Alisa was born and raised in University Place, Washington right outside of Tacoma. She grew up with a cheerleading background and did competitive cheer for 4 years as well as competing in partner stunting for 2 years. She continued her cheerleading career into college, where she cheered for 4 years at the University of Washington on their Coed partner stunt team. Facing a double ACL tear her senior year, she realized the importance of taking care of her mental and physical health, which led her to becoming the most consistent she has ever been with strength training. After graduating, she continued to train as her main form of staying active but felt like something was missing. Eventually, her friend convinced her to try an AKT class, and Alisa has never looked back. Each class she has attended and taught feels like a big party and it always flies by, leaving her wanting to come back in the next day. Alisa is so excited to be a part of this badass community, and hopes to see you soon!