Elite Trainer | Glassboro, NJ
My name is Alyse, but nowadays almost everyone calls me “BiteSized.” That’s because my company, BiteSizedFitness, strives to educate and inspire young women struggling to create a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle. When I started pharmacy school, a lack of physical activity, stressful exams, and a few too many keg stands resulted in unwanted weight gain. It sucks when you look in the mirror and don’t like the person staring back at you. I needed to make a change… and fitness is what ended up changing my life for the better. Once I started living a healthy, balanced lifestyle, I regained my confidence and energy. I felt better, looked better, and was genuinely happier. Some people will never understand this lifestyle choice, and that’s ok. But being fit and healthy isn’t just about looking good; it’s about creating the best version of yourself and doing things you never thought possible.
MY "AHA" MOMENT
When I decided to create my alter ego, BiteSizedFitness. After repeatedly being asked for health and fitness advice from women at the gym, I knew there was a need for genuine girl-to-girl coaching. Years of failed dieting and an incredibly busy lifestyle allows me to connect with my clients and followers on a more personal level.
MY SOURCE OF INSPIRATION
Positive people. I feed off the energy of others, so I try to surround myself with optimists and dreamers. I’m a sucker for motivational speakers and love hanging inspirational quotes around my house. Most of my favorite sayings come from Randy Pausch’s “The Last Lecture” in case anyone’s looking for a great read.
THE NEVER SETTLE ATTITUDE
Never settle for average, mediocre, or “good enough.” Never let small minds limit your capabilities. Never aim for anything less than greatness… and don’t think for a second that successful people got lucky. Don’t just use the hashtag. Live the #NeverSettle life. When you wake up every morning, when you go to bed each night, ask yourself, “Am I living my dreams or am I settling for something safe?”
Inspiring others through BiteSizedFitness. When I started my Instagram account, I never dreamed I would have the opportunity to motivate, educate, and teach thousands of young women how to live a healthy life. There is nothing more gratifying than being able to change someone’s life. Many of my former clients are now close friends because of the emotional challenges we’ve overcome together.
THE THING THAT KEEPS ME GOING
The realization that life is a gift. Everyday we hear tragic stories of lives cut short by illness, accidents, or random acts of violence. I never want to look back on my life and think “I wish I had…” I want to live with no regrets because you never really know what tomorrow will bring.
THE END GOAL
Infinity and beyond! Seriously though, why limit what you are capable of achieving? If you set your sights on the moon, you’ll still land amongst the stars. I think it’s important to dream big. Bigger than what most people consider safe. There’s always room for improvement and change, so I know they’ll never be a time when I stop striving for something more.