My journey to Alchemy was an interesting one. I have always been an athlete, growing up playing basketball and volleyball, however it wasn’t until I started doing CrossFit that I started incorporating weightlifting into my workouts. I was instantly hooked, but I also had terrible mobility issues. I wound up injuring my back and needed to take some time off from weightlifting, and found myself in a yoga studio for a few months. It was tremendously healing and exactly what my body needed.
Even though I loved yoga, I really missed the intensity and community of CrossFit. I wished there was a way I could incorporate yoga into my routine without having two separate, costly memberships.
I attended a free Alchemy class and I was instantly impressed at how effective the yoga warm-up was, and even more impressed by the kick-ass workout. I’ll always remember my first class in the studio when I raised my hand, saying it was my first A20. The whole room started clapping. I couldn’t help but smile and feel extremely welcomed into the community. Now, I love having a place where all the coaches know my name, know when my birthday is, and know exactly what weight I should be using or when I should drop an assistance band.
The world of fitness has completely changed my life. I could be having the worst day but as soon as I’m in the gym, everything immediately gets better and brighter. I love that I get to start my day by seeing friends. I love knowing that I’ve already tackled a hard workout before I’ve even stepped foot into the office for the day.
The vision behind Alchemy is beautiful: inspiring people to live their fullest lives and to pursue their dreams no matter what obstacles they may encounter. I believe life is lived best when you live relentlessly whole-hearted.
Whatever Christina does, she does it with a smile that lights up the room. She loves volleyball, traveling and exploring new places, listening to audiotapes, and photography. Check out her photography page, Sassypants Photography, to see her amazing work! (Seriously, she’s brilliant.)