and very kind. She's a gifted coach.
Healed her thyroid & hormones
I competed twice before working with Alli and I had so many health issues because of it. My thyroid and hormones were off. I wanted help fixing them so I could compete again eventually. Not only did I fix my health and hormones but I did compete again and I got in the best shape of my life while also being the healthiest I've been. What helped me the most was the assistance Allison gave me after I competed, post show. She didn't just let me flounder, I had a reverse diet and a plan in place and it made the transition so much easier mentally and emotionally. She is brilliant, and I love that she competes too so she knoes firsthand how hard it is. She helps so much with everything, mindset, emotions, nutrition, training, hormones, health, even my digestion was better working with her."
Proved Age is Just a Number!
Change is possible no matter what your age. I am a grandmother and I lost 65 lbs working with Allison. My daughter initially purchased coaching with Allison for me as a gift and I had such positive results I continued to work with her. She helped really teach me how to make healthy eating and exercising a lifestyle. I never enjoyed strength training that much but I learned to really enjoy working out. And I have a newfound love of cooking and preparing healthy foods and I know these are habits I will be able to keep doing my entire life.
She broke through a 3 year plateau!
I have worked with coaches in the past. Most recently I was with an in person coach for 3 years. I appreciated the in person training and accountability. I like that it takes the "guess work" out of my programming. I like following a plan and not having to figure it all out on my own. My program was not very personalized and he was not engaged in my nutrition much at all. After talking with Allison I knew we'd be a fit. I have learned so much about my body, and not just my body as a certain aesthetic look I'm going for.... We've worked on my gut health, hormonal health, stress management, improved nutrition, etc. Allison LISTENS, alot, and gives feedback and everything she does is personalized!! Literally everything: nutrition, training, supplementation, etc. , she responds very quickly to questions/concerns; she are extremely accessible; her knowledge is so valuable. I love that she is always learning and sharing too.
Proved Age is Just a Number!
I have had digestive issues my whole life it feels like, and I always wrote them off as being normal. I felt like I would always be bloated and poochy looking. A friend of mine worked with Allison and told me I should reach out to her about my gut health problems so I did. The breadth of knowledge she has is shocking. We found out I had h pylori, dysbiosis, low immune function in my gut, and pancreatic enzyme insufficiency. I felt like I was a mess. But Allison gave me a clear plan of support and when I followed it it was amazing how much better I felt physically, and then the weight just sort of fell off. I have never felt this good in my whole life.
She won her figure show!
I lost over 30 lbs with Alli as my coach to step on stage. It was hard, my body is stubborn, but she was phenomenal the whole time and kept changing up my training and nutrition to keep things going. The best part though was that she provided me with a reverse diet after the show so that I wasn't left without a plan. I am proud of what we achieved, I won both my classes!
Leaned out without restriction
I worked with Alli initially having a goal of losing weight. But I knew I needed to do things differently. I had done restrictive diets in the past and I had a lo of issues with logging calories and doing set meal plans. Allison helped me be more flexible with my diet, so that I could keep eating the foods I liked without feeling overly restricted. I yo-yo'd for months and struggled to follow the program consistently, but with time it got a lot easier. I lost 12 lbs and have kept it off. I love my training and I love how I eat. I've worked with Allison for three years.
Achieved his best body with hypothyrodisim
I had been told I'd not be able to get lean because of my thyroid issues. But I saw Alli train a few times and I knew she knew what she was doing so I emailed her anyhow, I don't know why. But she was happy to help from the start and I think the results speak for themselves. I don't even recognize my old pics anymore I hate looking at them because I am so happy with how I look. I'm bigger and stronger and I can actually see my abs now. She has helped me despite my low thyroid and my hormones have even improved in working with her. She knows her stuff. She's genius. She's been my coach for over ten years.
Completely changed his body composition
A friend of mine worked with Allison for competition prep and he had the best stuff to say about her. I'm not a bodybuilder, but I did want my physique to look like I spent time in the gym. Which it didn't. Initially I did a cut with Allison, then we worked into a phase of maintenance, then finally we started pushing for some muscle gain, then we did another cut. I stopped coaching with her after that, but in the 12 months I worked with her I learned so much. I would've never been able to do this on my own, she knew exactly what to do, and when to do it, when to change my training, when to add calories, or do a refeed, all of it. I really trust her and I'd recommend her to anyone.
She lost weight without sacrificing performance!
As a national weight lifter, I wanted to do a cut without sacrificing my performance. I also wanted to be put through a cut by another coach so that I had a deeper understanding of how it felt when I put my own clients through a cut. Alli helped hold me accountable, which for me was the most important piece. It's always where I struggled. I learned a lot about myself during this cut, especially about bringing balance, mindfulness and moderation into my eating habits. I'm really thankful that Alli was willing to take me on a as a client and I'm looking forward to taking what I've learned from her and applying it to my own coaching.
Overcame a lifetime of constipation
I reached out to Alli after feeling like I had struggled enough on my own. I am a coach, so I was reluctant to hire one for myself. But I am so glad that I did. With Alli's help I am finally laxative free and having normal bowel movements on my own. She also helped me treat h pylori, which alleviated my acid reflux and heart burn. Maybe most importantly, by coaching with her I learned to listen to my body more and stop exercising so much and eating so little. I never took rest days, I was always afraid that if I did I'd gain weight. She helped me be more compassionate and kind with my body, and I am so grateful for everything that she taught me.
Postpartnum weight loss
Allison is a Godsend. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes and was looking for a coach to work with me. No one wanted to work with a pregnant woman. Some coaches didn't even respond to my inquiries. Allison was willing to work with me, even though I was pregnant. With her support I gained control of my health, gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, and then kept working with Allison afterwards to lose weight and build a healthier relationship with food and eating. I achieved that and more. Allison is one of the most genuine, caring and compassionate coaches, if not human beings. She goes above and beyond for all her clients and I am blessed to call her a friend.