Alana J

B.A., NASM-CPT

A New Jersey native raised in Manhattan, Alana calls both sides of the Hudson home. A graduate of Rutgers University, Alana first discovered athletic performance as a competitive figure skater. The rigorous training required by this sport-both on and off the ice- including 5 AM wake-up calls to hit the rink and then race to school, fostered a drive and discipline that Alana still carries to this day. As she continued to compete, Alana was also introduced to other training and athletic disciplines, including ballet, calisthenics, and mobility training. Part of her regimen even included pushing sedans over the speed bumps lining the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers parking lot.

 

Eventually Alana put down her skates to focus more on her academics, earning a full academic scholarship to Rutgers. Her disciplined approach to fitness and the subsequent ideology that she sees as a requirement for leading a happy, mentally-sound existence has been ingrained in her ever since those early mornings on the ice.

 

Throughout her many professional endeavors, fitness and mindfulness have always been a top priority for Alana. In fact, Alana believes that exercise is one of the most powerful tools available for self improvement. She found that when you challenge your physical body, the benefits often carry over to other areas of your life- both mentally, emotionally and physically.  It is this premise that inspired Alana to pursue a career as a fitness professional.  Her favorite techniques and modalities include HIIT, boxing, swimming, TRX, yoga, and barre. 

Education

B.A.- Economics at Rutgers University 

B.A.- Journalism & Media studies at Rutgers University

Certifications

National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM-CPT)

CPR/AED- American Red Cross

Continuing Education

Focus Integrated Fitness Journal Reviews: Monthly review of topics relating to current fitness trends, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology and medical journals.

Interval Training for Clients and Athletes (Mike Boyle, ATC)

Functional Training (Juan Carlos Santana, M.Ed, CSCS)

Joint Friendly Strength Training  (Nick Tuminnello)

Assess and Correct (Eric Cressey, Bill Hartman, Mike Robertson)

Joint by Joint Approach to Training (Mike Boyle, ATC)

Low Impact Training for Sedentary Populations (Will Brown)

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