Formerly a competitive elite athlete, Allison played Division I soccer at George Mason University and later played professionally with the Washington Freedom and the Seattle Sounders. She coached college athletes for over 13 years, first at Cornell University and most recently at Seattle University where she was the assistant soccer coach and high-performance manager for the women's soccer team.
She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-CSCS) and holds several other fitness credentials including: USA Weightlifting, FMS, SFG, and RKC kettlebell certifications.
Allison lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two daughters, and she enjoys coffee, sunshine, kettlebells, and living her best life.
My passion for movement and strength training reaches beyond our impact on individual lives to a commitment to cultural change. Through years of working with women, I’ve seen firsthand, the ways that women are limited and torn down by fitness industry narratives that would squeeze them into a one-size-fits-all box.
My aim is to make the fitness profession inclusive not just for everybody, but for every body. So, in 2015 I founded the Ignited Women Summit, an annual wellness and leadership event designed for learning through an inclusive lens what wellness and leadership can mean so we can actively dismantle limiting narratives and systems that no longer serve us. We deserve a sustainable model that honors our differences and affirms we are worthy of our own time, care, and attention. Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive work sessions address a wide range of topics encompassing fitness, nutrition, and sustainable wellness solutions for women, as well as business strategy, goal setting, advocacy, and branding.