Alissa Xander

I have had a love of fitness since my early teens, when I started teaching aerobics to my friends just for fun. I became certified as a personal trainer a little over 20 years ago so that I could continue to share my love of fitness with others. Since then, I’ve trained clients at least part time while maintaining a corporate America career. In 2018, I took a leap and left my desk job to dedicate myself full-time to doing what I love—helping others.

I found my joy of running when I started competing in triathlons at the age of 40. I quickly realized that yoga is the perfect complement to long distance running–it helps me stay flexible, but it also helps to strengthen both my body and my mind. My love of these two activities led me to become certified as a running coach and as a yoga instructor as well.

I have completed more than two dozen marathons and numerous races at other distances. I’ve been fortunate to qualify for and run in the Boston Marathon six years in a row. I’ve volunteered with First Strides, a beginning run/walk program for women, and Girls on the Run. I also lead a running group twice a week, and I have many amazing running friends.

As much as I enjoy running, I also appreciate balancing it out with cross training with different activities, but especially with yoga. There are so many aspects to yoga—strength, flexibility, balance, stress relief, relaxation, breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. And for me, the more I study yoga, the more that I want to learn. I am currently working toward my RYT 500.

I get a lot of joy from helping others achieve their health and fitness goals—and even more importantly from helping them find a new confidence and inner strength. I’d love to help you achieve your goals too!

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About Me


Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: 2023-06-30 07:00:00 UTC
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: 2023-05-31 07:00:00 UTC
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, Inc. - Level One: Foundations
Yoga Alliance - RYT 500
Pending Verification

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-12-13 08:00:00 UTC

AED Certified

American Red Cross
Agency Unavailable
Expires: 2022-12-13 08:00:00 UTC

Liability Insurance

  • Fitness & Wellness Insurance Agency

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, additional charge may be applicable based on travel distance

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Boston Marathon qualifier/runner 6 years

Languages Spoken