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About Alan

I’ve been a fighter from the moment I was born. Battling life threatening birth defects, you ask my mom and she’d say I was lucky to be alive. I grew up in Southern Indiana on a farm that sat above my family's limestone quarry. My days were spent exploring quarry caverns, jumping on hay bales and riding my prized ATV in the woods. Although I was an active kid, I wasn’t the healthiest eater and spent most of my childhood overweight. Like most kids in America, the stronghold of fast food chains and sweets were my favorite. My bad eating habits continued through my teens and early twenties until I moved to NYC. The time had come to step up and take control of my life. I started eating better, became a runner, loved yoga and transformed my body along with a surprising increase in mental wellness. Little did I know that by improving my physical health, my outlook and drive started to thrive. It’s been a long journey and I’ve hit bumps along the way, but I never lost sight of the goals that I had set. I want to support others in their own personal journey and perhaps your life will change through fitness like mine.

My favorite quote

"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My training philosophy


Health and wellness should be all encompassing. Gaining flexibility through stretching and mobility. Building strength by testing your physical and mental limits. Challenging cardiorespiratory endurance by running, biking, swimming, jump rope and rowing. A daily practice of meditation. Eating healthy, nutritious food to support your body and to properly recover through ample rest and supplementation. Fitness is more than working out. Fitness is the culmination of diverse healthy habits symbiotically working together to create the unique you.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Training
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Cross Training
  • CrossFit
  • Muscle Gain
  • TRX

NCCA Accredited Certifications

NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Additional Certifications

CrossFit Level 1, CrossFit Level 2, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Aerobic Capacity Certified Trainer, CPR/AED

700 King St

Charleston, SC 29403

No Gym Membership Needed!

In-home or Outdoor Training

Session Surcharge: $0

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