Allie was born and raised in sunny San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor's in Theatre and later received her Master's in Teaching (TESOL) from the University of Southern California. Throughout her childhood she was always active from playing sports to dance lessons, voice lessons, competitive cheerleading, and later, high school choir, dance team and theatre. She’s always kept busy and her active background and experience in the arts motivated her to pursue performing professionally!
After graduating from San Diego State University she performed both regionally and internationally from places like Jackson Hole Wyoming, New York, Los Angeles and even Tokyo, Japan. Allie has always been passionate about all that she does and her “go getter” mentality has helped her to reach the goals she’s set for herself. Allie had big dreams for the stage, but a few years ago she was experiencing chronic pain in her feet and was diagnosed with bone spurs. With this news she decided to go back to school earning her Master’s in Teaching to fulfill a childhood passion for education.
With her graduate degree in hand she made her way back to Tokyo where she worked for a company called Model Language Studio, which uses acting to teach children English through their Drama Method. After returning home for a second time she started working with a personal trainer in order to work on strengthening her feet, and since then she’s been living her day to day mostly pain free!
Now she doesn’t feel as limited or unable to do the things she always loved, like dancing and performing. Through her personal experiences Allie came to realize her calling for helping others and found herself a new home at The Perfect Workout! As part of The Perfect Workout team she can indulge not only in her passion for fitness but her passion to teach and help others reach their goals!
Chris's fascination with the evolution of fitness began when as the Captain of his high school varsity swim team. Achieving the development of muscle & strength safely, intentionally, and quickly became a key goal for him and his teammates. Even as he graduated from high school and headed to college, Chris found that his fascination with achieving peak physical capacity persisted, emerging as one of his truest passions.
This passion led Chris to pursue a career as a personal fitness coach in New Jersey starting in 2016, working with clients ranging in age, health history, and physical profile. Out of the many techniques, training methods, and coaching styles Chris was able to experiment with, no lesson rang as true as a phrase his first fitness mentor taught him: “No matter how old you are, no matter how much you weigh, how much or how little you lift compared to when you were younger, there is ALWAYS a pathway that leads to the healthiest, physically fit you.”
Chris brings that mentality every day into his position as a personal trainer and facility manager at The Perfect Workout, Alexandria. The world of Slow-Motion Strength Training provides the perfect setting, where intentional training and consistent tackling of goals go hand-in-hand. It is with great pride that he holds these positions, witnessing clients fight and achieve those goals every time they walk through the door.
Chris is also blessed to serve as a certified Restorative Justice Facilitator and Trainer, working to promote nonviolent communication, dialogue, and alternative dispute resolution in the greater DC area.