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Macro Nutrition Coach


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Alison Cooper

Brief description of your background:

I am originally from Scotland and moved to the USA in 2000 on a volleyball scholarship to George Mason University. I graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Physical Education and Health and then taught Physical Education to elementary through middle school for 13 years which I loved! I began CrossFit in 2010 and instantly found a new passion. In August 2016 I was able to turn this passion into my full-time career when I became the head coach at Old Glory Gym in Ashburn VA.

What were you doing before you started counting macros?

When I began CrossFit I did a few 30-day paleo challenges but outside of those, I ate what I thought was a “healthy” diet. Looking back now, I realize there were many flaws in my nutrition.

How has flexible dieting changed your life?

Flexible dieting has allowed me to fully understand what I need to eat and in what amounts to allow me to perform and feel my best! Viewing food as a source of fuel and recognizing the benefits of counting macros, has been life-changing.

What got you involved in the nutrition world and why did you become a coach?

When I started coaching CrossFit full time, I realized that nutrition was the missing link for many of our members. I felt that by educating myself on nutrition, I would be able to help all the people that I get the opportunity to work with on a daily basis.

What is it you love most about helping people?

I believe that people want to be the best version of themselves that they can be. If I can help them achieve that, then I have shared a little love in this world!

Best success story from client relationship:

Working with different clients have all been rewarding in their own special way. Seeing someone get back to their pre-pregnancy weight was inspiring. Having a weightlifter cut weight and podium was motivational and simply getting an email saying thank you for being supportive, makes it all worthwhile.

How do you motivate and inspire people?

Walk the walk! I believe that living a lifestyle that is healthy both physically and mentally, can be more motivational than any amount of words. Be that ray of sunshine in someone’s life!

Macro Nutrition Coach


Brief description of your background:

I am originally from Scotland and moved to the USA in 2000 on a volleyball scholarship to George Mason University. I graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Teaching Physical Education and Health and then taught Physical Education to elementary through middle school for 13 years which I loved! I began CrossFit in 2010 and instantly found a new passion. In August 2016 I was able to turn this passion into my full-time career when I became the head coach at Old Glory Gym in Ashburn VA.

What were you doing before you started counting macros?

When I began CrossFit I did a few 30-day paleo challenges but outside of those, I ate what I thought was a “healthy” diet. Looking back now, I realize there were many flaws in my nutrition.

How has flexible dieting changed your life?

Flexible dieting has allowed me to fully understand what I need to eat and in what amounts to allow me to perform and feel my best! Viewing food as a source of fuel and recognizing the benefits of counting macros, has been life-changing.

What got you involved in the nutrition world and why did you become a coach?

When I started coaching CrossFit full time, I realized that nutrition was the missing link for many of our members. I felt that by educating myself on nutrition, I would be able to help all the people that I get the opportunity to work with on a daily basis.

What is it you love most about helping people?

I believe that people want to be the best version of themselves that they can be. If I can help them achieve that, then I have shared a little love in this world!

Best success story from client relationship:

Working with different clients have all been rewarding in their own special way. Seeing someone get back to their pre-pregnancy weight was inspiring. Having a weightlifter cut weight and podium was motivational and simply getting an email saying thank you for being supportive, makes it all worthwhile.

How do you motivate and inspire people?

Walk the walk! I believe that living a lifestyle that is healthy both physically and mentally, can be more motivational than any amount of words. Be that ray of sunshine in someone’s life!